Archive for March, 2014

Obituaries 03-27-2014

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Ann Marie Dowd Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds Ann Marie (Sullivan) Dowd of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. Ann Marie attended the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston where she excelled academically and was captain of the championship- winning Cathedral High basketball team and an excellent athlete. Memories of her... »

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The Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union Bill.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
The Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union Bill.

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (left) and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Chairman of the Public Service Committee, visited Mrs. Marley’s Nursery in Winthrop. They are shown  with Tom Gosnell (far right) , president of the AFTMA and the children of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery. Elaine Marley has been providing child care in Winthrop for 45 years and... »

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Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino on April 1

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino on April 1

The Town Council has invited representatives from Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs to its meeting on April 1 to discuss the $1.3 billion casino/resort project proposed for the Revere portion of the Suffolk Downs property. Councilor-at-Large Phil Boncore made the motion for the meeting to allow the representatives “to show us their new plan... »

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Speaker at WIHA on April 1

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Speaker at WIHA on April 1

Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association guest speaker for April 1st will be Sally Snowman. Sally is the only Light House Keeper in the U.S. at the oldest Light House in America. If you are interested in joining WIHA and seeing our guest, Please call Ethel Kelly at 617 846-8299 Pictured above is Michael Herbert... »

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Show Your Support: Parks Committee Planning Family Fun Night, March 29

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

One only has to take a walk to the hidden treasure known as Pico Park off of Pico Avenue to see the results of the Winthrop Parks Committee’s first renovation project. Pico Park looked, in a word – beautiful – on that day last summer at the opening ceremony with its new basketball court,... »

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MGC to Hold Hearing for Casino Input

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold two community input meetings in the coming weeks locally and in Boston for both casino proposals. First, on Tuesday, March 25, the MGC will hold a public input hearing at the South Boston Convention Center at 4 p.m. to hear members of the community give input on... »

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Chamber Accepting Scholarship Applications

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Applications are now available for the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and Helen D’Alelio Family Foundation/Dunkin Donuts at the Bridge High School Scholarships. A $500 scholarship award will be given to the two top essay responses to the following question: “If you were an entrepreneur living in Winthrop, what business would you like to develop... »

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Councilors’ Criticism of Bob DeLeo Is Not Right

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Being  possibly the second most powerful person in Massachusetts, one can expect to be criticized for state policies. As the play “Death of the Salesman” states, “It comes with the territory.” We have disagreed with Speaker Robert DeLeo over state issues, but we have never questioned his commitment to making Winthrop a better community. ... »

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What’s Old Is New Again: Citizens Seeking to Form Group

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

People arriving for the Town Council Spring Forum Tuesday night were greeted by Point Shirley resident Dawn Manning, who was distributing leaflets for a community meeting to be held Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Shirley Association Hall, 1032 Shirley St. Manning, along with residents Kathleen Cappuccio, John Stasio, and John... »

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Town Manager Is Right on: Digitizing Records Is the Way to Go

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Town Manager James McKenna said at the Town Council meeting that he wants to bring Winthrop into the 21st century with the digitizing of all town records. We believe that McKenna is once again right on the mark with this project that would modernize Winthrop’s important job of record-keeping for our residents. Town Clerk... »

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