Winchester Star

  • Starting Nov. 1 three businesses won't offer plastic bags at checkout
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 11:03 AM

    Beginning Nov. 1, Winchester shoppers will no longer see disposable plastic bags at checkout in several Winchester stores. Winchester’s new bylaw banning plastic checkout bags will kick off with three locations this fall -- Stop & Shop, CVS, and Mahoney’s, the three businesses larger than 4,500 square feet.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Charlie Baker, Jay Gonzalez offer clear choice in governor's race
    Thursday - 10/18/2018 - 10:05 PM

    As Republican Gov. Charlie Baker looks to continue to build on his track record of getting things done through bipartisanship, challenger Jay Gonzalez is presenting himself as a progressive Democrat who can push Massachusetts beyond what he calls the "status quo."

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  • Sal Caraviello, popular minister at Winchester Catholic church, fired
    Thursday - 10/18/2018 - 06:01 PM

    According to a post on his personal Facebook page, a popular minister at Winchester's St. Mary's Parish Catholic church,  put on leave earlier this fall, has been fired."I’m devastated to inform you that Bishop [Mark] O’Connell terminated me, today," Sal Caraviello wrote in the message posted Thursday afternoon.The church's director of ministries of 23 years,  Caraviello, was [...]

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  • Winchester Jenks Center programs
    Wednesday - 10/17/2018 - 02:54 PM

    The Jenks Center is located at 109 Skillings Road in Winchester. For information, call 781-721-7136 or visit open enrollment discussion1:30 p.m. Oct. 26For information: toll-free 888-222-6171; our life and health may change over time, so can our medical insurance plan!More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • If Ballot Question No.1 passes, can Winchester Hospital hire enough nurses?
    Wednesday - 10/17/2018 - 01:59 PM

    ISSUE: Ballot Question No. 1 would set patient-to-nurse ratios for hospitals, including Winchester's.IMPACT: Winchester Hospital says the measure would cost them $9.5 million to implement.

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  • Police investigating three home break-ins on Winchester's Highland Ave.
    Tuesday - 10/16/2018 - 02:41 PM

    Winchester Police are investigating break-ins into three homes that were reported on the night of Oct. 4 between 10 p.m. and midnight.“We’re actively investigating [the break-ins], we have some leads, and we’re hopeful that these leads will take us to the person who did this,” said Police Chief Peter MacDonnell.It’s likely that the same person or group of people who are behind the three burglaries, MacDonnell said, given the similar [...]

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  • Mission of Deeds to launch coats drive
    Tuesday - 10/16/2018 - 12:23 PM

    Beginning Nov. 1, Mission of Deeds will launch its second annual drive to collect coats for its clients at the office and warehouse, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading.The drive will run throughout the cold weather months and focus on collecting donations of new and gently used warm, casual, everyday coats and gloves, as well as new hats, for both children and adults.The program began last year when a client came to her appointment to get beds and furniture on a cold day but had no coat.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5th Middlesex District candidates for state senator discuss Ballot Question 1
    Monday - 10/15/2018 - 06:07 PM

    This week we asked state senator candidates for the 5th Middlesex District how they were planning on voting on Ballot Question 1. Two candidates are vying for the state senator seat for the 5th Middlesex District: Erin Calvo-Bacci (R) and incumbent Sen.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • St. Mary's honors memory of late Winchester priest, grapples with instability
    Monday - 10/15/2018 - 05:03 PM

    When St. Mary’s lost Rev. Dick Messina to pancreatic cancer last year, the community felt orphaned. Parishioners described Messina, who has been at the parish for 22 years, as an anchor of the community, a figure of love and positivity who brought people together without judgement.A year since his passing, parishioners gathered to honor the memory of their beloved priest at the anniversary Mass on Sunday, Oct.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 Things to know about The Best Years Expo
    Monday - 10/15/2018 - 11:43 AM

    Join us Saturday, Oct. 20, for the 4th annual The Best Years Expo presented by Steward Healthcare, featuring celebrity guest dancing sensation Derek Hough, plus an action-packed day featuring a wide variety of entertainment, informational seminars, exhibits, and more!More | Talk | Read It Later | Share