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Want to make a difference? Consider becoming a hospice volunteer! Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer invaluable companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Chelsea and surrounding areas.  Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  CJHPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality end-of-life care.  A free volunteer training is provided.  Please note: a background check, references, medical clearance, and other forms are required. For more information regarding this meaningful and rewarding opportunity, please contact Aimee, the Volunteer Coordinator, at 617-889-0779 or send an email to [email protected]


Veteran Services would like to thank all those who have donated to our Veterans this past year! Veterans Memorial Tree: Each year, Veterans Services places a holiday tree dedicated to Veterans (both living and passed) in our main lobby at Town Hall. This year if you would like to add a photo, we will laminate it, and place it on the tree along with the ornament you decorate. Ornaments can be picked up at the Veteran Services Office (basement of Town Hall).

Toys for Tots: Winthrop Veteran Services and the American Legion Post 146 will once again be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. You may bring your toy to Veteran Services or place them in the designated area next to the Veterans Memorial Tree at Town Hall.

The next Veterans/Families Food Bank will take place Wednesday, January 4th at the American Legion (next to Town Hall). Pick-up is from 10:30- 11:30. If you are new to our Food Bank, then you must pre-register with Veteran Services. For more information call the Veterans Service office at (617) 846-3065.


St. John the Evangelist Parish has a Saint Vincent de Paul Society Chapter. The mission of the Society is to give temporary support to parishioners and other Winthrop residents who find themselves in need. Please call 617-846-7400 if you or someone you know is in need of assistance.


Public skating is available every Sunday from 12:40 – 2:00 at Larsen Rink.

For more information, please contact the rink manager at (617) 846-5770.

Price is only $3 a person.

Students inducted into NHS

The National Honor Society Pullin Poynte Chapter held their Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Winthrop High School. The students have fulfilled the requirements of the National Honor Society based on their positive attributes of scholarship. Leadership, character and service, while maintaining a GPA of 3.8 or above.

Congratulations to the following members who are 2-year inductees: David Barry, Heidy Benson (Secretary), Danielle Bocchio (Vice-President), Sarah Bosco, Andrea Callanan, Abigail Carleton, Meghan Chavis, Courtney Dalton, Amelia Fantasia, Regina Garufo, Jakob Hain, Haley Holden (President), William Holden (Treasurer), Sarah Kfoury, Margaret Mahoney, Rachel McInnis, Uajda Musaku, anna Reidister, Shanel Turransky and Christopher Zuffante.

Congratulations to the following inductees: Sydney Adamson, Michael Curcio, Kelsie Griffiths, Stephen Rogers, Braeden Sullivan, Shannon Buckley, Blinere Bytyqi, John Dolan, Cailyn Driscoll, Alyssa Ferrara, Joy Freeman, Micaela Grimes, Jennifer Guerra, Jillian Kfoury, Amanda Kokoneshi, Elizabeth McDuffie, Yuriy Melnyk, Ashley Miles, Regi Musai, Danielle Navarro, John Polino, Gabrielle Streeter and Stephen Tracy.

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