Archive for May, 2016

Red,White & Blue

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Red,White & Blue

Flags adorn Veterans Road blending with Winthrop’s patriotic water tower for Memorial Day. »

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Flower Power

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Flower Power

                              Tewksbury’s Greenhouses ready for your Memorial Day planting. »

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Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn in as First Suffolk and Middlesex Senator

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn in as First Suffolk and Middlesex Senator

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was officially sworn in as the new First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger,... »

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Top Teacher:Frank Harris Named National Finalist for Everyday Hero Award

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Top Teacher:Frank Harris Named National Finalist for Everyday Hero Award

Frank Harris, a Winthrop Resident, has been named a national finalist for the American Federation of Teachers Everyday Hero Award for his work as a teacher at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers in Boston.  The AFT has 1.6 million members and over 3,000 local unions. He was nominated for the award... »

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News Briefs

Friday, May 27th, 2016

How do you want Winthrop to look? Everyone is invited to join town officials in sharing ideas about the future of the town center business district and vision for the soon to be former high school/middle school. The workshops will begin tonight, May 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard... »

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Police Blotter 05-26-2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Monday, May 16 Caller on Sunnyside Avenue reports that there is a deceased raccoon that was discovered in the marsh area. ACO has been notified. A female caller reports that she has “run out of gas” near Main Street. She is on her way to get gas and the vehicle is out of the... »

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Letter to the Editor

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Dear Editor, As promised, I am happy to report that the May 2016 water bill represented the final meter upgrade fee that was attached to the water accounts to all home and business owners of the town.  This fee was implemented to supplement the town’s costs of replacing aged water meters and for the... »

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

Friday, May 27th, 2016

We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands... »

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,... »

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Sports 05-26-2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

WHS sports roundup WHS boys tennis team finishes season at 11-5 The Winthrop High boys tennis team completed the most successful season in the history of the Viking tennis program with two victories this past week. The twin wins gave coach Marie Finn and her crew a final record of 11-5, setting a new... »

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