Monthly Archives: August 2010

Wonderland Closed – After 75 years the Greyhound Park locks its doors with little fanfare

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland Closed – After 75 years the Greyhound Park locks its doors with little fanfare

A simple sign hung on the front door Thursday morning at Wonderland Greyhound Park. There were no press conferences held or historic photos rolled out. For many years a recreational destination for many Winthrop residents and Revere’s largest employer for decades and its claim to fame for years just sputtered out of existence with...

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Local and state police investigating alleged stabbing

August 25, 2010
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A brazen daylight attack of a local man, reportedly by two members of a motorcycle gang, is being investigated by Winthrop Police and the State Police Major Crimes Unit as a possible stabbing incident that erupted out of a dispute over ownership of a motorcycle. The incident took place at approximately 2 p.m. last...

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At long last, the end is near! – Putnam area roadway project to be completed in next two weeks

August 25, 2010
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As the end of August draws nearer, many residents and businesses in the center business district of town have been frustrated at the pace of a major water-sewer and roadway replacement project that has dragged on almost two months longer than originally scheduled. Though it is cold comfort to residents and business owners who...

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Rain wreaks havoc with Viking football camp – Positional battles give coaches something to think about

August 25, 2010
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Winthrop High football opened its annual training camp this week amidst the first significant rains of the entire summer and the wet weather has the team and the coaching staff playing catch up as they prepare for their first controlled scrimmage of the pre-season on Saturday at home against Newburyport at 1 p.m. “It’s...

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Warren White a great choice – School Committee made fine selection for Acting Supt.

August 25, 2010
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The Winthrop School Committee made an excellent choice in appointing Warren White as the Acting Superintendent of Winthrop schools. The Committee was meeting in executive session Wednesday to discuss the proposed contract for Mr. White and we hope an agreement is reached so he can begin serving as superintendent. We have known Mr. White...

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There goes Swifty… – Wonderland’s closing marks end of an era

August 25, 2010
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The end of an era came last Thursday when nearby Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere closed its doors for good, ending 75 years of operation. At the height of Wonderland’s popularity, there were large crowds every night. Its dining room was packed with guests who wanted great food and an entertaining night of wagering...

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Summer’s waning days

August 25, 2010
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While the last few days have seen inclement weather, the weatherman says things will be warming up again, giving Winthrop residents another taste of summer. It has been a great summer, weather wise, up until the last few days and hopefully we’ll see a lot more 80-degree days and beach weather through September. We...

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Police Blotter 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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Monday, August 16 12:10 AM: Officer Turner responded to a report of a loud group on a balcony at Governor’s Drive. He ordered the group inside for the night. 6:53 AM: A caller reported three individuals were in a MV on Grandview ave. and that they were changing their clothes. The caller said that...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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John Nicolas Marine biologist John Robert Nicolas of Cotuit, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on July 30 while at sea aboard the research vessel Marcus G. Langseth. He was 62 years old. Born in Winthrop on December 22, 1947 to Arthur Joseph Nicolas and Mary Stephens Nicolas, he was one of five children. He...

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You better shape up – Residents are organizing a competition in the spirit of TV’s ‘Biggest Loser’

August 18, 2010
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You better shape up – Residents are organizing a competition in the spirit of TV’s ‘Biggest Loser’

Winthrop residents Michael A. Miccichi and Alyssa C. Foley, calling on their own personal experiences with health and fitness issues in the past, are teaming up with local public relations and marketing consultant Michelle Bishop and a pair of local personal trainers to create a health and fitness program aimed at helping Winthrop residents...

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