Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jazz Singer Fondly Recalls Growing Up in Winthrop

October 27, 2011
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Jane Campedelli may be living in Jacksonville but her heart will always be in Winthrop. “I went to Winthrop High School and graduated in 1964,” said Campedelli. Just after her graduation, she started singing with jazz groups at well-known clubs throughout the Boston area and on jazz cruises. Campedelli, whose mother Lorraine Gifford Campedelli...

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Election Countdown: Campaigns Race to the Finish Line

October 27, 2011
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For those who love good old-fashioned political races, incumbent Council President Jeffrey Turco and challenger Peter Gill are providing Winthrop residents with spirited and highly visible campaigns for the position of Council President. It’s hard not to notice the many lawn signs and the presence of the two candidates and their supporters holding signs...

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Forum Was a Success: Event Was, as Usual, Highly Informative

October 27, 2011
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All we can say is congratulations to Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, his staff, including event coordinator Barbara Bishop, and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center for sponsoring such an outstanding women’s health forum Tuesday night at the Cummings School. The event drew one of the largest turnouts in recent years and it...

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Traffic Happens: An Accident Can Snarl Even the Best-laid Plans

October 27, 2011
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A resident who commutes daily on the Belle Isle Bridge informed us that there was a major traffic jam heading out of town during rush hour recently, but that when the resident tried to use the other route (Revere Street) out of town, access also was not very good. That news no doubt comes...

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A Frank Statement: Sophomore Rb Corbett-frank Scores Three Touchdowns in One-point Victory over Pentucket

October 27, 2011
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Sophomore running back Jordan Corbett-Frank ran for three touchdowns last Saturday at Pentucket to help the Vikings improve to a 4-3 record and first place in the Cape Ann/ Northeast Tier 3 division. The final score was 21-20 in favor of WHS. Corbett-Frank totaled 19 carries for just 54 yards, but head coach Sean...

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Police Blotter 10-27-2011

October 27, 2011
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Monday, October 17 Female calls to report that her ex-husband keeps calling her cell phone and hanging up. Message was let on his phone to stop calling or charges will follow. Caller reports a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Cutler Street. Party reports a transformer is sparking on a pole intermittently on Shore...

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Obituaries 10-27-2011

October 27, 2011
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Col. Dorothy Chambers  Retired US Army nurse Dorothy E., (Hughes) Colonel, ANC USAR (Retired) died in Melrose on February 7, 2011. Born in East Boston in 1919, the daughter of Richard O. and Emma L. (Thurston) Hughes, after her early education in Winthrop schools, she earned a B.S. degree in nursing from Simmons College...

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Compare, Contrast: Council President Debate a Big Success

October 20, 2011
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Compare, Contrast: Council President Debate a Big Success

Incumbent Council President Jeffrey Turco and his challenger Peter Gill stepped in front of the cameras at WCAT Monday night, each hoping to convince voters who haven’t already made up their minds, that they are deserving of their vote on election day. In the end, viewers were largely left to consider the record of...

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An Interesting Idea: Viewing Meetings on the Web

October 20, 2011
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An interesting idea, first proposed by Council President Jeffrey Turco, is the possibility of televising all Winthrop town government meetings on the Internet so residents will be able to follow developments from the town’s committees and boards on an instantaneous basis. Turco said the televising of all meetings is done in Sacramento, California, and...

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Display of Excellence: Perfect MCAS Scores Are a Source of Pride for Our Schools

October 20, 2011
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The ceremony honoring the 23 students who recorded perfect scores on the MCAS exam was evidence that great things are happening in classrooms throughout our school system and  is proof that our schools are providing the opportunity to thrive and excel under the direction of a dedicated teaching staff on a daily basis. There...

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