Archive for October, 2011

Vigil Was a Success: WPD Supports Victims of Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

There was an excellent turnout for the HarborCOV candlelight vigil Tuesday in front of the E.B. Newton School building (Winthrop Cultural Center), the purpose of which was to heighten public awareness of domestic violence issues. Police Chief Terence Delehanty and members of the department, including event coordinators  Judy Racow and Sean Delehanty, were out... »

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Michael Riley  Finance Manager Michael A. Riley, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died unexpectedly at his Saugus home on October 6. He was 62 years old. Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1966 graduate of Revere High School. He went to work for York Olds more than 30 years ago and became... »

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Mend but Don’t Break: EBNHC is Opting for a Rehab over a Demolition

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Mend but Don’t Break: EBNHC is Opting for a Rehab over a Demolition

Nearly everyone was on hand last Friday for the groundbreaking of the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) that is slated to be built in the Town Center. After starting out this year with a proposal to knock down the current building and rebuild a new building, the EBNHC changed paths earlier this... »

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Fresh Air Injected into Long-awaited Renourishment Beach Project

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Winthrop Beach Renourishment project that will bring more than 650,000 cubic yards of sand to the ever eroding beach on Shore Drive took a major leap late last week and will likely be permitted and approved in a matter of months. This comes after 10 years of wrangling and arguing about the project... »

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Powers Withdraws Motion Calling for Local Referendum

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Town Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers withdrew his motion to hold a referendum that would have given Winthrop residents an opportunity to vote whether they favor or oppose a casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Powers said when he made the motion two weeks he had not yet read the legislation coming out of the... »

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Sunny Days Ahead: Beach Restoration Project is on Track

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

It was great news for those who have been following the Winthrop Beach restoration project with the announcement by the office of the State Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs that the DCR can proceed to the permitting of this project that is intended to provide critical storm protection and to enhance and preserve... »

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Thanks, Alan: Libray Director Performed Well Through Thick and Thin

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Town of Winthrop is losing another valued and outstanding department head, Library Director Alan Thibeault, who is heading to nearby Danvers to run the operations of that town’s public library. We always have found Mr. Thibeault to be professional, accessible, and well-organized in making sure that our public library’s offerings could be the... »

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Election Intensifies: Interest High in Council President Race

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

If we may quote Kathleen Cappuccio, who wrote in her letter to the Sun-Transcript this week: “I was born and raised in Winthrop and have lived in this great town for most of my life. I cannot recall in recent years such excitement in Winthrop over a town election. It is inspiring to see... »

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Beverly Wins Big: Vikings Must Regroup Quickly for Tonight’s Game at Weston

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Winthrop Vikings battled a wet and wild Saturday afternoon last week and ended up falling in a 35-7 loss at Beverly, that dropped them to 1-3 on the season. The loss will be followed by a short turnaround this week as Winthrop travels to Weston tonight (Thursday, Oct. 6) for a rare Thursday... »

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Obituaries 10-06-2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Anna Crosby  East Boston resident Anna A. (Minerva) Crosby of East Boston died on October 3. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Crosby with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Ann Cinelli and Laura Mero and her husband, Leonard, all of East Boston; dear sister... »

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