Congratulations Senator Ed Markey: District Voters Supported Our Long-time Congressman

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to our long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would...

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Nice Work,haven Pereira: Young Winthrop Actress is Appearing in the Sound of Music

June 28, 2013
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Congratulations are in order for eight year old Winthrop resident Haven Pereira, who is appearing as one of the Von Trapp children in the beloved musical, The Sound of Music, at the North Shore Music Theatre Haven, who is a Winthrop elementary school student, learned her craft from Trudy Macero and is the granddaughter...

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End of an Era, Start of Another: Former Winthrop Hospital Will Become an Assisted Living Center

June 28, 2013
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Years of controversy and fits and starts came to an end this week with the groundbreaking ceremony that was held Tuesday morning at the long-dormant Winthrop Hospital site that will become a beautiful new assisted living center. For almost seven decades since  Winthrop Hospital was built in 1932, the hospital truly was a part...

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A Milestone for Temple Tifereth: Temple Tifereth Israel Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

June 28, 2013
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Congratulations are in order for the congregants of Temple Tifereth Israel, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary Saturday. Temple Tifereth truly has been a Winthrop institution that has been a vibrant part of our community since its inception 100 years ago. Temple Tifereth Israel President  Samdra Pellegrino has provided the excellent day-to-day leadership that...

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Police Blotter 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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Monday, June 17 Party from Governors Drive was arrested for domestic assault and battery. W91 off with four individuals on Halford Beach. W91, W93 report that the operator is unable to drive; all others unlicensed. Winthrop Taxi called to drive parties to Chelsea. Vehicle towed for obstructing traffic. Request for ambulance for wife in...

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Foley in SAA to Raise Funds for Charities

June 28, 2013
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Kathleen Foley of Winthrop has joined Swim Across America (SAA) to make a splash for pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Foley will be swimming in the 20th annual SAA – Boston Harbor 22-mile relay swim, Friday, July 12. “The swims are a great way for people to...

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Obituaries 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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Rose Cali Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Rose Cali, an East Boston native who lived in Revere for more than 40 years before moving to Malden, died on Tuesday, June 25 at the Glenridge Nursing & Care Center of Medford following a long illness. She was 86 years old. Born and raised...

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Seaside Stride 5K Road Race

June 20, 2013
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Seaside Stride 5K Road Race

Winthrop High track coach Warren MacPhail and talented young runners Danielle Carter, Jenna Dorr, Brooke Costin, Ava Alioto, and Maura Dorr are pictured after the Seaside Stride 5K Road Race at Miller Field.

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Change in Path: Noted Artist Joanna Ciampa is Promoting Benefits of Kyani

June 20, 2013
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Change in Path: Noted Artist Joanna Ciampa is Promoting Benefits of Kyani

Joanna Ciampa has worked hard to build a reputation as one of the most accomplished interior designers in the country. The multi-faceted artist has a number of celebrity clients and her unique design work can be seen inside homes, clubs and restaurants across New England. Winthrop residents will soon be able to view a...

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Winthrop Elks Flag Day Ceremony

June 20, 2013
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Winthrop Elks Flag Day Ceremony

The Lodge of Elks held their annual Flag day ceremony last week at the Elks Hall. Shown in the above photo is House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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Voters Are Ready to Head to Polls

June 20, 2013
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Winthrop residents will go to the polls Tuesday (June 25) to cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate special election. Polls will be on open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winthrop Middle School Gymnasium (Precincts 1, 2, and 5), the Winthrop Senior Center (Precincts 3 and 6), and O’Connell Hall on...

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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

June 20, 2013
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Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the...

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A Pleasant Problem: Council Decides Where to Put Funds

June 20, 2013
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Well, Councilor Nicholas DelVento certainly hit the nail on the head when he said it was a nice situation for the Council to be deciding at the end of a fiscal year into which account excess funds should be going. Thanks to some excellent financial management by Town Manger James McKenna and CFO Timothy...

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DeLeo’s Beach Cleanup Saturday: Volunteers Needed for Event

June 20, 2013
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo will hold his annual Winthrop Beach Cleanup on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Speaker said he always been impressed by the large number of residents who donate their time to such an important effort. Anyone who enters the town at Short Beach in Revere can see how...

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Groundbreaking at Hospital Site: Letterie Helped Make It Become a Reality

June 20, 2013
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It is great news that there is a groundbreaking ceremony set for Tuesday at the site of the Winthrop Hospital on Lincoln Street where a new assisted living residential facility will be built. The property has been vacant for a long time, but soon there will stand a facility that will be beautifully landscaped...

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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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