Archive for May, 2014

Police Blotter 05-29-2014

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Monday, May 19 Caller reports an alarm at the Amvets. The bartender reports being on the scene. Units report all checked out, and the alarm was reset. 94 reports off with a party on a moped on Shirley Street. FIO issued. Caller on Governors Drive reports that their neighbor below them has been making... »

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WHS Baseball Team Charges into Tourney; Hosts Matignon Today

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The Winthrop High baseball team concluded its regular season with a pair of decisive victories, including a must-win contest with Mystic Valley last Thursday evening, to qualify for the post-season MIAA state baseball tournament. The Vikings, the eighth seed in the nine-team Division 4 North Sectional, will host Matignon, the ninth seed in D-4 North, today (Thursday) at... »

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Obituaries 05-29-2014

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The Honorable Domenic Russo Retired Presiding Justice of The East Boston District Court The Honorable Domenic J. F. Russo of Winthrop, formerly of the West End, died on May 25. The Retired Presiding Justice of the East Boston District Court and a Retired Lt. Commander US Navy Reserves, he was the beloved husband of 62... »

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New Sand Arrives for Winthrop Beach Project

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
New Sand Arrives for Winthrop Beach Project

Winthrop Town Council President Peter Gill (center) joined officials for the arrival of the first delivery trucks of sand at Winthrop Beach as part of the $25 million renourishment, restoration, and shore protection project at the beach. Also pictured, from left, are Gwen Simmons of ACRE, Coastal Engineers, Sean Kelley of ACRE, Coastal Engineers, Lisa Chandler, Parsons... »

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Peg Bailey Serves as Assistant Coach of Team for Visually Impaired Players

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Peg Bailey Serves as Assistant Coach of Team for Visually Impaired Players

Winthrop resident Peg Bailey is well known to Viking sports fans as the long-time manager of the Winthrop High girls basketball team. Bailey is currently assisting another sports team – the Boston Renegades – as an assistant coach. The Renegades are a ‘beep ball” team consisting of visually impaired players who play a modified... »

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MWRA Holds Tour of Deer Island Facility

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
MWRA Holds Tour of Deer Island Facility

The MWRA hosted Winthrop residents Saturday for a presentation and tour of the Deer Island Treatment Facility. Among those pictured are residents Krittiya Veeravisan, Ynai Li, Bill Stafford, Nok Stasio; (back row) Nadia Caines-Thomas of the MWRA, Therese Ockenden, Bob Ockenden, John Stasio, and Len Cawley, Pat Costigan, and Michael Strangie of the MWRA. »

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Updating Runways: Residents Told of Improvement Project

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Massport officials have briefed residents on the Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. Massport is planning to begin a final RSA project on the smallest of its runway, 15L/33R, used primarily for smaller general aviation aircraft. Massport’s Flavio Leo said the plan is to move the runway 200 feet east... »

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New Grade Configuration Plan for WPS

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Winthrop School Department has finalized the new Winthrop Public Schools grade configurations for the 2014-2015 school year while construction on a new Middle/High School commences. The plan was discussed at the last Winthrop School Committee meeting and approved. Superintendent of Schools John Mancero said the final plan will locate grades PK through 3rd... »

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Deer Island Tour Well Done

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

More than 80 residents enjoyed a presentation and guided tour of the MWRA Deer Island Treatment plant Saturday. It was an informative and interesting event and we’re pleased that so many Winthropites accepted the MWRA’s invitation to visit the plant. Tafts Avenue resident Bill Stafford was among those who took part in the presentation... »

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Winthrop Beach Renourishment and Sand Installation Begins

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Town Council President Peter Gill was on hand as the first trucks unloaded the sand that will help renourish Winthrop Beach and provide much-needed shoreline protection and mitigation of flood conditions during severe weather. There will be many trucks carrying sand for the beach over the next year or so, but in the end... »

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