Police Blotter 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Monday, July 7 Caller on Sagamore Avenue reports a group of three kids going through a motor vehicle. Units are off with the group. Units request a check on the vehicle and it comes back active and the owner is in the group. Report of a motor vehicle accident on Crest Avenue. Vehicle towed...

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

July 21, 2014
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The Patriots start practice  next Thursday (July 24) .  The Winthrop Vikings open practice in 31 days (August 17).  The first scrimmage is with Beverly at Hurd Stadium on Saturday, August 23rd.  Are you ready for some football? Here’s Lederman’s top ten list. GREATEST PLAYS IN WHS HISTORY: 1.   Jackie Burke – Goal in...

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Obituaries 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Russell Crocker Longtime electronics company logistics manager; of Quincy Russell P. Crocker of Elm Street, Quincy passed away suddenly at the Quincy Medical Center on July 11. He was 61 years old. Born in Lowell, the beloved son of Bryce H. Crocker and Madeline (Courtemanche), he has been a resident of Quincy for over...

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Captains Quarters Coffee Shop Opens on Pleasant Street

July 12, 2014
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Captains Quarters Coffee Shop Opens on Pleasant Street

It’s officially known as Captain’s Quarters Coffee Shop but there’s much more than coffee being enjoyed at Linda Bressard’s new business at 550 Pleasant St. “We have muffins and bagels from Muffin Town which used to be in Winthrop,” said Bressard. “We also have sandwiches and salads from Meridian Market in East Boston. And...

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Horribles Parade

July 12, 2014
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Horribles Parade

The annual Winthrop Horribles Parade went off without a hitch, albeit one day late on Saturday, July 5. The July 4th tradition, like most other events, was postponed a day due to the effects of Hurricane Arthur. No matter though, as Saturday proved to be a beautiful day and there was no shortage of...

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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 12, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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A Scholar: Fucillo Graduates From Notre Dame

July 12, 2014
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Jenny Fucillo knew from the second grade on that she wanted to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. After a superlative athletic career at Winthrop High School in which she became one of the best hurdlers in the state, a three-sport captain and conference MVP, Fucillo spent one year at...

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Trend Setter: Library Director Struzziero Addresses National Conference

July 12, 2014
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If he’s not the most dynamic and innovative librarian in the country, he’s in the conversation or he’s starting one. Peter Struzziero, director of the Winthrop Public Library, had the honor of speaking at the national conference and exhibition of the American Library Association (ALA) in Las Vegas.  The ALA is the oldest and...

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Another Casino Hearing Set For July 15 at RHS

July 12, 2014
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Those who didn’t get a chance to share their two cents on the $1 billion casino proposal by Mohegan Sun last month will get another shot on July 15 in the Revere High School Auditorium. According to the MGC, the purpose of this hearing is solely to provide an opportunity for those members of...

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Fireworks Show Went Well

July 12, 2014
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Although Mother Nature created some havoc with the scheduling of Winthrop’s Annual Fourth of July Fireworks exhibition, it finally happened and residents enjoyed the annual show that has become such a vital of our town’s observance of the nation’s birthday. The news of the initial postponement of the event because of an ominous forecast...

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Congratulations, Jenny Fucillo

July 12, 2014
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Jenny Fucillo was a star athlete at Winthrop High and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with high honors. She will begin employment at an international consulting firm in Chicago in September. Jenny is an example of an academic and athletic success story for our Winthrop school system. Following in...

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The World Cup Ends

July 12, 2014
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The World Cup ends this Sunday with the championship game to be played in Rio De Janeiro. It’s been an exciting, well-played event that has been watched by billions of fans world-wide. Soccer is a huge sport on the international level, but it hasn’t surpassed baseball, football, hockey, and basketball in the United States...

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Police Blotter 07-10-2014

July 12, 2014
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Monday, June 30 Detail officer requests WFD and EMS for a fallen bicyclist on Dolphin Avenue. EMS already on the scene. The patient refused treatment. Reports of a motor vehicle accident at CVS parking lot. Party says they were hit very hard. Fire notified. Woman on Court Road reports a medical aid for a...

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World Cup Soccer Teams Are Approaching Conclusion

July 12, 2014
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As we go to press, there is still a semi-final game between Holland and Argentina as Germany awaits the winner. Before the World Cup many had doubts on the Netherlands who came in ranked No. 15 in the world by FIFA. Yet fans will tell you this did nothing but fuel the country as...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 12, 2014
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Harriet White Jones Devoted Caretaker of Family, Friends and Animals and longtime Legal Secretary Harriet White Jones of Winthrop, devoted caretaker of family, friends and animals and longtime legal secretary in Boston, died May 14 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 70 years old. Born in Boston, Harriet lived most of her...

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At the Final Countdown

July 3, 2014
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At the Final Countdown

Winthrop High School (WHS) on Main Street is slated to be demolished starting in the next few weeks. For thousands of Winthrop graduates, WHS holds a special place. Last Saturday the Viking Pride Foundation held a fianl countdown where many graduates gathered to recall their days at WHS. In the photo graduates of the Class of `89,...

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Fireworks Postponed Until Sat.

July 3, 2014
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The Town of Winthrop has postponed its annual July 4 fireworks show and rescheduled it for Saturday, July 5 at 9:15 p.m. Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, coordinator and fundraiser for the fireworks show, told the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the weather forecast for July 4 was for rainy conditions. Flanagan...

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Winthrop Beach Has an ‘A’ Ranking For Water Quality

July 3, 2014
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Winthrop Beach has slipped a bit in its ranking but still received an A on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s water quality Beach Report Card. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released its annual Beach Report Card on water quality and flagging accuracy on the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket managed...

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Betsy Shane Has Key Role In Boston Pops Concert

July 3, 2014
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The Boston Pop Fireworks Spectacular is set and Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betsy Shane will be right in the middle of Boston’s annual holiday celebration on The Esplanade. Actually Shane will be out in front of Boston’s salute to America’s birthday as one of the key contributors to the production team that...

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Winthrop to Get More Money in PILOT Program

July 3, 2014
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Winthrop taxpayers will be receiving more money from Massport in their Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for the new fiscal year that started on July 1. The Massachusetts Port Authority has increased its lieu of tax payments to Winthrop as part of its recently approved a Business Plan and Budget for Fiscal...

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Parks and Rec Holds Opening For Summer

July 3, 2014
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The arrival of summer was greeted with many kids who are excited about this year’s Parks and Rec program. The outdoors program opened at Ingleside Park on July 1st, and will continue throughout August. With many exhilarating activities, the kids of the Parks and Rec program are guaranteed to have a fun-filled summer. Kids...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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The Fourth of July always has been a special time in Winthrop thanks to the twin traditions of the Horribles Parade on Pt. Shirley and the town’s annual fireworks display (the latter of which has been organized by Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan). But back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900),...

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Happy Anniversary, Winthrop Marketplace

July 3, 2014
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This past week the Winthrop Marketplace observed its 15th anniversary and we wish to offer our congratulations to Marketplace owner Marc Wallerce upon achieving this milestone. The Winthrop Marketplace has served a great need in our community, having filled the void created when Liberty Market departed the scene.  Under Marc’s direction, the Winthrop Marketplace...

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For Kids Only Afterschool Awarded $100,000 Grant

July 3, 2014
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For Kids Only Afterschool has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The non-profit organization was chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. The Grant will support FKO’s Count Me In! Initiative, throughout FKO’s 17...

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