Archive for July, 2014

House Passes Legislation to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic: Requires Massachusetts Insurance Plans to Cover Medical Detox

Friday, July 25th, 2014

House Speaker Bob DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that increases access to treatment for individuals confronting substance addition and takes significant steps to combat the current epidemic. The bill seeks to set patients on a path to sustainable recovery by both increasing access to care and improving... »

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Delehanty Warns Residents: About Telephone ‘arrest’ Scam

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Chief Terence Delehanty is warning residents to be wary of a scam involving individuals claiming they are representatives of the Sheriff’s Department and informing the residents that they have outstanding warrants for their arrests for failing to attend jury duty or responding to a summons. Delehanty said the department received numerous calls from residents... »

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MassDOT Seeks to Encourage Motorist to Use Vanpool Trips

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced  the Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program. The Program is designed to increase vanpool use throughout the Commonwealth by subsidizing vanpool fares for participants. A monthly subsidy of up to $600 per month will be available to participating vanpools. Funding is provided through the... »

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From the Press Box: Medal Count

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Two Winthrop coaches won medals last week at the Bay State Games. Phil Ronan coached the Metro Boston Boy’s Soccer Team  to a bronze medal.  It was a great day to end Phil’s successful ten years of coaching soccer in The Bay State Games  Phil coached the High School All-Stars on Sunday in Waltham.... »

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Obituaries 07-24-2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Francis Rattigan Retired Boston Firefighter Francis B. Rattigan of Quincy Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 17. He was 74 years old. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was the beloved son of the late Rosetta (Lamb) and John Rattigan. He enlisted in the United States Navy, served for... »

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Annual Legislative Luncheon

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Annual Legislative Luncheon

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli were the guest speakers at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon Monday at the Lodge of Elks. Both legislators talked about their accomplishments and the issues facing the state in the coming year. They also took questions from the audience. Pictured... »

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WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

Monday, July 21st, 2014
WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is proud to host a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), a musical program of Cape Breton, Irish, and Scottish music preformed by two well-respected musicians in the field of Celtic music. Pianist Janine Randall and fiddler, Emerald Rae, will perform on Wednesday evening, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm in the... »

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Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

Eight members of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) are among the latest real estate brokers and agents nationwide to be conferred with the REALTOR® Emeritus membership status by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  This prestigious honor is awarded to licensed real estate professionals who have held membership in the REALTOR® organization... »

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Coughlin Pk. Renovations Are Moving Forward

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Linda Bressard, chair of the Winthrop Parks Committee, said her committee is the process of selecting the new playground equipment for Coughlin Park, coinciding with the renovation project at the playground located on Bayview Avenue. Bressard said the town received a $200,000 grant from the state for renovations to the park. The town itself... »

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DeLeo Disputes Assertions Made During Probation Trial

Monday, July 21st, 2014

House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an... »

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