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Civilian Police Academy Classes

Beginning Monday, Jan. 20, and continuing for the 10 weeks, the Winthrop Police Department will be offering its Civilian Police Academy to Winthrop residents age 18 and over. Winthrop Officers will instruct classes on subjects such as domestic violence, police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms awareness, gangs, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work. The academy will also include a police ride-along.

This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Winthrop Police officer. Also introducing citizens to the communities approach on dealing with the opiate crisis, mental health issues, and youth crime and how we partner with other organizations to achieve success. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a police officer.

Forms can be found on their website or picked up at police station.  You may drop application off at the front desk of the police station or mail it to:

Lt. Stephen Rogers

Winthrop Police Department

3 Metcalf Square

Winthrop, MA 02152.

The police will notify those applying of acceptance by email. Please feel free to contact Lt. Stephen Rogers at (617)846-1212 ex:2213 with any questions.

MVES Holds Monthly LGBTQ Social Group

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) invites community members to join Mystic Tea, a monthly gathering for individuals with a focus on serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults in the Mystic Valley region, and beyond. MVES provides an affirming, comfortable gathering place for LGBTQ older adults and anyone who wants to meet, eat and socialize with a lot of very interesting and welcoming people.

Mystic Tea is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., in Malden. The “tea” includes coffee, tea, a hearty meal and periodical guest speakers, but more importantly, good company and conversation.

For more information about Mystic Tea and to RSVP, please call 781-388-2303.

Mortimer Named to the Assumption College Dean’s List

Assumption College has announced that Alyssa Mortimer, of Winthrop, Class of 2023, has been named to the College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. To be named to the prestigious list, which is announced at the completion of the fall and spring semesters, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester.

“Students who are recognized by the Dean’s List have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and academic excellence,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College. “These students are dedicated to their academic and intellectual lives, excelling in their programs of study, embodying the College’s mission of forming graduates of critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service through a comprehensive Catholic, liberal arts education.”

An Assumption education prepares students to succeed in a continuously changing world and for jobs that do not yet exist. Steeped in the liberal arts tradition, students studying at Assumption are exposed to a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences as they explore fundamental questions characteristic of the liberal arts, while also learning best-practices and developing valuable communication and critical-thinking skills, traits sought after by employers in nearly every industry. A combination of classroom theory and hands-on learning through internships, participation in community service, or one of the more than 60 on-campus clubs and organizations help students develop into leaders who will make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit

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