Monthly Archives: September 2011

MGH Bicentennial Celebration

September 29, 2011
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MGH Bicentennial Celebration

To mark the 200th anniver­sary of its founding, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hosted its Bicentennial Gala on Friday, September 16, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Hosted by MGH President Peter Slavin, MD, for over 1200 guests, the evening featured a sur­prise video clip from President Obama and performances by the Tanglewood...

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Clark ‘Poofy’ Heighton Jr. : He Embodied Volunteerism and Generosity

September 29, 2011
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I did not have the pleasure of knowing Clark I. “Poofy” Heighton Jr. personally, but I am most likely the exception to the rule in Winthrop. “Poofy” was perhaps best known around town as a 37- year veteran of the Winthrop Auxiliary Police Department and Deputy Chief of that department until his death last...

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Latest MCAS Scores Show Improvement, Point to a Long Road Ahead

September 29, 2011
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New Superintendent of Schools John Macero said this week that the recent release of MCAS scores by the state, showing improvement across the board for the Winthrop School District was welcome news, “but there is still a long way to go to get where we want to be as a school district.” Among the...

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DeLeo Views Expanded Gambling Bill as a Victory in a Dreary Landscape

September 29, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo is absolutely right when he predicts three operating casinos and a slot parlor online in this state will produce a strong new stream of tax revenue for the state, produce thousands of jobs – temporary and fulltime – and contribute to the well being of every city and...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah: Local Jewish Community is Active and Vibrant

September 29, 2011
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We want to wish our Jewish friends in the community a happy and healthy new year.  Rosh Hashanah began Wednesday night, celebrating the Jewish Year 5772. Winthrop has an active and vibrant Jewish community and at Temple Tifereth Israel there are plans to build senior residences and either renovate or build a new place...

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Police Blotter 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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September 19 6:53 a.m. — A caller reports a male in a pick-up truck is going into yards and taking things in the area of Moore Street. Officers are unable to locate the subject. 7:30 a.m. — A Putnam Place resident reports a truck is partially parked on his property. An office responds and...

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Key Post is Open: Public Facilities Director Has Much Responsibility

September 29, 2011
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Townspeople have likely seen on the town’s web site the job description/scope of responsibilities for the public facilities director position that is part of the consolidation plan from Town Manager James McKenna. This is a  position that is important to the management of the town and its facilities and one that could potentially save...

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The Debate is On: Town Council President Candidates Will Participate in a Forum on Oct. 17

September 29, 2011
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We’re pleased to report that the two candidates for Council President, incumbent Jeffrey Turco and challenger Peter Gill, have agreed to participate in the Candidates Forum on Monday, October 17, that will be broadcast live on Winthrop Community Access Television (WCAT). The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and the Winthrop Sun Transcript have joined with...

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The Magic Number: Vikings Surge Past Marblhead for Their First Win of the Season

September 29, 2011
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The Winthrop Vikings showed grit, poise and improvement last Friday night at Miller Field, as they fought back from a 12-7 halftime deficit to score three touchdowns in the third quarter and grab their first win of the season, 29-12. “It was a tremendous win for us and something we needed to springboard us...

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Obituaries 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Clark Heighton, Jr. Winthrop Auxiliary Police Deputy Chief Clark I. “Poofy” Heighton, Jr. of Winthrop died at home surrounded by his friends after a courageous battle with cancer on September 22. He was 68 years old. He retired in 2007 as a maintenance worker in the hotel industry. He rose to the rank of...

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