Archive for February, 2012

Brooks Keeps Local Students Interested in Tooth Care

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Brooks Keeps Local Students Interested in Tooth Care

Dr. Howard Brooks was once one of those elementary school students to whom he now preaches the importance of caring for their teeth and gums. Brooks attended Winthrop schools (WHS Class of 1977) and studied pre-med at UMass/Amherst before graduating from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1987. Every year since then... »

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Schools Add Two Assistant Principal Jobs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Superintendent of Schools John Macero informed the Winthrop School Committee on Thursday night, that he has been able to “creatively fund” half-time assistant principal positions in each of the town’s elementary schools on an interim basis, with the temporary assistant positions taking effect this month and lasting through the end of the school year,... »

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Macero Making Mark: Hiring of Assistant Principals Makes Sense

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Superintendent of Schools John Macero is in his first full academic year, but he’s certainly stamping his own mark on the school system and its future. Macero has been very visible in his  role as the top official of our School Department, not only at the highly attended athletic events, but also at academic... »

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A Great Idea: Varone Will Hold Office Hours

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Sometimes the best ideas don’t have to be complicated or take long to institute. Such is Council Vice President Paul Varone’s plan to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month (from 5 to 7 p.m.) in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. Varone will begin his office hours on Tuesday, March... »

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To Dr. Brooks: Local Dentist Makes Visits to Our Schools

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

We’re not so sure which is more awesome: That Dr. Howard Brooks has been visiting our schools for the past 25 years and educating our students about the importance of dental health,  or that Dr. Brooks, who looks great and has so much energy, has really been a dentist for a quarter-century. (Where does... »

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Police Blotter 02-16-2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Monday, February 6 Caller reports loud argument on Shirley Street. Units report verbal and all parties advised of their rights. Wife requests an ambulance for her husband on Billows Street who is having difficulty breathing. Male from Park Avenue came to the station to report he lost or had his Visa credit card stolen.... »

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Sports 02-16-2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Boys hockey team vaults into tie for first What a difference a week makes! After the 4-2 loss to first place Danvers last Saturday, the Winthrop High boys hockey team’s hopes for a Northeastern Conference North Division championship were mathematical in nature, existing only on paper.  Danvers was in the driver’s seat for the... »

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Obituaries 02-16-2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Paul Pistone  Carpenters Union Member  Paul C. Pistone of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on February 13. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of Carpenters Union Local 218, he was the beloved husband of Madeline (Pace) Pistone with whom he shared 46 years of marriage;... »

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McKenna Seeks Part-time Auditing Firm for Winthrop

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Town Manager James McKenna proposed to the Council that the town hire an auditing firm on a part-time basis to conduct internal auditing of town departments’ budgets and financial expenditures. McKenna suggested that the Council refer the matter to the Council’s finance subcommittee so it may interview potential accounting/auditing firms. “The auditing would... »

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Council to Issue Final Decision on Polling Location on May 1

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The end is in sight for the polling location issue that has now had two extensive public airings already this year. Winthrop seniors came to Tuesday night’s Council meeting once again requesting that the Precinct 4 polling location be returned to O’Connell Hall on Golden Drive from the Winthrop Senior Center which will... »

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