Archive for April, 2018

Second Annual Freedom Fighters 5K Walk/Run Draws Over 100 People

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Second Annual Freedom Fighters 5K Walk/Run Draws Over 100 People

Freedom Fighters participants starting the 5K race on Franklin Street last Sunday, April 15. The second, annual event drew more than 100 people to raise money for care packages that are sent to troops overseas. »

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WMS Quiz Bowl Team Finishes in Second Place

Friday, April 20th, 2018
WMS Quiz Bowl Team Finishes in Second Place

The Winthrop Middle School Quiz Bowl team earned second place in the Malden Catholics Annual Quiz Bowl while competing against 10 other middle schools from across the Commonwealth. This year marked the 25th year of the annual event, that includes five classroom rounds and one stage round of questions from a variety of categories... »

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Town Begins Process to Appeal Discrimination Case

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Town of Winthrop will appeal a jury’s decision in favor of a female Winthrop police officer who was awarded $2.3 million gender discrimination case. Officer Judy Racow filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination case with claims of being looked over for various assignments. Racow filed a discrimination case with the... »

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News Briefs

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Auditions for musical comedy Auditions for actors/singers for Ralph Tufo musical comedy I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good will be held on April 30 and May 2 at WCAT Studio in Winthrop, MA. Character descriptions, synopsis, and audition sign-ups can be found at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a49acaf29a6ff2-auditions.   Book Club discusses ‘Towelhead’ A reminder that the... »

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Spring Forum Focuses on Finance

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Tuesday night Winthrop’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Perez gave an overview of the FY19 budget, which goes into effect on July 1. Perez said the budget has not been finalized yet but it looks like the town could be working with a $62 million budget. “It hasn’t been submitted to council yet and it... »

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Valkyrie Ferry Spring Season Kicks Off April 23, Featuring New Stops Along the Route

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Summer has arrived and the town-owned Valkyrie ferry is ready for another season of enjoyment on the water. Commuters, in fact every rider, will be pleased with a new, lower one-way fares. During commuter hours the price of a ticket will be $6 each way, plus there is free parking at the ferry terminal... »

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Local Students Receive Honors

Friday, April 20th, 2018

WINTHROP RESIDENTS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS Sister Barbara Rogers, Headmistress of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, honored Winthrop residents Ally Montgomery and Emma Montgomery with Gold Distinction for a first semester grade average of A or A- with no grade below B+.   coulter earns academic award at colgate Sophia Coulter, a... »

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Fourth Grade Teacher Creates a Growth Mindset Tool for Classroom

Friday, April 20th, 2018

In addition to her role as a fourth grade teacher at the Arthur T. Cummings School, Nicole Gregory is a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, where she helps with the planning and curriculum delivery. “It is rewarding to have a voice in the planning at this level because I am able to assist... »

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Bands Compete in Concert Festival, Earn Medals

Friday, April 20th, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, the Winthrop Middle/High School Concert Band and the Winthrop Middle/High School Select Band competed at the MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) Concert Festival. The three-day festival is an annual event with over 12,000 student participants. The Middle/High School Concert Band was awarded a High Bronze Medal, mere points from Silver... »

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Police Blotter 04-19-2018

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Monday, April 9 Officer standing by while subject picks up clothing on a 209A on Read Street. Party retrieved belongings. An ongoing situation on Main Street with the calling party and a general contractor who is parked on front of his house right now. Caller would like to speak to an officer. He is... »

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