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Obituaries 07-28-2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

John Murphy, Jr. Retired Winthrop Fire Department Captain John F. Murphy, Jr. of Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on July 18. He was 85 years old. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus #162 and the American Legion Post #146 and... »

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Town Fare: Viking Taxi Owner makes a Pitch for Fare Hike Within Town Limits

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Town Fare: Viking Taxi Owner makes a Pitch for Fare Hike Within Town Limits

The Town Council will vote at its Aug. 2 meeting whether to grant a request made by Russell Gillis, owner of Viking Taxi, to increase fares for taxi transportation within the town. The Council held a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night. Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers, a member of the council’s finance committee, opened... »

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Church Sold; Plans are Being Formulated

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Church Sold; Plans are Being Formulated

The friendly church at the beach has been sold and will most likely be developed into apartments.  Union Congregational Church on Tewksbury Street – just a stone’s throw from Winthrop Beach – recently sold its church building and its large parking lot to Paul J. Ferrara Sr. – a developer based on Revere Street.... »

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DeLeo: Debate will Begin in September

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
DeLeo: Debate will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major... »

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Public Works Director has an Offer to Leave Town

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Winthrop Public Works Director David Hickey has been offered a job as public works director for another community, at a significant pay increase and could accept the position as early as next week. When contacted, Hickey declined to elaborate, but did say that he has not yet tendered his resignation to the town. He... »

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Moore Brings a Lot to Humanities Post

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

When new Winthrop Schools Superintendent John Macero announced last week that he was promoting educator and curriculum coordinator Connie Moore to the position of Director of Humanities for the school district, it was an acknowledgement of both Moore’s fine work and background as an educator, and the district’s need to align its studies vertically... »

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Time has come for Casino Legislation: Legislature, Governor Need to Get it Done

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

There can be doubt now that the debate about expanded gaming for Massachusetts, and by that we mean casinos, will begin in earnest on Beacon Hill after Labor Day. Speaking at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce’s legislative luncheon Monday at the Lodge of Elks, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo personally delivered the... »

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An Anchor on the Line: Top Recruit with ties to Winthrop is Bound for the Naval Academy

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Luke Smith sure would’ve looked good in a Winthrop football uniform. Smith, 18-year-old son of former Winthrop resident Leslie Dowd Smith and former Brookline High athlete Brian Smith, nephew of Jack Dowd of Winthrop, and grandson of Ann Dowd of Winthrop Street, just happens to be one of the best high school football players... »

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Winthrop’s Loss … Will be Wellesley’s Gain if Hickey Leaves

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The news that Winthrop’s DPW Director, Dave Hickey, may accept an offer to take over a similar job in the Town of Wellesley should come as no surprise to Winthrop residents. First and foremost, Dave has proven himself to be an outstanding head of our DPW from the time he assumed the post in... »

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Obituaries 07-21-2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Janet Finely  Winthrop Librarian  Janet S. Finely of Golden Drive, Winthrop died suddenly at home on July 13. She was 68 years old. Born in North Reading, she was the daughter of the late Ruth and William Mason. A resident of Medford for many years, she moved to Winthrop over 20 years ago. She... »

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