Winthrop High Graduation

June 12, 2014
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Winthrop High Graduation

Winthrop High graduates recite The Pledge of Allegiance to open the graduation ceremonies that were held at Miller Field last Friday night.

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Former Resident Mary Rowen Authors Book Set in Winthrop

June 12, 2014
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Former Resident Mary Rowen Authors Book Set in Winthrop

Local novelist Mary Rowen enjoyed living in Winthrop so much that she decided to make her main character in “Leaving the Beach” a resident of the town. Rowen’s book, released by independent publisher Booktrope, is set primarily in Winthrop and is about a bulimic woman who  believes she’s destined to become the soul mate...

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Ladies Lodge Honors Famolare

June 12, 2014
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Ladies Lodge Honors Famolare

The Winthrop Ladies Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America presented its annual scholarship to Gianna Famolare, a graduate of Newton Country Day School (NCDS) of the Sacred Heart, who will be attending Villanova University. Ladies Lodge president Dottie D’Onofrio said that Famolare was honored for her academic excellence, athletic achievement, and leadership skills....

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House Bond Bill Earmarks Money for Waterfront Areas

June 12, 2014
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving an environmental bond bill that funds essential protection projects and will contribute to the long-term environmental wellbeing of the Commonwealth. “Investing in our environment is a step forward for our future,” Speaker DeLeo said. “As I thank my...

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Annual Strawberry Festival on Tuesday

June 12, 2014
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The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association’s annual Strawberry Festival will be held on the grounds of the Deane Winthrop House on Tuesday, June 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM rain or shine.  Tickets are $6 and are available at Woodside Hardware, Brown’s Pharmacy, the Chamber of Commerce office and the Senior Center. For those...

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DeLeo Meets with Massport on Health Study

June 12, 2014
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop), joined by Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) and Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) and supported by Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), met with Massport last week to discuss the recently released Logan Health Study conducted by the Department of Public Health (DPH). In the meeting Massport committed to helping...

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Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione

June 12, 2014
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The passing this week of Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione marks the end of an era for many of us in Winthrop. Mr. Eruzione was the the scion of a family that has left an indelible mark upon our community. As the husband of his beloved wife Helen (Fucillo) and the father of six children, including...

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Football Pancake Breakfast

June 12, 2014
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What is perhaps the most enduring tradition on the local sports scene (and one of the longest on any local scene, for that matter) is set to take place Sunday morning when the Winthrop High football team hosts its annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast in the Winthrop High cafeteria from 8 a.m. -12 p.m....

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Police Blotter 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Monday, June 2 Caller on Locust and Cross Street states that two white males, one bald, the other with a baseball cap, appear to be checking car doors. Units respond and report they are off with two individuals. Both subjects have been cleared from the area. Party on Governors Drive states that her neighbor...

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Fisher Leads St. Mary’s To Sectional Championship

June 12, 2014
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Winthrop’s Alexandria Fisher had two hits and two RBI to power St. Mary’s High School to an 8-5 victory over Amesbury in the Division 3 North sectional final Sunday at Martin Field in Lowell. Fisher had the key hit in the Spartans’ seven-run surge in the second inning, driving home two runs with a...

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Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione Retired Machinist and Also Worked at Santarpio’s in East Boston Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on June 7 after a prolonged illness. He was 92 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Michael and Concetta Eruzione, he enlisted...

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WHS Graduation Set for Friday at Miller Field

June 4, 2014
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WHS Graduation Set for Friday at Miller Field

One-hundred-and-forty-five students will receive their diplomas at the Class of 2014 commencement exercises Friday night at Miller Field. The ceremony is historic in that this class will be the final one to graduate from the “old” Winthrop High School. The site will be the future home of the Winthrop middle/high school complex. The Class...

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Mrs. Marley Calls It a Career after 45 Years

June 4, 2014
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Mrs. Marley Calls It a Career after 45 Years

Elaine Marley is calling it a career. The beloved owner of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery School on Winthrop Street is selling the business. Mrs. Marley issued the following statement upon her retirement: This is a very difficult time for me. I will retire at the end of June, 2014, after 45 years of child care....

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Cleaning up the Inner Harbor – Nature’s Way

June 4, 2014
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Cleaning up the Inner Harbor – Nature’s Way

  Winthrop resident Dick Lawton and the Massachusetts Oyster Project will be placing clean oyster shells at three locations on the flats of Winthrop’s inner harbor this Saturday (June 7) at noon. Local youths are being encouraged to participate in the project. Lawton said that one of the chief benefits of placing the oyster...

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WPD Cracking down on Underage Drinking

June 4, 2014
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Officers of the Winthrop Police Department, conducting surveillance activities and sweeps under the 2014 Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant program, broke up a house party on Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 p.m. arrested one subject on drug charges and are investigating charges against the tenant, after observing several underage teens exiting from a party at...

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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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