From the desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
Winthrop’s Chief of Police, Terrance Delehanty, was acknowledged by Bruce Chadbourne, Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for his assistance in capturing one of this Agency’s Criminal Fugitives. “Detective Robert Jaworski and the department performed an invaluable service toward the mission of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the National Fugitive Operations Program.” The capturing of Robert James Lockyer “exemplifies the spirit of cooperation and team work between Federal and Local Law Enforcement.” Great job Chief Delehanty!
The Town celebrated "Arbor Day" with the 5th grade class at the Arthur T. Cummings School last Friday, with a brief presentation on the meaning of Arbor Day and the benefit of trees. Approximately 200 scotch pine saplings were given away to the children. The event included a highly competitive essay contest. The essays were judged by a former teacher and the winners were: 3rd place- Rubin Rubiera, 2nd place- Elliot Frank and 1st place-Emma Montgomery. An award was generously donated by Councilor Jim Letteri.
The DPW wants to thank Principal Gill, Councilors Letteri and Calla and tree committee members Judy Gaffney and Tom Dedarian for their assistance.
The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 6th annual Springtime Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, May 14th. This is a town wide event to raise awareness of the local shops and businesses that are right here in town. This will be held in conjunction with the Winthrop Art Association, which will have tables set up in French Square to show off the works of local artists. There will also be a Touch A Truck event at the Cummings School, music at French Square, kids events at Kathy’s Place, and one of the official New England Patriots Cheerleaders to take pictures with and sign autographs!
Saturday, June 11 will be the 3rd annual Town Wide Yard Sale.
The Winthrop High School Drama Club will be performing "Grease" for the annual spring musical. Performance dates are Saturday, May 14th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm. Location is Fortunato Hall, Winthrop High School.
Chris Donnelly's Special Needs Class will be performing their annual Fashion Show on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:00pm, Fortunato Hall, Winthrop High School.
Neighbors of Suffolk Downs will be conducting a public forum on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:00pm, at the Memorial Auditorium, Winthrop Middle School, regarding the proposal of a casino at Suffolk Downs.
Join the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh as they explore the marshes of Belle Isle by Canoe. If interested, people will be meeting at the main parking lot on Bennington Street in East Boston. Paddling experience required. Participants must be able to swim and be at least 10 years old. Saturday, May 28th from 8:30 to 10:30am. Registration is required by calling MA DCR at 781-485-2803 ext.109. Also, canoe with DAD! Father’s Day, June 19th at 2:00 pm. Registration is required by calling DCR at 617-727-1199 ext. 410. www.friendsofbelleislemarsh.org
On May 28th, 2011 we are hosting a fundraising gala for the E.B.Newton School and Cultural Center. The tickets are $25 per person and all of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the building. The event will run from 7:00 to 10:00. There will be hordourves, a cash bar, and live music from the Ted Wirt Orchestra. This will be a fun evening and a great time to see the changes that are happening at the E.B. Newton. Formal dress is required. Tickets are available at the Town Manager’s Office now through May 12th.
For more information, call 617-846-1077.
On Saturday, May 7th, there will be a Disability Resource Fair at the Senior Center.
The Return of the Champions
WHS 1995 State Champions vs. WHS 2011 State Champions
Winthrop High School
Friday, May 6th 6:00pm
A night to celebrate and benefit the 2011 State Champions!
Friday, May 6th 8:00pm
Winthrop Lodge of Elks
Tickets: Atty. Chris Tsiotos
193 Winthrop Street