WHS Hockey: Coach Dunbar and Assistant Coaches Cleared

April 3, 2014
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WHS Hockey: Coach Dunbar and Assistant Coaches Cleared

Winthrop High School Hockey coach and town rink manager Dale Dunbar and two assistant coaches have been cleared of any wrongdoing stemming from a drinking incident at the town rink following the hockey teams playoff loss in February. In a statement Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said the coaching staff, which includes Dunbar, Assistant...

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Congratulations, Judy For 25 Years of Service

April 3, 2014
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Congratulations, Judy For 25 Years of Service

Webster First Federal Credit Union congratulates and celebrated Judy Rutherford for her 25 years of service. Shown is Thomas Hankard, Webster First Winthrop Branch Manager with Judy and co worker Marie McCue.

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MWRA Agrees to Put Its Food Waste Pilot Program on Hold: Speaker DeLeo’s Request Is Heeded at Forum

April 3, 2014
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MWRA Agrees to Put Its Food Waste Pilot Program on Hold: Speaker DeLeo’s Request Is Heeded at Forum

Winthrop sent in its cleanup hitter to bat leadoff and he hit a home run for the town. Speaking first at a public forum with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Speaker Robert A. DeLeo asked the MWRA to put its food waste pilot program on hold. DeLeo asked for a conciliatory handshake from...

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Finn and Bentley Are No. 1 in the Land

April 3, 2014
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Finn and Bentley Are No. 1 in the Land

Winthrop’s Courtney Finn led the Bentley University women’s basketball team to the national championship. Please see Sports.

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When the Speaker Speaks…. MWRA Agrees to Put Food Waste Pilot Program on Hold

April 3, 2014
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We’re not exaggerating when we say Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo’s remarks at the MWRA Forum represent one of the most outstanding and most effective speeches by a public official in recent memory. DeLeo didn’t shout, didn’t criticize, and didn’t speak with ill intention. In a straightforward, eloquent, and professional manner, Bob...

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Congratulations, Courtney Finn: Former Lady Viking Great Is a National Champion & All-american

April 3, 2014
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Congratulations to Winthrop’s Courtney Finn and the Bentley women’s basketball team for winning the Division 2 national championship Friday in Erie, Pennsylvania. Finn was a major contributor to the Falcons’ phenomenal 35-0 season, No. 1- ranking from start to finish, and the university’s first-ever national championship in women’s basketball. Finn also received the sport’s...

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Police Blotter 04-03-2014

April 3, 2014
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Monday, March 24 Caller is calling from East Boston to report that his brother and sister have called him and believe that someone is in their 1st floor apt. W-93 and W-91 along W-92 and W-99 and report checking the apt. as well as the basement and all is okay. Party reports her husband...

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National Champions

April 3, 2014
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All-American Courtney Finn and Bentley University take the title There she was on national television hitting every free throw, converting her drives, nailing three pointers, hauling down rebounds, and playing tenacious defense. Courtney Finn began the Elite Eight for Bentley University with a sensational 30-point-10 rebound performance and ended it with a 20-point gem...

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Obituaries 04-03-2014

April 3, 2014
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Steven Glass Of Winthrop Steven M. Glass of Winthrop died on Monday, March 31. The beloved husband of Terry (Andelman) Glass, he was the devoted father of Danielle Wirling and her husband, Ryan, Denise Parrish and her husband, Michael and Erica Glass; loving son of the late Morris Glass and Beatrice (Remar); dear brother...

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Finocchio Will Step down as Cummings School Principal: Accepts Position in Amherst

March 29, 2014
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Finocchio Will Step down as Cummings School Principal: Accepts Position in Amherst

Bobbie Finocchio, principal of the Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School for the past three years, is resigning to accept a principal’s position at the Fort River Elementary School in Amherst, Mass. Finocchio informed Cummings School parents of her decision in a letter Wednesday. She will spend her last day on the job in Winthrop...

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Gill Holds the Gavel: Council President Will Determine Time Limits at Mohegan Meeting on April 1

March 29, 2014
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Gill Holds the Gavel: Council President Will Determine Time Limits at Mohegan Meeting on April 1

Council President Peter Gill has been very fair about the five-minute time limit rule for speakers during the public comment period at Town Council meetings. In preparation for what should be a very well-attended meeting Tuesday (April 1) with representatives from Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs, the Council voted to allow Gill to determine...

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Winthrop Cheerleaders at Nationals

March 29, 2014
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Winthrop Cheerleaders at Nationals

Pictured at the Nationals at Disney World in Florida are the Winthrop High cheerleaders. Left: Shanel Turransky, Kelty Stafford, senior Ashley Patti, assistant coach Steph Bono, senior Rachel Rogowicz, Haley Curtis, Jessica Vigliotta, Paige McGovern, Olivia Robson, coach Rachel Mustone, senior Alana Farmer, senior Elizabeth Dibenedetto, Emily McGovern, senior Diandra Gillis, senior Kelly Swanson,...

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Holden Concerned about Modular Classroom Plan

March 29, 2014
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As the Winthrop Public School Department (WPS) and School Building Assistance Committee (SBAC) prepares to reconfigure schools next year to begin the construction of a new Middle/High School facility, the School Department has yet to secure four modular classrooms for the Cummings School. This development has caused some concern by Winthrop School Committee member...

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Driscoll Seeks Winthrop Players for Senior Baseball League

March 29, 2014
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Sean Driscoll, director of Winthrop Parks and Recreation, said that signups for the Senior Baseball League, ages 13 to 15, will continue until April 1. Opening day is scheduled for the first week of May. Driscoll said signups for the new season have been very slow. “The league could be in jeopardy of not...

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Macero Set to Present Recommended Budget

March 29, 2014
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On Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School Superintendent of Schools, John Macero, and the Winthrop Public School Department (WPS) will present their recommended budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Macero said the WPS will ask for a $18,573,789 budget, an increase of $1.9 million. “We understand that the town won’t...

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Our Opinions

March 29, 2014
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WINTHROP’S LOSS…. Bobbie Finocchio leaving Winthrop for Amherst The news this week that Cummings School Principal Bobbie Finocchio has resigned to accept a similar position at an elementary school in Amherst at the end of this school year comes as sad news for the students and parents of the Cummings School where Bobbie has...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 29, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Letters to the Editor

March 29, 2014
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Go back tot he table Dear Editor: I write to respond to the comments of two Town Councilors as referenced in your story, “Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino” and editorial, “Councilors’ Criticism of Bob DeLeo Is Not Right” (March 19th). I believe the initial mitigation offer made by the proponents of...

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WHS Sports Roundup

March 29, 2014
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Winthrop cheerleaders finish as one of the top squads in the nation The Winthrop High School football cheerleading squad made its mark at the National Championships in Florida, finishing in 11th place out of 70 squads from across the country. Head coach Rachel Mustone said 15 WHS students competed in the event that was...

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Obituaries 03-27-2014

March 29, 2014
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Ann Marie Dowd Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds Ann Marie (Sullivan) Dowd of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. Ann Marie attended the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston where she excelled academically and was captain of the championship- winning Cathedral High basketball team and an excellent athlete. Memories of her...

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The Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union Bill.

March 19, 2014
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The Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union Bill.

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (left) and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Chairman of the Public Service Committee, visited Mrs. Marley’s Nursery in Winthrop. They are shown  with Tom Gosnell (far right) , president of the AFTMA and the children of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery. Elaine Marley has been providing child care in Winthrop for 45 years and...

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Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino on April 1

March 19, 2014
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Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino on April 1

The Town Council has invited representatives from Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs to its meeting on April 1 to discuss the $1.3 billion casino/resort project proposed for the Revere portion of the Suffolk Downs property. Councilor-at-Large Phil Boncore made the motion for the meeting to allow the representatives “to show us their new plan...

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Speaker at WIHA on April 1

March 19, 2014
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Speaker at WIHA on April 1

Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association guest speaker for April 1st will be Sally Snowman. Sally is the only Light House Keeper in the U.S. at the oldest Light House in America. If you are interested in joining WIHA and seeing our guest, Please call Ethel Kelly at 617 846-8299 Pictured above is Michael Herbert...

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Show Your Support: Parks Committee Planning Family Fun Night, March 29

March 19, 2014
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One only has to take a walk to the hidden treasure known as Pico Park off of Pico Avenue to see the results of the Winthrop Parks Committee’s first renovation project. Pico Park looked, in a word – beautiful – on that day last summer at the opening ceremony with its new basketball court,...

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