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Rallying for a Good Cause: Former Donor Caruccio Will Hold Bone Marrow Drive on January 25

January 9, 2014
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Rallying for a Good Cause: Former Donor Caruccio Will Hold Bone Marrow Drive on January 25

Vanessa Caruccio played in a hockey tournament in Marlboro in 2010.  Her decision on that day to register for the National Bone Marrow Drive and become a donor has helped prolong an individual’s life. The 22-year-old Endicott College graduate and neuro nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital is now bringing that important drive to Winthrop....

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Winthrop Holds Its Swearing-in Ceremony

January 9, 2014
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The Town of Winthrop held its Swearing-In Ceremony for newly elected town officials Tuesday night at the Cummings School. Town Clerk Carla Vitale administered the oaths of office to Council President Peter Gill, who was re-elected to a second term in November, returning Councilors Paul Varone, Nicholas DelVento, and Russell Sanford, and new Councilor-at-Large...

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Peter Gill Is Winthrop’s Man of the Year

December 31, 2013
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Peter Gill Is Winthrop’s Man of the Year

He has won two close, hard-fought elections in exciting campaigns. He has helped steer the town through some difficult times to the point where the town is in solid financial shape. He has joined with town officials in promoting and then advancing the development of long dormant properties, launched an amazing committee that took...

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Goll Will Play Hockey at Fenway: Northeastern Athlete Set for Prime Time

December 24, 2013
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Goll Will Play Hockey at Fenway: Northeastern Athlete Set for Prime Time

Chelsiea Goll was a spectator at Game 2 of the World Series in October matching the eventual champion Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals. A lifelong Red Sox fan whose family  has season tickets, Chelsiea attended the game at Fenway Park with her twin brother, Casey, a hockey player at Southern New...

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: Annual Visit on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2013
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As town historian David Hubbard wrote in his “Winthrop Then and Now” column in last week’s Sun-Transcript, the tradition of inviting Santa Claus to tour the town commenced 79 years ago and continues today. Former Fire Chief Charles Flanagan is credited with directing the enhancement of this event “from its simple beginnings to providing...

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A New Look at Silver Clean

December 20, 2013
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A New Look at Silver Clean

Lisa Polignone and Bob Polignone describe Silver Clean Laundromat as “more than your typical laundromat.” Lisa, who is a real estate broker and instructor, and her husband, Bob, a senior information technology manager, took over ownership of the store in September, 2012. The Polignones directed a major facelift of the store that included the...

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Council Takes No Action on Casino

December 20, 2013
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The Town Council voted by a 6-3 margin to table a motion that sought to have a letter sent to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Mohegan Sun casino project proposed for the Revere side of the Suffolk Downs property. At Tuesday night’s Council meeting, the nine councilors were on the verge of...

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Clark Wins Winthrop on Way to Congressional Seat

December 12, 2013
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State Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose will be the new congresswoman representing Winthrop in the United States House of Representatives. Clark, the Democratic nominee, won by a 2-1 margin district wide over Frank J. Addivinola, the Republican nominee, in the special election held in the Fifth Congressional District that encompasses 24 cities and towns....

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Council to Discuss Revere-only Casino on Tuesday

December 12, 2013
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Council President Peter Gill said the Council will discuss the Mohegan Sun resort/casino project at Suffolk Downs at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall. “The matter is on the agenda,” said Gill when asked if Council members would be addressing the topic. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted Tuesday to allow...

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Disney Bound: Winthrop High Cheerleaders Qualify for Nationals

December 5, 2013
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Disney Bound: Winthrop High Cheerleaders Qualify for Nationals

Winthrop High School cheerleading coach Rachel Mustone had a good feeling about this year’s seniors as far back as 2009 when she coached them at the youth level. “When I had these girls on my squad in eighth grade I knew they had an edge and were really talented,” said Mustone. “It takes a...

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