Archive for April, 2016

All Tangled Up

Friday, April 29th, 2016
All Tangled Up

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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

Friday, April 29th, 2016
MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

By John Lynds After hearing residents complaints that there hasn’t been enough community input on the proposed changes to the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) in Eastie, officials came back with some changes. At a community meeting Monday night, MassDOT’s presentation was similar to the one... »

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Gillis Elected MASC VP

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Gillis Elected MASC VP

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop High School Junior, Hunter Gillis, initially discovered his passion for student council when fellow students encouraged him to attend his first meeting. There is no doubt that Gillis immediately developed a devotion to helping students find their voice and make a difference. This spring, he was elected as Vice President... »

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Miller Field Renovations Heading to Voters

Friday, April 29th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger After a deep discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting, the Town Council voted in favor of holding a Special Local Election regarding the Miller Field /Lewis Lake Project. The election, which will be held on June 21, 2016 will give residents the option to vote on the project. If it receives voter... »

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School Committee Discusses Morning Start Times

Friday, April 29th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Several weeks ago, after much discussion, the school committee agreed to change the school start times for the 2017-2018 school year as follows: Middle School:  8:30am-2:55pm High School: 7:55am-2:20pm The newly designated times will be put into place to help curtail overlap between high school and middle school students entering and... »

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Police Blotter 04-28-2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Monday, April 18 Caller on Hillside Avenue reports a suspicious red van in the area. Officer unable to locate a red van in the area. Party at Executive Apartments report the fire alarm is going off in the building. WFD already responding to an alarm activation. Report of a man passed out on Lincoln... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, April 29th, 2016

When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific... »

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Happy Birthday,Richie Scannelli

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Happy Birthday to popular Winthrop resident and Nick’s Restaurant employee, Richie Scannelli, who turned 62 on April 25. Speaker Robert A. DeLeo personally invited Richie to the State House to mark the happy occasion and we know we join with the thousands of Winthrop and Revere residents who know Richie in wishing him the... »

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A Great Reception for Joe Boncore

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Joe Boncore, who won the Democratic Primary for State Senate, attended Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s community breakfast Sunday at the Hilton Logan Airport Hotel and it was great to see so many people approaching Joe and congratulating him on his victory. Joe is unopposed in the May 10 general election and he will be... »

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Deborah Kneeland Keegan and for Kids Only

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The name “Kneeland” is a magical one athletically in Winthrop, where Bobby Kneeland, Briana Kneeland, and Nikki Kneeland distinguished themselves on the field and in the classroom. Bobby was an amazing running back for coach Tony Fucillo and a superb hockey player, while Briana Kneeland went on to become an outstanding softball player at... »

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