From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
February 28, 2013
PICO PARK MEMORIAL BRICK PROGRAM
The town of Winthrop Park Committee has taken on our first project: the renovation of Pico Park. In the past few months, the old, outdated and unsafe playground equipment has been removed, and new colorful, play equipment has been ordered and is set to go in this spring. The old rusty and damaged fence around the street hockey court has also been repaired. We need your help to put the finishing touches on Pico Park, including benches, trees, waste receptacles and completing the half-basketball court and street hockey court.
In order for us to complete this project we need your help. We have several fundraising events coming up this year. Our first effort is THE MEMORIAL BRICK PROJECT. You and your family can purchase bricks whick will be placed in an area near the benches. There are two size bricks available,
4" x 8" or 8" x 8". More than 75% of the revenue from the bricks will go directly to paying for park renovations. Our goal is to sell over 200 bricks.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE MEMORIAL BRICK PROJECT PLEASE CIICK ON THE LINK~BELOW FOR~ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND AN ORDER FORM.~ THANK YOU.
The Town of Winthrop Parks Committee
MBTA Community Meeting
Orient Heights Station
Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00PM- 8:00PM
Location: Orient Heights Yacht Club
41 Bayswater Street
East Boston, MA
Meeting Agenda: MBTA project team will discuss the upcoming six month shut down of Orient Heights Station and the shuttle bus plan.
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING HEARTSAVER CPR COURSE SPONSORED BY PARKS AND RECREATION.~ YOU MUST REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST FOR OUR CLASS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH.~ CLASS IS FROM 6PM - 10PM IN THE RECREATION CENTER IN THE REAR OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.~ ENTER THROUGH THE~BACK OF THE BUILDING.~ COST~IS $65.00 AND THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT.~ REGISTER ONLINE AT www.winthroprec.com OR AT THE RECREATION OFFICE.~ CALL 617 846-8243 FOR~ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.~ THANK YOU.
Chicks with Sticks
Saturday, March 9
Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center
Fun event for a great cause!
All proceeds will go to the Marie C. Petrilli cancer research and treatment fund.
Raffles! Concession stand!
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 JIsaacsCFS@gmail.com
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
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.
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!
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
3rd ANNUAL CUPID SPLASH!
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 CupidSplash.com 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!