Archive for May, 2010

While We’re on The Subject… – A turf field is the way to go at Miller Field

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Quite frankly, if the renovation of Miller is going to be done right, an artificial turf field is the way to go. The Town of Cohasset, for example, which has a population less than half of that of Winthrop, raised almost $500,000 in cash (by selling bricks to donors that are installed at the... »

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Arrest Report 05-26-2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

May 17 1:45 a.m. — A caller reports that someone is knocking on her door and covering up the peephole at her apartment on Governor’s Drive, but nobody is there when units respond. 9:11 a.m. — Officers respond to the Cummings School, where a student showed Internet threats to a school administrator. 10:28 a.m.... »

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

William Caselden Of Oklahoma, formerly of Winthrop William J. Caselden of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died on April 25. He was 84 years old. Born in Boston in 1926, he grew up in East Boston, served with the US Navy and later lived in Winthrop with his wife, Henrietta, until retirement when he moved to... »

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Improvement project reaches its final stages; closures in effect next week

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Improvement project reaches its final stages; closures in effect next week

Harbormaster Charles Famolare said this week that the Winthrop public landing will be closed next week as the on-going improvements to the landing continue. “The final finish course of the pavement and striping is going to be done next week, so we’re going to be closing the landing to all traffic and vehicles, from... »

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Dollar signs – Auditor talks about the pros and cons of town’s finances

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Town of Winthrop’s financial picture is moving in the right direction, according to Tony Roselli of Roselli Clark and Associates, who appeared before the Town Council Tuesday night to discuss the audit of town finances for Fiscal Year 2009. Roselli is a partner in the Woburn accounting firm that has performed the audit... »

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Track opens amid hopes and dreams about expanded gaming

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that... »

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Ruggiero and Fucillo win NEC Scholar-Athlete Awards

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Winthrop High seniors Stephen Ruggiero and Jenny Fucillo were honored as recipients of the Northeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards at the annual banquet Sunday night at Porthole Restaurant in Lynn. The awards are presented to the top male and female scholar-athletes from each of the 12 schools in the Northeastern Conference. The event features an... »

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Baseball team qualifies for the tourney

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Winthrop High baseball team racked up two impressive wins this past week and in the process qualified for the state tournament. On Monday the Vikings hosted Gloucester, a team that was ranked 13th in Eastern Mass. and in first place in the NEC South Division with a 12-3 overall record. Junior righthander Justin... »

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Financial Outlook – Town’s prognosis isn’t great, but it could have been worse

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

That certainly was an encouraging report about the town of Winthrop’s current financial status from Tony Roselli of Roselli, Clark and Associates, the firm that has been auditing the town’s finances. Roselli said Winthrop is moving in the right direction after having had a negative $400,000 balance in its free cash reserve just a... »

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Expanding Duties – Town Clerk Carla Vitale is up to the challenge

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

As Town Counsel Elizabeth A. Lane of the law firm of Kopelman and Paige was delineating to the Town Council the numerous changes in the Open Meeting Law that will go into effect on July 1, Town Clerk Carla Vitale could be seen taking notes and listening very intently to the presentation. Vitale’s responsibilities... »

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