Monthly Archives: February 2013

Renovating the Wadsworth Building.

February 21, 2013
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Renovating the Wadsworth Building.

Dr. Paul McGee presented the Chamber’s Visual Achievement to Al Petrilli, who accepted on behalf of MSA Mortgage in recognition of its work in renovating the Wadsworth Building.

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Making Progress at Pico Park

February 21, 2013
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Making Progress at Pico Park

Dawn Sullivan had some good news for those families looking to use Pico Park this spring. “I think we’re going to have a beautiful, small neighborhood park in a few months,” said Sullivan, chairwoman of the Winthrop Parks Committee, during a presentation at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night. Council President Peter Gill launched...

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Air Quality is a Concern at Middle School

February 21, 2013
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A Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) study of the indoor air quality (IAQ) at Winthrop Middle School found alarming levels of carbon dioxide in the ageing school. The study was requested by Eric Moore, a public health administrator at the Winthrop Health Department and found that the...

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Entertaining Generations: Winthrop Playmakers Open 75th Season

February 21, 2013
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The Winthrop Playmakers have been front and center in the dramatic arts scene for 75 years. Judging by the enthusiasm of the current officers and members, the Playmakers intend to be providing shows and productions for many more years to come. Pam Racicot, treasurer of the town’s theater group and a member of the...

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Public Input Sought on Superintendent Evaluation

February 21, 2013
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The Winthrop School Committee is conducting a job performance evaluation of school superintendent John Macero.  We would like to know your opinion of Superintendent Macero’s job performance.  Please submit your letter to: Gary Skomro, Chairman, Winthrop School Committee, Town Hall, 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop MA 02152 or by email to: gskomro@winthrop.k12.ma.us All submissions must...

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Winthrop Playmakers: Group is Observing Its 75th Anniversary as a Town Institution

February 21, 2013
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We join with the entire community in congratulating the Winthrop Playmakers on its 75th year in our town. For decades, the local community theater organization has brought much enjoyment to our residents through its many shows and productions at its landmark building on Hermon Street. The Playmakers have given opportunities to countless individuals who...

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Transformation Underway: New Use for Hospital Site Ready in 2014

February 21, 2013
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We learned from a presentation at the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting by James P. Roberston of Origen Property and Jason Robertson (no relation) of The Gralia Group that the new assisted living residential community on the site of the former Winthrop Hospital will be known as The Arbors at Winthrop. It was certainly...

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Police Blotter 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Monday, February 11 Party reports that a large square grate is pulled up from the street on Nahant Avenue. DPW notified and will handle ASAP. Caller reports that the entranceway into the old Dalrymple School parking lot (private property) is obstructed by a truck. Officer responded to attempt to assist and reports entrance is...

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Winthrop High Sports Roundup

February 21, 2013
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Boys beat Snowden to qualify for tourney The Winthrop High boys basketball team punched their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney in convincing fashion with a 54-47 victory over Snowden Academy Monday evening before a packed house at Holland Gymnasium that also featured Senior Night festivities. The Vikings had yielded 74 points to...

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Obituaries 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Barbara Cox Of Winthrop Barbara L. (Mahoney) Cox of Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on February 14. She was 89 years old. The beloved wife of the late Edward J. Cox, she was born in Nottingham, England the daughter of the late James F. and Dulcie (Plumbley) Mahoney....

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