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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Kathleen Duffy Remains Hands on in Her New Profession

September 29, 2014
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Kathleen Duffy Remains Hands on in Her New Profession

Winthrop High School parents and students knew Kathleen Coffey Duffy as the professional and helpful assistant in the main office for the past seven years. After leaving that position in July, Duffy has begun a new career as a licensed massage therapist at her own studio, Healing Hearts Therapeutic Massage for Women, located at...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable in Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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Wynn Awarded Casino License

September 22, 2014
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Wynn Awarded Casino License

Commissioner Jim McHugh shakes on the deal with Wynn’s Robert DeSalvio while Wynn’s Kim Sinatra shakes hands with Commissioner Enrique Zuniga. The deal was sealed at a ceremony on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the Massachuesetts Gaming Commission awarded the sole license for the Greater Boston region to Wynn Resorts in Everett over Mohegan Sun in Revere.

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Councilors Receive: Update on Mass. Open Meeting Law

September 22, 2014
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Councilors Receive: Update on Mass. Open Meeting Law

Elizabeth A. Lane, attorney at Kopelman and Paige, the town counsel for Winthrop, gave an 80-minute seminar on the state’s opening meeting law during a Town Council meeting Tuesday night at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. Town Council President Peter Gill said all town department heads and committee chairpersons were invited to the...

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Crystal Beds Heal from Within: Michelle Cataldo-favaloro, Local Resident, Espouses Benefits of Use

September 22, 2014
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Crystal Beds Heal from Within: Michelle Cataldo-favaloro, Local Resident, Espouses Benefits of Use

Our bodies are made of energy; and when that energy is disrupted because of stress, our physical bodies slip out of tune. Michelle Cataldo-Favaloro, Winthrop resident, has learned how to cleanse, balance, and align energies with the Crystal Bed. This relaxing technique provides mental, emotional, and physical healing. “This bed is beautiful,” says Michelle....

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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

September 22, 2014
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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

Last week, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel kicked off the 6th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Leonard Florence Center on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The Center features the first specialized ALS and MS residences in the country, enabling the residents to live active and independent...

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Police Blotter 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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Monday, September 8 Alarm activation at CPYC with male on the scene without proper passcode. W92 reports speaking with manager who had accidently entered the incorrect code. Medical aid needed on Harbor View Avenue. Part transported to MGH. Off. Feeley reports going off with a possible missing juvenile male. Party also in the company...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 22, 2014
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We’d like to wish a Happy Rosh Hashanah to our friends of the Jewish faith in Winthrop. The Jewish New Year begins next Wednesday night. With the ongoing construction for a new senior residence on the Temple Tifereth Israel property and a newly-renovated place of worship for the congregation, we trust that the New...

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Class of 1954 Reunion

September 22, 2014
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It was great to see the Winthrop High School Class of 1954 gathering at the Winthrop Arms Sunday afternoon for its 60th Reunion. The reunion committee did a great job of organizing the event and everyone had a fantastic time reminiscing about their days as a student at Winthrop High School. We at the...

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House Passes Rep. Clark’s: Infant and Toddler Provisions

September 22, 2014
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program including provisions Congresswoman Katherine Clark introduced earlier this year. Clark’s bill, the Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act, enhances CCDBG by providing strategies and best practices for improving the quality of infant and toddler care. Research shows...

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New Steeple Set to be Installed at First Church of Winthrop

September 22, 2014
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The wooden steeple on the First Church Winthrop United Methodist is being replaced with a new fiberglass steeple while the church bell inside the steeple will have a new home on the front lawn of the church that is located on Winthrop Street. The church, which is depicted on the Town of Winthrop seal,...

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