Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
ph: 617.846.1852
From the Desk of the Town Manager- February 21, 2013
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
                                                                        February 21, 2013

Congratulations to our Winthrop High School Students of the Month for January:  Taylor Reilly, Nina Bartlette, Lauren Paolini, Gabriella Massa, Meg Dolan, Amy Sena, Daniel Manning, Erostin Luska, David Kirby, Joseph Fabiano, Marissa Gullotti, Elizabeth DiBenedetto, Sean Magrath, Patricia Cabassa, Cal Garufo, Michael Mazzone, James Forster, Tahlia Maschang, and Cara Hoey.  Keep up the great work!

WHS Girls’ Varsity Basketball are the NE Conference South Champions!  Congratulations to Captain Alyssa Mackey, Liana Ferullo, Temisan Meggison, Theresa Jones, Ashelyne Babb, Jenn Adamson, Kristen Siscamanis, Niki Tsiotis, Poli Tsiotis, Maura Lanza and Nina Bartlette.  Hats off to coaches Ignacio Oyola, Matt Meservey, Julie Love and Frankie Fabiano.  Go Vikings!

Congratulations to high school principal Gail Conlon!  She received the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils Administrator of the Year Award!  This is a huge honor and it is well deserved!

Congratulations to high school seniors Josh Babb and Ervin DeJesus for being named Northeast Conference All Stars for boys’ basketball.  Josh Babb was also nominated for MVP of the Northeast Conference and came in 2nd.  Great job!

Winthrop Basketball is having a raffle!  All proceeds will be used to support the Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball programs.  1st prize is a LG 47” TV with surround sound and Xbox.  2nd prize is Boston sports teams jerseys (4).  3rd prize is $100.00 cash.  Winners will be drawn at halftime at the Girls’ Varsity game on February 21, 2013.  You do not need to be present to win!  Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20.  Tickets are on sale at all home games or you can purchase them by calling Julie Love at 661-204-9349.  Please support our student athletes!

Congratulations to Jennifer Capone from the Arthur T. Cummings School.  Jen is the winner of the WTA Scholarship Raffle Prize of $1,000.00 cash, and very generously, donated the money back!  Many thanks to all that supported the WTA fundraiser.  $1,000.00 was raised and will be put towards scholarships for the Class of 2013.  A special thanks to Ellen Baxter for all of her hard work!

WHS Lacrosse Team is holding their first annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  Name brand (Restonic and Therapedic) mattress sets will be sold at 30-60% below retail prices.  All sizes and price ranges.  Delivery is available.  Floor models will be displayed at the High School on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00am-5:00pm.  The Sale is one day only.  Proceeds go directly to the teams.  Please support our kids.  For additional information please contact Jack Isaacs of Custom Fundraising Solutions at

Beginning Wednesday April 3, 2013 and continuing for the next 10
weeks, the Winthrop Police Department will be offering its Civilian
Police Academy to Winthrop residents age 18 and over. Winthrop
Officers will instruct classes on subjects such as domestic violence,
police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents,
firearms awareness, gangs, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work. The academy will also include a police ride-along.

This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and
give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Winthrop Police
Officer. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work
and leave with a true representation of life as a police officer.
Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for 10 weeks starting on April 3, 2013.

Please complete and sign the form (link below). You may drop it off at the front desk of the police station or mail it to:

Winthrop Police Department
C/O Sgt. Stephen Rogers
3 Metcalf Square,
Winthrop, MA 02152

Classes are limited to 15 students, if you are not chosen you will be
placed on waiting list for next class. We will notify you on or before
March 20, 2013.

Please feel free to contact Sgt. Stephen Rogers with any questions
(617)846-1212 ex:2940

Thank you for your interest in the Winthrop Police Civilian Police

The Clock Tower Gallery will be presenting:

Award Winning Photographs
Boston Press Photographers Association
March 9- April 20, 2013
Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 2-5pm
Opening Reception- Saturday, March 9th

The Clock Tower Gallery
E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., 1st Floor

Congratulations to the Boys’ Hockey Team, and the Girls’ Hockey Team!  Both have made it to the Tournament!  Way to go!

The monthly informal networking event will be held Friday, March 1st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center on the 1st floor. ~This event is free and open to everyone, so bring a friend or two, your other half or a co-worker. ~You don’t have to be from Winthrop. ~Please no children. ~If you have business cards or marketing materials, please bring those. ~Light refreshments will be served.

Census Information
The Annual Census for 2013 has been mailed this week to most homes in Winthrop.  The printer we have worked with for many years has had several setbacks which have caused the Census to be several weeks late. Also some return envelopes may have other addresses rather than Winthrop Town Hall. We are aware of the problems and therefore Dog Licenses will not be considered late until March 15, 2013. We will also not be making any deletions from the voting rolls this calendar year based on non-return of the 2013 Census.  Every household, apartment unit, and condominium should respond to the census. The information obtained in this office will not be forwarded to any other town department and will have no adverse consequence upon landlords or tenants alike. At the bottom of the Census form, there is web address for Dog Owners to subscribe to Dog License & Rabies Clinic Information. Please subscribe if you are not already registered in our email blast list. If you are already receiving updates from us you do NOT need to enter your email again. Please note that our Dog Ordinance has changed and to see the full text of the Ordinance visit
To make it more convenient to return your Census, there will be Census Lock Boxes at Winthrop Library & Winthrop Senior Center. Census forms can also be dropped off in the overnight box at the front door of Town Hall. Also, a blank Census will be available on the Town Clerk’s webpage if you wish to download. The address is
If you do not receive a census form or have any questions or comments, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 617-846-1742 and we will be happy to assist you!

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

The Adult Cast will perform Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and
Sunday at 3:00pm.

Nothings better than a light hearted musical to shake off the winter blues!

Winthrop Community Blood Drive
Sponsored by the Winthrop Elks

Thursday, February 28, 2013
2:00pm- 7:00pm
Winthrop Elks
191 Washington Avenue

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

The Works of Alfred Ramage in All Media
January 19th (Opening Reception 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) through March 2nd
Gallery Hours:~ Thurs. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Clock Tower Gallery
E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., 1st Floor

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Noon (registration begins – then splash time is 12:30) for the 3rd Annual Cupid Splash~to benefit Save the Harbor / Save the Bay at Winthrop Beach – at the top of Dolphin Ave!
ALL participants who raise $100 will be entered for a chance to win a roundtrip JetBlue Airways ticket. To sweeten the deal, you will be entered again for every additional $100 raised.
ANY contributor who supports Cupid Splash, by participating or pledging, is entered into a raffle for a roundtrip JetBlue Airways ticket.  We are asking all kids who participate to bring pennies to fill the penny jar! (Any amount will do)
Highest Overall Fundraiser wins a roundtrip JetBlue Airways ticket.
Overall best costume amongst all the beaches who participate wins a roundtrip JetBlue Airways ticket.

If you register before March 1, the registration fee is $20. After March 1, it is $25.~All proceeds go directly to support Save the Harbor and our local public beaches.~ Please go to and click on “Winthrop Wonders” – that’s Winthrop’s page. This is a fund-raiser so we can have free events at our beach!!!

We hope that you will go "All the Way for Save the Harbor Save the Bay,”~but if you just want to come to the party, just register before the event pay the regular registration fee.  If you don’t want to win any prizes, but, just come and have fun, then you won’t have to pay!  For Kids under 18, at Winthrop Beach we will have prizes for the best costumes – whether or not you pay!  We are also providing coffee, hot cocoa, and chowder at our beach!

Brave the frigid waters, if you dare, or just hangout and have a great time. Let's crush last year’s goal of $30,000!
For more information, call Rose @ 617-823-5267!