Archive for December, 2011

Coming to Winthrop? Stay a While at the Town’s First Bed and Breakfast

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Coming to Winthrop? Stay a While at the Town’s First Bed and Breakfast

At the Winthrop Yacht Club almost a decade ago, Maggie Morris, former owner of Moonstruck Cafe and Luna Boutique, was talking to her friend and business partner Cindy Levins about her search for a home. “Why don’t you buy that house?” Levins said, pointing across the street to a pink, Victorian residence. Six months... »

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Mckenna Pushes to Regionalize Library Operations

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Town Manager James McKenna unveiled a plan to regionalize operations between the Winthrop and Revere Public Libraries whereby one person would serve as the director of both institutions. The Winthrop director’s position has been vacant since the resignation of Alan Thibeault, who left to become the director of the Danvers public library. McKenna told... »

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Santa Claus Set to Make His Annual Trip Through the Town

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Winthrop firefighters Local 170 announced this week that they have been in contact with Santa Claus and have finalized arrangements for the jolly old elf’s annual trip through Winthrop, beginning at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and ending at approximately 9 p.m. “The Winthrop firefighters will once again accompany Santa on his... »

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Thank You, Jeff and Jeanne: Emotional Farewell at Town Council Meeting

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

You can’t orchestrate poignant and emotional farewell occasions like those that took place at the final Town Council meeting Tuesday night as Councilor Jeanne Maggio and Council President Jeffrey Turco said their good-byes after serving on the board. Mrs. Maggio went first and in a prepared statement she began by wishing “my wonderful mother”... »

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The Time is Right: Regional Library Director Makes Sense

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Town Manager James McKenna rolled out his proposal for the vacant director’s position at the Winthrop Public Library, saying that he hopes to regionalize the position and have one person serve as the director of the Revere and Winthrop libraries. It’s certainly an idea that deserves to be considered. There would be a significant... »

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Police Blotter 12-22-2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Tuesday, December 13 Caller reports observing male striking a female inside a black vehicle exiting Governors Drive. Officers report vehicle left area prior to their arrival. Area search negative. Call of a male in a dark grey old vehicle taking whole bags of trash from barrels and putting them in his car. He went... »

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Happy Holidays: And Please Remember Those in Need

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

We realize that times are very tough for many of us, but most of us should realize that as difficult as things may be, they are even worse for countless numbers of our fellow citizens for whom the merriment and joy of the Chanukah and Christmas seasons are hollow and empty. There are countless... »

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Obituaries 12-22-2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Holten Brandi Owner of Holten Brandi Foods, Creative Chef and Educator Holten Brandi of No. Reading, formerly of West Peabody, died on December 20. A Creative Chef, he was the owner of Holten Brandi Foods, Inc., a Catering Service, for the past 36 years. He was a graduate of Cornell University and taught food... »

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Sports 12-22-2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Hoopmen win two, improve to 3-0 The Winthrop High boys basketball team defeated both of their opponents this past week to improve to 3-0 on the season The contests were a study in contrasts, as the Vikings handily dispatched Gloucester on Friday, 65-35, but then barely edged Marblehead Tuesday, 48-46. The easy victory over... »

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Council Votes to Take Land at Governor’s Pk.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Council Votes to Take Land at Governor’s Pk.

The Winthrop Town Council unanimously approved the town taking by eminent domain a parcel of land at Governor’s Park Condominium for the purpose of constructing a secondary road from Kennedy Drive, site of the Gorman/Fort Banks School and DPW headquarters. The cost for the taking of the land will be $30,000.... »

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