Archive for February, 2016

Sending Off the Seniors

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Sending Off the Seniors

FACES IN THE CROWD:   Winthrop High students paid tribute to the team’s three seniors Jake LaFratta, Harry Floyd, and Loran Shuka, by toting their facial images throughout the game. »

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Winthrop Real Estate Prices are Up by Double Digits

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock As area real estate agents get ready for the spring selling season they know that 2015 is shedding a good look on the market. Comparing 2015 sales figures and selling prices show that sales are up and prices are too, especially in the Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Lynn, Everett and East... »

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B&B Ordinance Hearing Planned for March10

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 10 on changes to the town ordinance as it pertains to bed and breakfast establishments and transient housing. The change in the ordinance comes from the trend of people renting out bedrooms in their homes through programs like Air... »

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Macero Seeks 4 Percent Increase for 2016 School Budget

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger After diligent review and assessing the needs of the district, Superintendent of Schools John Macero is requesting more than $18 million to operate the Winthrop schools next year. This is a four percent increase over last year’s budget. The much anticipated budget proposal meeting was held Monday evening. The fiscal season,... »

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Residents Appear Before Council Asking for Town Dog Park

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Just about every city and town has one now and people in Winthrop are now seeking their own dog park. Resident Debbie Carroll spoke for a group of people in front of the Town Council, explaining why Winthrop needs a dog park and what it could be like. They looked... »

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News Briefs

Friday, February 26th, 2016

WINTHROP TOWN DEMOCRATIC MEETING The Winthrop Town Democratic Meeting announced today it is scheduled to meet March 7th, 6:30p.m at the Winthrop Senior Center.   The Committee will convene to elect offices and to select delegates to the upcoming Suffolk & Middlesex Conference. The conference scheduled for Saturday, March 26th, 2:00pm at a location to... »

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Police Blotter 02-25-2016

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Monday, February 15 Water leak reported on Sagamore Avenue. DPW was notified. Plumber called requesting a water meter from the town for residence on Forrest Street. DPW notified. Party on Pleasant Street called to report that they had frozen pipes and need the water shut off. Fire will assist. An individual from Shirley Street... »

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Letter to the Editor

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Supporting Rigas Dear Editor: In 2014, voters sent a clear message that they wanted common-sense reforms that will make Massachusetts great. Now just over a year later, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito are already fulfilling many of their campaign promises. The next few years represent a unique opportunity for the Massachusetts... »

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Joe Boncore Packs the Hall

Friday, February 26th, 2016

State Senate candidate Joe Boncore drew a capacity crowd to the Beachmont VFW Hall last Friday. What was impressive was that not only were there many supporters from Winthrop in attendance, but also scores from across the district. Joe was introduced to the crowd by his brother, Robert, and you could feel the sense of... »

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Mike Eruzione’s Magic Moment

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Sports fans know the date very well. It was 36 years ago today, Feb. 24. 1980, when U.S. hockey captain Mike Eruzione and his teammates defeated Finland to win the Gold Medal, completing an incredible two weeks of ice hockey at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. Of course, two days earlier, Mike... »

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