Archive for March, 2012

Garden Greatness: Winthrop’s Devin Thompson Scores 25 Points at the Garden to Lead St. Mary’s to State Title

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Garden Greatness: Winthrop’s Devin Thompson Scores 25 Points at the Garden to Lead St. Mary’s to State Title

He’s definitely one that got away, a dynamite basketball player that took his long-range game from Winthrop to St. Mary’s High School in Lynn and became a star. Surely, Dave Brown would loved to have seen the sharpshooting 6-foot-2-inch Devin Thompson playing in his Winthrop High program but he had enrolled at St. Mary’s... »

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Gill Asks for Clarification on SC Transfer Request

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Gill Asks for Clarification on SC Transfer Request

Council President Peter Gill has asked the town manager to compile a report on a $208,800 transfer request from the School Committee that would be taken from the town’s free cash fund. Gill was quick to denounce the request when it was read at the Council meeting Tuesday night. “I’m very concerned about this... »

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School Committee to Unveil Budget Thursday Night Meeting Starts at 6 P.m. at Cummings School

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Winthrop School Committee will unveil its proposed budget for the fiscal 2013 year at Thursday night’s School Committee meeting at the Arthur Cummings school, beginning at 6 p.m. The first budget of new Superintendent John Macero is expected to be presented to the School Committee for their consideration and discussion at 6 p.m.,... »

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Not a Good Situation: Council Pres. Gill Not Happy About $208,800 Transfer

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The job of Council President in not an easy one. As the elected leader of town government and a member of the School Committee, you have to follow closely all aspects of town operations. Council President Peter Gill has maintained a positive, upbeat outlook in his first three months of office, but it was... »

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Shuttle is a Great Idea: Calla’s Proposal Needs Speedy Consideration

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

We were encouraged to hear that the town’s ferry service to Boston drew as many as 9,000 passengers last year and that it will be resuming on Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer. That’s why Councillor Linda Calla’s idea to start a shuttle service in the town to and from the Town... »

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Apology Has Been Made: Insulting Comments Have No Place in Our Community

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

We understand that one of our town’s most civic-minded residents, someone who truly enjoys being a part of the entire Town Council experience and has come up with some excellent suggestions in the public comment portion of the meeting, has apologized for his remark at a recent meeting. The resident has addressed the situation... »

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St. John’s CYO Girls Basketball Team Wins State Title

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The St. John’s CYO Cadet seventh-and-eighth-grade girls basketball team is No. 1 in Massachusetts after stunning St. Adelaide’s of Peabody, 28-24, in the championship game Saturday at Milton High School. St. Adelaide’s had defeated St. John’s by 20 points in the North Shore CYO League championship game, but Winthrop somehow found a way to... »

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Police Blotter 03-22-2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Tuesday, March 13 Caller from Shirley Street states that her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend is banging on the windows and doors and appears intoxicated. Officers reports that brother picked up his sister and the motor vehicle. Peace restored. Party from Cottage Avenue reports his mother is not feeling well and needs to be transported to the... »

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Obituaries 03-22-2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Stephen Collins, Sr. Former employee of Suffolk Downs Stephen F. Collins, Sr. died unexpectedly in Revere on March 19. He was 70 years old. A member of Iron Workers Union Local #7 and OSI-Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge of Revere, he was an employee of the Saugus School System and a former employee of Suffolk Downs... »

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Vikings Fall Short to Wilimgton in State Semifinals

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Vikings Fall Short to Wilimgton in State Semifinals

Bobby Clewer received one of those roars from the crowd that you only hear in the State Tournament. Winthrop’s senior forward had dramatically tied the game at 2-2 just 26 seconds after Wilmington had gone ahead in the third period. Clewer athletically pounced on teammate Mitch Paulson’s shot that hit the post and rocketed... »

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