Archive for November, 2010

Rec room – Parks and Recreation settles in to new space

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Parks and Recreation Department Director Sean Driscoll said this week that the department’s move from the third floor of the old EB Newton School and into the Middle School is going well. “The transition has really been pretty smooth,” said Driscoll. “It’s getting there. We’ve got the whole inside area wired now for computers... »

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Two volunteers are needed to serve on technology committee

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Winthrop school department is looking for two residents to volunteer to serve on a newly forming technology curriculum committee, which would serve the school district by helping to draft a new school technology plan, develop the goals of that plan and then monitor progress on the plan going forward. Peter Manoogian, a longtime... »

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Soccer teams compete in MIAA State Tournament

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Boys shut out Lowell Catholic, fall to Rockport The Winthrop High boys soccer team won its opening round game in the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA State Tournament against Lowell Catholic on Saturday, 3-0, but then fell victim to bad luck in a 5-1 loss to Rockport on Tuesday. “We played our... »

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A Nice Precedent – Town Council’s recognition of Winthrop High School scholars is well-deserved

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

We applaud Councillor Nicholas DelVento’s motion to recognize the Winthrop High School students who were selected to receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarships as a result of their superior scores on the MCAS exams. These students are eligible to receive scholarships to any state college because of their academic record and MCAS score. Recognizing... »

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It’s About Time – Teachers, town close in on a new deal

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

We understand a tentative agreement has been reached between the town and the Winthrop Teachers Union on a new contract. The teachers reportedly were planning to meet to ratify the new agreement as the Sun Transcript was going to press. We know we join with all concerned parties in expressing our relief that this... »

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What Might Have Been – John F. Kennedy was elected President 50 years ago this week

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these, “It might have been.” Fifty years ago this week (November 8, 1960), Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy was elected the 35th President of the United States. Although Kennedy won the Electoral College by a fair amount (303-219), he prevailed by only... »

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Police Blotter 11-10-2010

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

November 1 3:49 a.m. — Officers break up a party of approximately 20 people at a Shirley Street apartment. 5:32 a.m. — A caller reports a suspicious vehicle in front of his house on Summit Avenue. The driver was waiting to pick up her boyfriend to drive him to work. 12:27 p.m. — An... »

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Obituaries 11-10-2010

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Frederick ‘Bunky’ Riley Retired Deer Island House of Corrections Deputy Master Frederick F. "Bunky" Riley of Quincy, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 8. He was the retired Suffolk County House of Corrections Deputy Master, Deer Island, for 27 years and an employee of the Firemen’s Fund Insurance Company. The beloved husband of Rita... »

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‘Veterans Day ceremonies to begin at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Winthrop Veterans Agent Larry Holmes announced this week that the town’s Veterans Day ceremonies will take place on Thursday, November 11 at 11 a.m. on the Town Hall lawn, with wreaths laid at the base of the town’s World War II memorial and a short ceremony that will include members of the various veterans... »

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Town recognizes State Police for assistance to WPD

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The Town of Winthrop presented a certificate of appreciation to State Trooper Christopher Donahue of the Massachusetts State Police for helping the Winthrop Police Department solve two major crimes that occurred in the town. Town Manager James McKenna, Police Chief Terence Delehanty, and Detective Lieutenant Brian Perrin participated in the ceremony that was held... »

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