Archive for October, 2014

Obituaries 10-23-2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Cornelius Doherty Retired Boston Public Works Superintendent Cornelius W. Doherty of Chester Avenue, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 19. He was 88 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Catherine (O’Donnell) and Cornelius Doherty, he was raised in Charlesown and was a... »

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Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

WINTHROP – The Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center has been like a second home to Bob DiMento and that’s a good thing now that the town council has hired him as the new rink manager. “But I couldn’t do it without Zibby (Anthony Puleto) and the rest of the staff,” DiMento said... »

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Comedy Show at WYC on Friday

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Steve Sweeney, “The King of Boston Comedy,” will be in Winthrop Friday night making an appearance at the Mike Eruzione Winthrop Charities’ comedy show. Sweeney, who has a role in Denzel Washington’s movie, “The Equalizer,” as the owner of a Boston diner, will headline the show that begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at... »

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Truck Traffic One Issue at Oct. 22 Meeting

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

WINTHROP – Increased truck traffic headed to Deer Island as part of a new Massachusetts Water Resources Authority program is certain to be one of the topics when the MWRA and a citizen action group called Winthrop Concerned Citizens meet at the facility on Oct. 22 at 7 pm. Spearheaded by Point Shirley resident... »

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Police Blotter 10-16-2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Monday, October 6 Lt. DeLeo who is on detail on Pearl Avenue is requesting medical assistance for a handicapped gentleman. Detail Sgt. Femino reports a strong odor of gas near Jac’s on Crest Avenue. WFD notified and will respond. Party at Holy Rosary Church reports a large trailer carrying construction equipment appears to be... »

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Obituaries 10-16-2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Jackie Burke  We extend our condolences to the family of Jackie Burke, a Winthrop High School hockey legend, who recently passed way. Jackie helped lead the Vikings to the Division 1 state championship in 1976 and was an outstanding hockey player whose teammates admired his competitiveness and skill. His teamwork on the Vikings’  first... »

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The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

Monday, October 13th, 2014
The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at... »

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Council Delays Vote on Water Main Funding

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The town council delayed a vote on funding for a $2.8 million water main project until further information to expand the project could be added. They expect to move forward with a vote at their next meeting. A public hearing was held on Tuesday night on the potential appropriation of $2.8 million to replace... »

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MCAS Scores Improve at High School

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Winthrop High School Principal Eileen Belastock gave a presentation on the excellent work that students and teachers have been doing during the Winthrop School Committee Meeting on Oct. 6. Principal Belastock also discussed student accountability, and indicated the high need areas that the school needs to improve in. “We continually self-reflect on ways to... »

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Gorman School Earns Top Rankings for Performance

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The Massachusetts state system is ranking The William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School as a Level 1 school, based on its high ranking performance, for the first time.  Principal Ilene Pearson broke down MCAS scores into three categories: all students, low income students, and special education/disability students. Under all students, ELA (English Language... »

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