Archive for July, 2012

Obituaries 07-26-2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Marie Turner Longtime Winthrop Public Servant Marie T. Turner (Ambrose), longtime Winthrop Public Servant and Activist died at her late residence on Wednesday, July 25. She was 81 years old. She first was employed by the Town in 1963 and continued in various capacities until the time of her death. She was the first... »

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Performing Arts: Heather Buccini Acting in Annie at NSMT

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Performing Arts: Heather Buccini Acting in Annie at NSMT

When Jill Buccini and her nine-year-old daughter, Heather, arrived for the auditions for “Annie” at the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT), the line stretched out the door and down the hall. More than four hundred girls, ages 8-13, had shown up to compete for seven coveted roles as orphans in the musical production of... »

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Bringing Home more State Aid

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Bringing Home more State Aid

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo personally delivered a check to the Town Council for $88,379.14 as the result of a grant that he was able to secure for the town, offsetting the cost of the ferry terminal project and the Norm Siefert Ferry terminal building. Town Manager James McKenna publicly commended the... »

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Fall Sports Registration Set for July 23 and 31; Hoop Coach Selection Looming

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Athletic Director Peter Gobiel said this week that the department will host to registration nights for 2013 fall sports on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 31. Registration times will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on each night at the Winthrop High School gymnasium. “This is just like what we’ve done in the... »

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Council Casino Committee Appointed

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Council President Peter Gill has appointed Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers, and Councilors Craig Mael and Russell Sanford to the Council’s casino committee. The committee, which held its first meeting Monday night, will serve as the liaison between the Council and officials at Suffolk Downs in relation to the $1 billion casino/resort that Suffolk is proposing... »

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The Debate on Fees: School Comm. to Debate Athletic Registration Fee; State Does Not Award Elt Grants to Local Schools

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Superintendent of Schools John Macero confirmed this week that the School Committee is likely to debate a proposal to establish a one-time per year Athletic User Registration fee of $50 on Thursday night, following a sometimes heated discussion and tabling of the same motion at the previous meeting last month. “That is really the... »

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Pellegriti Speaks: Little League Should Listen

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

You wouldn’t expect Peter Pellegriti to sit on the sidelines during this recent controversy in Winthrop Little League that led to long-time board member Jack Dowd being dismissed from the organization after 26 years of service. We almost feel like harkening back to the old E.F. Hutton commercial in which they say, “When E.F.... »

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Police Blotter 07-19-2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Monday, July 9 Caller reports a group behind the rear of Governors Park making noise and having their car radios turned up. Units report moving the group out of the area while others went inside their apartments on the scene. Wife from Cottage Avenue called requesting assistance with her husband who has a cardiac... »

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Bob is the Tops: House Speaker Puts Winthrop First

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

It was a like a rock star reception when our Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo, entered the function room at the Lodge of Elks Monday for an event sponsored by our Chamber of Commerce. Winthrop residents and many others from neighboring communities, including Mayor Dan Rizzo of Revere, were among the many guests... »

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Congratulations, Norman Gill: Well Deserved Tribute from the Elks

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

We join the Winthrop Lodge of Elks in congratulating Norman Gill on the major award he received at the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony last month. Mr. Gill, who is 80 years old and retired, served as a radio operator in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of... »

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