Archive for September, 2018

Annual Taste of Winthrop

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Annual Taste of Winthrop

Carol Facella, Sonja Moskal, Scott Forrest-Allen, and Jason Allen-Forrest during the Sept. 12 Taste of Winthrop event, which attracted numerous residents and restaurants for a tasty evening via the Chamber of Commerce. »

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I Love Winthrop Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
I Love Winthrop Day

Joe and Ava Padalosky and John Young from Legend & Young Realty shows off the ‘I Love Winthrop’ style during the I Love Winthrop day on Sunday, Sept. 16, in Town Center. »

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Firefighter Jeff Perrotti Retires after 32 Years

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Firefighter Jeff Perrotti Retires after 32 Years

Firefighter Jeff Perrotti (center) alongside his wife, Sue Murphy-Perrotti, Matt Murphy, Jeff Perrotti, Bella and Jena Perrotti, John Shanahan, Jaffrie Perrotti and wife, Sheila, all enjoy the retirement party for Firefighter Perrotti last Saturday night, Sept. 15. Firefighter Perrotti retired after 32 years of service. »

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Council Appropriates $4.9 Million for Infrastructure Work

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Town officials have been struggling with what to do with the center for well over two years and even longer with the old middle school on Pauline Street. Tuesday night the majority of the town council voted to appropriate $4,931,500 for the purpose of financing the construction of the center’s sewer and drain system.... »

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Council and Board Support Plastic-Bag Ban

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Town Council and the Board of Health have teamed up to support the banning of single-use plastic bags, but no official action has taken place yet. Suzanne Hitchcock-Bryan, a member of Winthrop’s chapter of Mothers Out Front, approached both boards Tuesday night to rally support of banning single-use plastic bags. She even submitted... »

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Town Wonders What to Do About Marijuana

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Town officials have until Dec. 31 to decide whether recreational marijuana shops can be established in Winthrop, and the Town Council has voted to direct the Planning Board to draw up the details for a recreational marijuana shop in regards to buffer zones, signage, etc. A motion to call for a special election faltered... »

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Services for Norman Siefert Set for This Saturday

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Friends and family of Norman Siefert will celebrate his life this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Cottage Park Yacht Club, a place that was like a second home to him. When people thought of Seifert the idea of “fun” and “water” and “sailor” and “helpful” were words that came to mind... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Book Club  to Meet A reminder that the You, Me & Them Book Club will meet on Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalfe Square after our summer break. The book is “The Boston Girl,” by Anita Diament. Also, Winthrop Art Association will hold its last Art in the... »

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Winthrop Native Wins Poetry Prize:Suffolk University Professor George Kalogeris’ Latest Writing Draws from Memories of Childhood

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Award-winning poet and Winthrop native George Kalogeris didn’t have to do much soul-searching while creating his latest poems. His inspiration came from a stroll down memory lane. A pair of Kalogeris’ most recent poems reflecting on his childhood led to national acclaim when he won the Five Points 2018 James Dickey Prize for Poetry.... »

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Student Thrives in a Structured Environment

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Jared LaVigueur has discovered the joy of responsibility and the satisfaction in following a structured schedule. Having started his first job at the Winthrop Marketplace in early July, LaVigueur, a senior at Winthrop High School (WHS), is learning about the rewards associated with hard work in all aspects of his life. “Jared has... »

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