Comedy Show at WYC on Friday

October 19, 2014
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Steve Sweeney, “The King of Boston Comedy,” will be in Winthrop Friday night making an appearance at the Mike Eruzione Winthrop Charities’ comedy show. Sweeney, who has a role in Denzel Washington’s movie, “The Equalizer,” as the owner of a Boston diner, will headline the show that begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at...

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Truck Traffic One Issue at Oct. 22 Meeting

October 19, 2014
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WINTHROP – Increased truck traffic headed to Deer Island as part of a new Massachusetts Water Resources Authority program is certain to be one of the topics when the MWRA and a citizen action group called Winthrop Concerned Citizens meet at the facility on Oct. 22 at 7 pm. Spearheaded by Point Shirley resident...

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Police Blotter 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Monday, October 6 Lt. DeLeo who is on detail on Pearl Avenue is requesting medical assistance for a handicapped gentleman. Detail Sgt. Femino reports a strong odor of gas near Jac’s on Crest Avenue. WFD notified and will respond. Party at Holy Rosary Church reports a large trailer carrying construction equipment appears to be...

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Obituaries 10-16-2014

October 19, 2014
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Jackie Burke  We extend our condolences to the family of Jackie Burke, a Winthrop High School hockey legend, who recently passed way. Jackie helped lead the Vikings to the Division 1 state championship in 1976 and was an outstanding hockey player whose teammates admired his competitiveness and skill. His teamwork on the Vikings’  first...

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The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

October 13, 2014
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The Last Post:Suffolk Downs Holds Final Race; Closes after 79 Years of Operation

It was a sad day at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, and the grey, dreary day reflected the mood as thousands descended upon the historic oval to take in what is likely to be the last day of thoroughbred racing in New England. It was a cloudy and rainy day on Sat., Oct. 4, at...

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Council Delays Vote on Water Main Funding

October 13, 2014
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The town council delayed a vote on funding for a $2.8 million water main project until further information to expand the project could be added. They expect to move forward with a vote at their next meeting. A public hearing was held on Tuesday night on the potential appropriation of $2.8 million to replace...

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MCAS Scores Improve at High School

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop High School Principal Eileen Belastock gave a presentation on the excellent work that students and teachers have been doing during the Winthrop School Committee Meeting on Oct. 6. Principal Belastock also discussed student accountability, and indicated the high need areas that the school needs to improve in. “We continually self-reflect on ways to...

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Gorman School Earns Top Rankings for Performance

October 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts state system is ranking The William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School as a Level 1 school, based on its high ranking performance, for the first time.  Principal Ilene Pearson broke down MCAS scores into three categories: all students, low income students, and special education/disability students. Under all students, ELA (English Language...

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Police Blotter 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop Police Blotter  Monday, September 29 Caller on Circuit Road states that he stepped out of bed onto a staple, but is okay. Will call back if he needs medical attention. Party on Bellevue Avenue states that her husband needs medical assistance. Report of vandalism to vehicle on Loring Road. Officer will try to...

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Town Slide Show at Fall Forum Said It All

October 13, 2014
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The highlight of the week for us was the slide show presentation at the Town Council’s Fall Forum that depicted the “before” and “after” photos of all the physical and cosmetic improvements that are happening all over the Town of Winthrop. The slide show was very telling of all the work that has been...

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Winthrop: Part of Metro North Land Use Plan

October 13, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna attended a conference this week in Chelsea where Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced the release of a regional planning study that identifies priority development and preservation areas for nine communities including Winthrop. The Patrick Administration has identified the Metro North sub-region of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose,...

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Sports 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Salem collapses before Vikings By Jin Lederman  The Winthrop Vikings (4-0) scored five touchdowns after trailing Salem (0-4) 6-0. The victory set up a battle of two unbeaten teams, Peabody (4-0) and Winthrop (4-0) Friday night in Peabody. Salem took a quick (6-0) lead when Joel Nunez intercepted a Dylan Driscoll aerial on the...

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Obituaries 10-09-2014

October 13, 2014
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Sadie Saulnier Member of Winthrop Senior Center and “Honey Dew Club” – Daily Parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church Sadie M. (Robichaud) Saulnier of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 5. She was 80 years old. Sadie was a member of the Winthrop Senior Center where she enjoyed many...

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Vitagliano Speaks at Hearing for MBTA Blue Line-Red Line connector

October 13, 2014
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Winthrop resident John Vitagliano, former transportation commissioner for the City of Boston, is speaking out on behalf of the town in relation to the proposed MBTA Blue Line-Red Line Connector project. The project would result in a direct, underground subway extension from the Bowdoin Street or Government Center (Blue Line) subway stations to the...

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Playmakers Stage The Rocky Horror Show Starting Oct. 9

October 6, 2014
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Playmakers Stage The Rocky Horror Show Starting Oct. 9

Let’s do the time warp again!  The Winthrop Playmakers proudly present the production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show: Alive on Stage.  The smash-hit rock ‘n roll musical will be done as a live dinner theatre show Thursdays and Fridays, October 9 & 10 and 16 & 17, at Cottage Park Yacht Club,...

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Belle Isle Festival is this Sunday

October 6, 2014
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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the Department of Conservation and Recreation will present their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 5 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Featured activities include: live music with Billy Goodspeed Colby Farms Hayride Rainforest Reptiles Pumpkin Decorating Arts and Crafts Various Information Booths from local organizations Special thanks for donations from the...

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Police Blotter 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Monday, September 22 ADT Alarm called to say that Brown’s Drug Store’s alarm is gong off. Officer reports building secure and all is quiet. Party on Cliff Avenue reports that her motor vehicle was broken into and a car charger taken. Lt Perrin and officers will attempt to serve an arrest warrant to subject...

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Baker Makes a Splash

October 6, 2014
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That was certainly a well-attended and enthusiastic crowd on hand for the reception for Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker last Friday at the Winthrop Golf Club. Winthrop native Ed Cash and the Town Republican Committee certainly did a fantastic job organizing this event and the organizers had to be pleased with the large turnout and...

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Mike Eruzione Hosts Comedy Night

October 6, 2014
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We caught up with Mike Eruzione who was in Chicago this week helping out his former Olympic hockey teammate and fellow BU alum Jack O’Callaghan on a special project. Mike told us that he’s very excited about the upcoming comedy night that Winthrop Charities is hosting on Oct. 17 at the Winthrop Yacht Club....

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Healthy Eating

October 6, 2014
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Winthrop resident Therese Ockenden has a nice event on Tuesday, October 7, for those who are concerned about their weight. Therese’s group, Healthy Eating, will host a showing of a new documentary, “Fed Up,” at 6 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library. Viewers of the movie are welcome to join the group’s members as...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Supports Martha Coakley for Governor Dear Editor, I’m writing to openly endorse Mass Attorney General Martha Coakley for state governor, because she has the vision, ability, and determination to build a better, more fair future for all who live and work in Massachusetts.  Endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Coakley will, as a progressive Democratic...

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Sports 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Vikings run wild over Revere, 21-0 The Winthrop Vikings improved their record (3-0) with a 21-0 shut out of the Revere Patriots before a large crowd at Miller Field on Friday night.  The Vikings play the NEC south rival Salem tonight (Thursday 7pm) at Miller Field. Salem (0-3) is seeking their first victory under...

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Obituaries 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Ann ‘Nancy’ Guide Of Winthrop Ann C. “Nancy “ Guide of Morton Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 19. She was 82 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Healy) and Eben Wheeler, she was the devoted wife of John R. Guide and the loving...

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Annual Comedy Night Set for Oct. 17 at WYC

October 6, 2014
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U.S. Olympic hockey captain Mike Eruzione said the family’s Winthrop Charities will hold its second annual Comedy Night fundraiser on Oct. 17 at the Winthrop Yacht Club. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show commencing at 8 p.m. Steve Sweeney, known as the king of Boston comedy, will headline the show....

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