Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

October 17, 2013
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Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty has confirmed that a Winthrop Auxiliary Police Officer was arrested by the FBI, Winthrop and Revere Police Departments on Thursday, October 3.  The arrest came after a lengthy investigation into the activity of Auxiliary Police Officer Bledar Naco.  The Department became aware of Naco’s activity when other Law Enforcement...

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Gill Initiates Traffic Relief for Winthrop Drivers

October 17, 2013
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On Monday, October 7 last week, Town Council President Peter Gill initiated a solution with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) designed to provide measureable relief for the intense morning rush hour traffic congestion endured by Winthrop motorists and bus passengers leaving the town for Boston and other destinations. The traffic congestion has been an...

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Mael and the New School Project: Councillor Gives His Reasons for Supporting the New Middle/high School

October 17, 2013
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Councillor Craig Mael said he had three things to say during the public speaking portion at the end of Tuesday’s meeting and he likely chose, based on the upcoming Nov. 5 election, to save his most important point for last, which was his endorsement of the new middle/high school project. “I am voting for...

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Town Manager Thinking Long Range: McKenna Knows the Success of a Community Lies in It Small Businesses

October 17, 2013
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Town Manager James McKenna has been setting his sights on building up the small business community, telling the Council that the town has applied to be part of a state initiative (a plan that includes Revere and Chelsea) that grants tax credits to small business owners. McKenna also spoke about efforts to boost Winthrop...

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Clark Wins Democratic Primary: Congratulations to the Democratic Nominee to Succeed Ed Markey

October 17, 2013
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Congratulations to State Sen. Katherine Clark on her victory in the Democratic primary in the Fifth Congressional District for the seat previously held by Edward J. Markey. Clark conducting an outstanding campaign and was seen often in our town reaching out to our residents. Clark was able to garner a strong second-place finish in...

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Big Game for Winthrop Football: Vikings Still Have a Chance at an NEC Title

October 17, 2013
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Despite a tough loss to Peabody last Friday night, the Winthrop High football team can still win the Northeastern Conference title, but the Vikings will have to defeat Classical this Friday night and Danvers next week to lay claim to the crown. It’s a tough task, but as our Red Sox have been proving...

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Winthrop Defense Struggles in 30-29 Loss to Peabody

October 17, 2013
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Sean Driscoll knows football and when your team rushes for 305 yards, your quarterback, son Dylan Driscoll accounts for 113 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and your go-to captain, Jordan Corbett has another stellar performance (141 yards rushing, TD) – you’re supposed to leave the field with a victory. But the Viking...

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Obituaries 10-17-2013

October 17, 2013
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Priscilla Prozantes Retired Proprietor of Peter’s Variety in East Boston Priscilla (Georgopoulos) Prozantes, a resident of Winthrop for 70 years, passed away at the Massachusetts General hospital on October 11. She was 91 years old. Prior to her retirement, Priscilla was the proprietor of Peter’s Variety in East Boston. She was the beloved wife...

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The Race Is on: Gill, Turco Square off in Televised Debate

October 11, 2013
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The Race Is on: Gill, Turco Square off in Televised Debate

Council President Peter Gill and challenger Jeffrey Turco offered contrasting views about how they would lead the town in the next two years during a spirited Council President Debate Tuesday night broadcast live on WCAT. The candidates disagreed on just about every issue – the new schools construction project, the water and sewer rates...

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The Great Debate: Gill, Turco Set out Their Points-of-view

October 11, 2013
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Tuesday night’s debate between Town Council candidates Peter Gill, the incumbent Council President, and Jeffrey Turco, the challenger,  well-served both the voters and the candidates. As was the case two years ago, when their roles were reversed and Mr. Turco was the incumbent and Mr. Gill the challenger, the debate highlighted the strong differences...

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Congressional Primary: Primary Day for Markey’s Seat Is Tuesday

October 11, 2013
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Voters in our Congressional district will go to the polls this Tuesday in a primary election to select the Democratic and Republican nominees for the Congressional seat formerly held by Ed Markey, who now is one of our U.S. Senators. We would note that Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo has endorsed Middlesex...

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Fall Fair Fun: Annual Parks and Rec. Event Is Saturday

October 11, 2013
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The annual Fall Crafts Fair sponsored by the Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department will be held Saturday at Ingleside Park.  Parks and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll and his staff do a great job organizing this annual event and families always have a fun-filled day at the fair, which as always will feature something for...

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Congratulations, Rob

October 11, 2013
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Congratulations to our former Winthrop High Athletic Director, Rob O’Leary, on his appointment as the new Athletic Director at Saugus High School. Rob enjoyed being the leader of the Vikings’ athletic program during his three years as its director and we wish him well in his new position. Although Saugus no longer is a...

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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Vote yes for new schools Dear Editor, The most important item on the November 5th ballot for the Town of Winthrop, for its impact now and in years to come, is the ballot question for the new combined middle/high school. We may not be able to control much in the rest of the world...

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Police Blotter 10-10-2013

October 11, 2013
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Monday, September 30 Two motor vehicles that were previously given a verbal warning on September 16th about obeying the posted signs during school hours on Revere Street once again failed to comply. The owners of both vehicles were issued Town Bylaw Violations. Party at Lewis Lake Park reported that she observed an older man...

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Vikings Sweep the Salem Witches, 21-0

October 11, 2013
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This weird and wonderful season continued with another impressive victory for the Winthrop High football team. After dismantling Revere in a non-Thanksgiving game, the Vikings played Salem High but not at Bertram Field which won’t be ready until November. Instead Sean Driscoll and his football team traveled to Hurd Stadium in Beverly for their...

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Obituaries 10-10-2013

October 11, 2013
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Mary Harvey Howard Always Considered Winthrop Home Mary Harvey Howard of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Winthrop,  passed away peacefully with her family at her side. The beloved wife of Leo Howard of Point Shirley, the couple shared 65 wonderful years of marriage together. She leaves four children: Leo Michael (Joyce) Howard of St....

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New Store in Center

October 3, 2013
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New Store in Center

Sarah Roth-Oosten, Owner of La Petite Boutique, a new shop in Winthrop Center.

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MSBA Approves Town’s Plan to Build New Schools

October 3, 2013
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The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted Wednesday to approve the town’s plans to build a new Winthrop High/Middle School. Town residents will now vote to approve the project on November 5. “It was a great day and a big hurdle to jump,” said Superintendent of Schools John Macero. “In their decision the MSBA...

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Stacy DiChiara Named Town Hr Director

October 3, 2013
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Stacy DiChiara was introduced at the Town Council meeting Tuesday as the new human resources director for the Town of Winthrop. DiChiara was selected from a field of more than 40 candidates for the position. She will have an office at Town Hall and begin in her job October 21. “The selection committee consisting...

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Our Opinions

October 3, 2013
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TOWN HIRES HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR: DiChiara will help all town employees The idea of hiring a town human resources director has been discussed in the past, predating Town Manager James McKenna’s arrival. But it was McKenna who, as always, did the thorough research and determined that a human resources director would prove very beneficial to our...

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Letters to the Editor

October 3, 2013
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Winthrop is number one Dear Editor: Let’s set the record straight !!! The conversation leading to this November 5th election started off with a topic that we have been talking and debating about for a decade and it still nothing has been resolved by either the former Selectmen or our current council. I am...

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Police Blotter 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Monday, September 23 Caller from Governors Drive of two cars of youths fighting. Officers report no sign of anything. Party on Shirley Street requesting EMS for her husband. WFD notified. Report of water coming from Sea View Avenue and causing street flooding. DPW notified. Female from Kennedy Drive came to the station to report...

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Vikings Roll Over Patriots, 30-13

October 3, 2013
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Winthrop High football coach Sean Driscoll said his team had its best week of practice in his seven years as head coach. The Vikings then went out and played one of its best games of the Driscoll Era, excelling in all aspects of the game in a convincing 30-13 victory over Revere Friday night...

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