Archive for June, 2016

Perfect Weather for A Strawberry Festival

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Perfect Weather for A Strawberry Festival

Lillian Ezaquiel-Blake proudly holding her strawberry shortcake at the annual event that is sponsored by the Winthrop Historical and Improvement Association. »

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Winthrop is Worth It … Voters Say Yes! Override Passes by Huge Margin

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Winthrop is Worth It … Voters Say Yes! Override Passes by Huge Margin

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop has proven once again that investment made in the community is certainly worth it! On Tuesday, voters went to the polls and approved a $9.8 million debt-exclusion override to fund the replacement of Miller Field and associated drainage issues with Lewis Lake. The vote was 1,807 yes, and 949... »

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Parents and Educators Aim at Saving ESP’s Jobs

Friday, June 24th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger A group of parents and educators attended Monday night’s School Committee meeting on a mission to save the ESP’s (Education Support Personnel). “We need to find a way to prevent the loss of ESP’s in the classroom,” said East Boston educator and Winthrop parent Lisa Schad. “Money shouldn’t be cut from... »

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Citizens Concerned About Nursing Home Use

Friday, June 24th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger A massive number of concerned residents turned out last Wednesday night to talk about the potential use of the old Gov. Winthrop Nursing Home at 142 Pleasant Street as a methadone clinic. Councilor Russ Sanford set up the meeting after rumors came to a head about the use of the old... »

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News Briefs

Friday, June 24th, 2016

VISIONING MEETING SET  FOR TUESDAY A Winthrop Center Business District and Middle School Vision meeting will be held Tuesday, June 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvrd St., Winthrop. We’re continuing the conversation about how to improve the center business district and repurposing the middle school. Call Joe Domelowicz at... »

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Police Blotter 06-23-2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Monday, June 13 Caller reports observing a large flatbed truck strike the bus stop sign at Crystal Cove Avenue and then continue down Shirley Street. Party reports large tree limb down at Buchanan and Putnam Street and it is blocking the road. DPW notified and will respond. Party came to the station requesting information... »

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is... »

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a... »

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Town Says Yes To Miller Field

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The town of Winthrop stood up for its student-athletes, coaches, and residents alike with its overwhelming vote to support funding for the new Miller Field sports complex. Residents of our  sports-minded community that has produced so many championship teams and college athletes understood the importance of having a great facility to complement the awesome $80 million... »

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Sports 06-23-2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

From The Press Box Mr. Speaker By: Jim Lederman The announcement on Tuesday, June 14th at Miller Field by the office of House Speaker Bob DeLeo, brought back memories of 1998. The ‘Light up Miller Field Committee” worked tirelessly for six months to raise the funds ($165,000) to install the lights. The Committee needed... »

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