Archive for May, 2016

Obituaries 05-26-2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

John ‘Raff’ Raffaele Member of International Union of Operating Engineers John “Raff” Raffaele of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 20. John was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E.) Local #4. He was the beloved husband of Nancy “Dolly” (Noto) Raffaele; cherished son... »

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DCR Hires Engineering Firm to Assist with Beach Project

Friday, May 20th, 2016
DCR Hires Engineering Firm to Assist with Beach Project

By Kate Anslinger Residents came out to voice their opinions on the state of Winthrop Beach’s re-nourishment and restoration project. The $25 million project that was launched to provide storm protection and recreation for the shoreline, has resulted in an unappealing rocky beach. Recently, the DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) has hired Tetra... »

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Teen Faces Hate Crime Charges

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Teen Faces Hate Crime Charges

By Sue Ellen Woodcock An 18-year-old Winthrop teen was released from East Boston District Court on $500 bail last Friday after being arraigned on charges of breaking and entering, vandalism, and allegedly drawing swastikas on a board in Winthrop High School. The drawing of swastikas is a federal offense and constitutes a hate crime.... »

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Miller Field Debt-Exclusion Override for $9.8M

Friday, May 20th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It took town officials a couple weeks to determine the best number for the Miller Field debt-exclusion override vote set for June 21 – now voters will say yes or no to keeping the project capped at $9.8 million. Tuesday night Councilor Nick DelVento, who also serves on the Finance... »

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News Briefs

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Democratic Town Committee meets The Winthrop Town Democratic meeting will be held on May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St. the agenda will include planning an end of the year summer BBQ and to discuss guest speakers for future committee meetings. Airport Committee to meet at WCAT... »

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Police Blotter 05-19-2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Monday, May 9 Citation issued for marked lanes violation on Washington Avenue. Party brought a LG phone to the station it that was found at Almont and Revere Streets. Party called on the phone and spoke to owner who will come to the station to pick up the phone. The owner’s relative came by... »

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Letter to the Editor

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Bothered by article Dear Editor: The Winthrop Sun Transcript is typically very supportive of our men and women serving in the the United States military, along with supporting our military veterans organizations such as our local VFW, the American Legion and my own, Supporting the Troops Care Package Program, but an article on the... »

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Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Congratulations to the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club for their generosity in presenting scholarships to students at their gathering Monday night. This terrific showing of support for our students is an annual gesture and we know how much the students and their parents appreciate the financial assistance. The WCWC is truly an unsung hero among... »

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Winthrop Housing Authority Thanks Boncore

Friday, May 20th, 2016

State Sen. Joseph Boncore attended his final Winthrop Housing Authority meeting Tuesday and the board thanked him for his outstanding work as a member and the chairman. Boncore was required to step down from the board as he takes on his senatorial position. Executive Director Peg Tiernan Lyons lauded Boncore, saying, “Since his appointment... »

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Gov Baker’s ‘Time’ in Winthrop

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The event held for Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito last Thursday at the Cash family compound on Point Shirley overlooking the harbor was certainly an enjoyable gathering for the many Winthrop residents and supporters who were in attendance. From the perfect spring day to the great food served by the Go... »

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