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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Local Law Enforcement Equipment and Technology Grants

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has announced grant awards totaling more than $1.3 million in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds to 77 local police departments. Winthrop will receive $19,884 for mobile data terminals.

The grants will help departments purchase vital equipment and technology that will provide additional protection to law enforcement officers and enhance security at schools in various communities.

“Our goal is to provide law enforcement officers with the most updated equipment and technology available to ensure their safety while they serve on the front lines to protect our communities,” said Lt. Governor Polito. “These awards will provide Massachusetts police officers with life-saving protective gear such as bulletproof vests, helmets and medical equipment as well as a range of technology items to bolster public safety.”

This competitive opportunity allowed local municipal police departments to solicit grant funding to address their equipment and technology related needs. Priority was given to applicants that solicited funding for items that would further enhance overall protection of officers on the streets or for items that would provide additional safeguards to protect schools and students from random acts of violence.

“There is no question that the safety and security of our most vulnerable population such as our children – especially while they are in the secure learning environment of our schools – remains the number one priority of law enforcement,” said President of Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs and Chief of Chelsea Police Department Brian Kyes. “Accordingly, it is absolutely essential that the police officers in our state have the necessary protective equipment and available technology to optimize that level of safety that our residents deserve both in and around our local schools as well as the neighborhoods in our cities and towns that we all call home.”


Atttention all veterans

Veterans are cordially invited to the annual Dining Out on Saturday night, Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Center Café, 36 Woodside Ave. Winthrop. RSVP with Rose at 617-846-3065.


Winthrop Veterans Day Services

On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. the town of Winthrop and American Legion Post 146 will gather on the Town Hall lawn holding a ceremony to commemorate all veterans.



Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,859 students in September 2018.

Among the graduates was Breanna L. Piekarski, who received a Master of Public

Health in Epidemiology.             Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. Consisting of 16 schools and colleges, BU offers students more than 250 programs of study in science and engineering, social science and humanities, health science, the arts, and other professional disciplines, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. With more than 33,000 students, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), a nonprofit association of 62 of North America’s leading research-intensive institutions.



MCPHS University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Summer 2018 semester:

* Joia Powers is a native of Winthrop and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Joia will graduate in 2020 from the Boston, Massachusetts campus.

The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term.

The mission of MCPHS University is to prepare their graduates to advance health and serve communities worldwide through excellence, innovation and collaboration in teaching, practice, scholarship, and research. Founded in 1823, MCPHS University is the oldest institution of higher education in the City of Boston. In addition to the original Boston campus, the University has branch campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The University currently offers more than 100 unique baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and certificates in a variety of health-related disciplines and professions on its three campuses and online.

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