Archive for December, 2013

Peter Gill Is Winthrop’s Man of the Year

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Peter Gill Is Winthrop’s Man of the Year

He has won two close, hard-fought elections in exciting campaigns. He has helped steer the town through some difficult times to the point where the town is in solid financial shape. He has joined with town officials in promoting and then advancing the development of long dormant properties, launched an amazing committee that took... »

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Here Comes Santa for His Annual Visit

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Here Comes Santa for His Annual Visit

Santa Claus makes his way through Winthrop atop a Winthrop Fire engine on Christmas Eve. »

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Inauguration Set for This Thursday

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Town of Winthrop will conduct its Swearing-In Ceremony for all elected town officials on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School. Town Council President Peter Gill, Councilors Nicholas DelVento, Paul Varone, and Russell Sanford, and newly elected Councilor-at-Large Richard Boyajian will receive theirs oaths of office from Town Clerk Carla... »

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political... »

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Police Blotter 01-02-2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Monday, December 23 Alarm Company reports the Senior Center alarm is going off. Officer reports it was set off by mistake. Male came in to report a car is just sitting to the side of Revere Street and the driver is doing nothing. Off. S. Hickey reports that this is a breakdown, and there... »

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Winthrop High Sports Roundup

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Three shutouts for girls hockey team The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog hockey team recorded three shutouts in the past week, outscoring its opponents 22-0, to improve its record to 4-0 on the season. “We’re receiving great play from everybody in the lineup,” said WHS head coach Anthony Martucci. “Our defense and goaltending have been... »

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Obituaries 01-02-2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

David Flynn Retired Pipefitter, Member of Winthrop Elks David E. Flynn of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away at home after a short battle against cancer with his beloved wife, Marilyn and daughters, TerriEllen Wood of Vermont, Laurie Pangburn of Florida, Wendi Towers of Woburn and Bonnie Flynn of Revere and his dog, Annie... »

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need... »

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Goll Will Play Hockey at Fenway: Northeastern Athlete Set for Prime Time

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Goll Will Play Hockey at Fenway: Northeastern Athlete Set for Prime Time

Chelsiea Goll was a spectator at Game 2 of the World Series in October matching the eventual champion Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals. A lifelong Red Sox fan whose family  has season tickets, Chelsiea attended the game at Fenway Park with her twin brother, Casey, a hockey player at Southern New... »

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: Annual Visit on Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

As town historian David Hubbard wrote in his “Winthrop Then and Now” column in last week’s Sun-Transcript, the tradition of inviting Santa Claus to tour the town commenced 79 years ago and continues today. Former Fire Chief Charles Flanagan is credited with directing the enhancement of this event “from its simple beginnings to providing... »

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