Archive for February, 2015

Teachers of the Month Make Learning Fun

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Teachers of the Month Make Learning Fun

Every student has their favorite teacher and the Viking Pride Association is recognizing one of them each month and giving each one an ITunes gift card In January, Winthrop High School teacher Mike Nickerson was selected. He is a world language teacher for all grade levels. Currently, he is teaching Spanish. Nickerson has been... »

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Winthrop Schools Snow Days

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

It’s going to be a little longer before the school department figures out how it’s going to compensate for all of this year’s snow days, but the superintendent of schools said he should have an answer at the March 9 School Committee meeting. The committee held its regular meeting last week before school vacation... »

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Schools Seek 6.18 Percent Increase

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The school department is seeking a 6.18 percent increase in its budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Superintendent of Schools John Macero presented a budget packet last Thursday night that seeks $17,997,378. That’s $1,047,378 more than fiscal year 2015 budget of $16,950,000. The budget also includes a proposed athletic revolving... »

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Police Blotter 02-19-2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Monday, February 9 Caller on Revere Street reports the plows shoved all the snow on the sidewalk in front of her house. She was advised there is a pushback going on throughout the town. She was provided the names and numbers of individuals that may be able to assist her. Party on Shore Drive... »

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The Winter of Our: Discontent

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is... »

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Remembering the Miracle on Ice

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

For those of us who have been around for longer than we care to remember, it is hard to believe that 35 years have passed since seemingly every Winthrop resident gathered at the Belle Isle Bridge and lined the town’s streets to give a huge hometown welcome to Olympic hockey hero and Team USA hockey captain Mike Eruzione,... »

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Don’t be Fooled

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily... »

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WHS Girls Basketball Wins NEC South Championship

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Winthrop High girls basketball may be peaking at the right time with the state tourney just around the corner. The Lady Vikings won all four of their games this past week, brushing aside three foes and then taking the measure of their nemesis team, St. Mary’s of Lynn, in the final of the... »

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Winthrop Falls to St. Mary’s in Spartan Classic Final

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Winthrop High girls basketball team learned once again that all roads to the Boston Garden will  have to pass through St. Mary’s of Lynn. Winthrop, champion of the Northeastern Conference South Division, met St. Mary’s in the Spartan Classic final Tuesday night, with the hosts prevailing 42-40. Tournament MVP Marnelle Garraud (14 points)... »

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WHS Sports Through the Years

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

10 years ago February 10, 2005 Rachele DeLeo scored a career-high 31 points to lead the WHS girls basketball team to a 48-45 win over Lynn English. However, her key play of the game was a defensive one, in which she stole the ball in the waning seconds andy then was fouled. Rachele promptly sank... »

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