Archive for March, 2017

Nothin’ but Tradition! On St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Nothin’ but Tradition! On St. Patrick’s Day

There were plnety of smiles and Irish Cheer last week at the Winthrop Senior Center Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon. In the top photo Joanne Troisi and Mina McDonald serve the corned beef dinner. »

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Fire Forces 51 to Evacuate Tuesday

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Fire Forces 51 to Evacuate Tuesday

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The second major fire in less than a week was sparked by a plumber’s torch at 1000 Governors Park, according to Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan. The chief said calls for fire in the building started coming in at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He explained that plumbers were doing work and... »

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Man Dies in Early Shore Dr. Morning Fire

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Man Dies in Early Shore Dr. Morning Fire

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A working smoke detector would have made all the difference early Sunday morning when a well-known attorney perished in a smokey fire at 162 Winthrop Shore Drive. Attorney Charles Balliro, 68, was trapped in a second floor bedroom where he was found unconscious on the floor. He was taken by... »

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High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

Friday, March 24th, 2017
High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

By Kate Anslinger Last week, Winter Storm Stella brought in some massive waves and disrupted the shoreline with powerful winds that reached speeds of 40 miles per hour. While Winthrop didn’t see nearly as much snow as was predicted, the whiteout conditions made the storm a force to be reckoned with and as part... »

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News Briefs

Friday, March 24th, 2017

VIETNAM MEMORIAL RE-DEDICATION on March 29 Active Vietnam Veteran Richard Honan announced that, with School Committee support, American Legion Post 146 will re-dedicate the Vietnam Memorial originally installed at the old Winthrop High School on May 22, 1988. The re-dedication will take place in the lobby of the new WHS, S. Main St., on... »

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Center Construction to Start Next Week

Friday, March 24th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Crews will begin work in the town center on Monday, March 27 as part of an infrastructure project to upgrade the French Square water, sewer, gas and electric. The first utility involved will be National Grid, which will replace aged gas mains during the next four months. All gas lines... »

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Police Blotter 03-23-2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Monday, March 13 A nurse from MGH stated that a patient from Governors Park had a doctor’s appointment today and cancelled. When canceling, he wanted “to kill himself”. The patient has a history of alcohol abuse. Assisted WFD with motor vehicle fire on Cliff Avenue. 93 on the scene with DPW. 99 responded also.... »

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40 Years Ago March 16, 1977

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Robert DeLeo has announced his candidacy for Town Meeting member from Precinct 5.   We thought to ourselves, in the way we often do when we write the column each week, “Could Bob DeLeo, and those who voted for Bob for Town Meeting member in 1977, have imagined that this would be the start... »

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When It All Began…

Friday, March 24th, 2017

One of the pleasurable aspects of writing (and reading) our through the years column each week is that it provides a perspective on many aspects of our life today and allows us to pinpoint precisely when something that may have seemed innocuous at the time, but which affects us now, first appeared in the... »

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Sports 03-23-2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Captain’Z Zampanti twins lead St. Mary’s hockey to state title By Cary Shuman Michael and Marc Zampanti have left a lasting legacy in the St. Mary’s High School hockey program. They are not only the first set of twin brothers to serve as captains but also the first captains to lead St. Mary’s... »

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