Coughlin Playground Grand Opening

The Coughlin Playground Grand Opening was held this week. Over the last few months the park has seen a complete renovation. Work on the park included new playground equipment, playground surfaces, trees and shrubs, basketball and hockey nets, pathways, picnic tables and benches, fencing around the basketball courts and wooden guardrail fencing around the park, a flagpole, a decorative brick area, and playground sign. In the spring, the Town plans to build a new gazebo. This complete renewal of the park would not have been possible without the help of Speaker Robert DeLeo for securing the park grant, the Town Council for supporting the project, the DPW’s hard work, and all of the donations from our generous community!

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Turkey Trot Sponsors

Special thanks to all of our Turkey Trot Sponsors! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

MSA Mortgage, LLC

Atlantic Equipment

Hurley Construction & Roofing Co. Inc.

Cottage Hill Real Estate

The Sullivan DiPietrantonio Family

EZ Disposal Service, Inc.

Championship Physical Therapy

East Boston Savings Bank

Highland Real Estate


Coach Pat McGee to Lead the Turkey Trot 5K

We are so pleased to announce that Winthrop resident and long time running coach Pat McGee will lead our runners on Saturday, November 29th for our Turkey Trot 5K.

Pat McGee started coaching as a volunteer at Winthrop High School in 1974. An opening came up and she was hired to be the Boys Assistant Coach for Spring and Indoor Track. Pat reflects, “This was rather unusual because no women coached boys. I was the first one!”

Pat decided she would attend as many coaching clinics as possible and found them to be very beneficial. She also notes that the male coaches at these clinics were very accepting of her.

In 1982, the Winthrop School Committee voted in Pat as the new Head Coach alongside her son Dr. Paul McGee who became the Boys Cross Country Coach. Winthrop High School had the smallest enrollment in the Northeast Conference but did well in every meet.

In 1984, Pat and her team won Winthrop their first Conference Title in 28 years. “What a great victory,” Pat proclaims.

Throughout the 1990s, her boys track teams have won Northeastern Conference championships year after year with a plethora of individual state champions.

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Pat’s career of achievement has been recognized by the Massachusetts Track Coaches Hall of Fame. She has been named N.E.C. Coach of the Year, Boston Globe’s Coach of the Year and the Massachusetts Track Coach of the Year as the only woman to coach boys. She’s also been honored with the Massachusetts Women’s Award in Faneuil Hall.

We at the Winthrop Parks Committee join the town in thanking Pat McGee for her 33 years of outstanding service as the boys track coach at Winthrop High School and her continued support of all WHS athletic teams.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, November 29th as we run our Turkey Trot 5K behind Coach Pat McGee.

Turkey Trot 5K Platinum Sponsor

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor

MSA Mortgage

For over 13 years, MSA Mortgage, LLC, a fully licensed mortgage banker, has served over 20,000 customers in the New England Area with their home financing needs. Contact MSA Mortgage at 5 Fremont Street in Winthrop: 781-245-7700 or