News Brief

Postal Employees Will Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Post Offices across the Commonwealth will be closed on Monday, January 18, as our employees pause to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Street delivery on Monday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail.

Full retail and delivery operations will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Apply for Your 2021 Parking Permit Online

Applications for 2021 Town of Winthrop Resident Parking Permits are now being accepted.

Maroon 2020 permits expired on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

There is a $5.00 fee for a parking permit and a fee of $10.00 for a visitor’s placard whether you apply online or by mail.  These fees are waived for senior citizens, or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the RMV.  Permit applications are fulfilled by mail.  

In-Person applications are no longer accepted except under special circumstances by appointment.  All applications are only accepted online or by mail.

To apply for your parking permit or visitor placard online, to download an application to apply by mail, or to determine permit eligibility, please click here.

Motorists must remove expired stickers prior to affixing the new 2021 sticker.  

If you have received a parking violation and are having difficulty accessing the website to pay a fine, you will need to change your default to the following;

As of January 1, 2021, Kelley & Ryan Associates will only support the following browsers for access:

• Microsoft Edge version 86.0.622.56 or higher

• Google Chrome

• Mozilla Firefox

• Safari

This change is necessary to allow them to continue to provide the highest level of protection to their users. They are committed to providing the highest security standards of the payment processing industry for each and every online transaction that they process.

MVES Elects Officers and Members to its Board

The Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) elected four new officers to lead the company in the coming year including Charles Randall of Winthrop. The MVES Board of Directors is composed of 29 members all of whom represent the 11 communities that MVES serves. More than 50 percent of the board is age 60 or over and more than half are appointed by our area municipal Councils on Aging, ensuring that MVES is governed by the people that the agency serves.

“Mystic Valley Elder Services is fortunate to have dedicated community members who are willing and able to serve our agency,” said MVES Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. O’Leary. “The new officers, elected by their peers, will undoubtedly bring wisdom and energy to the agency and its initiatives.”

The following individuals were elected officers at the Annual Board of Directors meeting:

Janice T. Houghton of Stoneham has been elected President. Ms. Houghton has served on the Board of Directors at Mystic Valley Elder Services since 2009 and is the Chair of the Executive Committee. She is retired having recently served at Stoneham Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer for nearly 20 years. Ms. Houghton serves as a member of the Winchester Hospital Board and is Chair of the Town of Stoneham Retirement Board as well as Chair of StonehamBank.

Karen Rose of Medford has been elected Vice President. Ms. Rose has served on the Board of Directors at Mystic Valley Elder Services since 2011. She is Chair of the Board’s Oversight and Planning Committee and is a member of the Board’s Executive and Finance Committees as well as the Board liaison to the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council at Mystic Valley. Ms. Rose recently retired after dual Director Responsibilities for 5 years as Director of Public Health, which she served for a total of 15 years, and Director of Elder Affairs in Medford.

Charles Randall of Winthrop has been elected Treasurer.  Mr. Randall has served on the Board of Directors at Mystic Valley Elder Services since 2015 and is the Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is a SHINE volunteer in Winthrop and President of the Board of Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC). Mr. Randall is currently retired.

Attorney Brian Snell of Reading has been elected Clerk. Mr. Snell has served on the Board of Directors at Mystic Valley Elder Services since 2015 and serves as Clerk of the Agency. He is a member of the Board’s Oversight and Planning Committee as well as the Executive and Nominating & Bylaws Committees. Attorney Snell has an established law firm in Reading specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning. He has served as a member of Reading Town Meeting, various School Councils and as Chairman of the Council on Aging. Additionally, he acts as pro bono counsel to the Reading Knights of Columbus and serves as a member of the Board of the Reading Coalition for Prevention and Support (formerly known as RCASA).

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