Archive for December, 2014

Historic Maps of Winthrop Available to Residents

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Historic Maps of Winthrop Available to Residents

In a 1624 map of the east coast, drawn by Captain John Smith, the Winthrop area is included in what was marked as the River Charles. It is the first diagram in Dave Hubbard’s collection of 225 maps that reference or depict the developments of Winthrop. “I think of maps as a skeletal framework... »

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Sgt. Dalrymple Completes: Training Program

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant Nancy J. Dalrymple of the Winthrop Police Department for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,” a two-week comprehensive training program... »

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East Boston Health Center Honors Two Employees for Dedication

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Two longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employees were honored this month for their work and commitment to the health center for four decades. Both Paula McNabb-Ippolito and Carol Singletary, who both started working for EBNHC on the same day in September 1974 received the Health Center’s Service Recognition Award at EBNHC’s holiday... »

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Veteran’s Agent Seeks More Funds: From Town Coffers

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

WINTHROP – The demand for services from the Veterans Service Office goes up and down, lately it’s been up and the Veteran’s Agent wants to make sure there is enough money in her budget to meet the demand. Tuesday night the City Council voted to transfer $80,000 from the town’s free cash fund to... »

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Police Blotter 12-18-2014

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Monday, December 8 Smoke detectors sounding at the Dalrymple Condos on Grovers Avenue. ACO reports picking up an injured raccoon that was just struck by a motor vehicle on Washington Avenue. Party on Cutler Street reports that someone left a note on his car regarding commercial plates needed, etc. The vehicle is not used... »

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A Very Good Year for Winthrop

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

As the Town Council winds down its meeting schedule for 2014, it’s time to reflect on what has been another year of progress for the Town of Winthrop. We see long-dormant properties rising with new projects that helped beautify the neighborhood. We see our streets looking the best they’ve looked in years — for... »

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Exciting times in Winthrop Center

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

And speaking of great developments in town, Winthrop resident and former Don Bosco basketball star (yes, he was part of those great hoops teams in the mid-1970s) Bob Deeb is all set to unveil his newest venture, an exciting new restaurant, JWs, in Winthrop Center. There has been much anticipation about the opening and... »

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Congratulations, All-Scholastic Sean Gillis

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

When a team has one of the best seasons in all of Massachusetts, as the Winthrop High football team did in 2014 with its amazing 10-1 record (including a win over Revere on Thanksgiving), there is likely to be individual recognition for the top players. And such is the case for the Vikings with... »

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Happy Hanukkah

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

We want to wish our Jewish residents a Happy Hanukkah for the Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday and continues for eight days. There will be the traditional lighting of the Menorah each night and other customs that include children playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs. In Winthrop, it’s been... »

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The Benefits of Universal Pre-K

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Growing up in America for me, education was my only escape. Through the rough realities of my parents not gaining an education, I understood their struggle. Going through pre-K, to kindergarten then elementary to middle, I made my way to high school then finally to college. Education has been the basis of my success... »

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