From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
June 18, 2014
Ben Spinazzola and James Baxter have been selected as Agganis Football All Stars! They will represent the Winthrop Vikings in the 53rd Annual Agganis All-Star Classic at Manning Field in Lynn on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm. Come to the game and support our players! For tickets visit www.agganisfoundation.com.
James Baxter and Brendan VanDalinda have been selected as Agganis Baseball All Stars! They will represent the Winthrop Vikings in the 20th Annual Agganis All-Star Classic at Manning Field in Lynn on Sunday, June 22nd at 3:00pm. Come to the game and support our players! For tickets visit www.agganisfoundation.com.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
For Persons 62 years of age and older
(Formerly known as “Winthrop Apartments”)
101 Veterans Road
Winthrop, MA 02152
Developer: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, Inc. and Affirmative Investments, Inc.
Applications can be requested by calling the Management Company, Chelsea Jewish Community, Inc., at 617-409-8233. Applications can also be picked up in person from the Leonard Florence Center reception desk located at
165 Captains Row in Chelsea, MA 02150. This is located on Bus Route #112 on Admiral’s Hill.
Applications are available 7 days/week, from July 21st until August 8th, 8:30am to 7pm. The deadline for completed applications at 165 Captains Row is August 15, 2014, in person by 7pm or mailed and postmarked by that day.
Reasonable accommodations will be made. Use and occupancy restrictions apply. SELECTION BY LOTTERY.
Maximum Income Limits
(30% AMI) Per Household Size
1 person $19,770
2 persons $22,590
3 persons $25,410
4 persons $28,230
Maximum Income Limits
(60% AMI) Per Household Size
1 person $39,540
2 persons $45,180
3 persons $50,820
4 persons $56,460
# Units Type Rent % of Income
7 1 BR CR/Section 8 PBA 30%
1 2 BR CR/Section 8 PBA 30%
27 1 BR Contract Rent 60%
2 2 BR Contract Rent 60%
2 1 BR Contract Rent Market
1 2 BR Contract Rent Market
An informational session will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am at 165 Captains Row in Chelsea, MA.
For more information or reasonable accommodations, call Kimberly Comstock, CJC, Inc. at 617-409-8233.
200 high school students participated in the Relay for Life last Friday at James Sartori Memorial Stadium in East Boston. For the 5th year in a row, For Pete Sake, under team captain and cancer survivor Pete Gobiel, participated. At Relay for Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay for Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track. Events are up to 24 hours long and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. The team raised over $3,350.00 for this cause. If you would like to learn more or make a contribution visit
www.relayforlife.org and donate under team “For Pete Sake”.
Our 8th grade students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Washington, DC last week. You can see some great photos and videos of their trip on the Winthrop Public Schools Facebook page. Please visit and “like” the page.
Viking Pride Foundation proudly presents “The Final Countdown WHS Goes to Valhalla” on Saturday, June 28th at Winthrop High School. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at www.vikingpride.org and can also be purchased at Christopher’s Flowers, Fab’s Liquors, and the Law Office of Christos Tsiotos.
WINTHROP BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT
TWO WEEK LOOK-AHEAD
June 9, 2014 – June 20, 2014
The following work items will begin occurring for the Project.
You can expect to see these activities over the next two weeks.
Excavation of material from Bristow Street area of embankment
Temporary restoration of southern site
Dismantle and Repair Groins #4 & #5
Armor Stone Delivery
Delivery and spreading of beach material
Please be advised that the Contractor will be working some Saturdays. Beginning May 31st through June 28th, the Contractor will be working between 8 am and 5 pm strictly on Winthrop Beach and within Rumney Marsh. No trucking will occur during these Saturday work days. These additional work days will allow construction to progress the site work, without interfering with the trucking operation, shortening the schedule in the long run.
Questions or concerns about the project should be directed to DCR Resident Engineer Steve Colometo, at the DCR trailer behind the DCR bathhouse on Winthrop Shore Drive, by visit or phone (617-539-4957) during regular business hours, ~Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ~~In case of an emergency, contact 911 or DCR’s 24/7 emergency hotline at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at 508-820-1428.
Summer Solstice Celebration
And Grant Recipient Reception
Open to all
June 21, 2014~~ ~4 – 6 p.m.
Musicians:~ Ralph Tufo and Jacque Dorier
Waterfront CREW Poets
Drum Circle will continue after 6:00 p.m.
Winthrop Cultural Center (E. B. Newton School)
45 Pauline St.
Winthrop, MA 02152
13th Annual Peace in the Family Day
The Domestic Violence Task Force serving the communities of Revere, Chelsea, East Boston and Winthrop will be holding their annual Peace in the Family Day on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the American Legion Post #361, 249 Broadway, Revere, Massachusetts. There will be FREE games, face painting, refreshments, entertainment and more!
CAPIC ANNUAL MEETING
The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc., (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct their 47th annual meeting of the corporation on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The meeting will be held at the principal office of the Corporation located at 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea, MA. The meeting will begin at noon and the public is invited to attend the business portion of the meeting at which time the 2014-2015 officers will be elected. For more information please contact CAPIC’s Executive Director at 617-884-6130.
Massport will be closing runway 15L/33R for safety area improvements starting June 16, 2014 through July 31, 2014. As you may recall from our presentation on May 6th these improvements are part of a federal Mandate and must be completed by 2015.
Winthrop is gearing up for another exciting Fireworks display on the 4th of July. The 4th of July is about bringing the community together and enjoying summer activities while connecting with others from the community or with those visiting. I am excited to continue the long tradition in Winthrop of bringing families, friends and neighbors together.
The Fireworks display would not be possible without our sponsors, donors and supportive residents. I hope you will consider making a donation in support of the 4th of July Fireworks. I know there are many demands on your kindness, but I hope you will consider my request and help make this year’s festivities a well-organized summer celebration for the Town of Winthrop
One hundred percent of the expenses for the Fireworks display depend on donations. Whatever your budget may be, please know that your efforts are appreciated by the volunteers of the Fireworks Committee, and by the residents who look forward each year to connecting with friends and neighbors at this important annual celebration. On behalf of the entire committee, I appreciate your consideration of becoming a partner in making this year’s festivities a success.
Thank you for your generosity.
Checks can be mailed to:
Town of Winthrop Fireworks
40 Pauline St.
Winthrop, MA 02152
Paul E. Flanagan
The Winthrop Farmers Market at French Square opened for the season last Sunday. The market featured produce from local farms, craft vendors, live music and food trucks. It was a big success!
Additional dates have been set for the following Sundays: June 29, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24 and September 7 and 21.