Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 Street Sweeping Calendar

2010 Street Sweeping Calendar

Street Sweeping Program is in Effect

Mark your calendars for the following dates

MAY 23-29*
JUNE 20-26*
JULY 25-31*
AUG 22-28*
SEPT 19-25*
OCT 24-30*

*during the last full week of each month
Print this Screen & Hang it on your Fridge
to remind you of when the
Street Sweeper will be in operation.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Join Ron Vecchia this week on Community Forum - WCAT

Join Ron Vecchia this week on Community Forum. His guests are Dave Hickey, DPW Director, Jim Soper, Building Commissioner, Paul Flanagan, Fire Chief & Terry Delehanty, Police Chief. Find out what's happening in your town. Check playback times all this week on

Blue Line/ Red Line Connector Meeting May 3 at 6pm

Date: May 3, 2010
Time: 6pm
Open House @ 5:30pm
Location: Shriners Hospital Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA

Click the link below to find more information:

Go on-line for directions and other project information - available at

or a full report is available at the Winthrop Town Hall, Town Clerk's Office.

Winthrop Art Association Festival

Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit
Start Time: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 12:00pm
End Time: Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:00pm
Location: Winthrop Senior Center 35 Harvard St, Winthrop

The annual WAA festival is May 1st from 12-6 and May 2 from 11-4
Open reception on Sunday May 2 from 2-4
There will be artwork on display as well as art and crafts for sale.
Come support your local artists!!

More information on facebook; click link below to find out more info & RSVP:!/event.php?eid=107154352658093&ref=mf

Kennedy Drive Easement/ National Grid Argyle Substation Improvement

FY2011 Town Manager's Budget

FY2011 Town Manager's Budget has been posted to the Town Manager's Webpage.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Winthrop's Joint Report to Consolidate - Boston Globe Story by John Laidler

April 15, 2010

KEEPING IT SEPARATE — Town Manager James McKenna and School Superintendent Steven Jenkins have prepared a joint report examining the potential consolidation of certain general government and school functions. Prepared at the request of the Municipal Council and the School Committee, the report looked at the financial, management information systems, and human resources functions of the town and schools and concluded that a significant consolidation would not be worthwhile. But the report recommends the town reestablish three positions — town auditor, grants administrator, and human resources manager — that would serve both the town and the schools.
John Laidler

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Community Meeting - Precinct 4 - April 28 (7-9pm) @ COA

Community Meeting


April 28, 2010

7PM – 9PM

Location: Senior Center

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 neighborhoods through Precinct 4 (which include al streets within Temple Ave, Grovers Ave., Highland Ave., Revere Street and easterly side of Winthrop Street to Belle Island Marsh) are being invited to meet with the Winthrop Police Department Administration in an education forum designed to:

(1) Heighten awareness of activities in which have been occurring in your precinct;

(2) Tips on how not to become a victim;

(3) Generate support for, and participation in, Local anticrime efforts;

(4) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and

(5) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This invitation is extended to all elected officials as they are important part of any community policing initiative.

The Winthrop Police Department is here to help the residents of the Town of Winthrop take a stand against drug and crime activity. Please don’t be afraid to contact us anytime by calling 617) 846 1212 to report a crime or a suspicious situation within your neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Recycling Drive - Sponsored by Ft. Banks PTO

Recycling Drive - Sponsored by Ft. Banks PTO
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Millers Field (rain or shine)

They will be taking:

- MA redeemable bottles and cans,
- Box Tops for Education,
- Campbell's Labels,
- Old cell phones, and
- Laser and ink jet cartridges (no drums).

Event on Winthrop's Official Facebook Page - Click here to preview event.

Final EIR/EA Southwest Service Area @ Logan Public Comment Extension thru 5/24/10

Click Here to download, read or print - Letter re: EIR/EA Southwest Service Area.

Message from Town Clerk RE: Census Forms & Assistance

Do You Need A Federal Census Form?
Do you require TDD or Language Translation?

Call Today!

Give your answers over the phone or request a form be sent to where you live.
Do it today, to ensure you can mail it back in time to avoid a census taker coming to your door.
Don't be left out of the count for your community.

Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA)

ENGLISH - 1-866-872-6868
Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
Korean: 1-866-955-2010
Russian: 1-866-965-2010
Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired):
Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

US Census 2010
Questions for the US Census 2010?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Town Tackles Twittering -- Globe Newspaper by John Laidler

TOWN TACKLES TWITTERING — Residents have three new ways to stay informed about town business. Recently, Winthrop opened a town page on Facebook, a Winthrop Twitter account, and a town blog. Michele Karas, the town’s webmaster and information systems director, created the town’s social networking tools and is handling all the writing, which will cover information ranging from advisories about street closings to public meeting notices. “It’s a great way of connecting to the world that everyone seems to be becoming part of, these new networking communities,’’ said Karas, who is also Winthrop’s assistant finance director. An added bonus is that all three involve no cost to the town. Karas said the Facebook posting, Tweeting, and blogging complement the town’s other electronic communication mediums, the municipal website, and the e-mail news advisories it sends to those who sign up. Karas said that within a week of creating the Facebook page, the town had acquired 78 “friends.’’ The town site,, contains links to Facebook, Twitter, and the town blog. — John Laidler ©

Copyright 2010 Globe Newspaper Company.

Town of Winthrop - Report on Proposed Consolidation

Click Here to download
Town of Winthrop
Report on Proposed Consolidation
March 31, 2010