Archive for January, 2016

Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of executive director Betsy Shane, will hold one of its biggest events of the year — the Chamber’s Community Awards Dinner — Saturday night at the Hyatt Harborside in East Boston. A capacity crowd is expected as the Chamber honors Winthrop business owners and community leaders... »

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Sports 01-28-2016

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

WHS sports roundup Girls hockey team takes three of four points The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog hockey team enjoyed a successful week, earning a tie and a win in its two contests against a pair of non-league foes . The Lady Bulldogs hosted St. Mary’s of Lynn, one of the perennial powers in girls’ hockey... »

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Obituaries 01-28-2016

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Paul Ciarcia Retired property manager Paul J. Ciarcia of Winthrop passed away on January 24. He was 75 years old. Paul served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 to1960. He worked for the Charles Bulfinch Condominium Association as a Property Manager. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne M. (Dooley) Ciarcia. Born in... »

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Stigma Free

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Stigma Free

Three-year-old Benjamin holds a bumper sticker from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from its new program to combat the opioid crisis. The program is aimed at reducing the stigma of drug use. Benjamin’s mother is in long-term recovery and is now a recovery coach helping others. »

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CASA still addressing Alcohol Abuse,but Now Focusing Also on Opioid Crisis

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
CASA still addressing Alcohol Abuse,but Now Focusing Also on Opioid Crisis

By Sue Ellen Woodcock For years CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) has typically received funding to combat underage drinking and it still does, but one thing that’s apparent is that while underage drinking is still an issue, the opioid crisis is even bigger. Over 60 people attended a meeting at CASA last Thursday night,... »

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EBNHC on Schedule to Open this Summer

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Construction crews are moving right along with the construction of the newest East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) at 17 Main St. in the Belle Isle Plaza, expected to open this summer. The 8,000 sq.ft. facility, to be known as the Winthrop Community Health Center, will house a full-range of... »

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Council Approves Expenditures

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Town Council approved several expenditures totaling $927,175 during their Tuesday night meeting, including funds for a study on where a new fire station could be located. Councilors approved $25,000 for a feasibility study for siting a new fire station. Councilor Paul Varone said the Town has been talking about... »

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Chief Urges Residents’ Guns be Secured

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Police Chief Terence Delehanty has mailed out a letter to all legal Winthrop gun owners reminding them to make sure their guns are secured. Delehanty said he attended a November summit meeting in Boston with Mayor Marty Walsh where this was discussed. “Thirty-five percent of shootings in Boston come from... »

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News Briefs

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

CITIZEN AWARDS ON JANUARY 30 The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing several people during the Community Awards Dinner Saturday night, January 30 at the Hyatt Harborside. The Business of the Year recipient is East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Being recognized for his service to the Town is Fire Chief Paul Flanagan. The... »

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Police Blotter 01-21-2016

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Monday, January 11 Report of a small white car with a female operator screaming and beeping the horn at the crossing guard for the Cummings School. The car also tried to pass the other motor vehicles that were stopped to let the children cross. A second party came in to report this incident as... »

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