Police Blotter 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Monday, September 16  Unit 91 reports he is off with four males at Halford Beach. Citation issued for one-way violation. Officer will be following up on an investigation at the Winthrop Middle School. Party flagged down an officer and reported that someone dumped dirt onto the hood of parked motor vehicle on Park Avenue....

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WHS Football Falls to Swampscott 28-14

September 26, 2013
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The Winthrop High football team moved the football well and captain Jordan Corbett-Frank had an exceptional night with 152 yards rushing, but the Vikings failed to capitalize on their scoring opportunities and fell to Swampscott, 28-14, in the home opener Friday night at Miller Field. The Vikings had a difficult time containing Swampscott running...

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Obituaries 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Jim Crowley Born: October 17, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA Died: June 27, 2013 in Winthrop, MA Family and Friends of Jim Crowley, lately of Hawthorn Avenue Winthrop, (Social Worker, Casino Manager, Cook, World Traveler, Poet, Conversationalist, Voracious Reader, Sports Fan, Cyclist, Winthrop Enthusiast and more…) are cordially invited to his Memorial on October...

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Food Pantry Fundraiser Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church September 20-21

September 19, 2013
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St. John’s is industriously preparing for a Yard and Jewelry Fair, with the aim of raising funds to defray Winthrop Food Pantry operating costs, including electricity and phone, plus a freezer and air conditioners to properly and safely preserve food perishables. On Friday September 20 from 5 to 9pm, and Saturday 21 from 10am...

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Vikings Wrap Up Saugus, 20-6

September 19, 2013
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Vikings Wrap Up Saugus, 20-6

SQUEEZE PLAY:   Sean Gillis and an unidentified teammate put the squeeze on a Saugus runner.

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Gill Cancels Public Forum on Water Rates

September 19, 2013
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Council President Peter Gill has canceled a public informational forum on the water and sewer rates that he had scheduled for Sept. 24 at the Winthrop Middle School Auditorium. Gill made the announcement during the Council meeting Tuesday night. “Several weeks ago I scheduled the forum to be held on September 24 to allow...

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Forum on Climate Change Scheduled

September 19, 2013
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Coastal Community Citizens will host “A Conversation on Climate Change for Coastal Communities” on Friday, September 27  at the Robert DeLeo Senior Center in Winthrop, Massachusetts from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Featuring Ellen Douglas, PhD and Massachusetts State Representative Frank Smizik. Also speaking are environmental experts from Harvard Medical School and 350MA.org. Refreshments...

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Clean-up Day Set for Sept. 28

September 19, 2013
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The Winthrop’s Worth It committee is organizing a Town Trash Clean-Up Day for Saturday, September 28 beginning at 10 a.m. and we need volunteers who want to help clean up the town and show your pride in our community. The Winthrop’s Worth It Town Clean-Up will take place at 12 locations across town including:...

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Well Accounted For: Town Has $1.5 Million in Free Cash

September 19, 2013
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Town Manager James McKenna announced at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night that Winthrop has $1.5 million in “free cash,”  which is the amount of money the town had after paying all of its expenses from the previous year. That announcement is great news for Winthrop and represents another huge step forward for the...

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Beach Project Moving Forward: Hard to Believe, but It’s Really Happening

September 19, 2013
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Joe Orfant, the director of the DCR’s Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, updated the Town Council on the long-awaited $17 million Winthrop Beach Renourishment Project — and it’s full steam ahead for this project that will transform our beach into something grand and beautiful. Orfant certainly demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of this...

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The Debate is On: Voters Should Listen to Council Candidates

September 19, 2013
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We understand that Mike Cabral, the outstanding executive director of Winthrop Community Access Television (WCAT), has received confirmation that Council President Peter Gill and Jeffrey Turco, former council president, have agreed to participate in a televised Town Council President debate on Oct. 8 with former Selectman Ron Vecchia serving as the moderator. The candidates...

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Speaker Deleo Aids the Veterans: Has Been a Strong Supporter of Veterans

September 19, 2013
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Speaker Robert A. DeLeo had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks softball game with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans team Sunday at the Winthrop Little League Field. DeLeo made a donation to the cause and conversed with the veterans who showed their appreciation to...

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Friday Night Lights: Come out to Cheer Our Viking Football Team

September 19, 2013
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Friday evening night will mark the first home game of the season for the Winthrop High football team, which opened its 2013 campaign with an impressive victory at Saugus last week. There is no question that Miller Field will be the place to be Friday as the Vikings take on traditional rival Swampscott, a...

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Police Blotter 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Monday, September 9 Ofc. Feeley called off on foot chase after stopping individual. Subject took off running from Court to Loring, behind a house, possibly over fences. Revere PD called for assistance. They sent two officers. Transit PD called for canine unit, none available. SP sending canine unit from Revere. Motor vehicle located on...

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Driscoll Powers Winthrop to 20-6 Win over Saugus

September 19, 2013
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There is no time for tune-ups in the new MIAA playoff format where every game counts toward your record. That’s why Winthrop head coach Sean Driscoll was understandably concerned about his team’s less than inspiring start in the season opener versus Saugus Friday night. But Dylan Driscoll, the second-year starting quarterback, soon had things...

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Obituaries 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Carolyn Conant Furey Retired Bookkeeper with a Tremendous Passion for Life Beloved mother, Carolyn Conant Furey, 89, formerly of Lynnfield and Winthrop, died on September 13 at the Overlook Masonic Nursing Home in Charlton, MA. She was 89 years old. Born in Glens Falls, New York on June 30, 1924, she was the eldest...

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Town Spraying for West Nile

September 12, 2013
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Town Spraying for West Nile

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has detected mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Town of Winthrop prompting the Winthrop Board of Health to conduct mosquito spraying Tuesday night in the town. The spraying occurred in the neighborhoods and streets surrounding Winthrop Golf Course. Officials said WNV...

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McGee Upset over Beaches Commission Meeting Format

September 12, 2013
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McGee Upset over Beaches Commission Meeting Format

Dr. Paul McGee, president of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, said the Metropolitan Beaches Commission public hearing for Winthrop Beach did not provide enough information about the physical state of the beach or the ongoing Winthrop Beach Renourishment Project. The Commission, led by co-chairs State Sen. Tom McGee and State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein, hosted...

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Chamber Has New Executive Director

September 12, 2013
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Chamber Has New Executive Director

A fresh face to the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce; new Executive Director Elizabeth Shane brings experience, dedication, and a new perpective. Dynamic, supportive, hardworking; these are just a few words that describes small business owners here in Winthrop. They could also be used to describe the new Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce,...

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WYC Blood Drive Set for September 30

September 12, 2013
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On Monday, September 30 the Winthrop Yacht Club (WYC) is sponsoring its first American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the yacht club located at 649 Shirley St. The Red Cross does wonderful things with their blood drives and has helped save thousands of lives. Please come down to...

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CASA Receives $625,000 Grant Targeting Teen Drug Prevention

September 12, 2013
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Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 147 communities and 19 new DFC Mentoring grants across the country. The awards announced today are in addition to the $59.4 million in continuation grants simultaneously released to 473 currently...

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Remembering 9/11: the Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Metropolitan Beaches Commission Hearing: DeLeo Shines in Key Role

September 12, 2013
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo once again showed his strong commitment to the Winthrop Beach Restoration project with his complete participation in an event held in Winthrop Tuesday night. The Speaker joined Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Council President Peter Gill, and Councilor Nick DelVento on a tour of the beach where the multi-million dollar...

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Great News for Casa and Exec. Director Milano: Grant Will Help Prevent Substance Use

September 12, 2013
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We’re pleased to recognize CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) from Winthrop and its executive director, Pat Milano, on receiving a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000. CASA will use those funds “to involve and engage the local community to prevent substance use among youth.” This grant is great news for...

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