Archive for November, 2009

An Impressive Ceremony – A fitting tribute to our veterans

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

That was an impressive ceremony led by Winthrop American Legion Post 146 on the Town Hall lawn Wednesday marking the annual observance of Veterans Day. Veterans Day initially was observed as Armistice Day in the aftermath of World War I to mark the end of that terrible conflict, with the truce taking place on... »

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Halloween Haunt – WFCU made 10th annual event a huge success

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Chamber of Commerce President Paul Leavy certainly summed up the feelings of the entire community when he publicly thanked Joseph Clark of the Winthrop Federal Credit for its 10th Annual Halloween Haunt that proved to be an overwhelming success. Mr. Clark’s daughter, Cathleen, and the Credit Union put a lot of time and effort... »

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Parking Meters in Town – Pros and cons need to be aired by all parties

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

With the issue of installing parking meters in street parking spaces and the 14 public lots in the town having been raised at the monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, public discussion and evaluation of the matter now can begin. Town Manager James McKenna said the topic “was like touching the third rail,”... »

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Lock Your Car Doors – Rash of car breaks serves as a reminder

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The police blotter this week contains numerous reports of breaks into automobiles throughout the town. Many of the police entries note that the car owners left their doors unlocked, all but inviting burglars to go into their cars. So, as the Sisters of St. Joseph would say, “A word to the wise is sufficient.”... »

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Must-See TV – It doesn’t get any better than Pats-Colts

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

This Sunday marks one of the most circled days on the National Football League’s calendar. The Patriots and the Colts will meet in Indianapolis, in prime time, on national television, in a renewal of what has become arugably the best present-day rivalry in football. The game will tell us a lot about the Patriots,... »

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Police Blotter 11-12-09

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 12:15 PM: Off. Luti stopped a MV at Shirley St. and Ocean Ave. and issued a citation to the operator for a CMVI. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 10:10 AM: Off. S. Hickey stopped a MV at Shirley St. and Veterans rd. and issued a citation to the operator for a CMVI. 2:29... »

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Obituaries 11-12-09

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Frank Nicewicz, 68 Member of Chelsea and Winthrop Yacht Clubs and Winthrop Lodge of Elks Frank A. Nicewicz of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 8 at the Youville Hospital in Cambridge after a long illness. He was 68 years old. Mr. Nicewicz worked as a mechanic for the American Steel & Aluminum... »

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The town’s with Turco – New Council President has a strong showing in all six precincts and cruises to victory

Monday, November 9th, 2009
The town’s with Turco – New Council President has a strong showing in all six precincts and cruises to victory

Receiving widespread support across all six precincts of the town, Jeffrey R. Turco swept to a convincing victory in the race for Town Council President in Tuesday’s election. Turco, an attorney who has lived in the town for five years, was the top vote getter in each precinct, recording a total of 2,018 votes... »

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WPD investigating a pair of robberies on Halloween night

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Winthrop detectives are looking for information about two Halloween Night robberies, which were reported at different times and with different approaches during the overnight on Saturday, October 31, and into November 1. According to Chief Terrence Delehanty, the first robbery occurred at the Crystal Cove Convenience store on Shirley Street. “The store owner reported... »

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Shooting suspects sought; attack believed to be gang-related

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Winthrop Police this week are searching for two suspects in a shooting attack on Crest Avenue last Thursday night. The alleged assailants escaped by car minutes after opening fire on an unarmed former resident of East Boston, who told police that he was once a gang member as well. The incident took place at... »

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