Archive for June, 2014

Winthrop Marketplace Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Winthrop Marketplace Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Marc Wallerce opened the doors to his Winthrop Marketplace at the site of a former building for the town’s Water Department, on June 2, 1999. Fifteen years later the Marketplace is still going strong and delivering its best to its customers seven days a week. And it’s been customer loyalty and community support that... »

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Legislative Luncheon On July 14

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Legislative Luncheon On July 14

Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo and Senator Anthony Petruccelli will be speaking at the annual Legislative Luncheon put on by the Winthrop Elks, Rotary, and Chamber of Commerce.  All are invited to meet with their state legislators for an update from Beacon Hill.  The luncheon will be at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks,... »

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New Winthrop Schools Groundbreaking Held

Friday, June 27th, 2014
New Winthrop Schools Groundbreaking Held

Local and state dignitaries participate in the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the construction of the new Winthrop middle/ high school project. From left, are Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, Supt. of Schools John Macero, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, SBAC Co-Chair Mary Lou Osborne, MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo,... »

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Winthrop voters will finally have a vote on whether or not a casino comes to neighboring Revere or the state for that matter. The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court  (SJC) ruled in favor of allowing a casino... »

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Family Day At the Beach Set for July 12

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Beautiful Yirrell Beach on Point Shirley will be the place to be for fun in the sun Saturday, July 12  for the 17th annual “Family Day at the Beach.”  In the event of rain, the event will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014. There will be lots to do for both kids and adults,... »

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A Decision of Seismic Proportions

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling now must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the... »

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A Great Day for Winthrop

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Tuesday’s groundbreaking for the new, $80 million Winthrop Middle/High School complex truly marked an epic event in the 152 year history of our community. Every new municipal construction project in a community represents an historic occasion for the simple reason that they occur so infrequently. Winthrop’s Town Hall, for example, was built in 1929... »

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Viking Pride to Hold the Traditional Great Reunion on Saturday Night

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Viking Pride Foundation is ten years old.  Saturday night, June 28th, Viking Pride will hold The Traditional ‘GREAT REUNION”  to mark the “FINAL COUNTDOWN”  at Winthrop High School. The High School was built in 1965 and will be completely  demolished this summer. The Viking Pride Foundation was formed in March 2004.  The athletic... »

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School Committee Approves $17m Budget for Upcoming Year

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Winthrop School Committee (WSC) recently approved a budget slightly less than what was proposed by the School Department (WSD). At the last WSC meeting, members voted to approve a $16,950,000.00. WPS had originally asked for $18,537,789 which would have been a $1.9 million increase from last year. That figure was later trimmed to... »

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Adamson Was the Star among Stars: Winthrop Catcher Named Agganis MVP

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Jennifer Adamson had the right number on the back of her Agganis All-Star jersey: No. 1. Adamson was No. 1 in virtually every category: hits, batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored. She also caught all seven innings for the South contingent. And when it came time for the writers to select the game’s... »

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