Monthly Archives: March 2012

Manhole Fire Caused Power Outage in Center

March 1, 2012
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A fire in a manhole near the intersection of Revere Street and Governors Park late Sunday night is being blamed for a power outage that left more than 2,100 residents without power for approximately 16 hours Sunday night into Monday and forced the closing of two schools, Town Hall, the Police Station and Library....

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Congratulations, Jillian Dempsey: Winthrop Native Nominated for National Award

March 1, 2012
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We join the Winthrop Youth Hockey program and the entire town of Winthrop in congratulating Jillian Dempsey on her nomination for  the Patty Kazmaier Award that is given to the nation’s top women’s collegiate hockey player. Jillian is a junior at Harvard University where she has distinguished herself with her outstanding athletic performance for...

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Sean Spoke with Passion: Parks and Rec. Dept. Benefits Thousands of Residents

March 1, 2012
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We hope some of Sean Driscoll’s high school football players had the chance to watch Tuesday’s Council Meeting and see their head coach deliver his presentation about the Parks and Recreation Department that he has directed to great heights for the past 12 years. It’s clear that Sean Driscoll is proud of his recreation...

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Rink Can Bring Revenue: Town Council Member Letterie Makes Good Points

March 1, 2012
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Was Councilor James Letterie just showing off (we’re just kidding, Jim) his knowledge of all things Larsen Rink and youth hockey at the special Town Council meeting Tuesday about enterprise funds in the town?  Letterie, who is member of the Rink Committee, made the point that if Larsen Rink can be the first-class facility...

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Presidential Primary Tuesday: Reminder That There Are Just Two Polling Places in the Town

March 1, 2012
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There is a Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday and we remind Winthrop voters that only two polling locations will be available, one at the Winthrop Middle School and the other at the Senior Center. Shuttle transportation will be provided for seniors. There is not expected to be a large turnout, although local resident Valentino...

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Vikings Cruise Past Tewksbury in Tourney Opener; Face Second Seeded Boston Latin Tonight in Woburn

March 1, 2012
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The Winthrop High boys hockey team made a successful debut in the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA State Hockey Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Tewksbury Tuesday evening in Stoneham. Winthrop now moves on to the next round against Boston Latin tonight (Thursday) in Woburn at 6:00. The Vikings took a 1-0...

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Police Blotter 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21 Female caller from Crystal Cove Avenue reports her brother is acting crazy. Officers report party had left prior to their arrival. The individual has active warrants. Officers reports verbal argument between brother and sister. Officer reports locating a 13-year old juvenile in front of Seven Eleven. The juvenile reports that he...

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Obituaries 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Norma Merrihew Member of Winthrop Mixed Lodge Sons of Italy Norma L. (Porreca) Merrihew of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at home on February 18 surrounded by her loving family. She was employed at Sears Roebuck and NAFA at the US Coast Guard Base in Boston and was also a longtime nanny, becoming...

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