News Briefs

Effective Immediately the Town’s Drop off Facility for Yard Waste Is Closed

The accumulated tree debris from the recent storm has nullified the town’s ability to safely operate the facility.  The facility will remain closed until funds are available to coordinate haul out of the debris to another facility.

Summer Meet and Greet at Temple Tifereth

Temple Tifereth Israel invites you to our Summer Meet and Greet on Sunday, Aug. 18, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Temple, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop.  The event will highlight the happenings at Temple Tifereth Israel, meet the Rabbi-Intern, and hear about Temple programming. Enjoy live jazz, snacks and beverages and mingle with the Temple family.  Temple Tifereth Israel is easily accessible to Winthrop, East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Everett and beyond and is the only active Temple with a Hebrew School, activities, holiday events and regular services in the local area.  

Please join us on Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. for the Summer Meet and Greet.  For additional information contact Temple Tifereth Israel @ [email protected] or 617.846.1390.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 18.   

Family and Friends Support Group

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore is hosting a Family and Friends Support Group and a new Individual (Peer) Support Group on Wednesday August 28 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. 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

Garufo Graduates from Massachusetts Maritime Academy

The following local residents have graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday, June 22.

Cadet 1st Class Cal Edward Garufo

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a four-year state college offering undergraduate degrees in Emergency Management, Energy Systems Engineering, Facilities Engineering, International Maritime Business, Marine Engineering, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection and Marine Transportation. Graduate degrees are offered in Emergency Management and Facilities Management. The Academy is located on Cape Cod, and is the oldest continuing Maritime College in the country.

Register for the Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

 Registration is now open for the 2019 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, which raises the most money of any single day walk in the country. Scheduled for Sunday, September 22, funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk will support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 

There is an option for everyone. Participants can choose from any of the below four distances along the historic Boston Marathon® course:

• 5K Walk (3.1 miles) from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

• 10K Walk (6.2 miles) from Newton

• Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles) from Wellesley

• Marathon Walk (26.2 miles) from Hopkinton

 Walkers are treated to refueling stations throughout the course as well as a celebration at the Copley Square Finish Line, complete with food, music, and a speaking program.

All walkers commit to raise a minimum of $325, except for walkers 12 years old and younger whose fundraising commitment is $125. There is also a Virtual Walker option for those unable to attend the event on September 22, who still want to support the cause.

Triangle, Inc. Receives $100,000 for School to Career Programming

Following Governor Baker’s signing and the finalization of the Commonwealth’s FY 2020 Budget, Triangle, Inc. is proud to announce it has received an additional $100,000 in funding for its School-to-Career program, which supports students and recent graduates between 16 and 26-years-old in the Metro North and South Shore regions. The funds will help advance programs to help young adults plan their careers, expand their experience and skills to secure competitive employment, and live more independent lives. The allocation is part of $5.4 million funding in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s budget dedicated to workforce development and employment service programming throughout the Commonwealth. 

“We want to thank our elected officials, including House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Karen Spilka, and the co-sponsors of this budget amendment, Rep. Daniel Ryan and Sen. Sal DiDomenico for their work in securing this critical funding,” said Coleman Nee, CEO of Triangle, Inc. “These additional resources will advance the vital work of providing transition aged young adults with meaningful pathways for career and lifetime success, giving our participants a more independent future.”

Since 1971, Triangle, Inc. has empowered people with disabilities and their families to live rich, fulfilling lives. With a strong focus on employment, empowerment, independence, and community engagement, Triangle, Inc. reaches more than 4,000 people across eastern Massachusetts each year. Through all of its efforts, Triangle, Inc reminds our communities that we are all people with abilities. Learn more about the organization and their impact at

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