News Briefs

Winthrop Safe Boating Day , Tuesday June 18

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary invites the Winthrop boating community to visit our Recreational Boating Safety Booth Tuesday June 18 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the new boat ramp, demonstrating life jacket wear and educating recreational paddle craft users. Boaters will be able to schedule  Courtesy Vessel Safety Checks.  Every Vessel Safety Check is 100% Free of charge! Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible, that your boat meets minimum safety standards and that in an emergency, you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Go to Visit  http://cgaux.org/vsc

“Wear It Winthrop!”  message advocates that everyone on board wears a life jacket at all times while boating. Modern life jackets are much more comfortable, lightweight and stylish than the bulky orange style most boaters know. Life jackets are available for every boating activity. 

”Job #1” – improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.

For more information on U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Winthrop Flotilla visit www.cgaux.org.

Community Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive will be held at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks on Wednesday, June 19 from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m.

The Lodge is located at 191 Washington Avenue, Winthrop

Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.  

Walk-ins are welcome but you may experience a wait time.  

U.S. Navy Band “Rhode Island Sound” to Perform at Ingleside Park

Winthrop Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Winthrop Beach will co-sponsor a free concert of contemporary rock music by the U.S. Navy Band Northeast on Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at Ingleside Park.  The seven-piece band, “Rhode Island Sound,” entertains audiences with music ranging from rhythm and blues to classic rock.

Veterans Service Officer Roseann Trionfi Mazzuchelli said, “We are honored to host the U.S. Navy Northeast – “Rhode Island Sound” here in Winthrop.  The tradition of traveling throughout the Northeast provides residents an opportunity to honor our service men and women by attending the concert. I look forward to a beautiful night at Ingleside Park and encourage all of our residents to join me in honoring our service men and women.”

Bring a blanket or chair and your dancing shoes.  Some seating will be available. 

Established in 1974, Navy Band Northeast is based on board NAVSTA Newport and is one of 11 official U.S. Navy bands worldwide, providing musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations.

The concert is funded by a grant from Save the Harbor’s Better Beaches program.


Support Group Meeting Scheduled

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore is hosting a Family & Friends Support Group and a new Individual (Peer) Support Group on Wednesday June 26 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly MA. The two groups are for family and friends of those dealing with mental health challenges and for individuals (peers) and they meet the last Wednesday of Every Month . For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 617-984-0504 and leave a message. Also visit www.namigreaternorthshore.org.

Legislature Approves Chapter 90 Funds

The Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill this week authorizing $200 million for Chapter 90 funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge and infrastructure improvement projects. The bill also facilitates the financing of $1.5 billion for highway projects and $200 million for rail projects at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

“Chapter 90 funds help keep the Commonwealth moving by providing direct assistance to our cities and towns for essential repairs and roadway projects,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “By doing so, we contribute to the economic vitality of our state and the quality of life for our residents.”

“Not only will these funds provide critical resources to cities and towns across the Commonwealth and fortify larger regional transportation projects, they will create jobs and spur economic growth,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “These investments support our vibrant economy by improving our transportation infrastructure.”

“Each year, the Legislature invests in Chapter 90 funding to help cities and towns across the Commonwealth with critical improvements to roads, and I am once again proud to support this legislation which will help cities like Revere,” said Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere).  “I thank Speaker DeLeo, Chairman Strauss, Boncore and the entire Transportation Committee for their work in crafting this bill that provides needed dollars to help municipalities with roadway infrastructure.”

“These critical funds will ensure that our transit needs are addressed all across the Commonwealth,” said House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston).

“The state of our infrastructure has a direct effect on Massachusetts’ economic possibilities and quality of life, for both people and businesses,” saidSenator Michael J Rodrigues (D-Westport), Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  “By supporting our cities’ and towns’ projects, these funds will have a positive impact on every person and industry in the Commonwealth.”

 “The Commonwealth’s roads, bridges and arteries are our economy’s life blood,’ said Transportation Committee Chair Senator Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop). These appropriations approved today will go a long way toward providing our municipalities with the financial resources they need to ensure our infrastructure is building toward state of good repair.”

“The towns and cities throughout the Commonwealth will again receive this timely assistance for care of their local roads,” said Transportation Committee Chair Representative William M. Straus (D- Mattapoisett). “Through good and bad economic times, the Legislature has consistently provided this important aid to the communities.”

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