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Food Pantry Fundraiser Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church September 20-21

September 19, 2013
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St. John’s is industriously preparing for a Yard and Jewelry Fair, with the aim of raising funds to defray Winthrop Food Pantry operating costs, including electricity and phone, plus a freezer and air conditioners to properly and safely preserve food perishables. On Friday September 20 from 5 to 9pm, and Saturday 21 from 10am...

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Help Richie Scannelli Pay His Medical Bills

August 12, 2013
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After a brutal attack on Revere native Richie Scannelli – a mentally disabled man – in Winthrop last week by a group of teens, the 57-year-old has incurred significant medical bills after many hours of surgery and care. David and Susan Catino have rallied Richie’s friends from Revere and Winthrop to help pay. Their...

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Correction – No Walk to School Planned on May 1

April 25, 2013
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In this week’s Winthrop Sun Transcript a story appeared about a Walk to School happening on May 1.  According to last year’s organizer of the Walk to School, Dawn Sullivan, this walk was not scheduled and is not happening on May 1. We apologize for any inconvenience that this article would be causing and...

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Explorers of the Year

January 31, 2013
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Explorers of the Year

The Winthrop Police Department is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 2012 Police Explorer Post #99 “Vincent Crossman Explorers of the Year Award” presented to Vanessa Faro Petersen of Winthrop and Jillian Flowers of Saugus. This award is presented to a member who demonstrated dedication and commitment to the program. Both explorers...

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“Stuff the Wagon” Food Drive

January 31, 2013
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The inventory of Winthrop’s local food pantry has been diminished due to the holiday season. The food pantry is very helpful to those families in need especially around the holiday season. Now the shelves need to be restocked and the Winthrop Police Explorer Post 99 is holding the “Stuff the Wagon” food drive as...

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Sons of Italy Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057

December 8, 2011
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Sons of Italy Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057

Matt Abbatessa, shown with former President Jimmy Carter, has just returned from Haiti. Matt, a proud member of the Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057, joined President and Mrs. Carter in Leogane, Haiti volunteering for Habitat for Humanity’s 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Matt, along with 400 volunteers from around the world and the U.S. helped to build 150...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Home shopping – Chamber asks residents to buy locally this holiday season

December 9, 2010
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Home shopping – Chamber asks residents to buy locally this holiday season

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have given way to the relative calm of the normal holiday shopping season, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is reminding local residents to think of their local retailers when heading out to do shopping. “There was a really nice and highly successful national effort aimed at reminding...

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Loss leaders: Shape-Up Showdown is a big success; 23 participants lose 173 lbs.

December 9, 2010
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Loss leaders: Shape-Up Showdown is a big success; 23 participants lose 173 lbs.

Six weeks after starting the pilot weight loss challenge program, Winthrop Shape-Up Showdown, with 24 program participants, through the efforts of founders Michael Miccichi, Alyssa Foley, Michelle Bishop and with Marc Wallerce of the Winthrop Maket Place as an Advisor, has recorded its first success in town. On Sunday, November 29, 23 participants successfully...

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Team effort will bring toys to deserving Winthrop families

December 9, 2010
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Team effort will bring toys to deserving Winthrop families

The Winthrop Police Department is partnering with Bunker Hill Community College and Community Action Programs Inter City (CAPIC) on a toy donation and distribution program for Winthrop families. Police Chief Terence Delehanty said that Lee Nugent, domestic violence advocate for the WPD and an employee of Chelsea-based CAPIC, is helping to coordinate the program....

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