Archive for June, 2016

Obituaries 06-23-2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Catherine Driscoll New England Telephone retiree Catherine M. Driscoll of Golden Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on June 17. She was 89 years old. Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Agnes (Clancy) and Michael Pidgeon, she has been a resident of Winthrop for almost 30 years.... »

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Massport Donates $2.5M for Winthrop Foundation

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Massport Donates $2.5M for Winthrop Foundation

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Call it a Christmas gift, just six months early. That’s what it felt like Tuesday evening when officials from MassPort presented the town of Winthrop with a check for $2.5 million for a non-profit foundation. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Thomas Glynn executive director of MassPort, announced they... »

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Toppled in a Wind Gust:100 Year-Old Red Oak Tree at Town Hall Falls on Sunday

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Toppled in a Wind Gust:100 Year-Old Red Oak Tree at Town Hall Falls on Sunday

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The year was 1909. The town planted a Great Red Oak on Town Hall property. Over the years it grew and grew with a girth only to be guessed by passerbys – 100 inches around? More, less? This all cam to an end on Sunday, June 12 at 4:11p.m. when... »

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Residents Hold Informational Hearing on Proposed Miller Field Renovations

Friday, June 17th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Residents had an opportunity Monday night at the Point Shirley Association Hall to gather information about plans for the Miller Field revitalization project.  “Winthrop’s Worth It” chairman, James Fabiano, was front and center at the meeting, doling out details involved in the $9.8 million debt-exclusion override which will be voted on... »

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Cambridge Man Arrested for Assault at Belle Isle Marsh

Friday, June 17th, 2016

By John Lynds While investigators continue to try to connect the death of 83-year-old Daniel Pepe, of East Boston to an attack of an elderly man three days later, State Police have arrested a Cambridge man with a lengthy record in connection with the latter crime. Michael Bruzzese, of Cambridge, formerly of Hingham, was... »

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Winthrop Voters Head to Polls on Tuesday for Override Vote

Friday, June 17th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine whether a debt-exclusion override should be approved for the revitalization of Miller Field and a major drainage project in the Miller lake area. The debt-exclusion override question for $9.8 million, if passed, would create funding for a new multi-sport... »

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News Briefs

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Pancake Breakfast is Sunday The annual pancake breakfast that raises funds for the Winthrop High School football team named “All You Can Eat Breakfast, “ will be held on Sunday, June 19 from 7 am – Noon at Winthrop High School Cafeteria on Pauline Street. The suggested donation is $7. Support for all Winthrop... »

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Police Blotter 06-16-2016

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Monday, June 6 Officer will try to serve subject on Veterans Road a summons issued by the Boston Municipal Court. He reports all is okay. Caller in East Boston stated a vehicle just struck two parked motor vehicles on Bennington Street. The vehicle was seen on Main Street. All shift officers along with detail... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Vote Yes for Miller Field Dear Editor, On June 21st, voters will have the opportunity to approve the revitalization of Miller Field. This is a vote for a stronger future for our children and community. Our uneven, devoted fields will be replaced with a level, safer, easier-to-maintain artificial surface available for multiple uses by... »

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Football Pancake Breakfast Sunday

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Just a  reminder that we hope as many residents as possible will make their way to the Winthrop High School cafeteria this Sunday morning, June 19, in order to take part in the annual Winthrop High Football Pancake Breakfast that serves as the chief fundraiser for the Winthrop High football program. This annual Father’s... »

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