Archive for August, 2013

Ceremony Held for New Belle Isle Bridge

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Ceremony Held for New Belle Isle Bridge

Last Thursday, town and state officials officially dedicated the Belle Isle Bridge to mark the end of the two and a half year $4.3 million project to replace the former aging bridge. Physical work to reconstruct the City of Boston owned Belle Isle Bridge on Saratoga Street began on May 11, 2011 by MassDOT... »

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Capobianco Joins Koutoujian Campaign Staff

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Capobianco Joins Koutoujian Campaign Staff

Valentino Capobianco, legislative aide to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, is leaving the Speaker’s Office to join the campaign staff of Peter Koutoujian, candidate for U.S. Congress in the Fifth District. Capobianco spent his last day on the job Wednesday. He joined DeLeo at the Winthrop Housing Authority’s dedication ceremony in honor... »

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Fishing Derby

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Fishing Derby

The 9th annual Fishing Derby to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease was held at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks on Saturday. Pic­tured are Rick Buss who won second place with a 35-inch catch and Braden Crisp who won third place in the Kayak Division with a 24-inch catch. »

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Fort Banks Dedication Ceremony

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Fort Banks Dedication Ceremony

The Winthrop Housing Authority dedicated a flagpole in honor of the men and women that served with the United States Army and the United States Coast Artillery at Fort Banks in Win­throp. Pictured at the dedication ceremony are, from left, Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers, WHA Chairman Joseph Boncore, WHA board member and veteran Richard Honan,... »

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Boston Signs Casino Host Agreement with Suffolk

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Suffolk Downs and Caesars Entertainment have reached a historic host community agreement with the City of Boston, a critical step in the pursuit of a license to develop a world-class casino resort at the site of the East Boston thoroughbred racetrack. The agreements provide the city with significant employment opportunities for local residents, infrastructure... »

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One Step Closer: Casino Project at Suffolk Downs Advances

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The signing by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino of  a Host Community Agreement Tuesday for the proposed casino/resort at Suffolk Downs (which will bring East Boston a $33.4 million upfront payment for community improvement projects and an annual payment of up $20 million each year in community impact revenue) brings one step closer to reality... »

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of... »

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of... »

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Police Blotter 08-29-2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Sunday, August 18  Caller on Tewksbury Street states that a male is kicking his front door and attempting to get in. 93 reports the individual left prior to his arrival. WFD stated that a motor vehicle crashed into an ambulance on Overlook Drive at Kennedy Road. Units respond and report there is no damage... »

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MacPhail to Play in Citrus Bowl

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Luke MacPhail (age 12 of Winthrop), Jalill Marinez (age 13), and Christopher Hernandez (age 12) were named Offense-Defense All-American players and are invited to participate in the 8th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Luke a quarterback, Jalill a... »

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