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High Tide on Shore Drive

January 9, 2014
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High Tide on Shore Drive

Winthrop Shore Drive provided some spectacular photographs during the high tide on Friday.

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Councilor Mael’s Victory: His Parking Lot Proposal May Make Sense

January 9, 2014
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Councilor Craig Mael’s made a motion to “have a discussion” about his proposal — which he first unveiled in December — for the possible renting or leasing of parking spaces in town parking lots. Mael’s interesting idea certainly struck a chord with his colleagues on the Council who offered some strong opinions about the...

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A New Beginning: Swearing-in Ceremony Marks Start of New Council

January 9, 2014
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The town’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday night at the Cummings School was the impressive, dignified event that an inauguration ceremony should be. We commend Town Clerk Carla Vitale for her leadership in making the event a special one for the officials, their families, and residents. We couldn’t help but notice the family of new Councilor-at-Large...

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A Big Step for the Town: Economic Development Plan Is Much-needed

January 9, 2014
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The energizing of the Winthrop economy and the rejuvenation of the Winthrop Center business district have been priorities for Town Manager James McKenna and his proposal for a full-scale economic development plan — which was unanimously approved by the Town Council Tuesday night — was a huge step forward for Winthrop. McKenna understands the...

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Police Blotter 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Monday, December 30 Caller on Shirley Street reports that her boyfriend won’t let her into the house. Units report getting her in and all is quiet for now. Party on Governors Drive requesting an ambulance for her 23-year-old daughter. WFD notified. Caller reports that yesterday at approximately 1:30 p.m., her pocketbook and contents were...

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Winthrop High Sports Roundup

January 9, 2014
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Lady Vikings cruise to two more victories The Winthrop High girls basketball team stands at 5-1 at the quarter-way point of the season after easy wins of 51-35 over Salem and 60-30 over Swampscott last week. A contest with Marblehead that was scheduled for Friday was snowed out and will be made up at...

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Obituaries 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Maureen Mahoney-Piessens Retired Teacher Maureen Mahoney-Piessens died following a prolonged illness at her Granada Highlands Home in Malden on Saturday, January 4. She was 72 years old. Born and raised in the Point of Pines Section of Revere, she lived in Winthrop for several years before moving to Malden five years ago. She was...

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Here Comes Santa for His Annual Visit

December 31, 2013
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Here Comes Santa for His Annual Visit

Santa Claus makes his way through Winthrop atop a Winthrop Fire engine on Christmas Eve.

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Inauguration Set for This Thursday

December 31, 2013
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The Town of Winthrop will conduct its Swearing-In Ceremony for all elected town officials on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School. Town Council President Peter Gill, Councilors Nicholas DelVento, Paul Varone, and Russell Sanford, and newly elected Councilor-at-Large Richard Boyajian will receive theirs oaths of office from Town Clerk Carla...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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