Archive for March, 2017

How Low Can They Go?

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented... »

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Sports 03-30-2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Winthrop Girls U-14 hockey team takes the state championship title Eight U-14 girls district championship teams from Massachusetts traveled to Springfield with their sights set on youth hockey’s ultimate prize. The state championship is what every youth hockey player dreams of winning from the time they lace up their first pair of skates. So... »

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Obituaries 03-30-2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Charles Balliro Attorney, actor, author, and playwright Attorney Charles R. Balliro died tragically in his Winthrop home on Saturday, March 18. He was 68 years old. Born in Boston, Charlie was raised in the North End before the family settled in Revere. He was educated in Revere and is a graduate of Revere High... »

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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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