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Sports 11-24-2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

From the Press Box Winthrop/Revere Thanksgiving Rivalry set for Thursday By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop-Revere ‘rivalry’ is the game – this year is game number 86 – the series started in 1913. The Vikings hold a commanding (56-26-3) advantage. Toss the records out when these two archrivals battle. Winthrop (3-7) – Revere (5-5), the... »

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Give Peace A Chance:After Election Results, Julia Wallerce Starts Peace Gathering for Everyone

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Give Peace A Chance:After Election Results, Julia Wallerce Starts Peace Gathering for Everyone

By Kate Anslinger After last week’s national election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, there were gatherings in many areas for people to express themselves, but one Winthrop woman called for a peace gathering to help people on both sides move forward. As part of the organized peace gathering, about 30 Winthrop residents joined... »

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Town’s Bond Rating Upgraded:Translates Into Lower Interest Costs for Projects

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Town Manager James McKenna is more than happy with the improvement in the Town’s bond rating and he is even more excited that the the savings is something that goes back to the taxpayers. Standard & Poors recently upgraded the town’s rating to AA from AA-. “This is great news... »

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Officials Report Regional Dispatch Center Now Online

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s been well over five years in the making and now the Metro North Regional Emergency Communications Center, the regional dispatch center for Revere and Winthrop is now online taking emergency calls and dispatching public safety personnel. The city of Revere has been on for two weeks and Winthrop  has... »

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Councilors Hear More Opinions On Moving McLean Tennis Courts

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Tennis courts have been on a lot of people’s minds lately and Tuesday night the topic came up again, this time members of the Winthrop High School tennis players and their coaches weighed-in. About 20 tennis enthusiasts filled the Harvey Hearing Room in front of the Town Council and made... »

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Communities Band Together for Health

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock In an attempt to bolster the health of Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere the communities have banded together to form a health collaborative and hire a regional public health director who will work on policy, reports and more. The person hired will take a regional look at trends and work with... »

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News Briefs

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The 25th Annual Holiday Lighting The 25th Annual Tree Lighting and kick-off to the Small Business Weekend will take place in Winthrop Center from 3-6 p.m on Friday, Nov. 25. with the actual tree lighting around 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, businesses will be open. There will be entertainment games,... »

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Police Blotter 11-17-2016

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Monday, November 7 Male caller at the Point reports a white pickup is stopping in front of houses and the passenger is going into the yards. Officers report searching the whole Point to no avail. Chief received a memo requesting a check on a veteran in town who is not responding to calls, knocking... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Thank you for all who helped Dear Editor: In spite of the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election, there are a number of people that Tino Capobianco and I would like to thank for their tireless effort on this campaign. Tino Capobianco–supported and worked for Hillary Clinton back in 2008.  He canvassed... »

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A Great Idea That Has Been Delayed No More

Friday, November 18th, 2016

More than five years ago, the leaders of Winthrop, Chelsea, and Revere had the idea to establish a Health Collaborative that would serve the three communities and address issues ranging from wellness programs that include flu prevention, smoking prevention, and childhood obesity to the more serious issue of opioid abuse. However, the idea languished... »

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