Friday, May 28, 2010

FY11 Winthrop Public School Department Budget Documents Posted to Town Website

Click here to open, download and/or print these documents.

Summer Hours for Winthrop Public Library effective June 1st


(June 1 – September 3, 2010) 

                       ADULT                     CHILDREN’S

      Monday:      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            1 p.m. – 6 p.m.              

Tuesday:      12 p.m. – 8 p.m.            1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday:    12 p.m. – 8 p.m.            1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday:         10 a.m. – 6 p.m.         1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:            CLOSED      

There are no Children’s Story Hours 
during the summer months. 
They will resume after Labor Day.

21st Century Math & Literacy Museum

Click Here to go to Winthrop Facebook Page -- sign in or sign up to see more.....

Citgo Sign

Boston Light & Liberty Bell

Water Tower Hill

The children used items from their 
home which were all recycled material
to make these beautiful works of art!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Parade Route and Map

Memorial Day Parade
Route Map
Monday – May 31st @ 2PM

  • parade STARTS at PAULINE STREET (at Metcalf Square – corners of Library/Town Hall and Police Dept)
  • left onto PLEASANT
  • down PLEASANT
  • left onto RIVER RD
  • onto CROSS ST that runs along the Golf Course
  • ENDS at the parking lot of the Golf Course near Little League Field.
Click here to download & print a map of Parade Route.

Click here to find a municipal lot to park.

Board of Health 2010 Annual Rabies Clinic - Sat., June 26, 2010

Winthrop Board of Health
2010 Annual Rabies Clinic*

LOCATION: Former DPW Garage, Winthrop Street
DATE: Saturday, June 26, 2010
TIME: 9:00AM to 11:00AM

FEE: $10.00 Rabies Shot for Dogs & Cats

Chapter 140, Sec., 145B General Laws states: All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies or owners will be punished by a $50.00 fine. Permission is hereby granted that my dog or cat may be vaccinated against rabies at a clinic under the Board of Health.

In addition, Dog Licensing will be available. Dog License is $10.00

All dogs must be on a leash.

All cats must be in a pet carrier.

* Please bring previous rabies certificate with you. This determines if your dog will be given a three-year shot.

Board of Health
Bridget P. Mulkerrin, Chair
Aldo Amatucci
James L. Little

Eric Moore, Public Health Administrator

Phone: 617-846-1740

Posted by Department of Information Technology on behalf of BOH - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - mk

Winthrop can Win $10K - Read & Vote

Contest for July 4th Celebration
Winthrop can win $10K
Please read & Vote

The more votes we get the better our chances to win, let's do it right for July 4th this year.

Louie from Soundsystems
wants Winthrop to win!!!

Click here for more information.

Liberty Mutual's Bring Back the 4thTM

Nothing says Fourth of July like a neighborhood fireworks show or parade. But in recent years, many U.S. towns were forced to cancel their official Independence Day events, when funding ran short. We'd like to help.

From now until June 14th, Liberty Mutual is hosting a contest allowing towns across America to compete for $10,000 Bring Back the 4th grants. We are offering 10 grants total, divided between small, medium and large towns.

How can you earn a grant for your town? Click the above link to take a brief quiz on "Responsible Moments in U.S. History," focusing on people and events that helped shape our nation and inspire others. Each completed quiz counts as one credit towards a visitor's town, and credits are earned by quiz completion alone, not by quiz score.

The 10 U.S. towns that successfully encourage the highest quiz participation among their residents will be eligible to win $10,000 grants! Winners will be notified and announced during the week of June 14th.
  •  Rules and Information
  • One quiz may be taken per person
  • Grants may only be used for Fourth of July events 
  • Last day to take quiz: June 14 
  • For questions, contact:

Funding must go to a city or a town administrator for the purpose of using Bring Back the 4th grants for Fourth of July events organized by your city or town. If you represent an independent organization that supports your city or town's Fourth of July celebration, please contact your local municipal administrator to coordinate your effort.




Friday, May 21, 2010

Support Winthrop Firefighter Lopez on his 24-hour Run


Winthrop Firefighter Lopez 

tomorrow at Deer Island 

He is running for 24-hours 

to raise money for 

Winthrop children 

in sports (sport fees) 

Viking Pride

Deer Island

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9AM

Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Town of Winthrop Memorial Day Program of Events

Town of Winthrop
Memorial Day Program 2010
May 30-31, 2010

Click here to download, print your program flyer of events.

Sunday, May 30, 2010
8:30 AM - Marine Service @ Cottage Park Yacht Club
10 AM - Memorial Church Service - St John the Evangelist

Monday, May 31, 2010
9:45 AM - Assemble Winthrop Cemetery
10AM - Memorial Service
2PM - Parade

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 22 (Saturday) - Join us as we prepare for Memorial Day with Cleaning the Bronze Veteran Markers in both Winthrop Cemeteries

Join with us as we prepare for Memorial Day with the
cleaning of the bronze Veterans markers in both Winthrop Cemeteries.

This coming Saturday, May 22 at 8:00am, we could your help
as we honor those who have served in the United States military.
We will be cutting away and cleaning the over grown grass
on each of the bronze Veterans markers.

Bring your children and grand children
and explain the importance
of maintaining and respecting the graves
of our men and women who have served in the
Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at the Ocean View entrance,
opposite the Winthrop High School tennis courts
or the entrance to the Belle Isle Cemetery.

Any questions, please call, Richard Honan 617-846-5972

Bring your own garden spade, knife, small bucket, weed wacker
or tools, knives, brushes and small buckets will be provided.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Relay for Life - Saturday - June 18-19, 2010

On Friday June 18th into Saturday June 19th the American Cancer Society is holding the annual Relay For Life at the East Boston Stadium. 

There are two teams that I am aware of that are sponsored by Town of Winthrop employees. 

The first is Team Turtle - Team Captain Carla Vitale. 
Team Turtle's First Annual Fund Raising Event - Click Here to learn more.......
Carla Vitale @ 

The second is Cops Against Cancer - Team Captain Mike Delehanty. 
Mike Delehanty @

We are jointly inviting you, all other town employees, families, and friends to get involved. 

If you would like to walk in the relay, sponsor a walker, remember someone lost to cancer, celebrate a survivor's victory against cancer, or in any other way be involved, please do not hesitate, contact one of the team captains previously mentioned. 

Or if you prefer, visit the American Cancer Society's web site, search the East Boston event, and choose how you would like to participate. 

It is a great event and alot of fun. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this BLOG and we all look forward to seeing you at the event! 

Winthrop Plantings for Friends - June 12, 2010

Other -
Saturday, June 12, 2010
12:00pm - 5:00pm
WINTHROP CEMETERY, tennis court entry


June 12, at the Winthrop Cemetery, older section near the tennis courts,
we will be doing plantings for friends of WHS that have passed.
There is no longer perpetual care in Winthrop and a lot of our friends
do not have family nearby to care for their places of rest or their family is also passed on.
We have identified quite a few that have no flowers and are overgrown
with weeds. We will do our best to help as many as we can this year
and continue the effort as we go forward to celebrate the lives of our
departed friends.
Keeping Winthrop a beautful place to have grown up and a beautiful place
to rest.
Donations are needed for help, flowers, funds for this endeavor.
Thank you
Winthrop High School Classmates

Checks can be made out to:
The Whs Classmates Memoriam Fund
115 Foxglove Rd
Centerville, Ma. 02362




Common Interest - Religion & Spirituality


This is to remember our near and dear that have departed from us too early... these were our classmates, friends and loved ones from Winthrop High School, Winthrop MA.

Each photo below represents a classmate that has left us too early. Please leave a memory as a memoriam legacy to them and for their families. Click on the photo and you can leave your memories under it.

Please share in the celebration of their life! Use good judgement and be sensitive to what you post. This is to be the sharing of uplifting happy times we shared with our friends.

You may add a photo of your friend, just add the name and year graduated from WHS or private school or email me a photo and i am happy to make the posting.
Missed but not forgotten...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Community Meeting - Precinct 5 - May 19, 2010 7-9PM @ CPYC

Community Meeting

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7PM – 9PM
Location: Cottage Park Yacht Club

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 neighborhoods through Precinct 5 (which include all streets within Winthrop Street to Metcalf Square, Pauline Street to Lowell Road, Circuit Road, Maple Road, Pleasant Street from 4 to 304 and all street off of Pleasant Street between 4 and 304 Pleasant Street are being invited to meet with the Winthrop Police Department Administration in an educational 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2nd Annaul Town-Wide Yard Sale June 19, 2010

The 2nd annual Town-Wide Yard Sale will take place Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be dozens of yard sales all over Winthrop that day! Find your hidden treasures using the official map.

Doing a yard sale this spring? Join your friends and neighbors for maximum exposure. Sign up and get your spot on the map: registration form. For just $20, you will get advertising locally, regionally, and on the internet; balloons delivered to your house in the morning; location on printed & online maps; and the yard sale permit. Deadline to sign up is June 7. Call 617-846-9898 for more information or check out our yard sale flyer. Visa and MasterCard accepted for seller registration fee.

Message from: Winthrop Chamber of Commerce

6th Annual "Sell-a-brate Spring" Sidewalk Sale Saturday, May 15, 2010

Come and see what’s in store at the 6th annual "Sell-a-brate Spring" Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, May 15. There will be specials, promotions, and bargains galore at over 50 Winthrop businesses! Click here for list of all specials. Click here for BIZGO game card. Click here for kids activities.

Enter the shopping game “BIZGO” for a chance at a $500 grand prize! Visit participating businesses and make a purchase or transaction and you will get your game card stamped. Once you have three stamps, submit your card into the free drawing for a chance at fabulous prizes!

In addition to the super spring savings, there will be lots of activities for the kids too. There will be a free “Touch-A-Truck” event from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Cummings School on Pauline Street where children can get up close to lots of big vehicles – and maybe even behind the wheel! Have your child car-seat inspected by a police officer that day from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Elliot Whittier Insurance, 12 Revere St. The Winthrop Jam Band will be playing at 11:00 in Winthrop Center. Kathy's Place Youth Center will have face-painting and other children's activities.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be greeting his fans and posing for free photos (courtesy of Seraluna Productions) that day: 10:00 - Touch-A-Truck; 10:30 - Elliot Whittier Insurance; 11:00 - French Square; 11:30 - Hot Diggitty; 12:00 - Twist & Shake.

Discounts, deals, special offers… whatever you want to call it, you’ll find it at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale. This is a perfect opportunity to support the businesses that support our community! In the event of rain, all tables in French Square will be relocated to Michael's Mall.


Message from Chamber of Commerce

No Blood Pressure Clinics on Tues., May 11 and Thurs., May 13, 2010

From: The Public Health Nurse

RE: No Blood Pressure Clinics

When: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 & Thursday, May 13, 2010

Where: Town Hall

Blood Pressure Clinics will resume as scheduled the following week. Thank you for your attention to this matter and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Ro Sarro, Nurse
Winthrop Public Health

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Winthrop Shore Drive Street Sweeping Schedule

Winthrop Shore Drive is under the jurisdiction of the DCR and is enforced by the State Police.

If you have been tagged and/or towed while being parked on Winthrop Shore Drive,
you must call the State Police at 781-284-0038.

Click here for DCR Street Sweeping Schedule

2010 Street Sweeping Calendar & Trash Pick-up Route

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.
CLICK HERE to down-load Winthrop Trash Pick-up Route,
which the Street Sweeping Program follows this same route.

posted by mk (4/30/10) - mis dept behalf of dpw & wpd (reposted 5/6/10 w/trash route)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Boil Water Order - LIFTED per order of the Emergency Management Director

The Town of Winthrop has posted to its official website the Boil Order has been lifted per order of the Emerency Management Director of Winthrop per order of the Governor. Click the link to go to site to down load 3-page notification -- Instructions for Post-Boil Order for Residents & Businesses -- important friends, neighbors & family members that may not have a computer -- print and share :)

Print Here to download document.

Monday, May 3, 2010

News & Announcements -- Sign up today!!

The Town of Winthrop wants to make sure that all residents, businesses, etc are signed up to receive our News & Announcments from our official town webiste notification system -- please sign up today!!! Be sure to help sign up your mom, dad, friend, neighbor!!!

Click Here to sign up today!!

Sign up for Winthrop's CodeRED notification system

The Town of Winthrop wants to make sure that all residents, businesses, etc are signed up to recieve our CodeRED notifications via landline, cell phone, email & text messaging -- please sign up today!!! Be sure to help sign up your mom, dad, friend, neighbor!!!

- A message on behalf of the Director of Emergency Management, Chief Flanagan & EOC/MRC first responders

Click Here to sign up today!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thank you ..... Juan & Frankie from the US Army National Guard (5/2/10)

My heros ...

Thank you so much for bringing the load of water to our community - Winthrop thanks you !!!
I thank you.

Your friend,

Juan ~ Michele ~ Frankie

Frankie's truck :)

Juan & Frankie

Winthrop's List of Important Websites & Phone Numbers

Winthrop LEPC/EOC Preparedness

List of Websites & Phone Numbers

Important Websites

Town of Winthrop

Winthrop Public Schools

MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

MA Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control

American Red Cross

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency (Fire / Police) (from house phone) 9— 1— 1

Emergency Local Police (cell or house phone) 617— 846—1212

Emergency Local Fire (cell or house phone) 617—846—3473

Emergency Management Center (During emergencies Only) 617—846—1185

Non-Emergency Mass2-1-1 2—1—1

Center for Poison Control & Prevention 1—800—222—1222 or TTY: 1—888—244—5313

Winthrop Board of Health 617—846—1740

Winthrop Dept. of Public Works 617—846—1341

Winthrop Public Schools 617—846—5500

Weather 617—936—1234

WCAT 617—846—3400

Print and put on your fridge.

Winthrop BOH Boil Water Advisory for Food Establishments (Revised)

Click Here to download, print the Town of Winthrop Board of Health Boil Water Order Advisory - Food Establishments.

The Return of the Clam- Sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh

Town of Winthrop BOH Boil Water Order Advisory

Click Here to download, print the Town of Winthrop Boil Water Order Advisory.

Mass DEP Boil Water Order Fact Sheet

Click Here to download or print out FACT SHEET FOR BOIL WATER ORDER from the DEP on behalf of the Winthrop Public Health Dept.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MWRA Message - A Boil Water Order & Water Ban on all non-essential water use

This message affects the following MWRA water use communities only:
Lynnfield water district

There is a leak on a major water pipe in Weston that has disrupted water service to all of our customer communities east of Weston.

MWRA is issuing a boil water order and water ban on all non-essential water use until further notice.

MWRA is working on activating emergency water supplies such as the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Spot Pond Reservoir. A boil water notice has been issued for the service area along with a water ban. We request that all non-essential water use be discontinued until further notice.

The Emergency Operation Center in Chelsea is open.

This 120-inch diameter pipe transports water to our communities east to Weston, as far north as Wilmington and South to Stoughton. (A complete list of water communities is available on-line at

State emergency procedures are in place, MEMA has been activated, and all water users should look for information on

Click Here to listen to MWRA message

MWRA Advisory Message

Town of Winthrop's CodeRed Phone Notification Message regarding Boil Water Order

Click Here to listen to Town of Winthrop's CodeRED Phone Notification.

WMRA Water Main Break -- Boil Water Order Issued for Winthrop

Attention: All Winthrop Residents & Business Owners/Operators

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Town of Winthrop has been advised by the MWRA, due to a large water main break in Weston, Massachusetts, a BOIL WATER ORDER is being ISSUED for DRINKING WATER for ALL MWRA communities east of Weston until further notice, which includes Winthrop.

Per order of the Governor of Massachusetss and the Winthrop Public Health Department, we are advising that ALL water for any domestic consumption use is to be boiled.

Business are able to stay open as long as they are able to boil their water being used for consumption or are able to offer bottled water to their customers. The Winthrop Police will be notifying in person business of this order.

The Town of Winthrop will advise you once we have any updates or to reverse this order or you may call the MWRA Emergency Operations Center at 617/305-5970.

You may go on line for more information at the following websites:


Click Here to view a Map of MWRA Water System.

Town's Website

or stay tuned to WCAT (your local station).