Archive for January, 2012

A Soviet Sports Expert Living in Winthrop: Eruzione’s Olympic Goal from Soviet Perspective

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
A Soviet Sports Expert Living in Winthrop: Eruzione’s Olympic Goal from Soviet Perspective

Call it ice irony. Arthur Chidlovski is one of the foremost experts on Soviet hockey history and the team’s dominant reign in international competition in the 1960s and 1970s. He appeared on the NBC Sports Network’s documentary “Cold War: the 1972 Summit Series and is often called upon by television and radio shows for... »

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WHS Football Banquet

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
WHS Football Banquet

Winthrop High football coach Sean Driscoll praised the seniors for their leadership and their contri­butions to the program. Winthrop was edged out for the league title in a tough loss to Newburypo­rt. The team rebounded to defeat Revere in the Thanksgiving game. Shown at the awards banquet Sunday night are Viking seniors Mitchell Paulson,... »

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Local Seniors Question Polling Location Change

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Councilors Larry Powers requested that Town Clerk Carla Vitale be invited to the next meeting of the Council to give her input on the relocation of the polling place at O’Connell Hall on Golden Drive to the Winthrop Senior Center. The new polling location will be used for the first time for the Massachusetts... »

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Community Members to Be Honored at Chamber Awards Night Jan. 27

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual Kick-Off Dinner and Awards Night on Friday, January 27 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 elegant Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport will once again host... »

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Further Review Needed: Homeowners Can Meet with Appraisal Firm

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Ken Rodgers, president of K.R.T. Appraisal, and Rob Tozier, vice president, did their best to try to explain the methodology used regarding their property assessments for 2012. They gave a power point presentation (which, thanks to the diligence of assistant finance director Michelle Karas, is now up on the town Web Site) and tried... »

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Calla Represents Her Constituents: Councilor Had to Be in Two Places at Once

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Precinct 6 Councilor Linda Calla had one of those tough decisions that public officials have to make Tuesday night with the scheduling of two meetings at the same time: the regularly scheduled Council meeting and a Precinct 6 community meeting to discuss with residents the redevelopment of the Temple Tifereth Israel property. Not being... »

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Town Clerk Should Be Heard: Powers is Right to Seek Vitale’s Input

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

It would have been very easy for the Town Council to go ahead and restore the polling place at O’Connell Hall for the Massachusetts Presidential Primary election on March 6. Peg Lyons, executive director of the Housing Authority, and Nancy Williams, executive director of the Senior Center, spoke very articulately (and the Winthrop seniors... »

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WHS Hockey Team Easily Dispatches Revere and Lynn

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Winthrop High hockey team handily defeated two Northeastern Conference opponents this past week, dispatching Revere, 5-1, last Wednesday, and Lynn, 11-1, Saturday at Larsen. The contest at Revere’s Cronin Rink saw the Vikings assert their dominance early. However, the scoreboard showed a 0-0 deadlock at the first horn and then displayed a 1-0... »

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Police Blotter 01-19-2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Tuesday, January 10 Party reports a male in a silver/gray motor vehicle is parked on Waldemar Avenue and looking around with binoculars. Officer reports speaking with an investigator who is working in the area. A copy of a harassment prevention order was received for our records. National Grid employee requests assistance on Banks Street.... »

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Obituaries 01-19-2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Marie Ann Jordan Smith Former Winthrop Resident Marie Ann (Jordan) Smith, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 11surrounded by her daughters, Donna Marie and Marybeth, and her granddaughter EmilyAnn. She worked for many years as a switchboard operator and receptionist beginning with New England Telephone. She also worked as a cocktail waitress in Boston during... »

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