Archive for January, 2018

Educator Crosses Paths with Teacher Who Inspired Her Many Years Ago

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Educator Crosses Paths with Teacher Who Inspired Her Many Years Ago

By Kate Anslinger A well-known fact is that if you’ve lived in Winthrop for long enough, you are bound to bump into a familiar face at a community event or around town. But, this small-town feel spans beyond the local gatherings, and is often felt in the classrooms of the district. Middle-school math and... »

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Age 21 Tobacco Hearing Draws Varied Views

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Those for and against the Board of Health raising the tobacco buying age to 21 got a chance to state their positions Tuesday night at a public hearing held at the EB Newton School. For the last several months, the Board of Health has been working on the town’s smoking... »

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Three School Committee Candidates Compete for Last Remaining Position

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Kate Anslinger Three candidates are vying for the one remaining position on the School Committee, and all three have resumes packed with educational experience and notable qualifications. The seat is open due to former School Committee member Ron Vecchia becoming the Town Council president. In his new role, Vecchia will still serve on... »

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WPS Partners with Massachusetts Dept of Health to Enhance Dental Education

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop Public Schools will be partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to address the oral health needs of the students in the district. The state program, known as SEAL (Seal, Educate, Advocate for Learning), provides a dental hygienist who will conduct exams for students choosing to participate with... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

COUNCILORS ATTEND CONFERENCE Council President Ron Vecchia and several members of the Town Council attended the 39th Annual Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting and trade show at the Hynes Convention Center the past weekend. Councilors attended many workshops dealing with subjects that local elected officials deal with including the opioid epidemic, economic development, the new... »

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Screenagers Documentary Drives Parents to Question the Internet Addiction

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Kate Anslinger Last Thursday evening, middle school families and the students, gathered in the Neil Shapiro Center for the Performing Arts to tackle the social media struggle head on, by way of a documentary called, “Screenagers.” “It is no secret that the amount of time a child spends on a screen is concerning... »

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Sen Boncore Appointed As New Chair of Transportation Committee

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By John Lynds With a major international airport, highway, toll plaza and the MBTA Blue Line in his district it made sense for Senate President Harriette Chandler to appoint Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), who represents East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, the North End and part of Cambridge as the new Senate Chair of the Joint... »

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Local Students Recieve Honors

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

WPI ANNOUNCES DEAN’S LIST Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Joseph Bosco of Winthrop, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2017 semester. A total of 1,608 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s fall... »

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Police Blotter 01-25-2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Monday, Jan. 15 Party came to the station to report unauthorized withdrawal from his Bank of America checking and savings accounts in the amount of $1,123 and $500. Account records show a “Zelle transfer” to an individual. Bank of America has been notified of the unauthorized withdrawals. Party came to the station to report... »

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CAPIC – Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service – 2017 Highlights

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By CAPIC Board of Directors During 2017, CAPIC celebrated its 50th year as a community action agency.  Since 1967, CAPIC has served as the federal and state designated Community Action Agency for the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop although in 1965 the City of Chelsea received its first grant from the Office of... »

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