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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

August 14, 2014
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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

The Winthrop Police Explorers Post 99 is a group of young individuals from the community who have been training intensively to become the next secret servicemen, police officers, and soldiers. During the week of July 14, Post 99 participated in The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Indiana University, achieving second place in White...

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WHS Golf Team Begins Practice On Aug. 24

August 14, 2014
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The Winthrop High School golf team will begin practice for the 2014 season on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Winthrop Golf Club. Head coach Peter Lyons said that returning players and new players are welcomed to attend the opening session. The Vikings are coming off a successful season in which they qualified for the...

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Honoring the Veterans

August 14, 2014
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John Floyd, former Exalted Ruler of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, and Captain Tim Gover led their annual Salute to the Veterans Saturday, paying tribute to the service of more than 200 veterans, including several Winthrop residents. The fifth annual event began with a boat ride leaving from Winthrop and traveling into the harbor...

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Peter Lyons and Winthrop Golf

August 14, 2014
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We know the school year is coming soon because Winthrop High golf coach Peter Lyons has sent along his annual reminder that the first WHS golf practice of the season is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Winthrop Golf Course. Lyons, who has been a member of the Winthrop Golf...

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Newly-Renovated Hebrew School

August 14, 2014
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Anyone who has driven down Veterans Road has seen the apartment complex rising on the site of Temple Tifereth Israel and the great progress being made at the future residence for senior citizens. Temple Tifereth Israel’s Hebrew School is also being newly-renovated and the school is welcoming students to sign up for the new...

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Derek Jeter’s Last Game

August 14, 2014
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In what’s shaping up as an interesting scenario should the New York Yankees not make the playoffs, all-time great shortstop Derek Jeter could be playing the last game of his Major League career against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jeter has been a class act throughout his career and his next stop will...

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House Tackled Many Issues During the Legislative Session

August 14, 2014
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I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in reviewing recent session accomplishments as the Legislature breaks for elections. As of August 1, 2014, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development and reform, education, gun safety and domestic violence, substance abuse, and election laws. “This session the House of Representatives...

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Police Blotter 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Monday, August 4 Party on Winthrop Street reports that someone has drilled the locks out of his door. He believes it is a family member as there is an ongoing civil matter regarding property. Caller on Sagamore Avenue reports that his black GT Palomar bike was stolen sometime last night. Female on Myrtle Avenue...

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Where Are They Now?

August 14, 2014
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Seven members of The Winthrop High School Hall of Fame are living in 5 states across the country. AMY SULLIVAN, captain of  the 1989 Lady Vikings Basketball team and Brandeis University captain lives in California. MAUREEN (McManus) HILL, captain of the 1983 Eastern Mass Championship Basketball team and a member of the Lehigh University...

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Obituaries 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Robert Kiernan Benson Boston Globe Retiree,Member of Winthrop VFW Robert Kiernan Benson died Monday, August 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 86 years old. Born in Chelsea, he was the husband of the late Jeanne Viglione and the son of the late Herman A. and Anna J. (Morley) Benson. He was a graduate...

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