National Night out

August 9, 2014
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National Night out

Tanya Mendieta, Mila Mendieta won the bike from Highland Real Estate, (back) Elizabeth Polino, Susan Tallent, Peggy Herbert, Goldie Boncore and Sophia Sciarassa.

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Winthrop’s Moskal Will Understudy In ‘grease’

August 9, 2014
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Winthrop’s Moskal Will Understudy In ‘grease’

Winthrop resident Stephanie Moskal is rehearsing a lot of lines, songs, and dances for her next performance. The supremely talented music theater performer, who is coming off a superb run as Babette in the national tour of “Beauty in the Beast,” will be understudying six roles in the cast of “Grease,” which opens Aug....

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McKenna Completes Program At Harvard’s Kennedy School

August 9, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna attended a three-week program titled “Executive Education in State and Local Government,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge. McKenna joined state, city, and town administrators and public safety officials from across the country at forums, workshops, and seminars reviewing case studies ranging from financial issues and development...

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National Night out a Success

August 9, 2014
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A great time was had by all at Winthrop’s observance of National Night Out, an event that creates awareness about crime prevention and encourages police-neighborhood partnerships in that effort. Winthrop Police Lt. Frank Scarpa and Police Chief Terence Delehanty were no doubt pleased with the turnout and the festiveness of this important event. Our...

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Marie C. Petrilli Foundation Raises Funds for a Great Cause

August 9, 2014
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There are certainly some eye-opening fundraising tallies in the front page story about the Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Research and Treatment Memorial Fund. Led by Mrs. Petrilli’s widower Al Petrilli and his brother, David Petrilli, the foundation raised $220,000 through two golf tournaments in 2013 and 2014. That’s a tremendous total for single-day events...

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Linda Calla a Great Advocate for Our Town

August 9, 2014
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We had the opportunity to chat with Councilor Linda Calla at the WCAT Cookout and it was pleasure to hear her speak about all the impressive things that are happening in town and how optimistic she is about Winthrop’s future. Linda has been a terrific asset to our Town Council and an articulate voice...

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From the Press Box: Where Are They Now?

August 9, 2014
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ROAD WARRIORS The piercing hot sun was over Revere Beach last Friday.  I was enjoying lunch at Kelly’s as a\I watched forty athletes competing on the beach. The 2014 Revere Patriots Football Team was holding a competition.  The football team wore blue tee shirts with the tag line “ROAD WARRIORS.” The Patriots will play...

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Skimming the Sidelines

August 9, 2014
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NO PACKING DOWN is a recently released book written by Sean Stellato. Sean is a sports agent with several NFL clients. Sean was the quarterback  on the 1994 Salem High School football team.  The Witches had an undefeated season and captured the NEC Title. The book focuses on the 11 day teachers’ strike that...

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Legislature Approves Substance Abuse Recovery Bill

August 9, 2014
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BOSTON – The Senate and House passed final legislation to increase opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery in the Commonwealth by supporting a continuum of care and removing barriers that stand in the way of effective treatment. “This legislation is a significant step forward for Massachusetts as we continue to address the rise in...

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Police Blotter 08-07-2014

August 9, 2014
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Monday, July 28 Visiting Nurse reports a patient on Wheelock Street has fallen in the shower. Manager from the Extended Stay Hotel reports loud fighting come from an apartment on Pearl Avenue. Officers report speaking to female resident who was having a spirited disagreement with a moving company over the phone. Party on Shirley...

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Obituaries 08-07-2014

August 9, 2014
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Lucille Sevinor Longtime Marblehead Resident Lucille Sevinor, formerly of Marblehead, died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on August 1. She was 96 years old. Lucille was born on June 5, 1918 in Brockton and at age six moved to Hyde Park. She was the daughter of the late Abraham Mezansky...

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Police/Fire Host Senior Center Cookout

August 2, 2014
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Police/Fire Host Senior Center Cookout

The Winthrop Fire and Police Departments hosted their annual cookout for seniors Wednesday at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. Pictured at the grill are, from left, Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, firefighter Michael O’Keefe, and police officers Sean Delehanty and Jimmy Feeley.

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Town Officials Seek Hearing on Atlantis Marina

August 2, 2014
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The Town Council voted by a 7-1 margin at a special meeting Monday night to send a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging “very close scrutiny of the need for expansion” by Atlantis Marina Docks LLC and that a public hearing be held to discuss the matter. The Council also requested...

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National Night Out Planned For August 5

August 2, 2014
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Winthrop will be hosting National Night Out for the first time in five years on Tuesday, August 5 at 5PM. National Night Out is an event that many may remember from the past, which unites police officers with the public, allowing people to meet them at a social event rather than in a time...

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Man Charged with Heroin Distribution

August 2, 2014
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A Winthrop man was arrested for alleged distribution of heroin Tuesday. James Giacalone, 46, of Winthrop was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of a Class A substance (heroin). James Giacalone is currently being held without bail. Detectiveve Callinan, Detective Carter, Lt. Detective Brian Perrin, Detective Robert Jaworski, Revere Police Detective Robert Impemba...

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Town Manager at Harvard

August 2, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna has brought so much positivity and accomplished so much in his administration –  but he isn’t resting on his achievements. He’s moving the town forward in every way ( and just look at the new project rising on the site of Temple Emmanuel and other developments that are forthcoming)  and...

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Another Great Cookout

August 2, 2014
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We know we join with all of the senior-citizen members of our community in expressing a sincere, “Thank you,” to the members of our Police and Fire Departments who volunteered their time to put on yet another successful and highly-enjoyable cookout for our senior citizens at the Senior Center yesterday. The annual Senior Cookout...

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The Tornado next Door

August 2, 2014
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Well, the biggest story this week was the incredible tornado that swept down Broadway in Revere and resulted in so much damage to homes, buildings, and businesses in the city. A tornado is a rare happening in this part of the country and those who experienced the tornado in Revere say they’ve never seen...

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Through the Years

August 2, 2014
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10 years ago August 5, 2004 According to town officials, the new Resident Permit Parking Pilot Program has been a great success in its first month of operation. More than 1400 resident stickers have been distributed with only six or seven complaints. Winthrop resident Michael Trovato was given a hero’s welcome upon returning home...

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Police Blotter 07-31-2014

August 2, 2014
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Monday, July 21 W93 reports two parties on foot sent out of Hannaford Park. Caller on Floyd Street states that she saw an older male bent over that did not appear to be well. 93 did an area search to no avail. The call was unfounded. Wireless caller reports male subject passed out in...

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From the Press Box: Where Are They Now?

August 2, 2014
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Steve Miles led the Northeastern Conference in basketball  scoring 174 points in 1952 for W.H.S.    Steve went on to play football at Cornell University.   Now living in Houston, Texas Steve often returns to his hometown for Thanksgiving Day to watch Winthrop Vikings play the Revere Patriots. Phil Ratner followed Steve Miles to Cornell in...

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Obituaries 07-31-2014

August 2, 2014
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William Fielding, Jr. Retired Keystone House Accountant William H. Fielding, Jr. of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 25 after a long illness. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Mary E. (Hayes) and William H. Fielding, he was a lifetime...

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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

July 26, 2014
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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

Jim Bruce has been the head golf professional at the Winthrop Golf Club (WGC) for 15 years. Bruce said interest and participation remains steady at the course that is located across the street from the future site of the new Winthrop middle/high school building. “The golf course and greens are in terrific condition and...

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At Sand Sculpting Festival

July 26, 2014
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At Sand Sculpting Festival

Aeyo Odinflame of Runic Fire Performance entertained thousands of beach-goers on Saturday night with her fire dancing act prior to the grand fireworks display. at the Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere that drew hundreds of thousands including many Winthrop residents.

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