Archive for July, 2011

Blue and Gold … and the Blue Notes, Too: Concert Fundraiser Aug. 6 at Miller Field

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Blue and Gold … and the Blue Notes, Too: Concert Fundraiser Aug. 6 at Miller Field

The Viking Pride Foundation is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser. Riding high after the success of its first-ever concert fundraiser featuring Tavares, the Foundation will host a concert at Miller Field on Saturday, August 6 with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes as the headliner and Evelyn “Champagne” King as the opening... »

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Kamal Begins Tenure as WCC Curator

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Kamal Begins Tenure as WCC Curator

Yasmina Kamal has officially begun her duties as curator of the Winthrop Cultural Center located on the first floor at E.B. Newton School Building on Pauline Street. The Cultural Center consists of the Clock Tower Art Gallery, the Winthrop Heritage Room, the Lyceum, a meeting room, a kitchen administrative offices, and a soon-to-be-opened library... »

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Firefighters Are at the Heart of Heat Wave

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Winthrop Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Paul Flanagan was happy to report this week that the town’s emergency contingency plan  to provide three cooling stations during the worst of last week’s record heat wave were not extensively used by residents.. Unfortunately, that didn’t mean an easy week for local firefighters. “At the cooling... »

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Cummings School Principal is Leaving for Post in Georgetown

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

After seven years as principal of the Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School in Winthrop, Brian Gill is leaving his position to lead another school. Gill accepted the job as principal of the Georgetown (Mass.) Middle School last Thursday. He has resigned from his Winthrop position effective August 12 and will begin his new job... »

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Peter Gill Considers a Run for Presidency

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Peter Gill said that he is “contemplating” a run for the position of president of the Winthrop Town Council. Gill has issued the following statement: “Several local residents for whom I have a great deal of respect have contacted me and expressed their desire for me to consider running for Town Council President. They... »

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Thank You, Brian Gill: Best Wishes to Distinguished Educator

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Brian Gill, the popular principal of the Cummings Elementary School, has announced that he will be leaving the Winthrop school system to take the position as the principal of the Georgetown Middle School. Brian, 45, is a dedicated educator  and administrator. He is a Winthrop native  who understood our community and who always strove... »

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Lingering Questions: Answers Needed to Avoid Future Problems

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Although the Fiesta Carnival has come and gone (and by all indications it was successful and uneventful), the manner in which the carnival suddenly appeared  and the ire it invoked among townspeople require that questions be asked and answers given in order to avoid problems of this nature in the future. Town Counsel Kopelman... »

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Political Pot Stirring: Gill Considering a Run for Council Presidency

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The fallout from the controversial decision to bring a carnival to town without notice to anyone until a few days before the carnival opened continued this week with the announcement by long time resident Peter Gill that he may run for the Town Council Presidency. We know Peter wasn’t happy about the recent carnival... »

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Welcome to Town: New Curator is a Big Plus for Cultural Center

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We want to join the town in welcoming Yasmina Kamal to her new position as curator of the Winthrop Cultural Center, which is located on the first floor of the E.B. Newton School Building. Yasmina will be a great asset to the town with her strong background in the arts and cultural administration. She... »

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Police Blotter 07-28-2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

July 18 9:02 a.m. — A Charles Street resident reports that a kid in the neighborhood damaged her fence while playing a game of “manhunt.” Officers speak to the youth, who will fix the two broken pickets. 9:34 a.m. — A Seal Harbor resident reports that she has been receiving harassing phone calls on... »

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