Archive for January, 2015

Councilors Wants Community Input Before Development

Friday, January 16th, 2015

WINTHROP – There have been three public meetings regarding potential plans for the old church on Hermon Street, but town council members have made it clear that they cannot vote on a special zoning designation unless plans for the property are clearly made. Tuesday night several councilors, who also sit on the Public Safety... »

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WHS Seeking Athletic Director

Friday, January 16th, 2015

With Peter Gobiel, Winthrop High School Athletic Director, leaving Jan. 31, the school system has big shoes to fill. Gobiel was the all-encompassing leader of the athletic department, who did everything from managing the athletic curriculum and handling transportation, to gym teacher evaluations – lofty responsibilities that Superintendent John Macero is hoping to assign... »

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Police Blotter 01-15-2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Monday, January 5 Female on Cottage Avenue called to report that her car was broken into. Male on Moore Street called to report that his car was broken into. Report of a child who accidently slammed his fingers in the doorway at the Arthur T. Cummings School. A crying female on Winthrop Street who... »

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SJC Announces New Committee on Eyewitness ID

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) have appointed 12 members to a newly constituted Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification, whose charge will be to offer guidance to the courts regarding eyewitness identification procedures. In appointing the Standing Committee, the Justices were following the recommendation of their Study Group on Eyewitness Identification, formed... »

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Clark Named Assistant Whip in House of Representatives

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Congresswoman Katherine Clark has been appointed by U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to serve as Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress. “Families at home are frustrated by the disconnect between their needs and the priorities in the Republican led Congress,” said Clark. “I am grateful to Congressman Hoyer for the opportunity to help... »

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EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards

Friday, January 16th, 2015

EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. Award categories are available for individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category. These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in... »

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Winthrop Hoop Star Johnna Fisher says her College Career is Over

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Johnna Fisher, who was a Northeastern Conference All-Star for the Winthrop Vikings and went on to play for Division 1 Central Connecticut State University, is hanging up her sneakers. The 6-foot-3-inch senior at CCSU said she is retiring from the game she has played competitively since middle school. She is sitting out her fourth... »

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Martin Luther King

Friday, January 16th, 2015

When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But... »

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An Olympics in Boston?

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,... »

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Sports 01-15-2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015

WHS SPORTS ROUNDUP WHS girls basketball team wins two of three The Winthrop High girls basketball team cruised to a pair of runaway victories this past week, dispatching Swampscott, 42-22, and Lynn English, 48-22. Sandwiched between those twin wins was a 41-32 loss to Peabody, the Lady Vikings’ first defeat in the Northeastern Conference... »

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