Suffolk Downs Scratches Four Racing Days

June 4, 2014
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The uncertainty of the casino licensing process this summer has caused Suffolk Downs to scratch four live racing days this month, officials said. The track requested from the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC), Racing Division, during last Friday’s meeting the ability to eliminate live racing on June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24...

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MBC Sees Maintenance as Challenge for Winthrop Beach

June 4, 2014
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The Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) released its report this week and identified beach management, maintenance and programming as continuing challenges for Winthrop Beach and other beaches in the area. The report also recommended a $3.5 million increase in state funding for area beaches. The report, “Waves of Change” included a study of Winthrop and...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years of...

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Thank You — Mrs. Marley’s School

June 4, 2014
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For those of us who have been doing this for longer than we might care to remember (although we suppose it is a good thing that we still can remember), it is hard to imagine that it was about 45 years ago that we first pasted up onto our layout boards (which have long...

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Police Blotter 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Monday, May 26 As a result of Saugus Police Department BOLO, Off. Curran developed information, which led officers to address on Revere Street in an attempt to locate suspect in a domestic assault and battery. The suspect was located and placed in custody. It was a courtesy booking. Saugus PD picked up the prisoner....

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Lady Vikings Fall in State Tourney Opener

June 4, 2014
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The Winthrop High softball team went up against a tough Lowell Catholic pitcher and came out on the short end of a 5-1 decision in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 North State Tournament Saturday afternoon on the local field. “Lowell was the better team on the day,” said WHS head coach...

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Obituaries 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Robert Andy Past Grand Knight Winthrop Council 162 KofC; Retired Verizon Lineman Robert Andy of Saugus, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at his home on June 3. He was 71 years old. Robert was a 10 year U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was Past Grand Knight and member of the...

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Memorial Day Services Held at Winthrop Cemetery

May 29, 2014
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Memorial Day Services Held at Winthrop Cemetery

The Town of Winthrop and American Legion Post 146 held a Memorial Day service and ceremony Monday at the Winthrop Cemetery. Dignitaries in attendance included Councilor-at-Large Rich Boyajian, Elks Exalted Ruler Fran Minichello, Veterans Agent Rose Mazzuchelli, Council President Peter Gill, Memorial Day Committee Chairman Richard Honan, Councilor-at-Large Philip Boncore, and Councilor Linda Calla.

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Friends, Classmates Forever

May 29, 2014
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Friends, Classmates Forever

These three senior friends have gone through school together since pre-school. From left, Taylor McCormack, Alexandra Alioto and Alexis Vaccaro pose for the camera at the recent Top 10 Percent Breakfast at Winthrop High School. All three met in pre-school, continued together in elementary school, middle school and high school. Alas, they will be separated for the...

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Town Signs Deal with Mohegan Sun Casino

May 29, 2014
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Mohegan Sun announced the completion of terms for a surrounding community agreement with the Town of Winthrop, marking its tenth surrounding community agreement and another critical step in its pursuit of a license to develop a world-class casino resort in Revere. The agreement will provide significant economic and community benefits along with an annual...

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EBSB to Go Public in Late June

May 29, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation and plans to go fully public by late June. The newly formed corporation, Meridian Bank Corp, Inc. is offering between 23,375,000 and 31,625,000 shares of common stock for sale at $10.00 per share, subject to increase to up...

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Winthrop Farmers Market to Start in Center June 15

May 29, 2014
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The Winthrop Farmers Market at French Square opens for the season, Sunday, June 15 from 11am to 3pm. The market will feature produce from local farms, craft vendors, live music and new for 2014 – food trucks. The volunteer committee organizing the market has worked throughout the winter to make the 2014 season the...

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Emblem Club Announces Essay Winner

May 29, 2014
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Winthrop Emblem Club #15 proudly announces the winners of their essay contest,” WHAT THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES MEANS TO ME.” Eighty three fifth grade students from the Cummings Elementary School participated. Pictured are Cody Bell , Rachel Farley , Adriana Hester , Principal Bobbie Finocchio, and Edie Raymond WEC#15. The Winthrop Elks...

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Healthy Eating Group to Meet

May 29, 2014
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“If you are interested in healthy eating – this is your group! We are Winthrop citizens working on improving our eating. We share recipes & work on our own goals. It’s fun. It’s motivating. Join us Winthrop Library June 3, Tues 6-7pm Adults, Teens, & Kids welcome”

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

May 28, 2014
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The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Mitigation Pact

May 28, 2014
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The recently-announced mitigation package between the town and Mohegan Sun, which  just came out as were going to press, appears to be highly-favorable to Winthrop. We will have more to say about it in the weeks ahead, but at this time we wish to congratulate all of those who worked on the agreement on...

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Will Lisa Play in Alumni Game?

May 28, 2014
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The final basketball game at Winthrop High School will be played on Wednesday, June 18, when WHS girls head coach Ignacio Oyola has scheduled an Alumni Game versus his current Lady Vikings team. It’s great to hear that All-American Courtney Finn will be playing in the game. Finn is coming off a season in...

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Police Blotter 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Monday, May 19 Caller reports an alarm at the Amvets. The bartender reports being on the scene. Units report all checked out, and the alarm was reset. 94 reports off with a party on a moped on Shirley Street. FIO issued. Caller on Governors Drive reports that their neighbor below them has been making...

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WHS Baseball Team Charges into Tourney; Hosts Matignon Today

May 28, 2014
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The Winthrop High baseball team concluded its regular season with a pair of decisive victories, including a must-win contest with Mystic Valley last Thursday evening, to qualify for the post-season MIAA state baseball tournament. The Vikings, the eighth seed in the nine-team Division 4 North Sectional, will host Matignon, the ninth seed in D-4 North, today (Thursday) at...

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Obituaries 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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The Honorable Domenic Russo Retired Presiding Justice of The East Boston District Court The Honorable Domenic J. F. Russo of Winthrop, formerly of the West End, died on May 25. The Retired Presiding Justice of the East Boston District Court and a Retired Lt. Commander US Navy Reserves, he was the beloved husband of 62...

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New Sand Arrives for Winthrop Beach Project

May 15, 2014
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New Sand Arrives for Winthrop Beach Project

Winthrop Town Council President Peter Gill (center) joined officials for the arrival of the first delivery trucks of sand at Winthrop Beach as part of the $25 million renourishment, restoration, and shore protection project at the beach. Also pictured, from left, are Gwen Simmons of ACRE, Coastal Engineers, Sean Kelley of ACRE, Coastal Engineers, Lisa Chandler, Parsons...

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Peg Bailey Serves as Assistant Coach of Team for Visually Impaired Players

May 15, 2014
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Peg Bailey Serves as Assistant Coach of Team for Visually Impaired Players

Winthrop resident Peg Bailey is well known to Viking sports fans as the long-time manager of the Winthrop High girls basketball team. Bailey is currently assisting another sports team – the Boston Renegades – as an assistant coach. The Renegades are a ‘beep ball” team consisting of visually impaired players who play a modified...

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MWRA Holds Tour of Deer Island Facility

May 15, 2014
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MWRA Holds Tour of Deer Island Facility

The MWRA hosted Winthrop residents Saturday for a presentation and tour of the Deer Island Treatment Facility. Among those pictured are residents Krittiya Veeravisan, Ynai Li, Bill Stafford, Nok Stasio; (back row) Nadia Caines-Thomas of the MWRA, Therese Ockenden, Bob Ockenden, John Stasio, and Len Cawley, Pat Costigan, and Michael Strangie of the MWRA.

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Updating Runways: Residents Told of Improvement Project

May 15, 2014
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Massport officials have briefed residents on the Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. Massport is planning to begin a final RSA project on the smallest of its runway, 15L/33R, used primarily for smaller general aviation aircraft. Massport’s Flavio Leo said the plan is to move the runway 200 feet east...

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