Speaker Deleo Aids the Veterans: Has Been a Strong Supporter of Veterans

September 19, 2013
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Speaker Robert A. DeLeo had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks softball game with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans team Sunday at the Winthrop Little League Field. DeLeo made a donation to the cause and conversed with the veterans who showed their appreciation to...

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Friday Night Lights: Come out to Cheer Our Viking Football Team

September 19, 2013
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Friday evening night will mark the first home game of the season for the Winthrop High football team, which opened its 2013 campaign with an impressive victory at Saugus last week. There is no question that Miller Field will be the place to be Friday as the Vikings take on traditional rival Swampscott, a...

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Police Blotter 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Monday, September 9 Ofc. Feeley called off on foot chase after stopping individual. Subject took off running from Court to Loring, behind a house, possibly over fences. Revere PD called for assistance. They sent two officers. Transit PD called for canine unit, none available. SP sending canine unit from Revere. Motor vehicle located on...

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Driscoll Powers Winthrop to 20-6 Win over Saugus

September 19, 2013
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There is no time for tune-ups in the new MIAA playoff format where every game counts toward your record. That’s why Winthrop head coach Sean Driscoll was understandably concerned about his team’s less than inspiring start in the season opener versus Saugus Friday night. But Dylan Driscoll, the second-year starting quarterback, soon had things...

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Obituaries 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Carolyn Conant Furey Retired Bookkeeper with a Tremendous Passion for Life Beloved mother, Carolyn Conant Furey, 89, formerly of Lynnfield and Winthrop, died on September 13 at the Overlook Masonic Nursing Home in Charlton, MA. She was 89 years old. Born in Glens Falls, New York on June 30, 1924, she was the eldest...

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Town Spraying for West Nile

September 12, 2013
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Town Spraying for West Nile

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has detected mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Town of Winthrop prompting the Winthrop Board of Health to conduct mosquito spraying Tuesday night in the town. The spraying occurred in the neighborhoods and streets surrounding Winthrop Golf Course. Officials said WNV...

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McGee Upset over Beaches Commission Meeting Format

September 12, 2013
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McGee Upset over Beaches Commission Meeting Format

Dr. Paul McGee, president of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, said the Metropolitan Beaches Commission public hearing for Winthrop Beach did not provide enough information about the physical state of the beach or the ongoing Winthrop Beach Renourishment Project. The Commission, led by co-chairs State Sen. Tom McGee and State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein, hosted...

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Chamber Has New Executive Director

September 12, 2013
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Chamber Has New Executive Director

A fresh face to the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce; new Executive Director Elizabeth Shane brings experience, dedication, and a new perpective. Dynamic, supportive, hardworking; these are just a few words that describes small business owners here in Winthrop. They could also be used to describe the new Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce,...

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WYC Blood Drive Set for September 30

September 12, 2013
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On Monday, September 30 the Winthrop Yacht Club (WYC) is sponsoring its first American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the yacht club located at 649 Shirley St. The Red Cross does wonderful things with their blood drives and has helped save thousands of lives. Please come down to...

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CASA Receives $625,000 Grant Targeting Teen Drug Prevention

September 12, 2013
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Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 147 communities and 19 new DFC Mentoring grants across the country. The awards announced today are in addition to the $59.4 million in continuation grants simultaneously released to 473 currently...

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Remembering 9/11: the Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Metropolitan Beaches Commission Hearing: DeLeo Shines in Key Role

September 12, 2013
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo once again showed his strong commitment to the Winthrop Beach Restoration project with his complete participation in an event held in Winthrop Tuesday night. The Speaker joined Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Council President Peter Gill, and Councilor Nick DelVento on a tour of the beach where the multi-million dollar...

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Great News for Casa and Exec. Director Milano: Grant Will Help Prevent Substance Use

September 12, 2013
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We’re pleased to recognize CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) from Winthrop and its executive director, Pat Milano, on receiving a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000. CASA will use those funds “to involve and engage the local community to prevent substance use among youth.” This grant is great news for...

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Welcome New Chamber Director Betsy Shane

September 12, 2013
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We wish new Executive Director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Betsy Shane the best of luck in her position. Betsy was introduced as the new executive director at a breakfast meeting Tuesday at the Amvets Post. Anyone who has met Betsy knows what a dynamic and vibrant person she is and we know...

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Police Blotter 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Monday, September 2  Call from Francis Street about a water back up. DPW called. Son on Winthrop Street called to report that his father is having a medical issue. WFD notified. Party on Walden Street reports a large group of youths in the roadway. Units had them disperse. Female reports that kids are carrying...

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Vikings Open Season Against Saugus

September 12, 2013
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The Winthrop High School football team will open its season against Saugus Friday at 7 p.m. at Stackpole Field. It’s a rare home night game for the Sachems who will be using portable lights to illuminate the field for the season opener. “We used portable lights for a home game at Miller Field in...

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Obituaries 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Louis J. Visco Of Winthrop Louis J. Visco of Winthrop died at the New England Baptist Hospital, Boston on Monday, September 9, 2013. He was 87 years old. Born in East Boston, the loving son of the late Frank and Domenica Visco, he resided in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 54 years...

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New School Year, New Faces at WPS: Belastock Begins as Principal at WHS

September 5, 2013
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New School Year, New Faces at WPS: Belastock Begins as Principal at WHS

When Winthrop High School students arrive for opening day Friday, there will be a new administrative team welcoming them. Eileen Belastock is the new principal, succeeding Gail Conlon who stepped down at the end of the school year. Superintendent of Schools John Macero announced  the appointment of Belastock in April. Matt Crombie is the...

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O’Connell Takes Office as Pupil Personnel Service Director

September 5, 2013
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O’Connell Takes Office as Pupil Personnel Service Director

Jennifer O’Connell has begun her duties as the new director of pupil personnel services for the Winthrop school system. O’Connell was the assistant principal of the Cummings Elementary School for the past two years. Superintendent of John Macero appointed O’Connell to the position of director of pupil personnel services following the resignation of Lisa...

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BSA Info Session on Sept. 16

September 5, 2013
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Boy Scouts of America Information Session and Sign Up Night will be held on Monday, September 16 at 7pm in the  St. John the Evangelist Church School cafeteria, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop, MA  02152. Come learn about the exciting world of Boy Scouts for all boys 3rd grade and up. For more information on...

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Delehanty Urges Motorists to Drive Carefully with Schools Open

September 5, 2013
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With the start of the new school year this week, Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty has a message for Winthrop motorists: Drive carefully and exercise caution on the roads, especially in the areas around the schools. “We want to make sure everyone begins a wonderful and safe school year,” said Delehanty. “We want to...

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A Winthrop Welcome for Principal Belastock

September 5, 2013
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Many Winthrop High students will meet their new principal, Eileen Belastock, for the first time when they enter the high school for their first day of classes Friday.  Ms. Belastock has some very big shoes to fill, taking over the helm at Winthrop High from Gail Conlon, who decided to retire from her position...

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A Promotion for Jen O’Connell

September 5, 2013
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We have known Jennifer O’Connell since her days as a three-sport scholar athlete and captain and student leader at Lynn Classical High school and maybe that’s why we’re so pleased that this terrific young lady has been promoted to the position of Director of Pupil Personnel Services in the Winthrop school system. Jennifer has...

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Remembering Jim Gobiel

September 5, 2013
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We join the community in expressing our condolences to our high school athletic director Peter Gobiel and his entire family on the loss of William “Jim” Gobiel, who passed away August 28 at the age of 87. Peter perfectly captured his father’s fun-loving personality in his eulogy at the funeral Mass Saturday at St....

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