Archive for April, 2015

Through the Years

Friday, April 24th, 2015

10 years ago April 28, 2005 The annual town election is set for Monday. Voters will decide whether to accept a change in the Town’s Charter, with the Charter Commission advocating for a Town Manager and Town Council form of government in place of the present Town Meeting and Board of Selectmen set-up. Winthrop... »

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Sports 04-23-2015

Friday, April 24th, 2015

WHS softball team earns two victories The Winthrop High softball team journeyed to Nantucket this week to play in a tournament hosted by the island school. After a rockin’ and rollin’ ferry trip Tuesday morning, the Lady Vikings won their tourney opener, defeating the host team 8-4, Tuesday afternoon. Winthrop pitcher Maura Lanza dominated... »

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Princess for a Day in Withrop

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Princess for a Day in Withrop

THE ROYAL TREATMENT: Audrea Viera, Frankie Fabiano, Molly Titemore and Stella Sciaraffa get a close up view of Cinderella during last Sunday’s (April 12) 3rd Annual Family Fun Day at the Fort Banks School gym. The event helps raise money to transform the playground to an inclusive accessible playground. »

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Wallace Named New Library Director Here

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

WINTHROP – A Quincy woman with over 30 years of experience in libraries has been selected as the new library director at the Frost Library in Winthrop. Diane Wallace was selected from several candidates. The previous director left for another position. In the meantime, Mary Lou Osborne has served as the interim director. Wallace... »

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Residents Attend Meeting on Nahant Ave. House Site

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

WINTHROP – Concerned neighbors and abutters packed the hearing room last Wednesday night, April 8, as the Conservation Commission considered a plan by Brian Anderson to build a house at 96 Nahant Ave. with over 100-feet of ocean frontage. Anderson would like to build a home on 21 pilings and a garage on a... »

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Reaching Out to Teens About Drug Addiction

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

WINTHROP – Two girls sitting in the bleachers held hands for most of the presentation. One cried, the other gave her a tissue. They waited to speak as former Celtics basketball player Chris Herren wrapped up his talk about drugs and alcohol at Winthrop High School Monday morning. One girl stood in front of... »

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Police Blotter 04-16-2015

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Police Blotter 04-16-2015

Arrests Michael J. Mitrano, 25, 19 Coral Ave., Apt. 1, Winthrop. Charged with a warrant for driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. Jose Silva, 45, 26 Wolcott St., Everett. Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Monday, March 30 Medical aid call to... »

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Town Spring Cleanup is April 25

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The Town Council has declared April 25 (raindate April 26) as Winthrop Beautification Day for 2015. Officials hope that group and individual clean ups will target parks, schools, beaches, fields, in front of businesses, homes, etc. A number of volunteers are needed. “A clean town is not just one day,” said Town Council President... »

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Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital... »

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Sports 04-16-2015

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Sports 04-16-2015

WHS Sports roundup WHS sailing team opens 2015 season The Winthrop High sailing team took to the chilly waters off the Cottage Park Yacht Club for their first regatta of the season Tuesday afternoon against Gloucester. Although the Viking sailors came out on the short end of a 3-2 decision, WHS head coach Joe... »

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