Archive for February, 2014

The Comeback Kid: Gretchen Howard Overcomes Adversity to Become the League’s Best Goaltender

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
The Comeback Kid: Gretchen Howard Overcomes Adversity to Become the League’s Best Goaltender

When Gretchen Howard underwent reconstructive surgery on her left hip, the road to recovery and a return to the Winthrop girls hockey team seemed like an awfully steep challenge for the talented goaltender. But after seven months of extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy with trainer Fallon Cadigan, Howard not only returned to the ice,... »

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Quest for the Gold

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Quest for the Gold

Ashelyn Babb fights her way toward a loose ball through Somerville Highlanders Lovetaline Lenueus, Melissa Baptista, and Adrianna Keefe in a game last week. »

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Open Campus for WHS Seniors to Start next Year

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Winthrop School Committee has voted to allow seniors at the High School to have open campus beginning next school year–a development that has Principal Eileen Belastock excited “I didn’t think it was going to happen but I’m excited that the school committee decided to give our seniors this privilege,” said Belastock. “It will... »

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DeLeo Leads Effort to Pass Anti-bullying Legislation Bill

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation that builds on the 2010 landmark anti-bullying legislation by creating new reporting measures and recognizing certain populations as more vulnerable to bullying. The updates are designed to increase the efficacy of the original legislation which prohibited bullying and cyber-bullying,... »

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Communities Organize to Provide Free Training

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC), which was formed in early 2013, works to reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses as well as the misuse of prescription medication and over the counter drugs. As part of a pilot strategy, the group is organizing free opioid overdose prevention and reversal trainings within the four communities... »

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Winthrop Residents Watch Casino Vote

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The big news in the region and the state this week was Revere residents’ overwhelming support (63 to 37 percent) for the proposed $1.3 billion Mohegan Sun resort/casino for the Suffolk Downs site. It’s evident that the majority of Revere residents want the casino and enthusiastically anticipate the funds (a $33 million pre-opening payment... »

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Winthrop Focus on Opioid Use

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Patricia Milano, head of CASA for Community Health, will be part of an important meeting today in Winthrop concerning the increase in opioid abuse in the Chelsea-Revere-Saugus-Winthrop region and how officials can work together to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. One only has to look at the headlines in the Boston... »

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Congratulations to Stephanie Moskal

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Several Winthrop residents are expected to travel to the Lowell Auditorium next week to see local resident and WHS graduate Stephanie Moskal perform in the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.” Stephanie is drawing rave reviews for her portrayal of Babette in the production that has been staged at venues throughout the United... »

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Sean Driscoll Is Back at 100 Percent

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

We talked to our outstanding Parks and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll and he reports that he is fine and back to 100 percent after suffering a mild health scare last week that landed him in the Massachusetts General Hospital for a couple of days. Apparently the daily stress of life issues — and the... »

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Police Blotter 02-27-2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Monday, February 17 Search warrant executed and entry gained by SWAT on Temple Avenue. SWAT cleared residence. Copy of search warrant left with arrestee’s mother. Subject wanted for possession of a firearm without FID card, improper storage of a firearm unlawful possession of ammunition, breaking and entering in daytime, and larceny of a firearm.... »

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