First Day of School

September 4, 2014
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First Day of School

A student waves to her family before filing into her first day of classes at the Cummings School Wednesday, Sept. 3. Students and staff at the school wore tie-dye shirts, ties and hats to commemorate the recent loss of Sabrina Fuedo – who would have been a sixth grader. Fuedo passed away two weeks...

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Coughlin Pk. Conference:Town Manager Discusses Renovation Plans on Site

September 4, 2014
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In what was an unprecedented meeting held inside a local park, Town Manager James McKenna brought the issue of Coughlin Park renovations directly to Point Shirley residents Tuesday night. The end result was a very productive and orderly session during which McKenna, DPW Director Steve Calla, Parks and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll, and Council...

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Pursuing Her Dreams: Buonomo Is A Contestant in Miss Mass. USA Pageant

August 29, 2014
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Pursuing Her Dreams: Buonomo Is A Contestant in Miss Mass. USA Pageant

Deanna Buonomo is having a very good week. The 23-year-old Winthrop resident was notified that she had been accepted as a contestant in the Miss Massachusetts USA Pageant that will be held in November at the Lowell Auditorium. The pageant system, which is owned by Donald Trump, leads to the nationally televised Miss USA...

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School Bells to Ring next Wednesday

August 29, 2014
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School Bells to Ring next Wednesday

With a new middle/high school project on the way, Winthrop students will begin their 2014-15 school year at some new school sites. The biggest change will find the high school students relocating to the former Winthrop Middle School where eighth grade students will also be attending. A new ‘Winthrop High School’ sign already adorns...

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Winthrop Playmakers to Present the Rocky Horror Show: Alive on Stage

August 29, 2014
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The Winthrop Playmakers are proud to reveal their next production, 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, 76 Orlando Avenue, Winthrop,...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2014

August 29, 2014
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Winthrop Police Blotter Monday, August 18 Party on James Avenue requested an officer to go with her to pick up her belongings. Call was made to the party and she will comply with the court order. Detective will be on Almont Street to conduct an investigation. Caller on Terrace Avenue requests a well-being check...

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The People Have Spoken: Massdot Selects #dotspeak Safety Messages

August 29, 2014
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MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola recently announced the winners of the #DOTspeak Highway Message Board Contest. After receiving hundreds of entries, MassDOT has selected three winners from the social media contest that solicited creative messages on how to combat road rage, distracted driving, and encourage seatbelt use. “We...

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More Recognition for Captain Eruzione

August 29, 2014
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Sports Illustrated has been the nation’s No. 1 sports magazine for a long time and a part of our American culture since its first issue in 1954. That’s a lot of magazine covers and SI just completed a contest in which it asked its readers what was the most iconic cover of all time...

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The Coughlin Controversy: Town Manager, Council President Lead Strong Park Renovation Effort

August 29, 2014
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The creation of the all-volunteer Winthrop Parks Committee arguably has been one of the crowning achievements of Council President Peter Gill’s administration. The formation of the committee was his idea and the tremendous improvements at Pico Park brightened the whole neighborhood, especially the children who are able to use the park for recreation. Town...

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A Smooth Transition: Supt. Macero Confident about New School Year

August 29, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools John Macero has been spending a lot of his time this summer making sure that the students’ transition to their new school sites will be smooth and orderly when the academic year begins next week. It’s certainly been a challenge for all as a result of the construction of a new...

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Sports 08-28-2014

August 29, 2014
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Jess Saying What a Week: It is that time of the year again—time for college students to head back to school. The next few weeks will be full of “goodbyes” and “see you soon” as friends and family head off to wherever life takes them…or at least to college. The days are bittersweet for...

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Obituaries 08-28-2014

August 29, 2014
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Mary Arlene Sobanek Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Mary Arlene (Derome) Sobanek of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 25. She was 80 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Annie (Curry) and Arthur Derome, she was the loving mother of Wayne Sobanek and his wife, June of North...

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Council Schedules Meeting: On Coughlin Park Renovations

August 25, 2014
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Council Schedules Meeting: On Coughlin Park Renovations

The Winthrop Town Council voted unanimously to arrange a meeting with Point Shirley residents to discuss the ongoing renovations at Coughlin Park and public safety concerns at the park. Councilor James Letterie made the motion to schedule the meeting at the Point Shirley Association following a discussion of the Coughlin Park renovations and increased...

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Winthrop Resident Trudy Macero Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

August 25, 2014
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Winthrop Resident Trudy Macero Receives “Unsung  Heroine” Award

Trudy Macero of Winthrop was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the  Status of Women’s 2014 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House. This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “I am so pleased that the...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Tompkins for Suffolk Co. Sheriff

August 25, 2014
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Sheriff Steve Tompkins’ candidacy to continue serving as  Suffolk County Sheriff. Senator Warren Senator Warren announced her support of the Sheriff at his campaign headquarters in Roxbury where she was joined by State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and State Representative Dan Cullinane. “Steve has...

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Open House at Winthrop High School Set for Aug., 28

August 25, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools John Macero has announced that there will be an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., at Winthrop High School, 151 Pauline St., site of the former Winthrop Middle School. Students in grades 8 through 12 will be attending the school this...

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Police Blotter 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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Monday, August 11 E911 caller from Revere concerned about her friend on Hawthorn Avenue whom is having issues with raccoons in the ceiling. W91 will check on resident and advise her of procedure. Party called from Stasio Lumber reporting the 90 year old next door has not come out to her taxi and they...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (“Time flies”) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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Thank You, Dr. Bornstein

August 25, 2014
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Winthrop soon will be losing one of its most esteemed residents when Dr. Robert Bornstein makes the move with his wife Barbara to the Houston area. Both here and in the nearby city of Chelsea, Dr. Bornstein truly is known as a legendary, larger-than-life figure. Dr. Bornstein has been a pediatrician for the past...

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Get Well Soon, Bob

August 25, 2014
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We’re just dropping a note to wish Bob Driscoll Sr., one of our community’s long-time and most-esteemed citizens, a speedy recovery from his recent major surgery. Bob spent a week in the hospital and now is recuperating at home. Bob has been in the forefront of activism in our community for more than four...

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Blazak Receives CISR Designation

August 25, 2014
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The designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) has been conferred upon Shannon Blazak, Personal Lines Insurance Customer Service Representative at Elliot Whittier Insurance Services, LLC. “This designation recognizes Shannon’s successful completion of quite an intense variety of Insurance courses, which are followed by a series of extensive examinations,” stated Elliot Whittier CEO Steve...

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Sports 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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ZUMIX to Host 5K Race East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in...

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Obituaries 08-28-2014

August 25, 2014
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Barbara Cummings Championship Bowler, Active in Winthrop Community Barbara (Boisvert) Cummings of Winthrop passed away August 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old. Barbara was a very active member of the Winthrop community. She was a championship bowler for many years at CPYC and volunteered for numerous organizations including the PTA,...

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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

August 14, 2014
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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

The Winthrop Police Explorers Post 99 is a group of young individuals from the community who have been training intensively to become the next secret servicemen, police officers, and soldiers. During the week of July 14, Post 99 participated in The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Indiana University, achieving second place in White...

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