Archive for December, 2015

Winthrop in 2015: The Year in Review

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

January Hermon Street residents opposed a change in zoning for 60 Hermon St. Ocean City Development is seeking an SDOD (Special Development Overlay District) designation for the old church. They propose to convert the building into condos. Representative Robert A. DeLeo was re-elected Speaker of the House by his colleagues. During the last session... »

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Officials to be Sworn in Monday

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Newly elected officials will be sworn in this Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Cummings School Cafetorium. Opening remarks will be made by Town Manager James McKenna. Also attending and adding their remarks will be Speaker of the House Robert Deleo and state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli. Town Clerk Carla Vitale will swear... »

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Philip Boncore Named Sun Transcript Man of the Year

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Philip Boncore Named Sun Transcript Man of the Year

He has been a voice of experience on the Winthrop Town Council for a decade. Before that he was a member of the Charter Commission that spearheaded the town’s conversion to a new form of government. He has lived in Winthrop his entire life and dedicated a lifetime to public service here, dating back... »

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Police Blotter 12-31-2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Monday, December 21 Party came to the station to report a tow of a vehicle for trespass at Executive Apartments. Report of a male on the floor on Lincoln Street. EMS notified. Male on Wave Way Avenue called to report he has a high fever. EMS notified. While performing a detailed inventory of a... »

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Who Let the Lady Bulldogs Out?

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

By: Jim Lederman The Lady Bulldogs hockey team scored an impressive (2-0) shutout of archrival Marblehead at Salem State University last Wednesday to improve to 2-1. The sparkling play of junior Gretchen Howard in the Bulldog net was the key to a big victory. The Bulldogs got a big lift from ex-Lady Bulldog all-star... »

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From the Press Box Sponsored by: Winthrop Book Depot 2016 – Wish List

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

By: Jim Lederman Have you made your ‘New Year’s’ Resolutions? How about a wish list for the New Year for Viking fans! Another NEC football title for coach Sean Driscoll Six more Viking victories over archrival Revere in all sports Continued growth for the boys and girls Lacrosse teams at WHS Another NEC title... »

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”... »

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at... »

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Sports 12-31-2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

WHS sports roundup Vikings win shootout to capture tournament The Winthrop High hockey team earned a pair of hard-fought victories, including the championship game in a shootout, to capture the Kasabuski Christmas Classic at the Kasabuski Rink in Saugus this past week. The triumph over No. Reading in the title game Tuesday was indeed... »

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Obituaries 12-31-2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Christopher Rudolph Zarba, Sr. Gifted composer, pianist and music educator; first conductor of the Boston Ballet Orchestra; accomplished portrait and landscape painter; lost son on 9/11 Christopher Rudolph Zarba, Sr. of Winthrop,  previously of Medford and East Boston, passed away peacefully at home on December 21 at age 92 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.... »

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