Kathleen Duffy Remains Hands on in Her New Profession

September 29, 2014
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Kathleen Duffy Remains Hands on in Her New Profession

Winthrop High School parents and students knew Kathleen Coffey Duffy as the professional and helpful assistant in the main office for the past seven years. After leaving that position in July, Duffy has begun a new career as a licensed massage therapist at her own studio, Healing Hearts Therapeutic Massage for Women, located at...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable in Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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Wynn Awarded Casino License

September 22, 2014
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Wynn Awarded Casino License

Commissioner Jim McHugh shakes on the deal with Wynn’s Robert DeSalvio while Wynn’s Kim Sinatra shakes hands with Commissioner Enrique Zuniga. The deal was sealed at a ceremony on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the Massachuesetts Gaming Commission awarded the sole license for the Greater Boston region to Wynn Resorts in Everett over Mohegan Sun in Revere.

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Councilors Receive: Update on Mass. Open Meeting Law

September 22, 2014
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Councilors Receive: Update on Mass. Open Meeting Law

Elizabeth A. Lane, attorney at Kopelman and Paige, the town counsel for Winthrop, gave an 80-minute seminar on the state’s opening meeting law during a Town Council meeting Tuesday night at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. Town Council President Peter Gill said all town department heads and committee chairpersons were invited to the...

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Crystal Beds Heal from Within: Michelle Cataldo-favaloro, Local Resident, Espouses Benefits of Use

September 22, 2014
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Crystal Beds Heal from Within: Michelle Cataldo-favaloro, Local Resident, Espouses Benefits of Use

Our bodies are made of energy; and when that energy is disrupted because of stress, our physical bodies slip out of tune. Michelle Cataldo-Favaloro, Winthrop resident, has learned how to cleanse, balance, and align energies with the Crystal Bed. This relaxing technique provides mental, emotional, and physical healing. “This bed is beautiful,” says Michelle....

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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

September 22, 2014
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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

Last week, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel kicked off the 6th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Leonard Florence Center on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The Center features the first specialized ALS and MS residences in the country, enabling the residents to live active and independent...

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Police Blotter 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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Monday, September 8 Alarm activation at CPYC with male on the scene without proper passcode. W92 reports speaking with manager who had accidently entered the incorrect code. Medical aid needed on Harbor View Avenue. Part transported to MGH. Off. Feeley reports going off with a possible missing juvenile male. Party also in the company...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 22, 2014
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We’d like to wish a Happy Rosh Hashanah to our friends of the Jewish faith in Winthrop. The Jewish New Year begins next Wednesday night. With the ongoing construction for a new senior residence on the Temple Tifereth Israel property and a newly-renovated place of worship for the congregation, we trust that the New...

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Class of 1954 Reunion

September 22, 2014
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It was great to see the Winthrop High School Class of 1954 gathering at the Winthrop Arms Sunday afternoon for its 60th Reunion. The reunion committee did a great job of organizing the event and everyone had a fantastic time reminiscing about their days as a student at Winthrop High School. We at the...

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House Passes Rep. Clark’s: Infant and Toddler Provisions

September 22, 2014
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program including provisions Congresswoman Katherine Clark introduced earlier this year. Clark’s bill, the Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act, enhances CCDBG by providing strategies and best practices for improving the quality of infant and toddler care. Research shows...

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New Steeple Set to be Installed at First Church of Winthrop

September 22, 2014
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The wooden steeple on the First Church Winthrop United Methodist is being replaced with a new fiberglass steeple while the church bell inside the steeple will have a new home on the front lawn of the church that is located on Winthrop Street. The church, which is depicted on the Town of Winthrop seal,...

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Capital Funds Available for Nonprofit Child Care Providers

September 22, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has released the application and guidelines for nonprofit child care providers interested in submitting applications to the newly-established Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund Program.  The program will be administered through the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) in conjunction with...

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Sports 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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WHS golf team stays perfect with 8-0 mark The Winthrop High golf team remained unbeaten with four more victories this past week to raise its record to a perfect 8-0. “This is the best start we’ve had in recent memory, if not ever,” said WHS head coach Peter Lyons. “The boys are improving every...

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Obituaries 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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Mary Gleason Longtime Personal Assistant to Stone & Webster Engineering Vice President Mary A. Gleason passed away peacefully with her two daughters by her side at the Putnam Farms at Danvers on September 11. She was 93 years old. Her last days were spent surrounded by her family, reminiscing about the friends she made,...

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WHS Graduate Aldana Receives Massport Scholarship

September 11, 2014
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WHS Graduate Aldana Receives Massport Scholarship

A Winthrop High School graduate was the recipient of a Massport Scholarship last week. Heaven E. Aguirre-Aldana, a Winthrop High School graduate who is attending University of Massachusetts Boston received one of two students to receive a $1,500 Diversity Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship from the Port Authority. The Scholarships are awarded...

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Removing the Old Steeple

September 11, 2014
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Removing the Old Steeple

Steven Stoddard Sr., Lois Digirolamo, and Steven Stoddard Jr., of the First Church Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop Street, are pictured in front of the church steeple that has been removed and will be replaced with a brand new steeple. The historic church bell will be moved to the lawn in front of the...

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Donations To Winthrop Schools Exceed $6M

September 11, 2014
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There has been a heartwarming effluence of donations gifted to the Winthrop Public Schools; especially this year, while students and faculty are undergoing a transition period. As discussed at the Winthrop School Committee meeting on Sept. 8, committee members were touched by the generosity of the community, who have donated over $6 million. “That’s...

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EBNHC To Hold workshop On September 17

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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Police Blotter 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Monday, September 1 Two calls of a loud explosion in the area of Bates and Willow Avenue. WFD notified. Party on Grandview Avenue requesting EMS for a female resident. WFD notified. Mother at Seal Harbor calling about her 33-year-old daughter preventing her from house cleaning. EMS notified as well. Daughter signed form declining medical...

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Casino Decision Expected Friday

September 11, 2014
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The Mass. Gaming Commission is expected to make its long-awaited decision Friday (or next week) about which company — Mohegan Sun/Suffolk Downs in Revere or Wynn Resorts in Everett — will receive the casino license for the Greater Boston area. Winthrop town officials and residents will no doubt be following the MGC meeting as...

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A Wild Opening Game

September 11, 2014
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We promised that the Winthrop High football team will be exciting and feature a high-powered offense, led by quarterback Dylan Driscoll, and the Vikings lived up to that billing with a tremendous, come-from-behind, 44-41 win over Saugus, capped off by Driscoll’s winning touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game. It was a hot...

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Carla In Control

September 11, 2014
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There was a new poll location for three precincts in the town at the Cummings School and many races on the ballot, but Town Clerk Carla Vitale did her usual outstanding job in running the election. It’s a pressurized situation — an election has to be conducted perfectly and Carla and her staff carried...

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Sports 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Call them the comeback team Reise Turransky started the comeback with a slithering 31-yard run, cutting against the grain and maximizing his downfield blocking on the way to the end zone, cutting Saugus’s lead to 35-20. Reise Turansky scored his third touchdown of the day and pulled the Vikings to a 35-26 deficit when he caught...

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Obituaries 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Dorothy Suttie Retired Deputy Director for Comm of Mass Dorothy A. (Driscoll) Suttie of Winthrop passed away on September 2. She was 87 years old. Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was the Deputy Director for Marine and Recreational Vehicles for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The beloved wife of the late Richard J. Suttie, she...

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