Archive for January, 2016

Hanging 10 With Help from Jonas

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Hanging 10 With Help from Jonas

Leif Hutchinson catches a wave off of Winthrop on Tuesday morning. The winter storm Jonas off the coast – which left about 4 inches of snow in Winthrop – provided some pretty stellar waves for those winter surfers looking to Hang 10. »

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Houstle Uses Lots of Creativity to Engage Fifth Grade Students

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Houstle Uses Lots of Creativity to Engage Fifth Grade Students

By Kate Anslinger Fifth grade teacher Katie Houstle has been recognized for her creative efforts to get students engaged in learning. Using her own songwriting talent and her background in theater and music, Houstle has given the students in her fifth grade class a newfound motivation to learn. She has taken it upon herself... »

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School Board Discusses Making Math A Priority for Students at WPS

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger The highlight of Monday night’s Winthrop Public School (WPS) Committee meeting was the ongoing attempt to make math a priority. Frank Woods, curriculum director, has been working hard to fulfill this significant goal in the district. “There are a lot of really exciting things going on with the curriculum now,” said... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

MAGICIAN TO PERFORM AT LIBRARY The Winthrop Public Library and the DeLeo Senior Center present magician Scott Jameson at the Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., on Wednesday, February 17 at 2 p.m. This program is supported in part by a grant from the W inthrop Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by... »

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Police Blotter 01-28-2016

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Monday, January 18 Caller report a motor vehicle was parked in violation of the ban on Cora Street. W92 went by and the vehicle was moved and the street clear. The caller called back and reports the owner moved the car prior to the police coming by, and has now put the car back.... »

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Safety Tips for Burn Awareness Week

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan announced that national Burn Awareness Week is February 1-7, 2016. “While we traditionally associate burns with fires, the leading burn injury in Massachusetts is hot liquid scalds to children under 5,” said State Fire Marshal Coan, “Remember that hot liquids burn like fire.”  Children under 5 Most At... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Talking politics Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to make a comment on our current Presidential election. I am a 28 year old male Winthrop native, raised as a Republican. I have voted Republican in every local / state / federal election starting in 2005 up through Charlie Baker’s victory last November.... »

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CASA Targeting Opioid Crisis

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

There was a large turnout for the Community Against Drug Abuse (CASA) forum as the organization focuses its efforts on the opioid crisis that has affected our state and our town. CASA Director Amy Epstein has been working hard to bring this crisis out into the open and to bring an understanding of the... »

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Boncore Set to Announce

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore will make it official next week that he will be a candidate for the State Senate seat that was held by Anthony Petruccelli for the past nine years. Boncore has been making his rounds throughout the district. He and his father, Councillor-at-Large Phil Boncore, were on hand at the State... »

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. And as a Winthrop High sports fan, Bob is front and center at games —... »

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