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From the Desk of the Town Manager- May 22, 2014
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
May 22, 2014

Town of Winthrop & The American Legion Post 146
Memorial Day Program 20g]

“A nation that forgets its heroes, is itself soon forgotten.”

Town Council: President Peter T. Gill, Paul F. Varone, Phillip R. Boncore, ESQ., Richard Boyajian, James Letterie, Nicholas A. DelVento, Craig G. Mael, Russell C. Sanford, Linda J. Calla

Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00AM:         Marine Service: Cottage Park Yacht Club
10:00AM:        Memorial Church Service: St. John the Episcopal on Bowdoin St

Monday, May 26, 2014
9:45AM: Assemble Winthrop Cemetery
10:00AM:        Memorial Service: Winthrop Cemetery

Master of Ceremonies………………..    Frances Minichello, Exalted Ruler Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 1078
Pledge of Allegiance…………………     Christopher Rodriguez & Ben Rauseo
Greetings……………………………    Rose Mazzuchelli, Veterans Agent
National Anthem…………………… Bill Furey, USMC
Invocation……………………………   Rev. Walter Connelly
        St John’s Episcopal Church
Greetings from the Commonwealth…        The Honorable Robert A. DeLeo
Speaker of the House
Greetings from the Commonwealth…        Senator Anthony Petruccelli
Greetings from the Town……………    Peter Gill, Council President
Logan’s Order………………………  Councilor Linda Calla
Principal Speaker……………………       Capt. Robert C. Gagin, U.S. Navy

America the Beautiful…………………      Tina Marie Talvi
Symbolic Decoration of Graves………        Boy Scouts – Girl Scouts
Salute to Deceased Veterans
of Past Wars and Conflicts...…………       Elks Lodge 1078 & Emblem Club No. 15
Honor Volley…………………………  American Legion Post 146
Taps…………………………………       Charles Northrup
National Anthem………………………     Vyctoria & Bella Pettee

The Winthrop Memorial Day Committee
Richard D. Honan, Chairman
Rose Mazzuchelli; Charles Northrup, Chaplain; Richard Duval;
Richard Gay; William R. Brown; Bob Duval

We would like to thank the Town Council, the Department of Public Works, The Missile Men, the Winthrop Cemetery Department and the Winthrop Memorial Day Committee
American Legion Post 146- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 460- AMVETS Post 48

The top 5% WHS Seniors were honored last week at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Honor Scholars Dinner. Congratulations to Mark Tracy, Erostin Lushka, Stephanie O’Brien, Eric Wadkins, Mayomi Meggison, Jordan Corbett-Frank and Libyet Rueda-Ginn. Outstanding!

The top 10% and Presidential Book Awards Breakfast was held last week at Winthrop High School. Congratulations to Freshman: Heidy Benson, Danielle Bocchio, Sara Bosco, Abigail Carleton, Courtney Dalton, Amelia Fantasia, Regina Garufo, Jakob Hain, Haley Holden, William Holden, Margaret Mahoney, Uajda Musaku, Braeden Sullivan and Shanel Turransky; Sophomores: Orges Alabaku, Matt Bruno, Samantha Capone, Mackenzie Chiudina, Daniel Dell’Anno, Tiana DiBenedetto, Margaret Dolan, Elma Dulovic, James Forster, Robert Gioiosa, Catherine Johnson, Emily Kilroy, Christina Leone, Lillian McGrail, Emily McGovern, Nicolae Opincaru, and Julia Tracy; Juniors: Ana Aravena, Joseph Bosco, Vanessa Dale, Kathryn Fraher, Marina Huenchunir, Maura Lanza, Michael Mazzone, Christopher Murphy, Carly O’Keefe, Juanita Saenz, Amy Sena, Michael St. Jean; Seniors: Alexandra Alioto, Elizabeth Anderson, Jordan Corbett Frank, Daniel Figueira, Jacob Lloyd, Ersotin Lushka, Taylor McCormack, Mayomi Meggison, Stephanie O’Brien, Libybet Rueda Gynn, Mark Tracy, Alexis Vaccaro, Eric Wadkins and Rachel Wadkins.

The Junior Book Award recipients: Boston University Future Teacher Book Award to Maura Lanza; The Regis Book Award to Vanessa Dale; The Saint Michael’s Book Award to Amy Sena and Michael St. Jean; The Wellesley Book Award to Kathryn Fraher; The Brown University Book Award to Joseph Bosco and the Harvard University Book Award to Michael Mazzone. Senior Mark Tracy was awarded the National Hispanic Recognition Award as well as the National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation.

Congratulations to Ms. Mauro’s 5th Grade Class who won 2nd Place in the Massport Recycling Art Contest! Great job!

Looking for a great summer plan for incoming K-3 students? Camp Fort is currently accepting registrations. The fun filled program, located at the Gorman Fort Banks School, received rave reviews last summer and they are sure to again. Camp hours are 8:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays for $350.00. For more information please call 617-846-5509. All campers must sign up for the program in its entirety.

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 and can also be purchased at Christopher’s Flowers, Fab’s Liquors, and the Law Office of Christos Tsiotos.

WMS Bullying Awareness Committee is organizing a “WMS School Pride Night” on Thursday, May 29th at 6:00pm. This evening will showcase the Winthrop Middle School Talent Show. Students, staff and community members are working on this special event. Mark your calendars!

The Clock Tower Gallery – Current Show
Winthrop Art Association Winners’ Circle - through May 24th
Thurs. 6-8 p.m, Sat. 2-4 p.m.
E. B. Newton School & Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., 1st Fl.
Winthrop, MA Like Us for Show Updates

Blues Jam/Open Mic with Jimmy Feeley
Friday May 23, 2014 7-9 p.m.
E. B. Newton School & Cultural Center
45 Pauline St., 1st Fl.
Winthrop, MA Like Us for Event Updates

6th Annual Winthrop Town Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, June 14th
Over 75 yard sales in 1.6 miles!  To sign up for the Town Wide Yard Sale or to see the official map, go to  The last day to register is June 8th.  You can also stop by the office at 207 Hagman Rd, or register by phone and pay by credit card at 617-846-9898.

Summer is on its way!  Registration is now available for the Summer Park Program which runs from July 1st through August 15th from 8:30am-1:00pm.  Cost is $299.00 if registered by June 26th and $319.00 after June 26th.  Register online at .  The extended day summer program is available as well and runs June 25th through August 29th from 7:30am- 5:30pm.  Registration is required at the recreation office but you can download the registration packet from the website.  You can also register for summertime field trips, cheerleading camp, Lego camp, soccer camp, Red Sox games and much more.  Call 617-846-8243 for more information.

Winthrop Parks and Recreation introduces NFL Flag Football for children ages 8-14. Program runs from June 1st through July 30th on Wednesday and Sunday evenings~at Ingleside Park.~ Registration is open now at and closes on June 1st. Placement clinic will take place at 4pm on June 1st at Ingleside Park. Child must be registered to participate in placement clinic.~
The program will consists of 3 groups, 14 & under, 12 & under, and 10 & under.~ Games will be played at Ingleside Park on Wednesdays and Sunday between 5pm - 8pm. Cost is $85.00 per player. Register now on our website or the recreation office to guarantee a spot.~~Call 617-846-8243 for more information.

CAPIC Summer Camp
Mary C. Burke Complex
300 Crescent Ave.
Chelsea, Ma 02150

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Camp Date: June 30th – August 15th

Fees:  $25.00- Registration (non-refundable)
$650.00- Full Summer (7 Weeks)
$150.00- One Week
*All Payments are due on or before June 13th

Documents required:
Physical & Immunization Records (Updated required by Dept. of Health)
Birth Certificate

Contact Info:
Betsy Rodriguez
9 Arlington Street, Chelsea MA 02150
(617) 889-9929 Ext. 207

Winthrop Seaside Striders 5K Foot Race
The Winthrop Seaside Striders have a promote health and fitness in the Winthrop Community through running and other endurance sports. The race is sponsored by the Point Shirley Athletic Association. All proceeds are donated to Winthrop Parks & Recreation.


Race Details & Online Registration at:
Otherwise, please make checks payable to: Point Shirley Athletic Club.
Mail to: Shane Sherwood, 234 Court Road, Winthrop, MA 02152.
For questions, please email:

Entry Information

$25.00 Pre-Entry Fee
$30.00 Fee day of race
Guaranteed T-Shirt to First 200 Entrants
Number Pick-Up on Race Day, 4:30–6:00 PM at Miller Field

Please see: for a detailed course map

Winthrop Town Hall 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
Phone: 617.846.1852
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