Town Signs Contract to Have Ferry Boat Built

November 10, 2014
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The town has signed a contract with Evans Boats, a Maryland firm, to build a 73-passenger catamaran-style ferry boat. “All the documents have been approved and we’re under a contract to have a ferry boat specially built for the town and our route,” said Joseph Domelowicz Jr., assistant to town manager James McKenna. Domelowicz...

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Meet Winthrop’s Own Ghostbusters

November 1, 2014
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Meet Winthrop’s Own Ghostbusters

SPIRITS of New England, a team of paranormal investigators based in Winthrop, has traveled to New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia on paranormal investigations. One of their favorite places to explore is the Deane Winthrop House. It is alive with unexplainable activity. The investigators presented a lecture at the Winthrop Public Library...

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Something to Shout about

November 1, 2014
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Something to Shout about

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Halloween Safety Tips Posted

November 1, 2014
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The Police have issued the following Halloween Safety Tips: Younger children should always walk with an adult. Older children should always walk in a group. Use flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective tape to make it easier to be seen. Do not go to any dark, unlit houses. Do not go inside a stranger’s house....

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Anti-Bullying Awareness at Cummings

November 1, 2014
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The Cummings Elementary School is hosting their 2nd Annual Anti-Bullying Awareness Week during the last week in October to teach students about prevention and the power of positivity. On Monday teachers  educated students on the definition of bullying, how to identify the aggressive behavior, and how to properly report it. During a “mix it...

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No More Trucks Going to MWRA Facility

November 1, 2014
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WINTHROP – There will be no new trucks coming through Winthrop as part of a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority pilot program on using co-digestion to produce electricity at the Deer Island Treatment Facility. Instead, the MWRA will barge its food waste needed in the co-digestion process from Charlestown to a new 250-foot pier on...

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Police Blotter 10-30-2014

November 1, 2014
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Monday, October 20 Officer was handed a bank debit card listed to a Winthrop resident, Address and phone number were located and he was advised to pick up the card. Market Employee requested EMS for a female who is feeling light headed. Party reports SUV has been parked inside the Pond St. playground lot...

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Please Remember to Vote on Tuesday

November 1, 2014
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The election is Tuesday, Nov. 4  and the race for Governor between candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley (Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick are also in the race, but they are trailing by a wide margin in the polls) is going down to the wire. The recent gubernatorial debates have been entertaining as both...

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Winthrop Police/CASA Seminar

November 1, 2014
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That was certainly a well-attended and informative alcohol awareness seminar hosted by the Winthrop Police Department, led by Chief Terence Delehanty, and CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse), led by excecutive director Pat Milano, with great assistance from Leigh-Ann Eruzione Callinan. We were pleased to see so many business and restaurant owners in attendance at...

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Halloween Celebration in Winthrop Center

November 1, 2014
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When Tom Hankard, branch manager at Webster First Federal Union, told us that more than 1,300 children and parents attended last year’s Halloween Haunt in Winthrop Center, our reaction was,”Wow, that is one very popular event.” Hankard invites children and families to take part in the 15th annual Halloween Haunt this Friday, October 31,...

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Letters to the Editor

November 1, 2014
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History is being made Dear Editor: History is being made in Massachusetts political circles.  As we go to the polls on Tuesday November 4th we have the opportunity to elect the first woman Governor in Massachusetts, Democrat Martha Coakley.  To honor this historic election the Massachusetts Delegation hosted the Honorable Hillary Clinton at a...

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Sports 10-30-2014

November 1, 2014
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NEC Champions Vikings wins NEC title; defeat Danvers 27-16   By Jim Lederman The undefeated Winthrop Vikings (7-0) captured the NEC South Title with a comeback victory (27-16) over the Danvers Falcons (3-4, 3-2) at Dr. Deering Stadium in Danvers. The Vikings play host to Hamilton-Wenham on Friday night 7:30pm in the quarterfinal round...

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Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

October 25, 2014
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Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced a $170,000 contribution to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to address early symptoms of childhood asthma and adult COPD in Winthrop. The money will help fund the salaries of community health workers and purchase home health asthma kits for families the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

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Clothing Drive Starts on Nov 1

October 25, 2014
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The Extended Election Day  Clothing Drive will be held on  Saturday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 6. All clothes can be dropped off at the skating rink parking lot where the clothing drive trailer will be located. Recycling of textiles can help reduce our impact on the planet What we accept: All wearable clothing...

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Addiction Prevention Collaborative Moving Forward

October 25, 2014
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WINTHROP – A group addressing heroin and opiod addiction in several communities, including Winthrop, updated the Town Council on its next steps to help reduce the number of overdoses in town and help get addicts into recovery. According to the Massachusetts Opiod Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) there has been a 25 percent increase in...

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Middle School Students Host Halloween Fundraiser

October 25, 2014
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Winthrop High School’s 8th grade class will be organizing a Halloween dance fundraiser on Oct. 30, from 7:30-10:30pm, at the Winthrop Yacht Club to raise money for their class trip. “The reason why we wanted to do this dance is to fundraise for out Washington, DC trip,” said Ava Bertino, Class President. “We want...

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Police Blotter 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Monday, Oct. 13 Reports of a Viking cab hitting a town tree and took off their side view mirror, Cab has stopped. Party requesting EMS for a young child. Chelsea PD requesting our ACO for an assist in their city. ACO notified and will respond. Party reports the male operator was photographing planes landing....

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Massport Helps Town With Contribution

October 25, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health study about the impacts of Logan Airport on Winthrop residents’ health took 14 years from its launch to its release, but officials have certainly been quick to react to its findings. The Massachusetts Port Authority has stepped up with a $170,000 contribution to the East Boston Neighborhood Health...

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Speaker DeLeo Receives Major Award

October 25, 2014
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That was an impressive tribute to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo as he received a special award from the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) for his excellent work in increasing access to addiction and treatment services in Massachusetts. The Speaker was lauded by MGH Revere Executive Director Dr. Roger Pasinski and local...

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Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2014
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Thankful for help Dear Mr Wallerce. I have long been aware of your kindness and generosity to the town of Winthrop, it’s residents and  it’s charitable causes ,but never expected to become a beneficiary myself.. My sincere thanks to you and your staff for coming to my aide with both kindness and generosity on...

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The More Things Change …

October 25, 2014
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Items selected from past issues of the Winthrop Sun, The Winthrop Review, The Winthrop Visitor,  The Transcript and The Sun-Transcript 10 years ago October 28, 2004 Town Clerk Claire Sheltry is predicting a turnout of close to 90 percent for Tuesday’s hotly-contested Presidential election between Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John...

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Sports 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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The Viking Express Winthrop beats Lynn Classical, 28-14, will play for NEC title on Friday By Jim Lederman The Vikings defeated Lynn Classical 28–14 Friday night at Manning Field in Lynn. Danvers shut out Salem 33–0, to set up the championship game. “Every year our goal is to win the NEC Championship, Friday night...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 25, 2014
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Cornelius Doherty Retired Boston Public Works Superintendent Cornelius W. Doherty of Chester Avenue, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 19. He was 88 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Catherine (O’Donnell) and Cornelius Doherty, he was raised in Charlesown and was a...

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Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

October 19, 2014
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Bob DiMento Now in Charge at Larsen Rink

WINTHROP – The Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center has been like a second home to Bob DiMento and that’s a good thing now that the town council has hired him as the new rink manager. “But I couldn’t do it without Zibby (Anthony Puleto) and the rest of the staff,” DiMento said...

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