Archive for October, 2009

Council president’s race nears its conclusion; election set for Tuesday

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Council president’s race nears its conclusion; election set for Tuesday

The three campaigns for president of the Winthrop Town Council for the next two years are winding down and the final decision rests in the hands of the voters who will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and select the individual who will lead the Council. Candidates Susan Bolster, Jeffrey Turco, and... »

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A day early, a touchdown short

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
A day early, a touchdown short

The Winthrop Vikings dropped a heart-breaker 21-14 to the Beverly Panthers last Friday, following a re-scheduling of the game. In an attempt to avoid what was predicted to be a heavy rainfall on Saturday in Beverly, the two teams agreed to play under the lights at Bishop Fenwick instead and the Vikings dropped their... »

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WPS will offer a two-year extension to Supt. Jenkins

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
WPS will offer a two-year extension to Supt. Jenkins

The Winthrop School Committee plans to offer Superintendent Steve Jenkins a two-year contract extension according to Committee Chairman Patricia Milano. The offer does not include any increase in salary or benefits and would keep Jenkins in Winthrop for two additional years at his current salary of $174,430. Milano said that the Committee would discuss... »

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VPF announces $65,000 grants program for athletics, activities

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Viking Pride Foundation and the Winthrop School Committee will announce a new program to support the Winthrop schools athletic and extra-curricular programs with a new $65,000 targeted grant program. This procedure will mean that the award will be going directly to programs, instead of to the overall athletics or extra-curricular budgets. The new targeted... »

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Arrest Report 10-27-09

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 4:13 PM: A Shirley St. resident reported that the driver’s side mirrors of two of his MVs were torn off overnight. 5:00 PM: Two school age girls ran into the station to report they were being chased by older girls. Off. Bonavita mediated the situation. 10:11 PM: Officers arrested Stephen Zebal,... »

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Vote on Tuesday – It’s the best way to make your voice be heard

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

After months of campaigning, the town election finally is upon us this Tuesday. The main event is the race for Town Council President with candidates Susan Bolster, Jeffrey Turco, and Barbara Survilas vying for the top elected position in local government. This election will mark both an end and a beginning. Town Council President... »

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Book Smart – The Winthrop Public Library is the place to be

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

That was an extraordinary number that Library Director Alan Thibeault revealed at the public forum last week when he stated that close to 6,000 items a month (roughly 300 per day) are circulated at the library. That includes books, audio book, movies, CDs, and even framed artwork. Winthrop residents will recall that the town... »

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Great Police Work – Stepped-up traffic enforcement is working

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Readers of the police blotter once again might be aware that our local police department has stepped up its enforcement of speeding and other traffic laws throughout the town. We heartily applaud such action by our police department because it reaps so many benefits for public safety. First and foremost, those who drive too... »

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Obituaries 10-27-09

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Cosimo D’Aiello Worked for Perini Construction Cosimo D’Aiello of Forest Street, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 26after a long illness. He was 82 years old. A resident of the North End, he moved to Winthrop 45 years ago. Prior to his retirement, Mr. D’Aiello worked as a laborer... »

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High marks – WHS students perform very well; other grades need to improve

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
High marks – WHS students perform very well; other grades need to improve

Last year’s MCAS scores were recently released, and Winthrop Curriculum Coach Coin Moore delivered a presentation on the results at least week’s School Committee meeting. Moore’s presentation focused on the District’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) repot, which uses MCAS data for grades 3-8 and grade 10 to show progress towards having all students reach... »

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