Major Drug Bust by Police: Force Once Again is Doing a Great Job

June 20, 2013
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There was some major drug possession and drug distribution happening in the middle of our town, literally on Main Street. But thanks to the efforts of the Winthrop Police Department and with assistance from their colleagues in Revere, that illegal operation has ceased to exist. Police Chief Terence Delehanty said the arrests of two...

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Police Blotter 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Monday, June 10 Caller reports his son is out of control. Officers report verbal and the son will be leaving for the night with his mother. Police responding to assist with a lock out of a residence. Lt. Perrin received a report of a disturbance. Units report, subject looking for recyclables. Deliver driver reports...

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Winthrop High Sails to a Successful Season: MVP Nicole O’Brien Leads to Team to 7-4 Record

June 20, 2013
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The Winthrop High School sailing team completed a successful season under second-year head coach Joe Zambella, compiling a 7-4 record against area schools. The Vikings had 12 athletes on the team, led by captain Nicole O’Brien, who was the team’s MVP for the second year in row. O’Brien’s excellent leadership was instrumental in the...

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Obituaries 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Ruth Adams Retired Secretary Ruth (Freeman) Adams of Winthrop died on June 16 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere. She was 105 years old. Born in Boston, the loving daughter of the late Janet D. (MacDuffie) and Charles Clark, she was a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 1925.. Prior to...

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Showing off Their Caps at WHS Graduation

June 14, 2013
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Showing off Their Caps at WHS Graduation

Winthrop High School graduates Sophie Gillespie, Sophia Grayson, Colleen O’Keefe, Renee LoPresti, and Jordan Griffiths display their artistic graduation caps at the Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies Friday night.

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All Aboard: Ferry Service Resumes in Town

June 14, 2013
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All Aboard: Ferry Service Resumes in Town

As a peninsula, it seems only natural that The Town of Winthrop would provide water transportation for its residents to and from Boston. It’s a more environmentally friendly way of commuting than driving a car, and offers a relaxing, spacious ride to the city with stunning views of the harbor and skyline. Winthrop is...

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Council Committee Delays Action on Safety Ordinance

June 14, 2013
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The meeting had a little bit of everything: an impassioned speech by Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, an amicable exchange between Council President Peter Gill and former President Jeffrey Turco, hearty applause for former Selectman Martin O’Brien, and three hours of, at times, animated discussion. But Tuesday night’s rules and ordinance committee meeting did not...

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DeLeo to Hold Winthrop Beach Cleanup, June 22

June 14, 2013
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D–Winthrop) announced that the annual Winthrop Beach Cleanup will be held Saturday, June 22nd at 9 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the corner of Shore Drive and Dolphin Avenue. “I am proud to join my friends in Winthrop each year as we gather to clean up our beach,” said...

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Donations Sought For Fireworks

June 14, 2013
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At the last Town Council meeting Chief Paul Flanagan had stated that the town’s annual 4th of July Fireworks were in question.  No sponsor had stepped up to organize the event.  Town Manager, James McKenna expressed his concern to Chief Flanagan about making the July 4th fireworks happen.  At this time, Chief Flanagan is...

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Todd Sacco Seeks Answers To Vandalism

June 14, 2013
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Winthrop School Committee member Todd Sacco is fuming after an act of vandalism that occurred at his home less than a week after a story appeared in the Winthrop Sun Transcript detailing his reasons for not voting in favor of Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lisa Howard’s pay raise. Whether the two events are connected...

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Pancake Breakfast is Sunday: Father’s Day Tradition is Fun

June 14, 2013
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One of the great traditions in Winthrop, which now spans some 50 years (that’s more than two full generations), is the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to support the Winthrop High football program. The flapjack fest not only is a great way to treat Dad to a sport-oriented breakfast in which he no...

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Ferry Service Returning: The Boat is a Great Way to Get to Boston

June 14, 2013
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A mode of public transportation long-enjoyed by South Shore residents, a ferry to Boston across Boston Harbor, once again is being afforded to Winthrop residents with the resumption of ferry service for the summer season. We honestly can say that there is no better way to commute to Boston than to take the ferry....

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Congratulations, WHS Softball: Lady Vikings Made a Nice Run in Tourney.

June 14, 2013
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We  want to take a small space to say, “Congratulations,” to the Winthrop High softball team for a fine season which saw our Lady Vikings fall by a slim 5-4 margin last Thursday in Lowell in the semifinals of the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament. Coach David Guffey, who...

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Remembering Paul Cellucci: Loved Mass., Fought ALS Bravely

June 14, 2013
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When the news came out a few years back that former Governor and Ambassador to Canada A. Paul Cellucci had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Massachusetts residents of all political stripes were saddened at the prospect of our always-vigorous former chief executive being struck down by this dreaded disease with no cure. Paul...

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Police Blotter 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Monday, June 3 Abandoned 911 call from Temple Avenue. Number is unable to be called back. Verizon and ATT contacted for assistance. Customer Care reports it is a fixed AT&T Internet number. 92 reports unable to make contact with any residents at the address. AT&T reports they will research it and fax a report...

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Men’s Summer Hoop League Ready for Play

June 14, 2013
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The Winthrop Men’s Summer Basketball League is set to return to the McKenna Courts. Sean Driscoll, director of the Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department, and Phil Lundberg, IAABO-sanctioned basketball referee, are trying to revive the league that was once a summertime staple in the town, drawing substantial to the local courts located on Walden...

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Obituaries 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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William Walter Grover Retired BCBS Claims Examiner William Walter Grover, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died on June 3. He was 64 years old. Bill graduated from Winthrop High School in 1967, attended Salem State College and was employed by Blue Cross / Blue Shield as a Claim’s Examiner for 24 ½ years until...

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WHS Graduation Set for Friday Night

June 6, 2013
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WHS Graduation Set for Friday Night

One-hundred-and-twenty-four graduates will receive their diplomas during the Winthrop High School Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies Friday at 6 p.m. at Miller Field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the school gymnasium. Principal Gail Conlon will welcome the gathering to the ceremonies and present her remarks. Conlon is...

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Center Stage: Pereira Appears in NSMT’s Sound of Music

June 6, 2013
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Center Stage: Pereira Appears in NSMT’s Sound of Music

Eight-year-old Haven Pereira got the role and little sister Tegan Pereira spilled the beans. Heather Pereira had learned via a telephone call that her daughter Haven had landed a role in the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) production of “The Sound of Music.” “I was walking out of school and my little sister said,...

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Winthrop Beach Receives High Marks for Water Quality

June 6, 2013
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Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer and soon Winthrop residents will flock to area beaches to soak up the sun and take a dip in the ocean. In a new report by the leading Boston Harbor environmental advocacy group ranked Winthrop Beach in the Top 10 on its water quality report card....

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Elks to Host Flag Day Services

June 6, 2013
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The Winthrop Lodge of Elks will host Flag Day Services on June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Lodge. Exalted Ruler Pamela Milton said residents are welcomed to join the Lodge at its annual commemoration of Flag Day. Esteemed Loyal Knight Dan Swett is overseeing the program and serving as master of ceremonies. Milton...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 6, 2013
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A high school graduation is a bittersweet time both for the graduates and their family members. Although it is the most joyous and significant event thus far for the grads in their young lives, it also signifies the end of a period during which they have been dependent upon their parents, teachers, community, and...

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Police Blotter 06-06-2013

June 6, 2013
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Monday, May 27 Caller on Coral Avenue reports that her neighbor is disturbing her. He goes outside and puts his phone on speaker and yells into it. Officer spoke to the party and he stated he was sorry and would go to bed. The person called back and said as soon as the officer...

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WHS Softball Team Wins Opener, Advances to Quarters

June 6, 2013
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The Winthrop High softball team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament with an 8-1 victory over Northeast Regional Vocational School in a first round contest that was played Saturday at the local  field. The Lady Vikings originally were set to host Notre Dame...

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