Monthly Archives: February 2010

Shining forever

February 25, 2010
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Shining forever

The 1980 United States Olympic hockey team is like a blue blazer and a fine work of art rolled into one: It will never go out of style, and its value will never, ever diminish. Our triumph over the Soviet Union and subsequent victory over Finland in the gold medal game were so improbable,...

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Vikings cruise into the quarterfinals – Easy win over Fenwick sets up meeting with Boston Latin

February 25, 2010
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Vikings cruise into the quarterfinals – Easy win over Fenwick sets up meeting with Boston Latin

The Winthrop High hockey team, the number two seed in the 16 team bracket of the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA state tournament, cruised to an easy 7-0 triumph over No. 15 seed Bishop Fenwick Tuesday evening in a first round contest that was played in Stoneham. The Vikings, who sported a...

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House warming – Custom builders construct environmentally friendly home on Upland Road

February 25, 2010
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House warming – Custom builders construct environmentally friendly home on Upland Road

Let the sun shine in. That’s a lyric from a very popular Fifth Dimension song but it certainly applies to a new environmentally friendly home on Upland Road. Attila Javor, co-owner of ZN Custom Building, and his crew have been busy installing a brand new modular home on its foundation at Upland Road, a...

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Stimulus funds will be used for heating project

February 25, 2010
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Winthrop has received an $150,000 award to convert the Winthrop Town Hall heating plant to high-efficiency, gas-fueled boilers, under a special round of federal stimulus funding announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick. The project will convert the existing Town Hall heating plant to gas-fueled boilers, and will remove the existing underground fuel tank,...

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Public forum on flood map revisions

February 25, 2010
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) February 1 to revise sections of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps adopted by the Town of Winthrop in September, 2009. The recent map change and subsequent revision has adversely affected many property owners, lending institutions and insurance companies. Banks are requiring...

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Traveling in Style – New van will provide much-needed services to seniors for years to come

February 25, 2010
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That was a simple, but meaningful, ceremony at the Winthrop Senior Center Thursday morning as the Council on Aging and its Executive Director, Nancy Williams, unveiled the town’s brand new shuttle van for seniors. Mrs. Williams thanked the town for its support and mentioned how she had filed the grant application two years ago....

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A Big Boost – Stimulus funds will used for energy-efficient boilers at Town Hall

February 25, 2010
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The Town of Winthrop received a big boost with the announcement that it has received a $150,000 federal stimulus grant to convert the heating system at Town Hall to high-efficiency, gas-fueled boilers that also will allow for the removal of the existing, underground oil tank. This is both good news for the town and...

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Great Job, Chris – Winthrop High’s Life Skills program earns statewide recognition

February 25, 2010
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It’s no surprise that Winthrop High School and its Life Skills Program has been chosen to be the site for a major event on March 3 for the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign. The campaign brings communities together to encourage everyone to pledge to stop the use of the word “Retard.”...

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Arrest Report 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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February 15 11:41 a.m. — A caller says a delivery truck is blocking the entire street way on Walden Street. Truck driver told officer that he was blocking only one lane. 11:52 a.m. — A party reports a seal on Yirrell Beach, at Bayview Avenue and Shirley Street. ACO will report to scene and...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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John Lino Winthrop resident John Lino of Winthrop, formerly of the South End and East Boston, died on February 18. He was 97 years old. A US Navy "Sea Bee’s" veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of June (Shiner), the devoted father of Anthony Hamded of New York and Debra...

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