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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

July 26, 2014
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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

Jim Bruce has been the head golf professional at the Winthrop Golf Club (WGC) for 15 years. Bruce said interest and participation remains steady at the course that is located across the street from the future site of the new Winthrop middle/high school building. “The golf course and greens are in terrific condition and...

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At Sand Sculpting Festival

July 26, 2014
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At Sand Sculpting Festival

Aeyo Odinflame of Runic Fire Performance entertained thousands of beach-goers on Saturday night with her fire dancing act prior to the grand fireworks display. at the Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere that drew hundreds of thousands including many Winthrop residents.

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Organization Seeks Residents’ Help for Program

July 26, 2014
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Patty Foley and Bruce Berman are asking Winthrop residents to step up and help with the non-profit’s “Share the Harbor” program. “We are asking for a contribution today of $10, $25, $50 or more if you can afford it,...

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Suspect Nabbed Police Charge Man with B&e Incidents

July 26, 2014
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Winthrop Police apprehended a suspect in two breaking and entering incidents at homes in the town last week. Detectives Tim Callinan and Wayne Carter led the investigation that resulted...

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Good Police Work

July 26, 2014
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Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty this week called his department’s apprehension of a breaking and entering suspect “good old-fashioned police work.” An individual had broken into two Winthrop homes...

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Speaker DeLeo in Lynn

July 26, 2014
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We were at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn Monday morning for Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s address to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce. Bob’s reception in Lynn was,...

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A Boost for Center Business District

July 26, 2014
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Kudos to the Winthrop Planning Board and the Town Council for passing the new ordinances related to development and construction in the Winthrop Center Business District. The new ordinances...

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Patrick Announces No Discharge Area in All Waters along Coast

July 26, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the designation of all state coastal waters in the Commonwealth as a No Discharge Area (NDA),...

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WCWC and Friends Hold Scholarship Lottery

July 26, 2014
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The Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club (WCWC) and Friends of the WCWC recently held its Third Annual Scholarship Lottery.  Any member in good standing can nominate a graduating high school...

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Letter to the Editor

July 26, 2014
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Fireworks were great Dear Editor, I think appropriate thanks are in order to Chief Paul Flanagan who, with all the weather considerations, coordinated the fireworks display on July 6th. ...

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House Passes Legislation to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic: Requires Massachusetts Insurance Plans to Cover Medical Detox

July 25, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that increases access to treatment for individuals confronting substance addition and takes significant steps...

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Delehanty Warns Residents: About Telephone ‘arrest’ Scam

July 25, 2014
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Chief Terence Delehanty is warning residents to be wary of a scam involving individuals claiming they are representatives of the Sheriff’s Department and informing the residents that they have...

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MassDOT Seeks to Encourage Motorist to Use Vanpool Trips

July 25, 2014
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced  the Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program. The Program is designed to increase vanpool use throughout the Commonwealth by...

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From the Press Box: Medal Count

July 25, 2014
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Two Winthrop coaches won medals last week at the Bay State Games. Phil Ronan coached the Metro Boston Boy’s Soccer Team  to a bronze medal.  It was a great...

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Francis Rattigan Retired Boston Firefighter Francis B. Rattigan of Quincy Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 17. He was 74 years old. Born in...

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Annual Legislative Luncheon

July 21, 2014
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Annual Legislative Luncheon

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli were the guest speakers at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon Monday at the Lodge of...

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WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

July 21, 2014
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WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is proud to host a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), a musical program of Cape Breton, Irish, and Scottish music preformed by two well-respected...

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Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

July 21, 2014
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Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

Eight members of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) are among the latest real estate brokers and agents nationwide to be conferred with the REALTOR® Emeritus membership status...

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Coughlin Pk. Renovations Are Moving Forward

July 21, 2014
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Linda Bressard, chair of the Winthrop Parks Committee, said her committee is the process of selecting the new playground equipment for Coughlin Park, coinciding with the renovation project at...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertions Made During Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo...

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Our Outstanding Speaker

July 21, 2014
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For more than 35 years, Bob DeLeo has represented the people of Winthrop and our state with great distinction as our selectman, state representative, and Speaker of the House....

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The Lodge of ELKs Function Hall

July 21, 2014
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All we can say is congratulations to the Winthrop Lodge of Elks on the beautiful new look of their function hall that was the site of the Chamber of...

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Losing Ground:Gaining Ground

July 21, 2014
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By the year 2050, Massachusetts needs 52 percent of the Commonwealth to be permanently conserved as open space. Currently, a quarter of the Bay State’s 5 million acres is...

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Speaking out on the false allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be...

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