Archive for December, 2011

Osborne Reflects on Her Years on Winthrop School Committee

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Osborne Reflects on Her Years on Winthrop School Committee

Mary Lou Osborne, former chairperson of the Winthrop School Committee, has stepped down after serving on the committee for seven years. She was first elected to a three-year term on the committee in May, 2004. When Winthrop changed its form of government in 2007, she was re-elected to a four-year term, and also served... »

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Gill to Take Oath as New Council President Tues.

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Peter Gill will take the oath of office as the new president of the Winthrop Town Council at the swearing-in ceremony to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School Cafetorium. Gill was elected in November, defeating incumbent President Jeffrey Turco, who served for two years as the leader... »

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Community Heroes Will Be Honored by WCC at January Installation Dinner

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

As a way to recognize those who work for the betterment of our community, and to launch the year with their new leadership team, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual Kick-Off Dinner & Awards Night on Friday, January 27.  The Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport will once again host this... »

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Inauguration Set for January 3: the Peter Gill Era Begins with Many Challenges Ahead

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The swearing-in ceremony for our town officials, led by incoming Council President Peter Gill, is scheduled for this Tuesday, January. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School. Town Manager James McKenna will preside over the inauguration program which is always an exciting occasion and represents a new beginning. This year that’s especially true... »

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Police Blotter 12-29-2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Tuesday, December 20  Male caller hears yelling from the apartment above his on Irwin Street. Officers report verbal argument between boyfriend/girlfriend. The female had left prior to their arrival. Husband caller requesting medical for his wife on Winthrop Street. Winthrop Fire and ambulance notified. Daughter requests a well-being check on her mother on Golden... »

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Happy New Year: Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. But last year we printed the poem in its entirety and it was well received. Although it was published in 1850,  the thoughts expressed in it are timeless. Indeed, one could apply every... »

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Ring out Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false,... »

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Sports 12-29-2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

WHS girls hockey team wins three straight The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog girls hockey team has run off a string of three impressive victories to improve to 3-1 on the season. Coach Anthony Martucci’s squad began its winning streak with a dominating 4-1 triumph over Masconomet. The final score was not indicative of the... »

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Obituaries 12-29-2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Robert Adamson Amtrak Retiree Robert F. Adamson of Central Street, Peabody died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 22 after a brief illness. He was 64 years old. Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Frances (Devine) and James Adamson. A resident of Winthrop, Revere and Peabody, he was... »

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Ogus is a Unanimous Selection to the Licensing Commission

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Ogus is a Unanimous Selection to the Licensing Commission

In a surprising development the Winthrop Town Council unanimously approved the appointment of former chairman Gerald Ogus to the Winthrop Licensing Commission at its meeting Tuesday night. Donald J. Kearney (chairman) and Maureen Canavan (vice chairman) were also appointed to the commission but it was Ogus’s appointment – whose name did not appear on... »

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