Archive for August, 2013

Obituaries 08-29-2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Marie Gioiosa Former resident of East Boston and Winthrop Word has been received here of the untimely death in Toms River, New Jersey of Marie A. Gioiosa, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, who died at the Hospice of Toms River, NJ on August 14 following a two year battle with metastatic cancer. Ms.... »

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Rising Water: Winthrop Residents Notice Large Increase in Water Bills

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Rising Water: Winthrop Residents Notice Large Increase in Water Bills

Many Winthrop residents were shocked recently when they received their quarterly water bill with some reporting bills as high as $1,100. While some are blaming the high prices on mismanagement others like Winthrop Town Manager James McKenna are blaming some residents for bypassing meters and driving up usage costs. “There is a practice of... »

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Town Council Approves Nov. 5 as Date for Referendum on Middle/High School Project

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Town Council Approves Nov. 5 as Date for Referendum on  Middle/High School Project

Suffice to say that Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 will be an important day in determining the future course of Winthrop. For in addition to selecting a council president in the town election, Winthrop voters will also decide  whether to fund the town’s share of the $80 million middle school/high school project. The town’s estimated... »

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Spanning the Globe: Winthrop Teenager Grant Herbert is Helping Children Worldwide

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Spanning the Globe: Winthrop Teenager Grant Herbert is Helping Children Worldwide

Grant Herbert is a worldwide traveler but he’s no ordinary tourist. In fact, many would say that his work as a young humanitarian has been extraordinary. Grant, 16, traveled to China this summer with his classmates at Boston College High School for a Mandarin language studies program at Beijing Normal University before joining his... »

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Abhorrent Behavior: Attack by Teenage Thugs Not Reflective of Our Community’s Values

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

When we first heard the news last week of the alleged attack by three teenage youths from our community upon Richie Scannelli, a 59 year old resident with mental disabilities, it gave us the sort of sickening feeling as if we ourselves had been punched in the stomach. The thought that Richie Scannelli (a... »

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Remembering Steve Acone: Winthrop Police Officer Truly Will Be Missed by All Who Knew Him

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Winthrop Police Officer Stephen Acone, who died last Wednesday at the age of 47 after a lengthy bout with cancer, was one of those rare individuals who brought joy and warmth to all who knew him.  Stephens had a brain tumor 14 years ago that was removed, but it tragically returned early last year... »

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Police Blotter 08-22-2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Monday, August 12 Caller states a man is down in the area of Shirley and Pearl. Units locate male and request medical. Party being transported to the Whidden. Officer went to Governors Drive to serve the Florida 209A, but no one was home. Police made an arrest for motor vehicle violations on Pleasant Street... »

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K-K Contractors Win Town Hoop Championship

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The freshly painted McKenna Basketball Courts certainly had their share of competitive basketball this summer. Over the past six weeks we saw the high school team sponsored by Speaker DeLeo improve each time it stepped on the court. Young legs and trying to force uptempo play gave teams trouble throughout the season. The playoffs... »

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Obituaries 08-22-2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Stephen Renzo “Punky” Acone Winthrop Police Officer Winthrop Police Officer Stephen Renzo “Punky” Acone of Winthrop passed away after a long illness with his loving family at his bedside on August 14. Steve was a former Auxiliary Police Sergeant Winthrop P.D., former Sergeant with Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and a Police... »

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Looking Good: Renovated Pico Park Officially Opens

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Looking Good: Renovated Pico Park Officially Opens

Pico Park, you never looked so good. Town officials and the Winthrop Parks Committee participated in a ceremony Aug. 8 to mark the completion of renovations at the playground located off of Pico Avenue. The park was completely refurbished and repaved and has a new basketball court, street hockey area, play area, and playground... »

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