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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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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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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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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

December 24, 2013
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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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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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Callahan Repairs to Start on Fri.

December 24, 2013
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MassDOT is reminding Winthrop residents that the Callahan Tunnel closure will begin on Friday, December 27. MassDOT has made detour maps available to residents regarding the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. The Callahan Tunnel connects Boston to East Boston and points north along the Route 1A corridor. It is one of two Boston Harbor Tunnels...

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