Archive for July, 2017

Boy Scouts Building Future Leaders

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Boy Scouts Building Future Leaders

Winthrop Boy Scouts Prepared For Life! Building future leaders with today’s youth. The Winthrop Boy Scouts Troop 75 helped replant a coral reef in the Florida Keys. In addition to marine research, the Troop helped tag sharks, attended a movie premier, toured the everglades, visited Cape Canaveral and even had lunch with an astronaut. »

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Winthrop gets $2.38M in MassWorks Grant

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Winthrop gets $2.38M in MassWorks Grant

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was more than appropriate to stand in French Square Friday at high noon for the announcement of a $2.38 million MassWorks grant for the town’s center business-district infrastructure work. Joining Gov. Charlie Baker in making the announcement was Winthrop resident and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, State Sen.... »

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Vecchia Announces Candidacy for Town Council President

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Vecchia Announces Candidacy for Town Council President

By Cary Shuman Ron Vecchia, who has been involved in town government for various capacities for 45 years, has announced that he will be a candidate for the position of president of the Winthrop Town Council in the November election. Vecchia is a current member of the Winthrop School Committee and in his third... »

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The Food Flirts Saunter onto the Primetime Scene:The Brass Sisters Make Their Way Through Culinary Bucket List, on Friday at 10 and 10:30pm

Friday, July 28th, 2017
The Food Flirts Saunter onto the Primetime Scene:The Brass Sisters Make Their Way Through Culinary Bucket List, on Friday at 10 and 10:30pm

Cookbook authors and culinarians Marilynn and Sheila Brass — the Brass Sisters, a.k.a. “The Food Flirts” (Instagram: @thefoodflirts) — are two passionate food explorers of a certain age, on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list one bite at a time.  In each episode of this new, six-episode series on PBS, the Boston-based... »

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Community Members Speak Out about the Future of the Dog Park, Belle Isle Marsh Site Looks Favorable

Friday, July 28th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger There was no shortage of comments shared at Tuesday night’s dog park meeting, as community members came out to hear about the proposed Belle Isle Marsh Reservation location. It was also a chance for residents to express their concerns. Out of the 13 sites that were investigated as possible dog park... »

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Legislature Passes Balanced Budget for New Fiscal Year:Focuses on Supporting Vulnerable Residents and Fostering Sustainable Economic Growth

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a $40.2 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help individuals with developmental disabilities. This budget takes comprehensive action to promote sustained economic health... »

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Senator Joseph Boncore Joins Italian Caucus

Friday, July 28th, 2017

By John Lynds WInthrop State Senator Joseph Boncore has joined the state legislature’s new Italian Caucus. The new caucus Boncore is now a part of will be chaired by Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) on the Senate  side, Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford) and Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) will co-chair the caucus on the House... »

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Police Blotter 07-27-2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Monday, July 17 Caller reported that a male party was driving over the speed limit in Winthrop Housing. She stated he almost hit her car last month, and then this past Saturday, he almost hit her personally. She does not wish to file a report, but she just wanted to file a complaint. Reporting... »

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Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Dear Editor, My name is Stephen C. Hines, and I serve as the Secretary on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Town of Winthrop. Under the leadership of our chairperson, Julia Prange Wallerce, I can honestly say that I feel so proud of the direction out community is moving in. Anyone who has been... »

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Jay Ash is a True Superstar of the Baker Administration

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Among those who spoke at Friday’s check presentation ceremony was Jay Ash, the administration’s Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, and it was plain to see why Jay was the first Cabinet appointee named by Charlie Baker shortly after his election in 2014. Ash had been the city manager of Chelsea for over a decade... »

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