Archive for August, 2016

Town Democratic Committee Cookout

Monday, August 29th, 2016

There was a friendly gathering Sunday of the Winthrop Town Democratic Committee in the parking lot of the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. Committee Chair Kathy DelVento and her group hosted a nice event for the town’s Democrats and there was some delicious barbecued foods that were enjoyed by the many guests. Speaker of the House... »

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Sports 08-25-2016

Monday, August 29th, 2016

From The Press Box Number 10 By: Jim Lederman The ‘number ten’ has been a very lucky number for the Winthrop Vikings football team. In 2006 the Vikings had an undefeated (13-0) football team that captured a super bowl title. The quarterback was number 10 James Fucillo. James is in his first year as... »

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Obituaries 08-25-2016

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Antoinette Bossi Of Winthrop Antoinette A. (Porcelline) Bossi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, passed away on Monday, August 22.  She was 93 years old. Antoinette, who enjoyed reading, traveling and the theatre, was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Bambina (Lalli) Porcelline, the beloved wife of the late Fiore... »

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Keeping Cool At The Cottage Park Yacht Club

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Keeping Cool At The Cottage Park Yacht Club

Children in the Youth Sailing Program at Cottage Park Yacht Club cooled off Tuesday morning by taking a plunge off the dock and into the Bay. »

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Dimento’s Generous Gift

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Dimento’s Generous Gift

The Winthrop Council on Aging held a raffle to help defray the cost of purchasing a new shuttle van. Longtime Winthrop resident Richard DiMento (left) won the $500 first prize and generously donated the funds back to the Council for the new van fund. Accepting the donation outside the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center... »

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Keep On This Tack

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Keep On This Tack

Sean Montgomery and Ryan Kfoury prepare to release their spinnaker in their N10 sailboat during a youth sailing race off of Winthrop on Tuesday. The regattas, managed by the Cottage Park Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program have been taking place all week with different boat classes and featuring teams from other communities as well. »

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Ribbon Cutting Planned at EBNHC Building

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is opening its new facility, “Winthrop Neighborhood Health” in the coming weeks.  EBNHC is holding a Ribbon Cutting event to celebrate the completion of the newly renovated building on Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00 to 11:00am.  Located at 17 Main Street in Winthrop, the new facility owned and... »

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Teachers Fight to Limit Charter School Expansion in District

Friday, August 19th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop Teacher Association president, Adam Sullivan, was present at last week’s School Committee meeting, suggesting a resolution that will help prevent the spread of local charter schools in the district. Sullivan, along with the majority of the teachers association and members of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) believes that... »

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Pleasant St SDOD Heads to Council for Vote

Friday, August 19th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Planning Board approved the SDOD (Special Overlay Development District) on Monday night for the former nursing home at 142 Pleasant St. The owners now head to the Town Council on Tuesday, August 16 to get their approval of the designation. More than a week ago,  over 100 residents packed... »

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News Briefs

Friday, August 19th, 2016

WCAT’S TV PRODUCTION     FOR TEENS WCAT’s next Television Production Course for Teens will begin Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m. This course is free to Winthrop residents 12-17 years old. The curriculum includes basic HD camera operation, microphone use, studio and field production, and HD editing. This hands-on course will run a total of... »

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