Archive for March, 2010

Parks and Rec plans a busy season of activities for the whole family

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department will kick off its spring schedule this Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a youth basketball fundraiser at Winthrop High School. The charity event will feature three exhibition games between local youths and teams if local dignitaries, for a $5 entrance fee. The first game will feature... »

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Budget hearing Saturday

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Precinct 2 Councillor James Letterie expects that the regionalization of municipal services will be one of the topics that will be addressed at the Town Council’s budget hearing Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center. Regionalization, a plan in which Winthrop would share resources with nearby communities (Revere, Chelsea) has picked up steam... »

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An Inevitability – The realities of regionalization

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The topic of regionalization of services among area cities and towns took center stage in Winthrop this week when House Speaker Robert DeLeo came to Town Hall for a press conference to announce funds for a study to look into the feasibility of regionalization of municipal services for Winthrop, Revere, and Chelsea. Regionalization efforts... »

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Let’s Talk Casinos – Town is ready to join the debate

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

With the casino debate in Massachusetts expected to begin soon, it is good to know that Winthrop stands ready to participate. The Town Council has named its own, three-person committee that will be the official voice for Winthrop and be our “seat at the table” when the discussion turns toward the casino (we’re speaking... »

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A Growth Sport – Girls hockey program is expanding

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Winthrop has always been a strong hockey town and the latest accomplishment was a state championship by our Winthrop Youth Hockey boys at the 11-12 year-old level. But our WYH girls hockey program is growing at a rapid rate and the teams there are also contending for state championships. Much of the credit for... »

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Lillian Warren Norwood resident Lillian M. (Franek) Warren of Norwood, formerly of Dedham, died on March 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Warren; loving mother of Frances M. Warren and Arlene K. Fry, both of Norwood; grandmother of Joseph V. Fry of Winthrop and great grandmother of Damien V.... »

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Arrest Report 03-24-2010

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

MARCH 14 4:49 a.m. — Caller reports a gold sedan is slowly driving down Prospect Avenue, with a passenger getting in and out of the car. Unit responds and discover that a male and female are picking up a friend. 10:30 a.m. — A man reports that his silver Volvo had been hit at... »

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Town departments worked overtime to help residents

Friday, March 19th, 2010
Town departments worked overtime to help residents

Like most of eastern Massachusetts, Winthrop was hit hard by a storm last weekend and into Monday, as a late season Nor’easter set up just to the south of Cape Cod and churned wind, rain and waves into the region beginning late Friday. “We were very lucky, that we had an astronomically low tide,... »

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RAA will showcase the work of Todd Bonita

Friday, March 19th, 2010
RAA will showcase the work of Todd Bonita

The Rockport Art Association will feature the newest works of oil painter Todd Bonita in a one-man exhibition from March 28 – April 09, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 28 between 2 and 4pm at The Rockport Art Association gallery on 12 Main Street in downtown Rockport. Admission is... »

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Table talk – McKenna, Councilors talk about ways to generate money, improve quality of life

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The Winthrop Town Council and Town Manager James McKenna discussed several topics during a three-hour session Tuesday night at the Winthrop Senior Center. The meeting was more a roundtable discussion (in fact the councillors’ tables were set up in rectangular fashion) in which the nine councilors exchanged ideas for generating revenue for the town... »

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