Viking Pride Selling Tickets on Monday

August 15, 2013
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The Viking Pride Foundation will be at the Larry Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday night August 19 selling tickets for this year’s summer event.  “The Summer Chiller” is going to be Saturday, August 24 from 7-11 p.m. at the Larsen Rink/Eruzione Center.  Come down Monday night to get...

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Acone Dead at Age 47

August 15, 2013
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Steven Acone, a Winthrop Police officer for more than 20 years and local business owner, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Mr. Acone served in the Winthrop Police Department with distinction for more than 20 years, having been appointed a reserve officer in 1993 and a full-time officer in 1995. He previously served as...

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Viking Pride Fundraiser: Summer Chiller Event is Set for August 24

August 15, 2013
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Tickets for one of the summer’s biggest community events — the Viking Pride Foundation’s “Summer Chiller” — are now on sale. The event will be held on August 24 at the Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center. There will be food and musical entertainment by the seven-piece band Guilty Pleasure. The proceeds from...

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Honoring Eric

August 15, 2013
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That was nice gesture by Councilor Russell Sanford, who proposed that a citation be presented to departing Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eric Gaynor. Eric will be leaving his position after more than a decade of service to the our town’s business organization. Sanford’s colleagues unanimously approved his motion to honor Eric at...

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Belle Isle Bridge Opening Ceremony: Reconstruction Was Worth the Inconvenience

August 15, 2013
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We understand that there will be a ceremony next week marking the completion of the  Belle Isle Bridge renovation project. Those who travel over the bridge in and out of Winthrop have to be impressed with the new look. Looking at the brand new structure and roadway, one could say it was certainly worth...

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Pico Park Looks Fantastic: Facility a Tribute to Hard Work of Parks Comm.

August 15, 2013
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If you haven’t seen the newly renovated Pico Park, it’s certainly worth a trip to see the total transformation of this playground into a beautiful facility. The park’s renovation was the result of an effort by the newly formed Winthrop Parks Committee, headed by Dawn Sullivan. The idea for a Winthrop Parks Committee was...

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Police Blotter 08-15-2013

August 15, 2013
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Monday, August 5  Disturbance of loud music from Washington Avenue. Female reports tenant playing his radio. She just wants it logged. Caller reports loud music coming from first floor of above incident. Units report an ongoing problem, but no music could be heard while they were on location. Female caller on Walden Street requesting...

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MIAA to Start Broadcasting Local High School Sports

August 15, 2013
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is one of 28 members of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that has joined the NFHS Network, the new all-digital network devoted to coverage of high school sports and performing arts through the Internet at www.NFHSnetwork.com. The NFHS, in association with PlayOn! Sports (PlayOn),...

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Obituaries 08-15-2013

August 15, 2013
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Charles Ingersoll Of Winthrop Charles G. Ingersoll of Winthrop died on August 7. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Sarno), devoted father of Charles Ingersoll of Melrose, David Ingersoll and Mark Ingersoll, both of Saugus and step father of Kim Elaine Zirpolo of California; dear brother of  William Ingersoll of Randolph, Richard Ingersoll...

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Help Richie Scannelli Pay His Medical Bills

August 12, 2013
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After a brutal attack on Revere native Richie Scannelli – a mentally disabled man – in Winthrop last week by a group of teens, the 57-year-old has incurred significant medical bills after many hours of surgery and care. David and Susan Catino have rallied Richie’s friends from Revere and Winthrop to help pay. Their...

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Larsen Rink at Eruzione Center is Now Open for Indoor Activities

August 8, 2013
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Larsen Rink at Eruzione Center is Now Open for Indoor Activities

The Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center is more than just a rink now. It is full-fledged indoor recreational facility whose potential has no bounds. Thanks to a generous donation of a new floor by the Viking Pride Foundation, the rink – or the summer recreation center as some are calling it –...

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Eric Gaynor to Leave Winthrop Chamber: Steps Down to Pursue Accounting Degree

August 8, 2013
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Eric Gaynor to Leave Winthrop Chamber: Steps Down to Pursue Accounting Degree

For 11 years Eric Gaynor, Executive Director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, has been working with the community to beautify the town, expand local businesses, and frame the neighborhood around families. He has made lifelong friendships, discovered his passions and encouraged growth. Now he wants to take the next step in furthering his...

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Panel Discussion Held on Rising Sea Levels in Boston Harbor

August 8, 2013
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Panel Discussion Held on Rising Sea Levels in Boston Harbor

Bold federal action on climate solutions will help safeguard our communities, create good jobs and build a stronger economy, according to participants in a panel discussion on climate change last Wednesday at the UMass Club. The panel discussion – which featured business leaders, members of the faith community and other advocates who highlighted the...

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Suspect Sought for Car Break-ins

August 8, 2013
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Police Chief Terence Delehanty is cautioning motor vehicle owners to keep their vehicles locked after a rash of car breaks in the town early Tuesday morning. Delehanty said an individual or individuals broke into 12 different vehicles and took items such as gift cards, debit cards, scratch tickets, and change. The break-ins occurred in...

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MGH to Help with Community Health Assessment

August 8, 2013
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Town Manager James McKenna announced this week that the Winthrop Health Department and CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) will be entering into an agreement with the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement to assist the town in performing a Community Health Assessment. The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement has previously undertaken...

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Lock Your Cars: Don’t Make It Easy for Petty Thieves

August 8, 2013
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It wasn’t pleasant to read in this week’s Sun-Transcript that there were a dozen motor vehicle breaks this past week with various items stolen from the cars and trucks of our hard-working residents (which the miscreants responsible for these deeds obviously are not). Chief Terence Delehanty said the thieves (or, as our late, long-time...

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Excellent Evaluation: Council’s Affirmation of Mckenna Comes as No Surprise

August 8, 2013
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It comes as no surprise that Town Manager James McKenna received an evaluation at the “excellent” level from the Town Council. Council President Peter Gill praised McKenna for bringing a new culture to town government. Since his arrival, McKenna has transformed town government to a place where residents have tremendous confidence in the overall...

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August is Here: Dog Days or Not, Enjoy the Last of Summer

August 8, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. Andwhen the calendar turns to August, , it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the weather is still...

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Congratulations Carla: Reappointment of Town Clerk Vitale is Well-deserved

August 8, 2013
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Congratulations to Town Clerk Carla Vitale on her much-deserved election by the Town Council at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Council voted unanimously to appoint Carla to a new three year term. Town Councilor Linda Calla echoed the sentiments of colleagues by saying that Carla has done a great job in her key position in...

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Police Blotter 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Monday, July 29  Female party on Sagamore Avenue called reporting a fire. WFD notified. Person check for party on Lorean Terrace. Woman has not pulled her shades up and that the lights are still on from last night. The party is known to W93 who contacted her and spoke to her and all is...

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Academy Wins U-16 Division in Successful Battle at the Beach

August 8, 2013
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The annual Battle at the Beach softball tournament enjoyed the most successful year in its history this past weekend. The tourney saw Winthrop host 20 teams from throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast in three age group divisions, 12U, 14U, and 16U. The weekend’s games proved highly competitive in all age groups, with many contests...

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Obituaries 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Dorothy Bialer Aetna Insurance Retiree; Active in Jewish and Community Affairs Dorothy (Marks) Bialer of Winthrop died on August 3. She was 81 years old. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport and after having her two daughters, she had a career working for Aetna Insurance for over 20. Always active in both Jewish...

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Annie’s Final Performances

August 1, 2013
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Annie’s Final Performances

Former Selectman Ron Vecchia and his granddaughter, Haven Pereira, will take the stage at Winthrop High School Thursday night for the second of three performances of the Winthrop School of Performing Arts presentation of “Annie, the Musical.” Haven recently appeared in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the “Sound of Music.”

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Busy Agenda: Town Manager Evaluation, Town Clerk Reappointment Set for Council Meeting

August 1, 2013
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The Town Council will return to work Tuesday night with a busy agenda set for its first regularly scheduled meeting. The council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month but because July 29 was the fifth Tuesday of the month, the council did not meet this week. Among the items are...

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