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Hall of fame satUrday night

The 2018 WHS Athletic Hallof Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday night at the new WHS Middle/High School.

Nine inductees including the 2006 Super Bowl Champions Football team and the 1984 State Championship team will be honored.

Tickets are still available at the Office of Attorney Chris Tsiotos, 193 Winthrop St.. Please join a capacity crowd for this historic night.

 

Apply for Your 2019 Parking Permit Online

Online applications for 2019 Resident Parking Permits are now being accepted.

Red, 2018 permits expire on Monday, Dec. 31.

There is no fee for a parking permit if you apply online.  There is a fee of $10 for a visitor’s placard whether you apply online or in person.  This fee is waived for senior citizens, or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the RMV.  Online permit applications are fulfilled by mail.

In-person applications for 2019 permits will be accepted beginning on Monday, Dec. 3, during Town Hall business hours.  There is a $5 fee for a permit if you apply in person.  This fee is waived for senior citizens, or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the RMV.

Due to the holidays, Town Hall may have abbreviated hours during the latter half of December.  Please plan accordingly.

To apply for your parking permit or visitor placard online, please click here.

Motorists must remove expired stickers prior to affixing the new 2019 sticker.

 

Book Club to meet

The next meeting of the You, Me & Them Book Club will be Wednesday, October 24 at the Winthrop Public Library, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  Our current reading is:

“How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,” by Julia Alvarez.

Copies are on reserve at the Library.  We hope you’ll join us for this timely reading and discussion.

 

Coming up in Winthrop:

Halloween Fun Ride, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. starting at the Ingleside Park gazebo. The ride will start at 4 p.m. in costume for a three-mile ride around town.

Annual Pooch Parade, Oct. 27 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ingleside Park, dress up your pooch.

Halloween Haunt, Oct. 31, center business district

Chicago, the High School Edition, will be performed by the Winthrop High School Drama Society Nov. 15, 16, 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

 

performances of ‘I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good’ IN NOVEMBER

The final performances of my play I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good are coming up this weekend. Last Saturday’s show was an exciting full-house event with rave reviews from the audience.  I urge you to buy your tickets in advance, but anticipate that we’ll be selling tickets at the door as well. Here’s more information.

The play will be held at the Winthrop School of Performing Arts, 45 Pauline St. (thirrd floor) Winthrop on Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at door and $15 on-line at Eventbrite.com.

 

Golf play at E.B. Newton

“I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good,” produced and written by resident, Ralph Tufo, is now playing at the E.B. Newton School. Whether you are an avid golf player or not you will find yourself laughing at the many jokes and characters surrounding the sport and the situations that players find themselves in.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 on www.eventbrite.com. Search for “I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good.” They can also be purchased at the door for $20. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on October 19, and 20, and at 5 p.m. on October 21st. The cast and crew members are asking audience members to dress in golf attire if they are inclined.

 

Northeast Metro Tech to Hold Open House

Principal Carla Scuzzarella invites prospective students and families to attend Northeast Metro Tech’s annual open house next month on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Northeast Metro Tech, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield.

Representatives from Northeast welcome families in the district to the school’s open house for guided tours and live demonstrations.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to ask questions, check out the different shops and learn more about all Northeast has to offer.

“We hope that students and their families will join us for this fun, informative event,” Principal Scuzzarella said. “This is a great opportunity for members of our communities to learn more about Northeast and our diverse educational programs.”

Grade nine applications, which will be available at the Open House and online, are due March 1, with applications for 10th grade open on a space-available basis.

For additional information, visit northeastmetrotech.com, or call the Admissions Office at 781-246-0810 ext. 1302.

Northeast services the communities of Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

 

Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives’

This is a book by Wellesley College Professor Leigh Gilmore whom the Friends of the Winthrop Library have an opportunity to invite for an author talk if they can raise the funds.  If you would like to pitch in $10, $25 or $50 toward the cost, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please make your check out to Friends of the Public Library, c/o Diane Wallace, Librarian, 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152 and please write in the memo “Author Talk Leigh Gilmore.”

 

DeLEO TO HOST LOCAL OFFICE HOURS

Speaker of the House of Representatives Robert DeLeo will be hosting office hours next week at the following times and locations:

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Revere Public Library, 179 Beach St., Revere

11 a.m. to Noon

 

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded 41 grants totaling $505,454 to cities and towns across the Commonwealth to develop clean energy projects and Winthrop will receive $12,500. The Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants, awarded to designated Green Communities or municipalities in the Green Communities designation process, are used by Massachusetts municipalities, regional school districts, and water/wastewater districts to aid in the management of projects or the performance of studies to support the development of energy projects.

“Protecting our environment starts in our communities and with programs like this, cities and towns across the state can assess and implement energy projects that can both cut energy use and reduce municipal operating costs,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “The House will continue to support statewide community-based clean energy and energy efficiency projects – helping to maintain Massachusetts’ nation-leading role in energy efficiency for eight years running.”

“Our administration is proud to provide our municipal and regional partners with the tools they need to achieve our shared clean energy goals of reducing energy, emissions and costs,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “These grants deliver technical expertise on the local level that is essential to paving the way for innovative clean energy projects.”

“We are committed to partnering with our cities, towns, and regional planning authorities to assist them with meeting their energy reduction goals,” said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “The dedication and leadership of our communities to make clean energy a priority has helped position Massachusetts as a national leader in renewable energy.”

Open to all 351 cities and towns, as well as municipal light plants, META grants fund the services of expert consultants and contractors to assist with a diverse array of local energy projects.  Applicants in the grant round that opened in July were eligible to apply for grants of up to $12,500.

“This funding is exemplary of the successful partnership between municipalities and state government to achieve our shared clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “Working closely together on addressing our energy challenges brings us one step closer to creating a clean, affordable and resilient energy future for the Commonwealth.”

“Protecting our environment starts in our communities and with programs like this, cities and towns across the state can assess and implement energy projects that can both cut energy use and reduce municipal operating costs,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “The House will continue to support statewide community-based clean energy and energy efficiency projects – helping to maintain Massachusetts’ nation-leading role in energy efficiency for eight years running.”

 

LOCAL STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LIST

The following local students have made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the school’s summer 2018 semester.

* Timothy Floyd of Winthrop

* Shaun Hanafin of Winthrop

* Brandon James McDonald of Winthrop

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked university offering career-focused education through17 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as engineering, architecture, computer science, applied mathematics, business management, computer networking, construction management, and design. The Institute also offers master’s degrees in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management. A leader in engineering, design, management and sciences education, Wentworth is known for its emphasis on career preparation for students through leading co-op programs and alignment with 21st-century workforce needs.

 

CHAVIS ENROLLED AT CCU

The HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies was established at Coastal Carolina University on Oct. 12, and the 700 students including Meghan Chavis, a Intelligence and National Security Studies major from Winthrop who had been accepted into the University’s honors program are now the first students housed in the new college.

The HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will feature many new initiatives and a revised curriculum. It will support students who have ties to majors and departments across campus: from honors students to interdisciplinary studies students, who build their own, innovative academic majors. In addition, the college will continue to support and advise undeclared first-year students as they select and transition into their major.

“This is a major milestone for Coastal Carolina University,” said Ralph Byington, CCU’s provost and executive vice president. “The HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will offer an academically challenging, interdisciplinary education that requires students to become experts in a discipline of their choice – their academic major – while also asking them to think beyond their major in their interdisciplinary honors seminars.”

According to Sara Hottinger, dean of the HTC Honors College, the college will also become a place for faculty from across campus to develop unique interdisciplinary courses and experiment with innovative teaching strategies that both challenge and inspire CCU’s honors students.

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