Archive for November, 2015

Holiday Lighting Festival Set for Friday in Center

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Holiday Lighting Festival Set for Friday in Center

Ring in the season this Friday in Winthrop Center for the Chamber of Commerce’s 24st annual Holiday Lighting Festival from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The Holiday Lighting Festival is the kickoff of Winthrop Small Business Weekend. Spend Local. Eat Local. Shop Local. Enjoy Local. Many of our businesses will be offering specials and discounts from Friday... »

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Bella Bond to be Interred at Belle Isle Cemetery

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Bella Bond to be Interred at Belle Isle Cemetery

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Bella Bond will always remain a little toddler and forever call Winthrop home. She will be buried with her paternal great-grandmother in Belle Isle Cemetery this Saturday in a private service. Caggiano Funeral Home in Winthrop has made the arrangements with the family. A private visitation will be held for... »

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Winthrop Receives $950,880 Grant For Walkway Around Belle Isle Marsh

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Winthrop’s Seaport Economic Council has received a grant of $950,880 for the construction a pier-supported wooden walkway and marine ecology park that borders Belle Isle Marsh. The marsh is currently used by only a small group of area activists and volunteers. Winthrop will use the new pier to allow locals, tourists, and educational groups... »

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Town Clerk Processes Several Petitions

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Secretary Bill Galvin’s office has 19 petitions that were circulating around the Commonwealth the last few months. In the Town Clerk’s office of Winthrop all deadlines were met and clerks processed 723 pages of signatures that yielded 1,426 good signatures from the residents of Winthrop. The Petitions that were very popular in Town were... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

WINTHROP FORCE NABS ILLEGAL GUN  Hours after attending Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s New England Gun Violence Summit, the Winthrop Police Department was hard at work taking illegal guns off the streets of Winthrop. On Thursday, November 19 based on intelligence gathered during an investigation, Winthrop detectives and uniformed... »

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Police Blotter 11-26-2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Monday, November 16 Male party from NH came to the station to register as a sex offender as he will be working in our town for several months. 942 registered the party. Visiting nurse requests medical for resident on Overlook Drive. Mother called to report that her daughter’s co-worker called her to tell her... »

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Let Us Give Thanks

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Another Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s a day for football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner with friends and family that reminds us how fortunate we truly are as a nation at a time when circumstances are so cruel for so many others in the world.... »

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Sports 11-26-2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

From the Press Box sponsored by: Winthrop book depot The Game By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop – Revere rivalry dates back to 1913. This year marks game number 85. The Vikings lead the series (55-28-01) – (27-3-last 30 years). The Vikings (4-6) face a Revere team (7-3) shooting for the third best record in... »

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Obituaries 11-26-2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Maureen Elizabeth Mahegan Active participant in Special Olympics; loved music, dancing, and most of all, her family Maureen Elizabeth Mahegan of Winthrop passed away peacefully on November 17. Maureen actively participated in Special Olympics, originally in gymnastics and later in track and field.  Her mother Rose pioneered the way for her in the early... »

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Town Officials Sign Community Compact to Partner with State

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Town Officials Sign Community Compact to Partner with State

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Last week, Town Manager James McKenna and Council President Peter Gill signed the Commonwealth Community Compact with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo joining in the celebration of Winthrop striving to commit itself to improvement and partnering with the Commonwealth for various state grants and... »

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