Archive for April, 2014

Police Blotter 05-01-2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Monday, April 21 Caller on Shore Drive reports a male walking in the area looking into parked motor vehicles. Units report no one in the area. Party on Veterans Road reports that his motor vehicle was hit. Officers report the apparently hit vehicle was parked near Daw Playground. G&J Notified to tow. Another vehicle... »

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Lady Vikings Roll in Three Victories

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Winthrop High softball team righted their ship this past week, recording four victories to move over the .500 mark with a 5-4 record. The Lady Vikings opened the week with a victory by forfeit in the consolation game of the North End tournament against Madison Park. Winthrop then took on non-league rival Georgetown... »

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Obituaries 05-01-2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Lois Ventresco Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Principal Administrator Lois A. Ventresco, a lifelong Winthrop resident, died following a brief illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 20. She was 73 years old. Born and raised in Winthrop, she was educated in the Winthrop and Boston School Systems. For more than 20... »

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Easter Morning Mass at St. John the Evangelist

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Easter Morning Mass at St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelsit Church on Winthrop Street was filled on Sunday morning as many of the congregation went to celebrate Easter masses as seen in the photo. »

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Playhouse Is for Sale: Playmakers Plan to Sell Building on Hermon Street

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Playhouse Is for Sale: Playmakers Plan to Sell Building on Hermon Street

The Winthrop Playmakers, the local theater group with a 75-year history in the town, have begun the process of selling their building on Hermon Street. Pam Racicot, who will assume the presidency of the Playmakers on May 1, said the membership voted by 42-2 margin at an emergency meeting to sell the building, which... »

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Jo Pino Auditions for Shark Tank Tv Show

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Jo Pino Auditions for Shark Tank Tv Show

Jo Pino, owner of Boston Hollywood Hair in Winthrop, auditioned on April 17 in Cambridge to be a contestant on the ABC-TV show, “Shark Tank.” The television show asks contestants to present inventions in the hope that one of the show’s judges will provide funding to market, develop, and patent the product. Jo Pino’s... »

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Winthrop in Line to Receive State Funds

Monday, April 28th, 2014

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature yesterday to enact a $12.766 billion transportation finance bill to bolster the state’s transportation systems, improve existing infrastructure and assist Massachusetts’ communities in funding local projects. The bond bill authorizes $300 million in Chapter 90 funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge... »

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The Show Will Go on

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The Winthrop Playmakers are in the process of selling their building on Hermon Street, but incoming Playmakers’ president Pam Racicot assures us that the theatrical organization will continue in this town. The decision to sell their long-time home was obviously a difficult one, but it’s something the theater group had to do in light... »

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Let’s Welcome Back Saugus

Monday, April 28th, 2014

You’ve probably heard that the Saugus High athletic program, led by Winthrop’s Rob O’Leary, wants to return to the Northeastern Conference after spending this year as a member of the Cape Ann League. Rob, who was a tremendous hockey player at Saugus High, has always been an “NEC Guy” and no doubt recognizes that... »

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Montone Wants to Honor Winthrop Hockey

Monday, April 28th, 2014

And speaking of Winthrop sports, former Winthrop Viking hockey player Andrew Montone has launched an excellent plan to commemorate Winthrop High’s 50th anniversary of its boys’ ice hockey program. Montone was a member of the first-ever WHS hockey team (when it initially was a non-varsity program) in 1963 and wants to bring back those... »

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