Archive for May, 2011

Post Position: Newspaper Counts WHS among the Best in the State

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Post Position: Newspaper Counts WHS among the Best in the State

The news coming from one of the nation’s greatest newspapers is great news for Winthrop High School. The Washington (D.C.) Post newspaper has selected Winthrop High School as the 17th best high school in Massachusetts. Boston Latin, arguably one of the premier public high schools in the country, is ranked No. 3 on the... »

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Public Safety: Winthrop Plays a Big Role in Large-scale Security Exercise

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Public Safety: Winthrop Plays a Big Role in Large-scale Security Exercise

Though it is easily one of the smallest communities that make up the Boston area UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative – a federal Homeland Security designation), Winthrop last weekend played a very large role in the UASI’s largest full-scale training exercise to date. Urban Shield was the name that was given to the two-day, eight... »

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Lady Vikings at NEC Meet

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Lady Vikings at NEC Meet

Amy Sena, Lexi Vaccaro, and Lauren LoPresti scored points for the Winthrop High girls track team in last Saturday’s Northeastern Conference All League Meet held in Lynn. Sena and Vaccaro took fourth places, Amy in the 400 low hurdles in a time of 71.16 and Lexi in the triple jump with a final landing... »

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Officer Callinan is making his Mark

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Officer Callinan is making his Mark

Crime scene course pays dividends in B&E case A recent decision by Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty to invest in crime scene processing training for members of the Winthrop patrol staff, seems to be paying dividends for the understaffed and budget conscious police department. “During a recent response to a call for a breaking and entering,... »

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Winthrop and Revere Move to Combine Dispatch Services

Friday, May 27th, 2011

In a sign of combining resources, the Revere City Council took the first step towards a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center with the Town of Winthrop, approving an agreement between the two municipalities on Monday night. The Revere City Council voted 10-0 to approve a preliminary agreement between Revere and Winthrop for the operation of... »

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Police Blotter 05-26-2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

May 16 8:49 a.m. — A Beal Street resident came in to the station to report being the victim of a check cashing scam. 2:08 a.m. — A bus company calls to report a driver is “having a problem” with a customer. Officers responded and took the customer to the Orient Heights Station. 7:26... »

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Recognition for WHS: Ranking among Top High Schools in Massachusetts is Welcome News

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The Washington Post, one of the nation’s most illustrious daily newspapers, has named Winthrop High School as the 17th best high school in the state of Massachusetts. The honor was based on a school’s Advanced Placement academic program and its curriculum offerings and how challenging they are for students. We understand that one out... »

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Ferry Service: Terminal Groundbreaking an Auspicious Occasion for Winthrop

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), the coming of railroad lines to Winthrop, designed originally to bring summer visitors to our town (which at that time was one of the principal summer season destinations north of Boston), fueled the growth and development of Winthrop to such an extent that it... »

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Thank You, Ed Markey: Congressman Secured the Funds for Ferry Terminal

Friday, May 27th, 2011

While on the subject of the ferry terminal groundbreaking, we would note that it’s always great to see our Congressman, Edward J. Markey, the dean of the New England Congressional delegation, in town. We would note that it was Congressman Markey’s efforts that paved the way to bring the ferry project to Winthrop.   »

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Tickets still Available: E.B. Newton Fundraiser this Saturday

Friday, May 27th, 2011

We hear that tickets are still available for the town gala Saturday night to benefit the E.B. Newton School and the wonderful transformation of that building into a cultural and historic center for the town. Several organizations in the town have stepped up to defray the overall expenses. We hope our readers will support... »

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