Winthrop Focus on Opioid Use

February 27, 2014
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Patricia Milano, head of CASA for Community Health, will be part of an important meeting today in Winthrop concerning the increase in opioid abuse in the Chelsea-Revere-Saugus-Winthrop region and how officials can work together to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. One only has to look at the headlines in the Boston...

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Congratulations to Stephanie Moskal

February 27, 2014
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Several Winthrop residents are expected to travel to the Lowell Auditorium next week to see local resident and WHS graduate Stephanie Moskal perform in the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.” Stephanie is drawing rave reviews for her portrayal of Babette in the production that has been staged at venues throughout the United...

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Sean Driscoll Is Back at 100 Percent

February 27, 2014
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We talked to our outstanding Parks and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll and he reports that he is fine and back to 100 percent after suffering a mild health scare last week that landed him in the Massachusetts General Hospital for a couple of days. Apparently the daily stress of life issues — and the...

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Police Blotter 02-27-2014

February 27, 2014
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Monday, February 17 Search warrant executed and entry gained by SWAT on Temple Avenue. SWAT cleared residence. Copy of search warrant left with arrestee’s mother. Subject wanted for possession of a firearm without FID card, improper storage of a firearm unlawful possession of ammunition, breaking and entering in daytime, and larceny of a firearm....

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Tourney Time

February 27, 2014
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WHS teams ready to embark on their Journey to the Tourney Once again, it’s that time of the winter season for the high school version of March Madness on the local sports scene, as all four of the Winthrop High athletic teams are partaking in their respective state tournaments of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic...

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Obituaries 02-27-2014

February 27, 2014
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Marie Healy Worked for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Devoted Member of Catholic Alumni of Boston Marie T. Healy of Winthrop passed away February 18. She was 59 years old. Marie was born and raised in Winthrop and worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She attended Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton...

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New Health Board Members

February 22, 2014
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New Health Board Members

The Winthrop Town Council unanimously approved the appointments of Heather Engman and Tracy Honan to the Winthrop Board of Health. Pictured at the meeting Tuesday night are (seated) board member Heather Engman, Council President Peter Gill, and board member Tracy Honan. Standing, from left, are Councilors Craig Mael, Paul Varone, Rich Boyajian, James Letterie,...

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The Gift of Life: Deb Consoli Will Donate a Kidney to Her Brother, Jay

February 22, 2014
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The Gift of Life: Deb Consoli Will Donate a Kidney to Her Brother, Jay

Debbie Consoli is one of Winthrop High School’s greatest athletes, a high-scoring guard and excellent shortstop during the Ron Spinney Era in girls basketball and softball. During her childhood in Winthrop, Debbie had the benefit of having an older brother, Jay Consoli, who loved sports and was quite comfortable bringing along his sister to...

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Calla, DPW Work Through Another Snowstorm Here

February 22, 2014
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Calla, DPW Work Through Another Snowstorm Here

This has been a very busy winter for the Winthrop Department of Public Works. Tuesday’s snowstorm, which dropped a few inches on the town, was the tenth time that DPW Director Steve Calla and his crew went into snowplowing and street salting operations mode in the past three months. “We started salting the roads...

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Calm Before the Storm

February 22, 2014
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Calm Before the Storm

In this Richard Honan picture that was taken at sunrise on Tuesday, the bayside was all calm except for the wash of red. Looking at the picture, the old maritime adage rings true, “red sun at night is a sailor’s delight; red sun in the morning, sailor take warning.

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Schools to Present Preliminary Budget

February 22, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools John Macero said the School Department will make a preliminary budget presentation to the Town on Tuesday, March 10 and will begin advertising the meeting in the Winthrop Transcript next week. “We will unveil the preliminary budget and ask for recommendations so we can turn it over to the Town by...

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Eurizone to Be Featured on Lifetime

February 22, 2014
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Olympic hockey captain Mike Eruzione will be featured on the Lifetime Television Network show, “The Celebrity Bucket List” this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 a.m. The show interviews celebrities and asks what inspires them. An item on each guest’s “Bucket List” is granted on the show. Saturday is the 34th anniversary of Eruzione’s winning...

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Winthrop Family Seeks CPR Course for Students

February 22, 2014
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It’s been almost five years since Olivia Quigley collapsed in her elementary school gym class from sudden cardiac arrest, a fluke incident that nearly cost her life. Fortunately for Olivia, her two gym teachers performed CPR immediately. Olivia has since made a strong recovery and she and her father, Joe, are now teaming up...

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Our Opinions

February 21, 2014
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CALLA AND CREW STEP UP…AGAIN DPW has done a fine job in a hard winter Department of Public Works director Steve Calla and his staff drew some much-deserved praise at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night. Council President Peter Gill, Vice President Nick DelVento, Councilor-at-Large Rich Boyajian, and Councilor Linda Calla all commended the DPW...

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Police Blotter 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Monday, February 10 Former tenant at House of Beauty report door to the premises appears to have been left unsecured. W92 reports all appears secure at this time. Report of burglary alarm activation on Court Road. Owner on the scene with code upon officers’ arrival. Caller on Grandview Avenue reports that he received a...

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WHS Sports Roundup

February 21, 2014
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WHS girls hockey captures league title The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog hockey team defeated both of its opponents this past week, Masconomet and Marblehead, to clinch the championship of the North Division of the Northeastern Hockey League. The Lady Bulldogs and Beverly finished with identical 9-1-1 records in the league, but Winthrop captured the...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Kenneth Dascher Retired Philadelphia Police Office; Member of Winthrop Amvets and Winthrop Elks Kenneth W. Dascher of Winthrop passed away at home on February 16. He was 71 years old. Kenneth was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a police officer for...

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Final Curtain Call for Playmakers?

February 17, 2014
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Final Curtain Call for Playmakers?

The Winthrop Playmakers held a membership meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss the future of the organization, which is considering closing due to lack of funds and a building in need of much repair. There are no returning board members for the 2014/2015 season; but members’ strong will to continue the organization and produce...

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Page 100!: WHS Hockey Star Reaches Century Mark in Scoring

February 17, 2014
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Page 100!: WHS Hockey Star Reaches Century Mark in Scoring

Most ice hockey stars will have their families seated in the rink when they reach a prestigious career milestone. Winthrop High School hockey captain Christopher “Buddy” Page had the rare extra treat of having his brother, Charlie Page, nearby on the ice for the big moment. Buddy Page passed the puck to his younger...

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Eruzione Says U.S. Teams Can Win Olympic Gold

February 17, 2014
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Winthrop’s Mike Eruzione, who led the U.S. men’s hockey team to its last Olympic gold medal in 1980, says that the U.S. men’s and women’s hockey teams are strong contenders for gold medals in the Winter Games in Sochi. The captain of the Miracle on Ice team also predicted that the best hockey game...

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Our Opinions

February 17, 2014
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PLAYMAKERS MAY CLOSE: Theatrical group has been a local institution for generations The future of the Winthrop Playmakers is in jeopardy. The long-time community theater group that has been housed on Hermon Street for the past six decades is considering closing its doors. The Playmakers began in 1938. Winthrop residents have performed in presentations on...

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Police Blotter 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Monday, February 3 W92 requested information on motor vehicle on Pleasant Street as the operator is experiencing medical issue. Administration action to be taken. SRO Officer observed exchange of words at the Cummings School. Stopped to check the status of 209A, Probate and DCF orders that are in effect regarding the children. Mother was...

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WHS Sports Roundup

February 17, 2014
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Boys hockey team tops Revere, 5-0; Page gets 100th point The Winthrop High boys hockey team earned a 5-0 victory over Revere in its lone contest this past week. John Orlando, assisted by Steven Goddard and Chris Page, staked the Vikings to a 1-0 lead in the opening period. Pat Todisco made it 2-0...

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Obituaries 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Edward Krovitz, Jr. Successful Businessman, Avid Runner and Golf Enthusiast Edward J. Krovitz, Jr. of Revere passed away on Sunday, February 9 surrounded by his family. Edward was a Georgetown College graduate by way of Boston Latin. Mr. Krovitz took over a successful family business that is presently being run by a fourth generation...

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