Archive for May, 2015

Mixed Lodge Makes Donation

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Mixed Lodge Makes Donation

Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057 Order Sons of Italy in America made a donation to  Marianna Fabiano’s Memorial Fund, which will make the Ft. Banks-Gorman School handicapped accessible.  Marianna Fabiano died on October 2, 2014 at the age of three.  She was a sweet and loving child.  Remembering Marianna with a donation is a way to make the... »

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Name the Ferry Contest Open To School Children

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

It will be arriving three-quarters through the month of August and like any good seafaring vessel, it has to have a name. While names like S.S. Winthrop and S.S. McKenna have been tossed into the hat, students in grades one through seven, can submit name ideas for the ferry. Mail your idea to the... »

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Hermon St.Project Gets Nod from Council

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

After months of going back and forth with the Town Council the developers finally got the zoning designation that will allow them to convert an old church into condominiums. The Town Council voted Tuesday, May 19 to approve the change in zoning to SDOD (special development overlay district). The vote was 7-2 with Councilors... »

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Democrats to Caucus on June 3

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Democrats in Winthrop will be holding a caucus on June 3 at 7:00 p.m. at  the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street.  The purpose of the caucus is  to elect delegates and  alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the state will gather to meet fellow activists and... »

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Thespians Needed for Production

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

On August 29, 2005, Mother Nature challenged the mettle of the residents of New Orleans, LA. This storied American city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing damage it caused. Winthrop Resident, Ralph Tufo, traveled to New Orleans on several occasions to assist in the massive cleanup efforts. After hearing the real-life stories... »

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Police Blotter 05-28-2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Monday, May 18 Party on Bowdoin Street reports a suspicious black male is laying down in the hallway in an apartment building. Officer reports having the party clear out of the lobby and the officer gave him a no trespass order. Caller on Douglas Street reports a neighbor’s son and father have been harassing... »

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Opinions

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

FIREWORKS DRIVE BEGINS Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan has announced that the fundraising drive for the Fourth of July Fireworks Show has begun. This is Flanagan’s fourth year in charge of the annual fireworks exhibition that is such a popular tradition in our town. Flanagan has worked hard and reached out to numerous businesses... »

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Remembering the Men and Women in the Armed Services

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Memorial Day is a time of the year where I do a lot of thinking. What is normally on my mind, is the men and women that gave their lives to defend this country and its beliefs; whether it be the ones who fought during the World Wars or in Korea or Vietnam or... »

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Sports 05-28-2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Court TV Jenkins begins career as video scout for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets team By Cary Shuman Mark Jenkins remembers playing basketball at the age of three. He also remembers sitting on his father’s lap watching college and NBA games on television. Jenkins participated in travel team and AAU basketball before enrolling as a... »

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Cummings School Science Teacher Keeps Students Constantly Motivated

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Cummings School Science Teacher Keeps Students Constantly Motivated

WINTHROP – His enthusiasm is infectious and it spreads easily to his seventh grade students at the Cummings School, something that didn’t go unrecognized when teacher Chris Farnsworth recently received an award from the North Shore Science Supervisors Association for exemplary science teaching. Farnsworth, a Malden native who has settled in Winthrop with his... »

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