Archive for March, 2016

Ready for Easter

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Ready for Easter

Jackie MacFarlane and her little Easter bunny, Brianna MacFarlane, were on hand at the annual Easter Character Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, March 19. More than 1,500 eggs filled with treats were given out to egg hunting youngsters. »

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Top 100 Salaries in the Town of Winthrop

Friday, March 25th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The list of the top 100 wage earners for the town of Winthrop have been released. There are 41 employees in the DPW/Water and Sewer Department. In the fire department there are 36 employees and in the police department there are 48 employees. The school department employs 546 people in... »

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Parents Oppose School Choice

Friday, March 25th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Residents came out in force at Monday night’s School Committee meeting to voice their opinions on the school choice program. The program, which was established in the district several years ago, offers students from outside communities an opportunity to enroll in the Winthrop school district. While the program offers valuable diversity... »

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New Health Regs for Owners of Chickens and Bees

Friday, March 25th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock If you are in to keeping chickens or bees, the Board of Health has ramped up its regulations and plans to present them to the town’s Ordinance Review Committee for review. The proposed regulations do not address other animals. Dogs, birds, cats, ferrets guinea pigs, reptiles or amphibians come under... »

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EBNHC Discusses School Clinic

Friday, March 25th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Representatives of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) made an appearance at Monday night’s School Committee meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a clinic in the new high school/middle school. The clinic would be designed to provide comprehensive health care, physicals, immunization, sports injuries and behavioral issues for students... »

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News Briefs

Friday, March 25th, 2016

DEPARTMENT RECEIVES CHILD SEAT GRANT There’s no need to have a wiggly, unstable car seat in your car when the Winthrop Police Department has officers capable of installing new car seats. The department recently received a $5,000 grant to purchase 34 car seats for people who need them do to economics or the condition... »

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Police Blotter 03-24-2016

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Monday, March 14 Party on Nahant Avenue called to request medical for his girlfriend. Transferred to WFD. Individual came into the station to speak with detectives regarding ATM skimming incident. He stated that the picture posted on news and online is not him but appears to be him. He would like to insure that... »

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Obama in Cuba

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse.... »

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Happy Easter

Friday, March 25th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin... »

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Sports 03-24-2016

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Winthrop girls U-10 hockey team wins state championship By: Jim Lederman Raise the banner at Larsen Rink! The Winthrop (U-10) girls captured another state championship for Winthrop, Sunday at Springfield, defeating Duxbury (2-1). The (U-10) girls won their third title in a row, but the ‘State Title’, was extra sweet for coach Anthony ‘Butch’... »

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