Archive for July, 2017

Gov Baker’s Appeal Shines Brightly

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Winthrop has been a solidly-Democratic town for the past 50 years (we would note that up until the mid-century, Winthrop was a staunchly Republican community — Winthrop voted in favor of all four of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s GOP opponents in the Presidential campaigns from 1932-1944), but there is no doubt that Gov. Charlie... »

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Bob Comes Through Again

Friday, July 28th, 2017

As state and local officials took to the podium to deliver their remarks upon the presentation of a $2.38 million check from the state for the revitalization of Winthrop Centre and its infrastructure, it became clear that the true moving force behind the large grant for Winthrop from the MassWorks program — which awards... »

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A Great Day for Winthrop

Friday, July 28th, 2017

It is hard to overstate the significance of the $2.38 million MassWorks grant that Gov. Charlie Baker personally delivered to Winthrop town officials this past Friday that will be used to bring about significant infrastructure improvements to Winthrop Centre. It isn’t often that a governor comes to town (in our “Through the Years” column... »

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Sports 07-27-2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017

From the Press Box Friday Night Lights By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop Vikings kick off the 2017 football schedule six weeks from Friday on Sept. 8 at the new Dr. Deering Stadium in Danvers, under the “Friday Night Lights.” I passed my favorite football field (I played my first game on the legendary Blocksidge... »

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Obituaries 07-27-2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Marie Ficaro Retired legal secretary, member of many Winthrop organizations, former Girl Scout leader Marie A. Ficaro of Emerson Road, Winthrop, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on July 21. She was 85 years old. A resident of Winthrop for more than 57 years, she was employed as a legal secretary... »

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Mia’s Lemonade Stand Raises $4000

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Mia’s Lemonade Stand Raises $4000

Mia Martucci’s (third from left) annual lemonade stand was held this weekend, and was once again a huge success. A total of $4,249.00 was raised for the Boston Children’s Hospital. Mia celebrates with a group of supportive friends. »

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Family Day at the Beach

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Family Day at the Beach

Rosemarie Ottaviano, David Sullivan and Stacie Mackenzie enjoy Family Beach Day at Yirrell on Sunday, July 16. Many Winthrop residents came out for the annual day sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Winthrop Marketplace. »

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Turning 100:EBNHC Patient Frances Resnick Celebrates a Milestone

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Turning 100:EBNHC Patient Frances Resnick Celebrates a Milestone

By John Lynds Frances Resnick is a ball of energy. She’s sharp as a tack, spunky and full of stories. Resnick loves to meet new people, and to have conversations, and later this month she will turn 100-years-old, on July 29 to be exact. “These are my golden years,” she says with a chuckle.... »

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Interim Superintendent Shares Goals for the 2017-2018 School Year

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger Interim School Superintendent Lisa Howard shared her plans for the future of the district at last Monday night’s School Committee meeting. One of her many goals is to evaluate the loss of the curriculum director position.  “I think it’s critical to compare the impact and losses of the position,” said Howard,... »

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Candidates Still Have Time to Take Out Papers

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock There is still plenty of time to take out nomination papers for public offices in town, and not all positions have a full slate of competition yet. Th Board of Library Trustees has three openings and only two candidates, both incumbents, so far. Jillian Teixeira and Virginia Wallace will be... »

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