Archive for November, 2009

Atty. Noonan rests his case – Respected Town Counsel will retire Dec. 31

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Atty. Noonan rests his case – Respected Town Counsel will retire Dec. 31

Attorney Robert E. Noonan will retire as Town Counsel on December 31, a position that he has held for the last 13 years. Noonan has held elected and appointed office almost continually since 1974 when he first held a seat on the Planning Board. “I felt it was a good time to leave,” said... »

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First quarter grades: All A’s – For Kids Only celebrates its 25th anniversary

Friday, November 20th, 2009
First quarter grades: All A’s – For Kids Only celebrates its 25th anniversary

In 1984 Deborah Kneeland and her sister, Connie Grayson, recognized a major void in structured after-school programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Grayson was an elementary schoolteacher in Winthrop at that time. Kneeland was working as a research assistant for the state commissioner of education and expecting her first child. “I realized... »

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Three arrested in armed home invasion on Shirley Street – Crime may be related to string of similar crimes in the region

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Three arrested in armed home invasion on Shirley Street – Crime may be related to string of similar crimes in the region

Winthrop patrol officers last Saturday night, arrested three male suspects in an armed home invasion, a crime that may turn out to be related to a series of similar violent attacks in the region, according to Winthrop Police Chief Terrence Delehanty. “Although we have arrested three suspects in this case, there is an open... »

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Magic moment – Ambrosino scores three TDs as WHS posts an upset victory over the playoff-minded Magicians

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Marblehead Magicians came to Miller Field last Friday night with an 8-1 record (3-1 in the division) and the knowledge that they would play for the division championship, and the postseason berth that goes with it, on Thanksgiving day at Swampscott no matter how they fared against the Vikings. That knowledge, instead of... »

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Police Blotter 11-20-2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 10:53 AM: Off. Donnellan stopped a MV on Irwin St. When the RMV computer revealed that the license of the operator, a Winthrop resident, was suspended, the officer issued a citation to her for the criminal charge of operating a MV with a suspended license. 1:37 PM: Off. Ferullo stopped a... »

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Obituaries 11-20-2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Corinne Witkowski Retired Lab Technician Corinne I. (Ankiewicz) Witkowski of Chelsea, formerly of Malden, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 15. She was 79 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Charles and Sabina (Sobolewski) Ankiewicz, she attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and was a graduate of St. Rose... »

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Undermanned Vikings can’t soar past the Falcons

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Undermanned Vikings can’t soar past the Falcons

Undermanned because of injuries and missing their best running back, the Winthrop Vikings gamely tried to battle an improved Danvers Falcons team last Friday night at Miller Field. Unfortunately, after more than 3 and a half quarters of solid defensive play, the Vikings committed one turnover too many on offense and the Falcons won... »

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Center of attention – Cafe’s Wall of Heroes honors service men and women

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Center of attention – Cafe’s Wall of Heroes honors service men and women

"There are heroes among us." Roger and Leila Oliveira, owners of the Center Café, 36 Woodside Ave., are bringing to life that quote with their "Wall of Heroes" at the coffee shop/restaurant. In this section of the Café, the Oliveiras recognize 20 Winthrop residents for their service to the country. Each veteran that served... »

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Backlash – Jenkins offered an extension, but not everyone is happy

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

On November 5, the Winthrop School Committee voted, 4-3 in favor of offering a two-year contract extension to Superintendent Steve Jenkins. The extension will allow him to continue at his current salary of $166,125 through June of 2012. The offer includes no raises or bonuses, but allows Jenkins to buy back up to three... »

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Flu clinic for residents 55 and older this Saturday

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Nationally, concern about the risks of contracting Swine Flu, or the H1N1 influenza strain, have reached peak levels, as we head into the prime flu season in New England. Making matters worse is the fact that appropriate levels of flu vaccine for the H1N1 have not even arrived in Massachusetts yet. Meanwhile, many citizens... »

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