Police Blotter 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Monday, October 21 Man came to report being threatened verbally by a female driver. Alarm Co. reports activation in basement. Alarm Co. called back to cancel, owner on scene with code. Report of alarm activation. Officers report they checked the house and all is clear. Daughter of home owner came and checked the inside...

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It’s a T-save by Tsiotos

October 30, 2013
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WHS junior goalkeeper has been a stellar performer in the Winthrop net Polixeni Maria Tsiotos has pretty much been preparing for this job her whole life. She became a goalkeeper at a young age in Winthrop Youth Soccer, continued to develop her skills at the elite club soccer level, and was a part-time starter for...

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Obituaries 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Mary Cecca Lifelong East Boston Resident Mary C. (Lindstrom) Cecca, a lifelong East Boston resident, died on October 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin V. Cecca; devoted mother of Stephen B. and his wife, Diane of Winthrop, Paul V. and his wife, Sharon of Revere and Karen M. and her...

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Car Crashes into Youth Center Early on Sunday Morning

October 25, 2013
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Kathy’s Place Youth Center on Putnam Street is up and running following a two-day closure due to an incident early Sunday morning in which an individual drove an automobile into the front entrance, causing extensive damage to a glass door and window. The accident necessitated youth center officials to close the center for two...

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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The truth behind our water bills Dear Editor, The campaign propaganda charging that Council President Peter Gill is alone responsible for water bills is malarkey. It is the entire council that sets the water and sewer appropriation. If Mr. Turco had a solution to our water bills, he could have proposed something when he...

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Our Opinions

October 25, 2013
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VOTE YES FOR NEW SCHOOL: A new middle/high school is needed for the 21st century It often is said that a community’s values, both literally and figuratively,  may be determined instantly by a snapshot look at that community’s public facilities such as its parks, playgrounds, town hall, schools, and the like. By that standard, Winthrop measures up...

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Police Blotter 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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Monday, October 14 Female on Putnam Street reports that there are kids on the roof of Tutti Fruitie. Officer spoke to the kids and sent them out of the area. Caller on Grovers Avenue reports a dead skunk and dead squirrel in the area. ACO notified and will check on issue. Male called to...

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WHS Sports Through the Years

October 25, 2013
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10 years ago October 30, 2003 Danielle Doherty finished fifth in 20:36 and Andrea Bruno finished seventh in 20:46 at the Northeastern Conference All-League Meet held Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park’s 3.1 mile course. Both were named to the NEC All-Star team for their efforts. The WHS football team fell to 5-2 on...

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Obituaries 10-24-2013

October 25, 2013
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Priscilla Rozantes Retired Proprietor of Peter’s Variety in East Boston Priscilla (Georgopoulos) Rozantes, 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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Ingleside Craft Fair

October 17, 2013
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Ingleside Craft Fair

Isabella Turco sporting her cowboy boots and tutu at the Ingleside craft fair.

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Koutoujian, Addivinola Favored by Local Voters

October 17, 2013
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State Sen. Katherine Clark won the Democratic special election primary for the Fifth Congressional District that includes the town of  Winthrop. Clark received 32 percent of the vote in the district to defeat Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian (22 percent) and five other candidates, State Rep. Carl Sciortino, State Sen. Karen Spilka, State Sen....

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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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