Monthly Archives: July 2010

If its free, it’s for you! – Ferry demonstration to kick-off with free rides to Boston Thursday and Friday

July 27, 2010
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The planned ferry demonstration set to launch next Monday, August 2, will get a bit of an early start this week, as ferry service provider Boston Harbor Cruises begins operating three morning and three afternoon round trips to Boston for free on Thursday and Friday. “The boat operator is offering two days of free...

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Spoke can – Winthrop teacher prepares for the grueling Pan-Mass Challenge

July 22, 2010
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Spoke can – Winthrop teacher prepares for the grueling Pan-Mass Challenge

When Andrea Gray returns to the Gorman/Fort Banks School next month, she’ll have some interesting stories to tell to both her colleagues and her kindergarten students. Gray will be able to converse about what it was like to ride a bicycle across the state for 163 miles in two days, and join 5,000 cyclists...

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Polino narrowly earns final spot on Committee

July 22, 2010
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Polino narrowly earns final spot on Committee

In a close vote, the School Committee and the Town Council elected Melissa Polino to fill the vacant seat on the School Committee at a joint meeting Tuesday night at the Cummings School. Polino received eight votes to edge Karen Chavis, who received six votes. School Committee Todd Sacco cast his ballot for Polino...

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State Rep.: Casino legislation is progressing

July 22, 2010
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As Gov. Deval Patrick seems to be in the mood to sink the casino gambling ship, others are working behind the scenes to make sure it stays afloat. State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) was tapped earlier this month to be one of six members of a carefully selected state legislative conference committee charged with...

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Square canvases

July 22, 2010
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Members of the Winthrop Art Association (WAA) will be taking advantage of the beautiful weather that is forecast for the weekend and offering art lovers a chance to take in some art, perhaps buy some art and still enjoy the great outdoors during Saturday’s Art on the Square, in French Square. “The Association has...

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Successful Pony League season concludes with a thrilling Mets vs. Orioles title series

July 22, 2010
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As another very successful Parks and Rec Pony League season wrapped up Saturday morning with the Mets vs the Orioles squaring off in the playoff finals. These two teams played each other for the 3rd time in 6 days. Beginning last Monday night with the pitching matchup of Dan Feeley for the Orioles and...

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Let There be Slots – Patrick should yield so lawmakers can green-light casino legislation

July 22, 2010
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Gov. Deval Patrick is a smart man who, we believe, truly wants what is best for our state and its citizens. But his opposition to slot machines at state race tracks as part of the comprehensive casino bill awaiting legislative action strikes us as oddly wrongheaded and completely out of touch with reality. It...

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Let’s Make a Deal – Cable company, not subscribers, should pay for WCAT

July 22, 2010
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With the town’s contract with Comcast up for renewal, it was nice to hear Councillor Nick DelVento publicly state his opinion that Comcast (if in fact the town selects Comcast to renew the contract) must address the needs – equipment, new technology, and otherwise – of Winthrop Community Access Television (WCAT) in the new...

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Family Fun – Don’t miss Saturday’s event at Yirrell Beach

July 22, 2010
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Don’t forget about the annual Winthrop Family Day at the Beach this Saturday. It always is an event to be enjoyed by Winthrop residents young and old, and with good weather on tap, it should be an enjoyable day for all who plan to attend.

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Police Blotter 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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July 12 5:50 a.m. — A caller requests help getting his keys back from a female acquaintance. An officer responds, but the woman has left the area. The man is given a ride to the train station. 8:18 a.m. — A family member reports that a relative is driving a car even though his...

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