Winthrop 7th Grade Travel Basketball Team Wins Eastern Travel Basketball Championship

March 22, 2013
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The Parks and Recreation Winthrop Blue seventh grade travel basketball team won the Eastern Travel Basketball Championship on March 16. It was a great season for Winthrop Blue who finished its season with a record of 15 wins and 2 losses. The season started out tough with the first game of the season against...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Selma Nasher Retired Bookkeeper Selma Nasher, recently of Arizona and a former longtime resident of Winthrop and Brookline, passed away suddenly on March 15. She was 85 years old. She was the daughter of the late Max and Bessie (Polatnik) Nasher and is survived by her cherished sister, Zena Ceder.  She was also the...

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Poetry in Motion: Trudy Macero Helps Cummings School Students Appreciate Poetry Through Drama

March 14, 2013
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Poetry in Motion: Trudy Macero Helps Cummings School Students Appreciate Poetry Through Drama

Cummings School third grade students learned that poetry can be fun, dramatic, educational, and help build teamwork and self-confidence during a program called Poetry in Motion Class. Trudy Macero, owner of the Winthrop School for Performing Arts, led 150 third graders through the eight-week program that culminated with performances in front of seven audiences...

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Macero Updates Chamber on New Schools Project

March 14, 2013
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Macero Updates Chamber on New Schools Project

Superintendent of Schools John Macero provided a comprehensive update on the new schools project at the Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday at the Lodge of Elks. Macero, a member of the School Building Assistance Committee chaired by Marylou Osborne and David Dockendorf, said the committee looked at several options, conducted a survey...

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Storm Aftermath

March 14, 2013
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Storm Aftermath

In this spectacular photograph by local photographer John LeBlanc, the waves continued to pummel the seawall on Shore Drive during Saturday’s high tide. Winthrop escaped with no serious damage after the storm on Friday.

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Senior Citizen Volunteer Tax Work-off Program

March 14, 2013
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The Senior Citizen Volunteer Service/Tax Liability Reduction Program allows seniors (60 and over), to volunteer their services in exchange for a reduction in their property tax bill.  Participants may earn a maximum reduction of $500.00 per fiscal year based on a rate per hour of service that cannot exceed the Commonwealth’s minimum wage. Senior...

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The New School Project: Macero Speaks of the Exciting Possibilities

March 14, 2013
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How can you not be excited about the new middle school/high school project after listening to Superintendent of Schools John Macero speak so enthusiastically  about the proposal at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday?  If you weren’t able to attend, WCAT executive director Mike Cabral was on hand to videotape the presentation for broadcast...

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Excellent Police Work: WPD Makes Major Bust

March 14, 2013
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We want to commend the Winthrop Police Department for its excellent work in intercepting a major delivery of 30 pounds of marijuana that was heading to the illegal sales market. Police Chief Terence Delehanty cited the investigative efforts of detectives Judy Rakow and Robert Jaworski in helping to end a well-organized plan to sell...

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The Jack Parker Era: Had a Positive Impact Here

March 14, 2013
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We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the retirement of Boston University hockey coach Jack Parker after 40 years at the helm of the Terriers’ highly successful program. Parker was the coach who offered Mike Eruzione a scholarship to BU after the Winthrop High athlete appeared to be headed to Merrimack College to...

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Police Blotter 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Monday, March 4 Female on Nevada Street called crying and reports a fight with her boyfriend. Male left the apartment before their arrival. Caller reports that he has her keys. Male party returned and gave back the keys. He was advised to clear the area for the night. Occupant on Shirley Street was locked...

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MacPhail Selected to All American Team

March 14, 2013
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Luke MacPhail, a resident from Winthrop, who plays for Revere Pop Warner ,was selected to the 2012 Offense Defense All American USA Team. Luke was selected as the only 6th grader in the country to make the USA OD Middle school team. Luke recently traveled to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on December 28th...

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Obituaries 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Anna Rose Carbone Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Anna Rose Carbone of Franklin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 11 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Marie Vincenza (Miranda) and Vincent...

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St. Mary’s Boys Basketball State Tournament Game

March 7, 2013
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St. Mary’s Boys Basketball State Tournament Game

John Macero, superintendent of Winthrop schools, and Gail Conlon, principal of Winthrop High School, join members of the WHS girls basketball team and other students in the crowd that at the Winthrop-St. Mary’s boys basketball State Tournament game in Lynn. Winthrop fell to the Spartans 63-46.

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Winthrop Resident Hired for Growing Bridal Boutique

March 7, 2013
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Winthrop Resident Hired for Growing Bridal Boutique

Bella Sera Bridal has named Winthrop resident Susan Murphy as a sales associate for the upscale Danvers boutique. Murphy has previous sales experience in the industry and will be assisting brides in finding their dream gowns as well as customers looking for a special occasion dress in the boutique’s newly enhanced space that now...

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Talents to the Max: McGee Will Perform at Fundraiser for the Winthrop Playmakers

March 7, 2013
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Talents to the Max: McGee Will Perform at Fundraiser for the Winthrop Playmakers

Maxwell McGee will perform a one-person show at the Winthrop Playmakers on March 16 at 7 p.m. but there will be more than one talent on display. The handsome 19-year-old from Derry, New Hampshire will actually be making his stage debut at what is expected to be a sold-out show.  What the audience will...

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Gill, Council Hold off Paying Parks and Rec Bills

March 7, 2013
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Council President Peter Gill personally postponed a vote on whether to pay two bills totaling $6,200 that were incurred by the Parks and Recreation Department in 2011 and 2012. “This motion requires a unanimous vote and I’m not going to vote for it,” said Gill following a discussion of the bills at the meeting...

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North Shore Opiate Addiction Summit Will Hold Second Forum

March 7, 2013
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If you or a loved one needs help with an opiate addiction, you are invited to attend the North Shore Opiate Addiction Summit on March 14th from 5-9 p.m. at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus. Opiates include, but are not limited to, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, heroin, morphine and fentanyl. During this event, participants will...

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Gill Takes a Tough Stand: Issue Should Not Detract from Driscoll’s Fine Leadership

March 7, 2013
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Town Council President Peter Gill took one of those stands that leaders have to take some time when he deferred a vote on the payment of some past bills from the Parks and Recreation Department. With the matter needing a unanimous vote to pass, Gill made it clear that he needed more time to...

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Gordon off to an Excellent Start: New CFO Already Making an Impact

March 7, 2013
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The town’s new chief financial officer, Timothy Gordon, is certainly off to an auspicious start since taking office in January. Gordon drew the commendation of Town Manager James McKenna at Tuesday night’s Council meeting and as the manager had hoped, Gordon has strengthened the town’s management team. Gordon has provided updated financial reports to...

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Mael Speaks on Scholarships: Notes Importance of Scholarship Funds

March 7, 2013
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What a refreshing start to the Town Council meeting to hear a well-known and respected person like Rona Mael talk about high school scholarships and their importance to graduating seniors. A long-time member of the Winthrop Scholarship Committee, Rona said it has been increasingly difficult to raise funds for the scholarships that her committee...

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Police Blotter 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Tuesday, February 26 Party on Willow Avenue reports he was informed by his letter carrier that his address was changed by someone and all his mail is being sent to a Post Office in California. Party has contacted the U.S. Postal Inspector and was assigned a case number. Female on Faun Bar Avenue requesting...

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Winthrop High Sports Roundup

March 7, 2013
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Lady Vikings win state tourney thriller “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is a phrase well-known in the wide world of sports, and for the Winthrop High girls basketball team and their fans, it was an axiom they came to understand well during their Journey in the Tourney this past week....

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Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Edmund Santamaria Of Winthrop Edmund P. “Eddie” Santamaria of Winthrop passed away suddenly on March 2 in the Chelsea Soldiers Home after a complication with dementia. A Vietnam War veteran, Air National Guard 102nd Tactical Fighter Wing, he was the loving son of the late Michael Santamaria and Amelia (DeCristoforo), the beloved husband of Barbara...

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A Future Great Nurse: Vanessa Caruccio Receives Academic Award

March 1, 2013
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A Future Great Nurse: Vanessa Caruccio Receives Academic Award

Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday that the MTV cameras were at Winthrop High following Vanessa Caruccio for their television show, “Made.” Well, Vanessa is now winding down her academic career at Endicott College where she received an All-Conference Award for her academic excellence and All-First Team honors for her outstanding...

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