Archive for March, 2016

Obituaries 03-24-2016

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Karen White-Bennett of Winthrop Karen A. White-Bennett of Winthrop passed away peacefully on March 20. The loving daughter of the late George and Marion (Burns) White, she was the devoted mother of Jonathan M. White and his wife, Julie and Michael and Joseph Bennett; dear sister of Georgeann McGeorge and her husband, Robert, George... »

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Irish Eyes are Smiling

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Irish Eyes are Smiling

Young Callen Millar is dressed for the holiday from head to toe for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist. »

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Winthrop’s Lyons Makes the Call

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Winthrop’s Lyons Makes the Call

Just as the best teams advance in the State Tournament, the referees that receive the best evaluations from the coaches get the prestigious assignments to officiate the top games. In the photo above, Winthrop’s Peter Lyons is pictured as he makes a call in the Division 1 North girls basketball final between Revere and Woburn Saturday... »

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Councilors Approved New Flood Plain Maps

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Last Thursday, after a joint meeting and public hearing between the Planning Board, and the Winthrop Town Council the new FEMA flood maps for the town were approved unanimously. Once approved by the town the maps went into effect yesterday, March 16. Al Legee, head of inspectional services, said the... »

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B&B Ordinance Heads Back for More Work

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock After several months of working on an ordinance that would address property owners who participate in home sharing programs like Air B&B, Town officials have sent the proposed ordinance back to committee for more tweaking. Many residents attended last Thursday night’s public hearing on the ordinance revisions. The old ordinance... »

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Residents Turn Out to Back Need for Support Personnel in Schools

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger At a recent meeting of the Winthrop School Committee, the community came out to support the Winthrop School district’s education support personnel (ESP) during a public hearing on the proposed FY17 school budget. It is evident that the 15 ESP’s assigned to the district, are of great value to the students... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

COMMISSIONER FOR THE BLIND VISITS WINTHROP The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) will be conducting a series of listening sessions. These sessions will seek to solicit consumer, provider and community perspectives on a range of services provided by MCB, as well as allow for input and feedback on other topics of importance. MCB... »

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Residents Skimmed for More than $60K

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Since the word got out last week about a skimming device attached to an ATM machine at Cumberland Farms many victims have come forward. Winthrop Police are now also working with Revere Police since another skimming device was also found on the gas pump at the Sunoco station on Revere... »

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Police Blotter 03-17-2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Monday, March 7 Caller/parent reports that she almost struck a child crossing the crosswalk on Pauline Street, due to a black SUV parked directly in front of the crosswalk. She is concerned as she reports that you cannot see the children as you are approaching the crosswalk when a large vehicle is parked so... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Massachusetts should price carbon Dear Editor: The biggest crisis the nation and the world face right now is climate change.  Those of us near Massachusetts coast line are well aware of this and want our state to show its leadership in fighting climate change.  Carbon pricing legislation stands out as the most direct way... »

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