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Coast Guard ice breaker gets stuck off Winthrop

A Coast Guard ice breaker was freed in Winthrop after being stuck in the water for most ...
of the State Police dive team. Divers from the Massachusetts State Police dive team helped free the ice breaker and rescue the three-person crew.

APSU Lady Govs Softball at Winthrop Adidas Tournament this weekend

Austin Peay will open play 1:00pm, Saturday, versus Appalachian State (5-6), followed by a 3:00pm contest versus tournament host Winthrop (5-9 ...
picking up victories versus Pittsburgh and Massachusetts. They are led at the plate by Dani Heichen

Reps. Stephen Kulik, Benjamin Swan to hold 2 of 3 top spots on House Ways and Means Committee

Brian Dempsey, D-Haverhill, will remain the committee chairman. House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, announced the committee assignments on Thursday for Democrats in the Massachusetts House. Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, already appointed ...

Looking at Our Accomplishments and Future Challenges

Together, we have elevated Massachusetts’ national reputation and set the ...
You may have even heard my staff call Springfield the “Winthrop of the West.” As important as listening is — and I put a premium on it — it is not enough.

North Reading Girls' Hoops Knock Off Ipswich

Lezon picked up 22 pounds and 14 rebounds in the win. The seven-seeded Hornets next take on Winthrop, the number two seed in the tournament. Winthrop went 17-3 in the regular season. The quarterfinal game is at 7 p.m. Friday in Saugus.

Softball Falls 5-4 To UMASS Sunday Afternoon At Cougar Classic

MT. PLEASANT, SC—Winthrop softball suffered its second one-run loss in the last three games as it fell 5-4 to Massachusetts, Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Cougar Classic at Patriots Point. The Eagles are now 5-9 on the year as they will open ...

Minutewomen Split Two Games in Final Day of Cougar Classic

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - In the final day of play at the Cougar Classic, Massachusetts picked up a 5-4 victory over Winthrop College behind home runs from Tara Klee and Quianna Diaz-Patterson before falling to Appalachian State 2-0 in the second game of the ...

Winthrop Playmakers presents the musical comedy, 'Nunsense' February 20-22

151 Winthop Street in Winthrop, Massachusetts on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at 8 p.m. One Sunday matinee will take place on Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Visit or call the box office at 1-617-539-1175 for tickets ...

Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Agreement to Sell Its Interest in Its Vintage Housing Venture

About Winthrop Realty Trust Winthrop, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT). Winthrop's shareholders recently adopted a plan of liquidation pursuant to which Winthrop is liquidating and winding down ...

Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Agreement to Sell Its Interest in Its Vintage Housing Venture

Winthrop estimates that the net proceeds from the sale will be approximately $85.6 million. Winthrop, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT). Winthrop's shareholders recently adopted a plan of ...

Top 10 in Law Blogs: Alaska Marijuana, Divorce and Facebook, Micro Housing

Well, it’s time to call it a week. Before wrapping things up completely, and getting to the Top 10, a heads up that Zosha has a good piece today on the FCC’s net neutrality vote—and how that’s far fro…

American Giant – All Made in the USA

American Giant Guns For Gap By Doubling Down On The USA | Fast Company | Business + Innovation Here is the latest article about American clothing manufacturing company, American Giant. This is from t…

Carpenter Winthrop (MA) – Winthrop Carpenters

Carpenter Winthrop (MA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Winthrop (MA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Winthrop, Massachusetts work with, builds and fixes items and structu…

Around Winthrop on a Cold Day

Despite the extreme cold—with the wind chill factor, the temperature was well below zero all day long—yesterday was errand day.  I went to the library, in its temporary location, to both drop off book…

Diversity at Winthrop University

My most recent project for my mass communication class was to create a video picture slide show of diversity here at Winthrop University. I thought of something that a lot of people on campus would li…

Winthrop junior with a lifetime of knowledge

(This is by far my favorite story I have worked on this year. An amazing tale from a knowledgable man! You find the story in The Johnsonian. Read the entire story in the link.) Usually tucked away …

Winthrop community reflects after USC shooting

(This is one of my articles that was published in Winthrop University’s weekly publication, The Johnsonian. Read the entire story in the link.) Police Chief Zebedis discusses Winthrop’s active shoo…

Winthrop Harbor Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen

CHICAGO (STMW) – An 18-year-old Winthrop Harbor man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in the northern suburb. Tyler J. Smith was charged with criminal sexual assault with use of fo…

Book review: The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of Elizabeth Fones with a historical background of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth was a nice of John Winthrop and…

Top 10 in Law Blogs: Rideshare Drivers, Tinder IP, Wrestler Concussions

As could be expected, the Anthem hack continues to be a major topic of expectation—but beyond that, there are interesting results from the SEC’s look at cybersecurity. Also, over on LXBN, Zosha writes…


Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in WINTHROP MASSACHUSETTS

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Register now and request your ballots for the year in WINTHROP MASSACHUSETTS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



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