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Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

October 25, 2014
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Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced a $170,000 contribution to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to address early symptoms of childhood asthma and adult COPD in Winthrop. The money will help fund the salaries of community health workers and purchase home health asthma kits for families the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

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Clothing Drive Starts on Nov 1

October 25, 2014
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The Extended Election Day  Clothing Drive will be held on  Saturday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 6. All clothes can be dropped off at the skating rink parking lot where the clothing drive trailer will be located. Recycling of textiles can help reduce our...

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Addiction Prevention Collaborative Moving Forward

October 25, 2014
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WINTHROP – A group addressing heroin and opiod addiction in several communities, including Winthrop, updated the Town Council on its next steps to help reduce the number of overdoses in town and help get addicts into recovery. According to the Massachusetts Opiod Abuse Prevention...

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Middle School Students Host Halloween Fundraiser

October 25, 2014
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Winthrop High School’s 8th grade class will be organizing a Halloween dance fundraiser on Oct. 30, from 7:30-10:30pm, at the Winthrop Yacht Club to raise money for their class...

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Police Blotter 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Monday, Oct. 13 Reports of a Viking cab hitting a town tree and took off their side view mirror, Cab has stopped. Party requesting EMS for a young child....

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Massport Helps Town With Contribution

October 25, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health study about the impacts of Logan Airport on Winthrop residents’ health took 14 years from its launch to its release, but officials have...

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Speaker DeLeo Receives Major Award

October 25, 2014
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That was an impressive tribute to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo as he received a special award from the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) for his excellent...

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Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2014
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Thankful for help Dear Mr Wallerce. I have long been aware of your kindness and generosity to the town of Winthrop, it’s residents and  it’s charitable causes ,but never...

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The More Things Change …

October 25, 2014
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Items selected from past issues of the Winthrop Sun, The Winthrop Review, The Winthrop Visitor,  The Transcript and The Sun-Transcript 10 years ago October 28, 2004 Town Clerk Claire...

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Sports 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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The Viking Express Winthrop beats Lynn Classical, 28-14, will play for NEC title on Friday By Jim Lederman The Vikings defeated Lynn Classical 28–14 Friday night at Manning Field...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Cornelius Doherty Retired Boston Public Works Superintendent Cornelius W. Doherty of Chester Avenue, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 19. He was...

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Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

October 19, 2014
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Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

WINTHROP – The Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center has been like a second home to Bob DiMento and that’s a good thing now that the town council...

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Comedy Show at WYC on Friday

October 19, 2014
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Steve Sweeney, “The King of Boston Comedy,” will be in Winthrop Friday night making an appearance at the Mike Eruzione Winthrop Charities’ comedy show. Sweeney, who has a role...

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Truck Traffic One Issue at Oct. 22 Meeting

October 19, 2014
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WINTHROP – Increased truck traffic headed to Deer Island as part of a new Massachusetts Water Resources Authority program is certain to be one of the topics when the...

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Police Blotter 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Monday, October 6 Lt. DeLeo who is on detail on Pearl Avenue is requesting medical assistance for a handicapped gentleman. Detail Sgt. Femino reports a strong odor of gas...

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Obituaries 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Jackie Burke  We extend our condolences to the family of Jackie Burke, a Winthrop High School hockey legend, who recently passed way. Jackie helped lead the Vikings to the...

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The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what...

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Council Delays Vote on Water Main Funding

October 13, 2014
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The town council delayed a vote on funding for a $2.8 million water main project until further information to expand the project could be added. They expect to move...

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MCAS Scores Improve at High School

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop High School Principal Eileen Belastock gave a presentation on the excellent work that students and teachers have been doing during the Winthrop School Committee Meeting on Oct. 6....

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Gorman School Earns Top Rankings for Performance

October 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts state system is ranking The William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School as a Level 1 school, based on its high ranking performance, for the first time....

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Police Blotter 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop Police Blotter  Monday, September 29 Caller on Circuit Road states that he stepped out of bed onto a staple, but is okay. Will call back if he needs...

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Town Slide Show at Fall Forum Said It All

October 13, 2014
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The highlight of the week for us was the slide show presentation at the Town Council’s Fall Forum that depicted the “before” and “after” photos of all the physical...

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Winthrop: Part of Metro North Land Use Plan

October 13, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna attended a conference this week in Chelsea where Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced the release of a regional planning study that identifies...

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Sports 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Salem collapses before Vikings By Jin Lederman  The Winthrop Vikings (4-0) scored five touchdowns after trailing Salem (0-4) 6-0. The victory set up a battle of two unbeaten teams,...

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