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Spring Forum Shows Unity: McKenna Has Assembled a Great Team of Department Heads

March 22, 2013
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The Town Council’s Spring Forum Tuesday night at the Cummings School certainly accentuated the positive gains that the town has made under the administration of Town Manager James McKenna. But more importantly, the forum highlighted the outstanding staff of professionals who lead our departments across town government. From the impassioned speeches by our public...

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WHS Principal Decision Imminent Process Has Been Open and Candidates Vetted

March 22, 2013
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The announcement of a new principal of Winthrop High School is forthcoming and it’s been a well-executed and open process to pick the successor to Gail Conlon, who is retiring this year. There were several candidates for the position and we understand that assistant of superintendent of schools Lisa Gill and the selection committee...

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Congratulations, Nicole Giaquinto: Former WHS Track Star Now an NCAA All-American

March 22, 2013
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We want to congratulate former Winthrop High student Nicole Giaquinto on her selection as an NCAA Track All-American, the highest honor for a college athlete. A senior at UMass/Lowell, Nicole was a standout basketball player and track athlete at Winthrop High and she has taken her talents to the next level and excelled to...

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Police Blotter 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Monday, March 11 Directed patrol of the Shore Drive area and the adjacent areas. Everything appeared normal and routine. McCourt Construction is continuing their work on the beach at this time. One parking violation issued on Trident Avenue. Female on Floyd Street called to report a bird in her attic. ACO called and given...

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Winthrop 7th Grade Travel Basketball Team Wins Eastern Travel Basketball Championship

March 22, 2013
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The Parks and Recreation Winthrop Blue seventh grade travel basketball team won the Eastern Travel Basketball Championship on March 16. It was a great season for Winthrop Blue who finished its season with a record of 15 wins and 2 losses. The season started out tough with the first game of the season against...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Selma Nasher Retired Bookkeeper Selma Nasher, recently of Arizona and a former longtime resident of Winthrop and Brookline, passed away suddenly on March 15. She was 85 years old. She was the daughter of the late Max and Bessie (Polatnik) Nasher and is survived by her cherished sister, Zena Ceder.  She was also the...

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Storm Aftermath

March 14, 2013
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Storm Aftermath

In this spectacular photograph by local photographer John LeBlanc, the waves continued to pummel the seawall on Shore Drive during Saturday’s high tide. Winthrop escaped with no serious damage after the storm on Friday.

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Senior Citizen Volunteer Tax Work-off Program

March 14, 2013
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The Senior Citizen Volunteer Service/Tax Liability Reduction Program allows seniors (60 and over), to volunteer their services in exchange for a reduction in their property tax bill.  Participants may earn a maximum reduction of $500.00 per fiscal year based on a rate per hour of service that cannot exceed the Commonwealth’s minimum wage. Senior...

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The New School Project: Macero Speaks of the Exciting Possibilities

March 14, 2013
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How can you not be excited about the new middle school/high school project after listening to Superintendent of Schools John Macero speak so enthusiastically  about the proposal at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday?  If you weren’t able to attend, WCAT executive director Mike Cabral was on hand to videotape the presentation for broadcast...

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Excellent Police Work: WPD Makes Major Bust

March 14, 2013
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We want to commend the Winthrop Police Department for its excellent work in intercepting a major delivery of 30 pounds of marijuana that was heading to the illegal sales market. Police Chief Terence Delehanty cited the investigative efforts of detectives Judy Rakow and Robert Jaworski in helping to end a well-organized plan to sell...

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