Archive for December, 2012

Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence

With the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in mind, residents gathered at Crest Avenue Playground for a candlelight vigil to end gun violence. »

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New Police Officer

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
New Police Officer

Several Winthrop Reserve officers were installed as members of the Winthrop Police Department in a ceremony at Town Hall. In the above photo Lt. Frank Scarpa congratulates Winthrop Police Department reserve officer Frank Tranfaglia and his parents, Frank and Lisa, at the ceremony held at Town Hall. »

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Chief, Superintendent, Council Talk School Security

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Superintendent of Schools John Macero and Police Chief Terence Delehanty spoke to the Town Council about the safety and security measures taken in the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. “The Winthrop public schools have taken the necessary actions of informing the parents about what we are doing here... »

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Santa’s Parade Route Set for Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Winthrop Firefighter’s Local 1070 have announced the approximate times for the start of 2012 SANTA’S ROUTE that will take place on Christmas Eve, December 24.  The annual event has been popular with local residents as Santa travels through the streets of Winthrop.  We know that Santa will take off immediatedly after the parade to... »

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Winthrop’s Night for Newtown on Sunday

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

“Winthrop’s Night for Newtown” will be this Sunday, December 23rd at the Winthrop Yacht Club from 4PM-7PM.  This event is an opportunity for the people of Winthrop to come together in a showing of support and community to raise funds to benefit those impacted by the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT.   This family friendly... »

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Tragedy in Newtown: A Similar Situation Almost Happened Here

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public... »

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the... »

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Police Blotter 12-20-2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Monday, December 10 Caller reports an alarm sound somewhere in the area near Amelia Avenue. Officers report finding alarm on Pleasant Park Road. Person on first floor states people do live in upper floors. We can’t gain access to the other apartments. WFD notified to assist. Officers report they found a faulty smoke detector... »

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Lady Vikings Win First Two Contests

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Winthrop High girls basketball team opened its season on a positive note with a pair of victories over Northeastern Conference rivals Swampscott and Gloucester this past week. Friday’s season opener against Swampscott, which has been one of the top teams in the NEC the past few seasons, was a defensive struggle all the... »

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Obituaries 12-20-2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Marie Guidi Longtime Assistant Town Treasurer Marie J. (Russo) Guidi of Winthrop died in Reading on December 15 after a long illness. She was 97 years old. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, she was the loving daughter of the late Angela (Labadini) and Joseph Russo. She was a graduate of the Winthrop Public Schools,... »

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