Archive for September, 2015

Residents Hold Service for Bella Bond

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Residents Hold Service for Bella Bond

Town Council members Linda Calla and Phil Boncore at Deer Island Monday night. »

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Ordinance Committee Looks at Dogs, Ducks and Beds

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Ordinance Review Committee, charged with reviewing the town’s charter and ordinances, held a public hearing Tuesday night to get ideas for what ordinances citizens of Winthrop want to see addressed. The hot topics aired by the 15  people who were there were Air BnB (and similar accommodation sharing ventures),... »

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All Electronic Tolling Program a Year Away at Sumner Tunnel

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Residents in North Shore communities like Winthrop have been clamoring for years to remove the toll booths from the entrance of the Sumner Tunnel and replace them with electronic tolling like MassDOT recently implemented on the Tobin Bridge. This simple change could end the daily congestion on Route 1A during the morning commute. The... »

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Vecchia Announces for Winthrop School Committee Seat

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Former Selectman Ron Vecchia has announced that in spite of his broken foot and limited mobility he will be a candidate for one of the three open seats on the Winthrop School Committee in the November 3 election. He thanked those who had sent good wishes and encoragement to run. Vecchia, was elected three... »

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News Briefs

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Adopt a Hydrant Fire Chief Paul Flanagan and the members of Winthrop Firefighters Local 1070 would like to equip each fire hydrant in the town with a hydrant marker. After last year’s recording setting winter, these markers will help residents and firefighters locate fire hydrants after snow events. These markers will save time and... »

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Millions Grieve for Bella, but Winthrop Will Be Her Final Resting Place

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock She has become the adopted daughter of Winthrop and the outpouring of grief has been worldwide. Since her body washed up on the rocky south shore of Deer Island at the end of June people around the world reached out to help identify her and give her a final resting... »

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Mother,Boyfriend Due Back in Court Oct. 20

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Michael Patrick McCarthy, 35, of Quincy, and his girlfriend Rachelle D. Bond, 40, both of 115 Maxwell St., Dorchester were arraigned in Dorchester District Court Monday morning on charges of the death of toddler Bella Bond. McCarthy, charged with murder, is being held without bail and Bond, charged with being... »

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MWRA Remembers Bella Bond

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Employees of the Massachusetts Resources Water Authority had planned on dedicating a bench and memorial stone to Baby Doe last Friday afternoon, but by the time the service began everyone knew her name was Bella. The news had broken a couple hours earlier and the atmosphere went from somber to... »

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Police Blotter 09-24-2015

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Monday, Sept. 14 Medical aid call to 19 Golden Dr., hip pain. Caller states she lost diamond earring at Deer Island walkway. Medical aid call to 93 Veterans Road. Medical aid call to 41 Lincoln St. Victim of larceny came to the station to file paperwork. Items belonging to deceased family member from Temple... »

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Thanks for the coverage Dear Editor, I’ve been involved in some volunteer and charitable endeavors here in Winthrop.  Some recent ones have been promoting the Quality of Life Questionnaire that led to the Health Report of 11-14.  This report spurred our good Town Public Health Nurse Meredith Hurley to institute the first Winthrop “Wellness... »

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