New Flag Football Program at Parks and Rec.

July 3, 2014
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Summer is always an exciting time for everyone—whether it is spent at Yirrell beach, having barbecues with friends and family, or even playing a nice game of flag football. This summer, kids have the special opportunity to play on the new and improved flag football league through Winthrop Parks and Recreation. Director Sean Driscoll...

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Obituaries 07-03-2014

July 3, 2014
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Josephine Campana N.E. Telephone Retiree of Florida, formerly of Winthrop Josephine C. Campana of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away June 24. She was 92 years old. Born on April 19, 1922 in East Boston, she moved to the Florida area 28 years ago from Winthrop. Mrs. Campana retired from New England Telephone Company and...

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Town of Winthrop 4th of July Events Reschedulled

July 3, 2014
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Due to the Weather… The Horrible Parade will be held Saturday July 5, registration 7:30 am ,Parade at 9am Starting at the Landing ending at Coughlin Park.

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Winthrop Marketplace Celebrates 15th Anniversary

June 27, 2014
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Winthrop Marketplace Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Marc Wallerce opened the doors to his Winthrop Marketplace at the site of a former building for the town’s Water Department, on June 2, 1999. Fifteen years later the Marketplace is still going strong and delivering its best to its customers seven days a week. And it’s been customer loyalty and community support that...

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Legislative Luncheon On July 14

June 27, 2014
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Legislative Luncheon On July 14

Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo and Senator Anthony Petruccelli will be speaking at the annual Legislative Luncheon put on by the Winthrop Elks, Rotary, and Chamber of Commerce.  All are invited to meet with their state legislators for an update from Beacon Hill.  The luncheon will be at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks,...

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New Winthrop Schools Groundbreaking Held

June 27, 2014
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New Winthrop Schools Groundbreaking Held

Local and state dignitaries participate in the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the construction of the new Winthrop middle/ high school project. From left, are Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, Supt. of Schools John Macero, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, SBAC Co-Chair Mary Lou Osborne, MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo,...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 27, 2014
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Winthrop voters will finally have a vote on whether or not a casino comes to neighboring Revere or the state for that matter. The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court  (SJC) ruled in favor of allowing a casino...

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Family Day At the Beach Set for July 12

June 27, 2014
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Beautiful Yirrell Beach on Point Shirley will be the place to be for fun in the sun Saturday, July 12  for the 17th annual “Family Day at the Beach.”  In the event of rain, the event will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014. There will be lots to do for both kids and adults,...

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A Decision of Seismic Proportions

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling now must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the...

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A Great Day for Winthrop

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s groundbreaking for the new, $80 million Winthrop Middle/High School complex truly marked an epic event in the 152 year history of our community. Every new municipal construction project in a community represents an historic occasion for the simple reason that they occur so infrequently. Winthrop’s Town Hall, for example, was built in 1929...

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Viking Pride to Hold the Traditional Great Reunion on Saturday Night

June 27, 2014
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The Viking Pride Foundation is ten years old.  Saturday night, June 28th, Viking Pride will hold The Traditional ‘GREAT REUNION”  to mark the “FINAL COUNTDOWN”  at Winthrop High School. The High School was built in 1965 and will be completely  demolished this summer. The Viking Pride Foundation was formed in March 2004.  The athletic...

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School Committee Approves $17m Budget for Upcoming Year

June 27, 2014
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The Winthrop School Committee (WSC) recently approved a budget slightly less than what was proposed by the School Department (WSD). At the last WSC meeting, members voted to approve a $16,950,000.00. WPS had originally asked for $18,537,789 which would have been a $1.9 million increase from last year. That figure was later trimmed to...

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Adamson Was the Star among Stars: Winthrop Catcher Named Agganis MVP

June 27, 2014
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Jennifer Adamson had the right number on the back of her Agganis All-Star jersey: No. 1. Adamson was No. 1 in virtually every category: hits, batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored. She also caught all seven innings for the South contingent. And when it came time for the writers to select the game’s...

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Obituaries 06-26-2014

June 27, 2014
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Mary Schmidt Former President of Winthrop Mothers Club and Winthrop Band Parents Member Mary C. Schmidt, a long time resident of Winthrop, passed away on June 18. She was 93 years old. Born in Corning, Ohio on September 20, 1920, the loving daughter of the late Andrew Garbline and Catherine Refinati, she attended Corning...

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A True American Hero: Ernest Deeb Remembers D-Day On Its 70th Anniversary

June 19, 2014
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A True American Hero: Ernest Deeb Remembers D-Day On Its 70th Anniversary

Winthrop resident Ernest Deeb observed the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6 in a very personal way. For the 91-year-old Deeb was a member of the 150th Engineer Combat Battalion that began its training at Fort Devens in Ayer. He and the other members of this New England-based force were activated in February,...

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Winthrop Native Serves Aboard USS Constitution

June 19, 2014
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Winthrop Native Serves Aboard USS Constitution

A 1999 Pope John XXIII High School graduate from Winthrop is part of a hand picked Navy crew serving on the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution in Charlestown. Chief Petty Officer Brian Pettee, a supply officer, serves aboard the 216-year-old Boston-based ship named by President George Washington to honor the Constitution...

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Quick Action By Dr. Michael Murphy Saves A Man’s Life

June 19, 2014
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Quick Action By Dr. Michael Murphy Saves A Man’s Life

It was a normal day on May 22 for both Michael Murphy, MD, Emergency Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, and Matthew O’Connell, 54, both of Winthrop and driving through East Boston to their respective appointments. Dr. Murphy noticed a car cutting a few people off, including himself, and thought, “just another Boston driver.” But...

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Council Approves Money Transfer For Miller Field Study

June 19, 2014
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The Town Council approved a request by Town Manager James McKenna to transfer $5,000 for a special article for engineering and design services toward future improvements to Miller Field. There was a brief discussion on the motion during which Councilor Craig Mael inquired whether the town should appropriate $5,000 “to look into whether or...

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Ernest Deeb Sr. And His Valiant Service

June 19, 2014
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That’s quite a story about 91-year-old Winthrop resident Ernest Deeb Sr., and the incredible work he did in service to our country on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Deeb was only 19 years old at the time when he was fighting for our country’s future. It was a bloody, tough battle, but he stood tall...

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DeLeo Brings Home Subsidy For Ferry Service

June 19, 2014
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Well, the ferry service will soon be charting Winthrop waters after Town Manager James McKenna delivered the news at the Council meeting that Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo has secured a $50,000 subsidy for the ferry service. It’s another shining example of the Speaker’s attention to every aspect of town life and...

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McKenna Has The Right Approach On Miller Field

June 19, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna has devised the correct approach to the situation at Miller Field that, as described by School Committee Dawn Sullivan, is creating some doubt about the safety of the field for the upcoming fall sports season. McKenna requested a study of the entire Miller Field complex be done to determine exactly...

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Viking Pride Event

June 19, 2014
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There are still tickets available for the Viking Pride Foundation’s “Final Countdown,” the last event to be held at the old Winthrop High School. Knowing Viking Pride’s way as we do, this will be a first-class, highly-enjoyable event that you won’t want to miss.

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Police Blotter 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Monday, June 9 Caller reports disturbance outside of home. Units find area clear. Caller awakened by running truck. Caller reports large tractor-trailer obstructing the street and causing a traffic backup. Caller reports a motor vehicle parked for many days in front of his house. Vehicle has town sticker but caller doesn’t recognize the motor...

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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William ‘Bill’ Wolfram Member of Winthrop Elks and Pipefitters Union William J. “Bill” Wolfram of Boxford, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, passed away on Father’s Day, June 15 surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old. Bill was a member of Local 537 Boston Pipefitters Union, the Winthrop Elks and a...

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