Gilbane Is Leading Contender for SBAC

March 5, 2014
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Winthrop’s School Building Assistance Committee (SBAC) has narrowed the field of construction managers for the school building project down from four to one. The Construction subcommittee of the SBAC conducted interviews with four pre-qualified construction management firms on Saturday, March 1 for the school building project. The full SBAC, after hearing a description of...

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Kim Garbarino Set to Swim 24 Hours Non Stop

March 5, 2014
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Winthrop resident Kim Garbarino will be doing something on Saturday that he’s been doing his whole life: swimming. But it’s the length of his swim that has people taking notice. Beginning at 1 p.m. at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA of the North Shore, Garbarino will swim for 24 hours in the pool to raise...

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A Sad Situation: Zero-tolerance Is the Only Policy for Underage Drinking

March 5, 2014
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The allegation that members of the Winthrop High hockey team were consuming alcoholic beverages with members of the coaching staff in the locker room at Larsen Rink last Friday evening after returning from their 2-1 loss in a state tournament game is upsetting (for lack of a better word) on many levels. First and...

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Police Blotter 03-06-2014

March 5, 2014
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Monday, February 24 Party came in to the police station to report that an indecent exposure took place. Tow driver reports that he responded to Ocean Avenue and Shirley Street to assist a motorist. He was informed that a minor accident took place, but the other driver has not returned. Officer reports the party...

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Lady Vikings Coast in Holland Gym Finale: Bartlette Scores 16 in Tourney Opener

March 5, 2014
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The Winthrop High School girls basketball team made sure the last game played at the Holland Gymnasium would be a memorable one, racing past North Reading, 48-27, in a Division 3 North quarterfinal round game Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Nina Bartlette had 16 points while senior Theresa Jones and junior Kristen Siscamanis each scored nine...

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Obituaries 03-06-2014

March 5, 2014
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Mary DiFinizio Longtime Montilio’s Bakery Salesperson Mary DiFinizio of Almont Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on March 1. She was 96 years old. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Benigna (Piscopo) and Raymond Mercuri. A resident of the North End of Boston for many years, she has...

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The Comeback Kid: Gretchen Howard Overcomes Adversity to Become the League’s Best Goaltender

February 27, 2014
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The Comeback Kid: Gretchen Howard Overcomes Adversity to Become the League’s Best Goaltender

When Gretchen Howard underwent reconstructive surgery on her left hip, the road to recovery and a return to the Winthrop girls hockey team seemed like an awfully steep challenge for the talented goaltender. But after seven months of extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy with trainer Fallon Cadigan, Howard not only returned to the ice,...

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Quest for the Gold

February 27, 2014
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Quest for the Gold

Ashelyn Babb fights her way toward a loose ball through Somerville Highlanders Lovetaline Lenueus, Melissa Baptista, and Adrianna Keefe in a game last week.

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Open Campus for WHS Seniors to Start next Year

February 27, 2014
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The Winthrop School Committee has voted to allow seniors at the High School to have open campus beginning next school year–a development that has Principal Eileen Belastock excited “I didn’t think it was going to happen but I’m excited that the school committee decided to give our seniors this privilege,” said Belastock. “It will...

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DeLeo Leads Effort to Pass Anti-bullying Legislation Bill

February 27, 2014
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation that builds on the 2010 landmark anti-bullying legislation by creating new reporting measures and recognizing certain populations as more vulnerable to bullying. The updates are designed to increase the efficacy of the original legislation which prohibited bullying and cyber-bullying,...

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Communities Organize to Provide Free Training

February 27, 2014
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The Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC), which was formed in early 2013, works to reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses as well as the misuse of prescription medication and over the counter drugs. As part of a pilot strategy, the group is organizing free opioid overdose prevention and reversal trainings within the four communities...

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Winthrop Residents Watch Casino Vote

February 27, 2014
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The big news in the region and the state this week was Revere residents’ overwhelming support (63 to 37 percent) for the proposed $1.3 billion Mohegan Sun resort/casino for the Suffolk Downs site. It’s evident that the majority of Revere residents want the casino and enthusiastically anticipate the funds (a $33 million pre-opening payment...

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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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