Obituaries 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Sadie Saulnier Member of Winthrop Senior Center and “Honey Dew Club” – Daily Parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church Sadie M. (Robichaud) Saulnier of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 5. She was 80 years old. Sadie was a member of the Winthrop Senior Center where she enjoyed many...

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Vitagliano Speaks at Hearing for MBTA Blue Line-Red Line connector

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop resident John Vitagliano, former transportation commissioner for the City of Boston, is speaking out on behalf of the town in relation to the proposed MBTA Blue Line-Red Line Connector project. The project would result in a direct, underground subway extension from the Bowdoin Street or Government Center (Blue Line) subway stations to the...

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Playmakers Stage The Rocky Horror Show Starting Oct. 9

October 6, 2014
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Playmakers Stage The Rocky Horror Show Starting Oct. 9

Let’s do the time warp again!  The Winthrop Playmakers proudly present the production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show: Alive on Stage.  The smash-hit rock ‘n roll musical will be done as a live dinner theatre show Thursdays and Fridays, October 9 & 10 and 16 & 17, at Cottage Park Yacht Club,...

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Belle Isle Festival is this Sunday

October 6, 2014
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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the Department of Conservation and Recreation will present their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 5 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Featured activities include: live music with Billy Goodspeed Colby Farms Hayride Rainforest Reptiles Pumpkin Decorating Arts and Crafts Various Information Booths from local organizations Special thanks for donations from the...

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Police Blotter 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Monday, September 22 ADT Alarm called to say that Brown’s Drug Store’s alarm is gong off. Officer reports building secure and all is quiet. Party on Cliff Avenue reports that her motor vehicle was broken into and a car charger taken. Lt Perrin and officers will attempt to serve an arrest warrant to subject...

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Baker Makes a Splash

October 6, 2014
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That was certainly a well-attended and enthusiastic crowd on hand for the reception for Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker last Friday at the Winthrop Golf Club. Winthrop native Ed Cash and the Town Republican Committee certainly did a fantastic job organizing this event and the organizers had to be pleased with the large turnout and...

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Mike Eruzione Hosts Comedy Night

October 6, 2014
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We caught up with Mike Eruzione who was in Chicago this week helping out his former Olympic hockey teammate and fellow BU alum Jack O’Callaghan on a special project. Mike told us that he’s very excited about the upcoming comedy night that Winthrop Charities is hosting on Oct. 17 at the Winthrop Yacht Club....

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Healthy Eating

October 6, 2014
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Winthrop resident Therese Ockenden has a nice event on Tuesday, October 7, for those who are concerned about their weight. Therese’s group, Healthy Eating, will host a showing of a new documentary, “Fed Up,” at 6 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library. Viewers of the movie are welcome to join the group’s members as...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Supports Martha Coakley for Governor Dear Editor, I’m writing to openly endorse Mass Attorney General Martha Coakley for state governor, because she has the vision, ability, and determination to build a better, more fair future for all who live and work in Massachusetts.  Endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Coakley will, as a progressive Democratic...

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Sports 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Vikings run wild over Revere, 21-0 The Winthrop Vikings improved their record (3-0) with a 21-0 shut out of the Revere Patriots before a large crowd at Miller Field on Friday night.  The Vikings play the NEC south rival Salem tonight (Thursday 7pm) at Miller Field. Salem (0-3) is seeking their first victory under...

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Obituaries 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Ann ‘Nancy’ Guide Of Winthrop Ann C. “Nancy “ Guide of Morton Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 19. She was 82 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Healy) and Eben Wheeler, she was the devoted wife of John R. Guide and the loving...

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Annual Comedy Night Set for Oct. 17 at WYC

October 6, 2014
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U.S. Olympic hockey captain Mike Eruzione said the family’s Winthrop Charities will hold its second annual Comedy Night fundraiser on Oct. 17 at the Winthrop Yacht Club. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show commencing at 8 p.m. Steve Sweeney, known as the king of Boston comedy, will headline the show....

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Council’s Fall Forum Set for Tuesday Night

October 6, 2014
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The Town Council will host its annual Fall Forum on the topic of “delivery of town services” Tuesday (Oct. 7) at 8 p.m. at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. The forum will follow the regularly scheduled Council meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. “The forum will provide a summary of what our...

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Town Republican Committee Backs Charlie Baker

September 29, 2014
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At the August 18th meeting, The Winthrop Republican Town Committee voted to endorse Charlie Baker for the office of Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The committee vote was unanimous. Charlie Baker previously served the Commonwealth as Governor Weld’s and Cellucci’s Secretary of Administration and Finance. He also previously served as CEO of Harvard...

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IPads to be Distributed to Students

September 29, 2014
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IPads are versatile tools that can offer educators diverse ways of instruction planning and methods of engaging with students. Next Monday and Tuesday nights (Sept. 29-30) these touch screen tablets will be distributed to students in grades 8-12. “We’re excited and anxious about it,” says Superintendent John Macero. “We really want to get them...

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Students safety is Priority at WPS

September 29, 2014
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Winthrop has been approved by the state to make school upgrades that will increase the safety of students and faculty using state-of-the-art protection. “There was a $251,000 earmark in regards to school safety. The police chief has been handling that for us,” said Superintendent John Macero. “One of the requirements of the new law...

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Police Blotter 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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Monday, September 15 W93 was flagged down by a female to state that a male is hiding in the brush at Coughlin Park and he is taking pictures of the airport and planes. Officers report the subject is a Salem State student. Call from Cliff Avenue to report that wife is having hard time...

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Open Meeting Seminar

September 29, 2014
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Two conclusions we can make from last week’s Town Council-led seminar on the Open Meeting Law are that attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Lane of Kopelman and Paige has certainly become an expert on the state’s Open Meeting Law and that the decision to hold such a seminar in town for the town councilors and committee...

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Fall Festival is Sunday

September 29, 2014
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The Winthrop Fall Festival this Sunday, September 28, in French Square certainly looks like one of those “can’t-miss, must-be-there” events on the calendar. There will be a lot of fun-filled activities happening right in the middle of the town from 4 to 7 p.m.  A DJ will provide musical entertainment, there will be local...

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Officials Release Video in Effort to Find Justice for Taraskiewicz

September 29, 2014
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The Suffolk County District Attorney and the Massachusetts State Police have released a video interview with the mother of a young woman who was brutally murdered 22 years ago this past weekend. The video urges anyone with information about the homicide of Susan Taraskiewicz to share that information with State Police. In the video,...

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Speaker DeLeo at Revere Ceremony

September 29, 2014
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Winthrop residents recognize Speaker Robert A. DeLeo as our favorite son who has risen to such tremendous power as the leader of the 160-member House of Representatives that we sometimes forget that he represents Revere with distinction as well. We saw Bob at the 8th Annual Revere Beach Memorial Sunday at the William G....

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Kathleen Duffy and Her New Business

September 29, 2014
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We congratulate Kathleen Coffey Duffy on the launching of her business, Healing Hearts Therapeutic Massage for Women, which is located at 260 Revere St. We remember Kathleen well for her support of her brothers’ athletic careers. Kathleen was the perfect older sister to her siblings and was present for their athletic accomplishments such as...

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Sports 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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Big Blue Goes Down Vikings score impressive win, 28-12 ; season record now at 2-0 By Jim Lederman Three interceptions played key roles in the Vikings 28–12 victory over Swampscott. The win improved the Vikings record 2-0. The Revere Patriots invade Miller Field for a 7 PM kick off Friday night. Reise Turransky’s 78...

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On the Gambling Front: Casino Question to Be Decided by November Vote

September 29, 2014
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On the Gambling Front: Casino Question to Be Decided by November Vote

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process...

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