Editorials

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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National Night out a Success

August 9, 2014
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A great time was had by all at Winthrop’s observance of National Night Out, an event that creates awareness about crime prevention and encourages police-neighborhood partnerships in that effort. Winthrop Police Lt. Frank Scarpa and Police Chief Terence Delehanty were no doubt pleased with the turnout and the festiveness of this important event. Our...

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Marie C. Petrilli Foundation Raises Funds for a Great Cause

August 9, 2014
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There are certainly some eye-opening fundraising tallies in the front page story about the Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Research and Treatment Memorial Fund. Led by Mrs. Petrilli’s widower Al Petrilli and his brother, David Petrilli, the foundation raised $220,000 through two golf tournaments in 2013 and 2014. That’s a tremendous total for single-day events...

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Linda Calla a Great Advocate for Our Town

August 9, 2014
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We had the opportunity to chat with Councilor Linda Calla at the WCAT Cookout and it was pleasure to hear her speak about all the impressive things that are happening in town and how optimistic she is about Winthrop’s future. Linda has been a terrific asset to our Town Council and an articulate voice...

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From the Press Box: Where Are They Now?

August 9, 2014
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ROAD WARRIORS The piercing hot sun was over Revere Beach last Friday.  I was enjoying lunch at Kelly’s as a\I watched forty athletes competing on the beach. The 2014 Revere Patriots Football Team was holding a competition.  The football team wore blue tee shirts with the tag line “ROAD WARRIORS.” The Patriots will play...

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Skimming the Sidelines

August 9, 2014
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NO PACKING DOWN is a recently released book written by Sean Stellato. Sean is a sports agent with several NFL clients. Sean was the quarterback  on the 1994 Salem High School football team.  The Witches had an undefeated season and captured the NEC Title. The book focuses on the 11 day teachers’ strike that...

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