World Cup Soccer Teams Are Approaching Conclusion

July 12, 2014
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As we go to press, there is still a semi-final game between Holland and Argentina as Germany awaits the winner. Before the World Cup many had doubts on the Netherlands who came in ranked No. 15 in the world by FIFA. Yet fans will tell you this did nothing but fuel the country as...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 12, 2014
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Harriet White Jones Devoted Caretaker of Family, Friends and Animals and longtime Legal Secretary Harriet White Jones of Winthrop, devoted caretaker of family, friends and animals and longtime legal secretary in Boston, died May 14 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 70 years old. Born in Boston, Harriet lived most of her...

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At the Final Countdown

July 3, 2014
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At the Final Countdown

Winthrop High School (WHS) on Main Street is slated to be demolished starting in the next few weeks. For thousands of Winthrop graduates, WHS holds a special place. Last Saturday the Viking Pride Foundation held a fianl countdown where many graduates gathered to recall their days at WHS. In the photo graduates of the Class of `89,...

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Fireworks Postponed Until Sat.

July 3, 2014
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The Town of Winthrop has postponed its annual July 4 fireworks show and rescheduled it for Saturday, July 5 at 9:15 p.m. Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, coordinator and fundraiser for the fireworks show, told the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the weather forecast for July 4 was for rainy conditions. Flanagan...

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Winthrop Beach Has an ‘A’ Ranking For Water Quality

July 3, 2014
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Winthrop Beach has slipped a bit in its ranking but still received an A on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s water quality Beach Report Card. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released its annual Beach Report Card on water quality and flagging accuracy on the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket managed...

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Betsy Shane Has Key Role In Boston Pops Concert

July 3, 2014
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The Boston Pop Fireworks Spectacular is set and Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betsy Shane will be right in the middle of Boston’s annual holiday celebration on The Esplanade. Actually Shane will be out in front of Boston’s salute to America’s birthday as one of the key contributors to the production team that...

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Winthrop to Get More Money in PILOT Program

July 3, 2014
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Winthrop taxpayers will be receiving more money from Massport in their Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for the new fiscal year that started on July 1. The Massachusetts Port Authority has increased its lieu of tax payments to Winthrop as part of its recently approved a Business Plan and Budget for Fiscal...

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Parks and Rec Holds Opening For Summer

July 3, 2014
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The arrival of summer was greeted with many kids who are excited about this year’s Parks and Rec program. The outdoors program opened at Ingleside Park on July 1st, and will continue throughout August. With many exhilarating activities, the kids of the Parks and Rec program are guaranteed to have a fun-filled summer. Kids...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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The Fourth of July always has been a special time in Winthrop thanks to the twin traditions of the Horribles Parade on Pt. Shirley and the town’s annual fireworks display (the latter of which has been organized by Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan). But back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900),...

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Happy Anniversary, Winthrop Marketplace

July 3, 2014
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This past week the Winthrop Marketplace observed its 15th anniversary and we wish to offer our congratulations to Marketplace owner Marc Wallerce upon achieving this milestone. The Winthrop Marketplace has served a great need in our community, having filled the void created when Liberty Market departed the scene.  Under Marc’s direction, the Winthrop Marketplace...

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For Kids Only Afterschool Awarded $100,000 Grant

July 3, 2014
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For Kids Only Afterschool has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The non-profit organization was chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. The Grant will support FKO’s Count Me In! Initiative, throughout FKO’s 17...

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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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