News Briefs

Community Easter Egg Hunt and Play Day With Rockabye Beats this Saturday

This Saturday March 30 from 10:00 to noon at Ingelside Park, Harbor City Church and Project Play have teamed up to combine the Community Easter Egg Hunt (rescheduled due to rain) and final Winter Play Day (originally scheduled to be held inside the church) for one big family friendly celebration at Ingleside Park. 

Festivities begin at 10:00 am with a free musical performance by Rockabye Beats, sponsored by Senator Lydia Edwards, followed by egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition to Project Play’s signature pop-up playspace, there will also be face painting, door prizes, crafts, popcorn and cotton candy. Donations to the Harbor City Foster Closet are welcome but not required (baby shampoo and lotion, body wash, Desitin, children’s socks, undergarments, new pajamas, gift cards).

Public Forum on MBTA 3A Law On April 9

A public forum will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Winthrop Senior Center on Harvard Street starting at 7 p.m. on understanding the MBTA 3A law and the impact on the community 

This New Law mandates that Winthrop must zone for 890 more multi-family units in town. Plans to accomplish this must be completed immediately, and this New Law overrules our Town Zoning Laws. What are our options and what are the implications of this mandate from the State on our community? Your future and the future of your community await.

• Hear the facts from our Representative Leaders at the State House and our Winthrop community leaders about MBTA 3A and what it means for Winthrop and you! 

• Ask questions and get your answers.

Everyone is Invited to understand how the future of your community will be shaped.

All state and local leaders have been invited and are urged to attend to inform this community. 

The event is sponsored By: Winthrop Sun Transcript and The Winthrop Republican Town Committee; “Here to make a difference”

For More Information go to Facebook: Winthrop Republican Town Committee, email [email protected], see Winthrop Transcript Newspaper.

Project Bread Seeking Walkers for 2024

The Walk for Hunger, Project Bread’s annual fundraising event and the Commonwealth’s largest and oldest day of community action against hunger, is seeking walkers for the celebration. The one-day event is set for Sunday, May 5 on the Boston Common, and will feature family-friendly activities along the 3-mile loop. In its 56th year, Project Bread invites you to help raise more than $1.3 million to support the leading statewide food security organization’s approach to permanently solve hunger, which includes working year-round across policy initiatives, programs, and hunger prevention measures to ensure food access for all children and families in Massachusetts.

To register for the event and create a personal or team fundraising page for the Walk for Hunger or to make a donation, visit or email [email protected].

Suffolk Downs to Host Annual Daffodil Dash 

Looking for a family friendly way to kick-off the Boston Marathon weekend? On Saturday, April 13, The HYM Investment Group LLC (HYM), will host the third annual Marathon Daffodil Dash from 10am-1pm at The Track at Suffolk Downs, in partnership with the Revere Parks and Recreation Department and the Marathon Daffodil Project.?? 

The Marathon Daffodil Project began after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 with the yellow daffodil used as a symbol of strength and hope. In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, The Track at Suffolk Downs will be filled with the “Marathon Daffodils” that line the streets of Boston leading up to the Boston Marathon finish line. ? 

The event will feature three 50-yard dash races for grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. 

Following the races, all participants and families are encouraged to hang out in The Paddock and enjoy snacks from local vendors, face painting, flower crowns, and music with DJ Steve Fortes.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the Marathon Daffodil Project and Revere Parks and Recreation again for our third year hosting the Daffodil Dash,” said Thomas N. O’Brien, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of The HYM Investment Group LLC. “At Suffolk Downs, our family-friendly neighborhood is designed for Greater Boston residents to come together and create lasting memories as part of this vibrant community.”  

The event is free and open to the public, but registration for the Daffodil Dash is required to participate in the race events. The races will kick off at 10:30am. The Track at Suffolk Downs is located at 525 McClellan Highway Boston, MA 02128. Parking is free and available on-site. The Track is also accessible from the MBTA’s Suffolk Downs Blue Line station. 

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