The Winthrop School of Performing Arts Will Present “Annie”

July 18, 2013
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The Winthrop School of Performing Arts Will Present “Annie”

The Winthrop School of Performing Arts will present “Annie” on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. at Winthrop High School. Pictured following a rehearsal are some of the cast in the production. Front row are Sage Calinda, Heather Buccini, who will play Annie, Haven Pereira, Molly Girard, and Fiona MacPhail. Back...

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Howard Leaves School System: Will Take Position in Saugus Schools

July 18, 2013
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Lisa Howard, a teacher and administrator in the Winthrop School system for 23 years, is leaving her position as assistant superintendent of schools/pupil personnel director to become the pupil personnel director for the Saugus school department. “Miss Howard will be leaving us on September 3, much to our sadness for the Winthrop public schools,”...

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Local Groups Join Forces to Create New Recreation Center: Fundraiser Planned for August 24

July 18, 2013
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The Viking Pride Foundation, along with The Larry Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center and Winthrop Parks and Recreation, are joining efforts to create a new spring/summer recreation center. The rink facility is not utilized between mid-April through mid-August, and it is the goal of the Viking Pride Foundation to create a venue...

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WPD’s Feeley Issues Warning on Burglaries

July 18, 2013
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Winthrop Police Officer Jim Feeley, liaison to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, would like to make residents aware of a recent rash of regional distraction B-and-Es (breaking and enterings) in Boston and surrounding communities. Feeley said in the reported incidents an individual will ring the bell at a residence, posing as a landscaper or...

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Explorers Take Title

July 18, 2013
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The Winthrop Police Explorers won the overall championship at the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Explorer Competition held in May at Mount Ida College in Newton. Winthrop’s Police Explorers defeated eight other posts from Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. There were nine competitions that included crime scene investigation, physical agility, career development, street crimes, first aid,...

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Thank You, Lisa Howard: School Administrator Moving on to Saugus Post

July 18, 2013
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It seems like just yesterday that we were watching Lisa Gill Howard display her incredible athletic skills for the Winthrop High School softball team on its way to winning the Massachusetts state championship. She was the gritty, determined, and skillful second baseman whose all-out hustle and effort typified that championship team coached by Ron...

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A Bright Idea: New Street Lights Could Save Town Money

July 18, 2013
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Not content to rest on his list of accomplishments, Town Manager James McKenna brought forth representatives from Siemens, an international engineering and electronics firm, for a presentation before the Town Council Tuesday night regarding the possible installation of new streetlights throughout the town. Michael Kane, Siemens’ business development manager, and Clint Schuchel, senior project...

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Lifeguard at Yirrell: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

July 18, 2013
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Councilor-at-Large Phil Boncore always is looking out for the best interests and safety of our townspeople. Boncore was the lone dissenter to the sanitation fitness ordinance concerning the inspection of apartments in town and held firm to his beliefs that the inspections may be unconstitutional — although his colleagues felt strongly otherwise and approved...

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Police Blotter 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Monday, July 8 Party on Faun Bar Avenue called reporting that a young male is banging at his neighbor’s door. After speaking with the male about the loud noise, the male walked off down the hill. Ambulance needed at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Sturgis Street. Fire notified. Report of a woman on...

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Austin Prep Cougars Seeking Hall of Fame Nominations

July 18, 2013
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The Cougars of Austin Preparatory School in Reading are searching for their next Hall of Fame inductees. Nominations for the 2014 Austin Prep Athletic Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The deadline is Thurs., Oct. 31. Eligible athletes and coaches need to have graduated or retired from coaching on or before June, 2009. ...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Barbara Falino Former Waitress in Boston’s North End and Chinatown Barbara A. (Mansfield) Falino, a resident of Revere for more than 40 years, formerly of Dorchester, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 7 following a brief illness. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Falino was born and raised in Boston’s Dorchester section and...

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40 Years and Counting Honan Ranks as One of Chamber’s Longest Active Members

July 11, 2013
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40 Years and Counting Honan Ranks as One of Chamber’s Longest Active Members

Richard Honan opened the Honan Sign Company in 1972. One year later he joined the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. This year he marks his fortieth year as a member of the local business organization. “The Chamber is an excellent organization,” said Honan. “I think it brings a lot to the town, whether it be...

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Come On Down: Chamber’s Annual Beach Event Set for This Saturday

July 11, 2013
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Beautiful Yirrell Beach on Point Shirley will be the place to be for fun in the sun this Saturday, July 13, for the 16th annual “Old Fashioned Family Day at the Beach.”  In the event of rain, the event will be held Sunday, July 14. There will be lots to do for both kids...

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Jazz by the Sea on Sundays

July 11, 2013
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Local musician Max Whiting, Bassist and Band Leader, will bring his duo, Musicmakers to Winthrop’s Rustic Table Restaurant on Shirley Street for Sunday Brunch.  The Brunch will feature Musicmakers cool, smooth, live jazz every Sunday from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m.  You no longer must leave Winthrop to enjoy smooth jazz sounds.  Local music lovers...

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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 11, 2013
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With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it will...

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Thank You, Chief Flanagan: Fireworks Show Tradition Continues

July 11, 2013
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Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan deserves special commendation from Winthrop residents for taking over the large task of coordinating the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show and leading the fundraising effort that allowed this great family event to continue this year. With the retirement of hard-working Lou Camacho as the fireworks coordinator, it was...

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Richard Honan Celebrates 40 Years: Local Businessman Has Been a Fixture with the Chamber of Commerce

July 11, 2013
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That’s a nice story and old-time photo in this week’s Sun-Transcript saluting Richard Honan on his 40th year of membership in the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. Honan has operated the Richard Honan Sign Company for 41 years in this town and his efforts in helping people in the community are noteworthy. His “Supporting the...

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Congratulations, Chris Leblanc: Former Viking Star Has Been Selected in the NHL Draft

July 11, 2013
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We join the Winthrop sports community in congratulating Winthrop High graduate Chris LeBlanc on his selection by the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League Draft. This is a tremendous honor for a young man who devoted so many hours to learning the game and developing his skills. And it all began at the...

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Summer Hoop is Back: A Winthrop Institution is Back in the Game

July 11, 2013
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How great is it that the Winthrop Men’s Summer League has returned to the McKenna Courts. At its height, the league, under the direction of Peter Grimes and Phil Lundberg, was one of the most popular and competitive in the area. Phil is at the helm of the league and seven teams will be...

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Police Blotter 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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Monday, July 1 Male party on Buchanan Street called to report that his wife whom he is having problems with, called to report she is going to damage his van in the backyard. He is living with his parents. Officer reports that no one is home. The van looks okay. No damage that he...

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An All-star Person: O’Leary Completes a Stellar Career at WHS

July 11, 2013
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When Erin O’Leary began her athletic career at Winthrop High School, she couldn’t have predicted that her final accolade would be playing in a lacrosse all-star game. For Winthrop High didn’t have a girls lacrosse team when O’Leary entered her freshman year, but the talented athlete was introduced to the sport as a junior...

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Obituaries 07-11-2013

July 11, 2013
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George Shea Exporting Industry Retiree George C. Shea of Winthrop, formerly of Boston, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Care Home on June 19. He was 71 years old. George served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and prior to his retirement, he was employed in the exporting industry. The...

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Winthrop Fire Department in Lifesaving Effort at Prospect Avenue House Fire

July 4, 2013
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Winthrop Fire Department in Lifesaving Effort at Prospect Avenue House Fire

The Winthrop Fire Department is being credited for a lifesaving effort in the rescue of a 60-year-old woman in a house fire at 53 Prospect Ave. Fire Chief Paul Flanagan said the department received a call Sunday (June 30) at 8:22 a.m. that there was a house fire at the home located on Prospect...

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LeBlanc Drafted by NHL’s Ottawa Senators

July 4, 2013
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LeBlanc Drafted by NHL’s Ottawa Senators

Chris LeBlanc called it “a dream come true.” The former Winthrop High ice hockey star saw his name appear on the National Hockey League’s draft board Sunday and he then received a phone call from the Ottawa Senators informing him that the team had indeed selected him in the sixth round. “It still hasn’t...

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