Archive for November, 2013

Orient Heights Station Officially Opens

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Orient Heights Station Officially Opens

On Tuesday the Orient Heights MBTA Station in East Boston, a main transportation hub for Winthrop commuters heading into Boston, officially reopened after an 8-month construction overhaul. On Tuesday morning House Speaker Robert DeLeo joined MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and other local officials to cut the ribbon on... »

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Judge Robert Ronquillo Promoted; Will Leave Local Court in January

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Judge Robert Ronquillo Promoted; Will Leave Local Court in January

East Boston District Court’s First Justice Robert Ronquillo has been named Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court for a five-year term beginning on January 2, 2014. Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey made the appointed last week. Judge Ronquillo was appointed to the bench in 2001 and named as a... »

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Winthrop Arms Remains a Local Dining Institution

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Few businesses can lay claim to the fact that the legendary Babe Ruth was a guest but the Winthrop Arms Hotel and Restaurant can. The Bambino and several of his then-Red Sox teammates used to stay at the Arms back in 1916 when the Winthrop landmark first opened its doors. Two years later, of... »

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Construction Is Underway at Dalrymple School Site

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Construction on 27 units of affordable senior housing at the former Dalrymple School in Winthrop began last Friday and will be completed in the fall of 2014. Last Thursday, MassHousing announced that it closed a $6 million construction bridge loan for the renovation and conversion of the Dalrymple School. The loan will help get... »

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Holiday Lighting Is Set for Friday

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Ring in the season this Friday in Winthrop Center for the 22nd annual Winthrop Chamber of Commerce “Holiday Lighting Festival” from 3:00-6:00 p.m. A fan-favorite from Faneuil Hall, street performer “Lucky Bob” will bring his bag of tricks to town the day after Thanksgiving.  The Lucky Bob Show is sponsored by The 11 Foundation,... »

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Let’s Go Winthrop Beat Revere!: Winthrop Will Host Revere at Miller Field on the Holiday

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Football will be the main dish on the menu Thanksgiving Day when Revere and Winthrop renew their ancient rivalry at Miller Field in what  promises to be a hard-fought and exciting battle between two evenly-matched teams. Although the weatherman is forecasting a blustery day with gusty winds and cold temperatures, let’s admit it, that’s... »

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend than does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or... »

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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks... »

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Police Blotter 11-28-2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Monday, November 18 Female at the Ft. Banks School reports an unusual sound from the school. 98 Jaworski reports the janitor is on the scene. Filter on the smoke alarm was noisy. Caregiver reports one of his clients on Morton Street is not feeling well and needs to be checked out by a doctor.... »

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Vikings Favored Against Revere in Thanksgiving Day Game

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

The Winthrop High School football team has been through some unique and interesting experiences this season. The Vikings won a road game against Salem at Beverly’s Hurd Stadium, vied for a playoff berth in the first season of the MIAA’s new postseason format, and had a player, senior captain Jordan Corbett-Frank rush for more... »

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