Archive for February, 2012

Ready to Rumble: Asa “The Eraser” Baurle is Set for Silver Mittens Boxing Tournament

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Ready to Rumble: Asa “The Eraser” Baurle is Set for Silver Mittens Boxing Tournament

Asa Baurle is ready for the biggest fight of his young boxing career. The 11-year-old southpaw who sports the nickname “Asa the Eraser” is in training for the New England Silver Mittens Boxing Tournament that begins Monday in Lowell. Baurle will fight in the semifinals against an opponent in the 60-65 pound weight class.... »

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Departmental Consolidation Working Well, Says McKenna

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Departmental Consolidation Working Well, Says McKenna

Town Manager James McKenna told the Town Council Tuesday night that he’s pleased with the way the consolidation plan is progressing in relation to the operations of the Finance Department, Management of Information Systems (MIS) Department, and the town and School Department. McKenna implemented the plan last year in an effort to coordinate town... »

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Officials to Take Closer Look at Enterprise Accounts

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Winthrop Town Council and Winthrop Town Manager James McKenna plan to open a dialogue next week about the future of the town’s four enterprise accounts: Larsen Rink account; the water and sewer enterprise funds; and the Parks and Recreation account. “The issue is the rink obviously, it is the one that has gained... »

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Join the Crowd at Mbta Hearing: Every Winthrop Resident Has a Stake

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Town Manager James McKenna, Council President Peter Gill, and Chamber Executive Director Eric Gaynor are encouraging all residents to attend a public hearing with MBTA officials Monday night at the Senior Center to air their concerns about the possible cutback in bus service in Winthrop and proposed fare increases. The MBTA is drowning in... »

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A Good Idea: Preventative Maintenance Saves Money

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Those watching the Council meeting on WCAT Tuesday night saw the appearance of Winthrop’s new Director of Facilities, Gerald Boyle, before the council. Since his appointment, Boyle has been busy touring all town buildings, meeting with school principals and custodial staff, and getting acquainted with past town policies concerning maintenance. Boyle is also looking... »

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A Well Deserved Raise: Our Police Do a Good Job

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Town Council approved a raise for the patrol officers in the Winthrop Police Department Tuesday night. Although we certainly are living in a time of unprecedented budgetary restraints, there’s no question that the pay increase has been well earned. All of the Town Council members agreed about the worthiness of the new contract.... »

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WHS Boys Hoop Team Wins Two Games

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Winthrop High boys basketball team won two of its three encounters this past week, defeating non league rivals Lynn Tech and St. Clement’s, but dropped a key encounter with Northeastern Conference South Division rival Saugus. The latter defeat resulted in the Vikings sharing the NEC South championship with Danvers, whom Winthrop had defeated... »

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Police Blotter 02-23-2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Tuesday, February 14 Caller reports his ex-girlfriend was in his home on Nahant Avenue and he did not want her there. Officers report she was allowed in and will be leaving for the night. It was a verbal argument between boyfriend/girlfriend. Party reports side door to building on Sargent Street is open and it... »

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Obituaries 02-23-2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Fred Cerulli Member of Elks, Point Shirley Assocation and Youth Hockey Coach Fred Cerulli of Triton Avenue, Winthrop died at home on February 19 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Rose (Muto) and Ralph F. Cerulli Sr. A long time... »

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School Committee Send $208,800 Transfer Request to Town Council

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
School Committee Send $208,800 Transfer Request to Town Council

After hearing from Town Accountant Michael Bertino and School Budget Sub- Committee Chair Gary Skomro, the Winthrop School Committee voted 5-0 last Thursday night to ask the Town Council for a transfer of $208,800 to cover a projected shortfall in the Special Education budget, which was largely blamed on a “change” in budget strategy... »

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