Monthly Archives: March 2012

Incident Mars Girls’ Hockey Win in Tourney

March 8, 2012
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On Wednesday, February 29, the Winthrop High girls hockey team hosted a first round playoff game at Larsen Rink against the team from Ashland-Medway. The record shows, and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has upheld, that Winthrop won a tight 3-1 game, that was well and fairly played by the two teams on the...

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Congratulations to Our Scholar-athletes: Sportsmanship Always Has Been a Hallmark of Winthrop Athletics

March 8, 2012
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The incident that made news this week involving a parent who apparently shone a laser at an opposing goalie at a girls hockey game is one of those situations where it truly can be said that the action of one person is in no way reflective of the community at large. Winthrop athletes, coaches,...

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Yes, Winthrop is Among the Best: Boston Magazine Article Was Right on the Money

March 8, 2012
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The mention by Boston Magazine of Winthrop as a “Top 10 Place to Live” in the Boston area is well deserved, as all of us who call Winthrop our home can attest. Whenever we cross into Winthrop, whether over the Belle Isle Bridge or through Beachmont, we breathe an audible sigh of relief, knowing...

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Congratulations Tino: Local Young Man Making His Mark

March 8, 2012
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Congratulations to our favorite son, Valentino Capobianco, on his victory in Tuesday’s election for the position of Democratic State Committeeman. Tino worked very hard on his campaign and his efforts paid off with a tremendous victory, notably in Winthrop where he defeated his opponent by a 10-1 margin. Capobianco, who has a bright future,...

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Winthrop Girls Hockey Team Falls to Braintree

March 8, 2012
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The Winthrop Lady Bulldog girls hockey team engaged in a pair of dramatic encounters in Division 1 play of the MIAA state hockey tournament last week, winning their opening round contest with Medway/Ashland 3-1, but then dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Braintree. Both matches were defensive affairs, befitting of a tourney hockey game....

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Police Blotter 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28 Husband and wife came to the station to report her vehicle was vandalized on Dolphin Avenue. Caller from Shirley Street, reports possibly dark male asleep in the common hallway. Units report subject needs help from some Social Service. We will make some calls. Call of a past break on Shirley Street....

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Obituaries 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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Mary Borzillo  East Boston Resident Mary (Ferraro) Borzillo of East Boston died on march 5. She was 79 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony E Borzillo; devoted mother Jayne Borzillo and her companion, Warren Johnson of Winthrop, Michael Borzillo of Hollywood, Florida and the late Anthony Borzillo Jr.; dear...

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Gas Explosion Rips Through Home on Pleasant St., No One Injuried

March 1, 2012
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Gas Explosion Rips Through Home on Pleasant St., No One Injuried

A Pleasant Street family is counting its blessings this week, after what is being reported as an early morning gas explosion last Thursday at their home. “We’re really lucky for everybody to be here right now,” said one of the survivors, Chari Begnor, who was home with her sister, Quiana Hobson and step-father Ken...

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Harvard Honors: Winthrop’s Jillian Dempsey Nominated for College Hockey’s Kazmaier Award

March 1, 2012
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Harvard Honors: Winthrop’s Jillian Dempsey Nominated for College Hockey’s Kazmaier Award

Three years after achieving her childhood dream of entering the world’s most prestigious university, Jillian Dempsey is at the top of her sport. Dempsey, a junior at Harvard University in Cambridge, has been nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award that is given to the most outstanding Division 1 women’s hockey player in the United...

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Residents to MBTA: Don’t Cut Our Service Hundreds Pack Senior Center Hearing

March 1, 2012
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More than 200 concerned residents and users of public transportation packed into the Winthrop Senior Center Monday night at 6 p.m., to speak out against the proposed fare increases and service reductions that MBTA officials are considering in order to close a $161 million operating deficit in the MBTA budget. Among the cuts being...

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