Town Officials Seek Hearing on Atlantis Marina

August 2, 2014
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The Town Council voted by a 7-1 margin at a special meeting Monday night to send a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging “very close scrutiny of the need for expansion” by Atlantis Marina Docks LLC and that a public hearing be held to discuss the matter. The Council also requested...

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National Night Out Planned For August 5

August 2, 2014
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Winthrop will be hosting National Night Out for the first time in five years on Tuesday, August 5 at 5PM. National Night Out is an event that many may remember from the past, which unites police officers with the public, allowing people to meet them at a social event rather than in a time...

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Man Charged with Heroin Distribution

August 2, 2014
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A Winthrop man was arrested for alleged distribution of heroin Tuesday. James Giacalone, 46, of Winthrop was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of a Class A substance (heroin). James Giacalone is currently being held without bail. Detectiveve Callinan, Detective Carter, Lt. Detective Brian Perrin, Detective Robert Jaworski, Revere Police Detective Robert Impemba...

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Town Manager at Harvard

August 2, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna has brought so much positivity and accomplished so much in his administration –  but he isn’t resting on his achievements. He’s moving the town forward in every way ( and just look at the new project rising on the site of Temple Emmanuel and other developments that are forthcoming)  and...

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Another Great Cookout

August 2, 2014
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We know we join with all of the senior-citizen members of our community in expressing a sincere, “Thank you,” to the members of our Police and Fire Departments who volunteered their time to put on yet another successful and highly-enjoyable cookout for our senior citizens at the Senior Center yesterday. The annual Senior Cookout...

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The Tornado next Door

August 2, 2014
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Well, the biggest story this week was the incredible tornado that swept down Broadway in Revere and resulted in so much damage to homes, buildings, and businesses in the city. A tornado is a rare happening in this part of the country and those who experienced the tornado in Revere say they’ve never seen...

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Through the Years

August 2, 2014
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10 years ago August 5, 2004 According to town officials, the new Resident Permit Parking Pilot Program has been a great success in its first month of operation. More than 1400 resident stickers have been distributed with only six or seven complaints. Winthrop resident Michael Trovato was given a hero’s welcome upon returning home...

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Police Blotter 07-31-2014

August 2, 2014
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Monday, July 21 W93 reports two parties on foot sent out of Hannaford Park. Caller on Floyd Street states that she saw an older male bent over that did not appear to be well. 93 did an area search to no avail. The call was unfounded. Wireless caller reports male subject passed out in...

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From the Press Box: Where Are They Now?

August 2, 2014
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Steve Miles led the Northeastern Conference in basketball  scoring 174 points in 1952 for W.H.S.    Steve went on to play football at Cornell University.   Now living in Houston, Texas Steve often returns to his hometown for Thanksgiving Day to watch Winthrop Vikings play the Revere Patriots. Phil Ratner followed Steve Miles to Cornell in...

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Obituaries 07-31-2014

August 2, 2014
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William Fielding, Jr. Retired Keystone House Accountant William H. Fielding, Jr. of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 25 after a long illness. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Mary E. (Hayes) and William H. Fielding, he was a lifetime...

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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

July 26, 2014
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A Town Treasure: Winthrop Golf Club Just Keeps Rolling Along

Jim Bruce has been the head golf professional at the Winthrop Golf Club (WGC) for 15 years. Bruce said interest and participation remains steady at the course that is located across the street from the future site of the new Winthrop middle/high school building. “The golf course and greens are in terrific condition and...

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At Sand Sculpting Festival

July 26, 2014
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At Sand Sculpting Festival

Aeyo Odinflame of Runic Fire Performance entertained thousands of beach-goers on Saturday night with her fire dancing act prior to the grand fireworks display. at the Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere that drew hundreds of thousands including many Winthrop residents.

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Organization Seeks Residents’ Help for Program

July 26, 2014
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Patty Foley and Bruce Berman are asking Winthrop residents to step up and help with the non-profit’s “Share the Harbor” program. “We are asking for a contribution today of $10, $25, $50 or more if you can afford it, to help Save the Harbor “Share the Harbor” with more...

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Suspect Nabbed Police Charge Man with B&e Incidents

July 26, 2014
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Winthrop Police apprehended a suspect in two breaking and entering incidents at homes in the town last week. Detectives Tim Callinan and Wayne Carter led the investigation that resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old male whom is alleged to have participated in breaking and entering incidents at homes on Bellevue Avenue and Main...

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Good Police Work

July 26, 2014
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Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty this week called his department’s apprehension of a breaking and entering suspect “good old-fashioned police work.” An individual had broken into two Winthrop homes and may have been involved in incidents in other communities as well. The break-ins occurred last Thursday and Friday, but by Sunday the individual believed...

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Speaker DeLeo in Lynn

July 26, 2014
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We were at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn Monday morning for Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s address to the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce. Bob’s reception in Lynn was, in a word, tremendous, from the moment he entered the school library where the event was held to long after he had delivered his remarks....

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A Boost for Center Business District

July 26, 2014
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Kudos to the Winthrop Planning Board and the Town Council for passing the new ordinances related to development and construction in the Winthrop Center Business District. The new ordinances will streamline the process and make it business-friendly for developers and new business owners. It’s been a long time coming, but the Planning Board and...

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Patrick Announces No Discharge Area in All Waters along Coast

July 26, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the designation of all state coastal waters in the Commonwealth as a No Discharge Area (NDA), which will preserve and protect the Commonwealth’s coastline by banning commercial and recreational vessels from releasing sewage anywhere along the coast. “Clean and healthy coastal...

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WCWC and Friends Hold Scholarship Lottery

July 26, 2014
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The Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club (WCWC) and Friends of the WCWC recently held its Third Annual Scholarship Lottery.  Any member in good standing can nominate a graduating high school student,  who has been accepted into a school of higher learning, for the Lottery. This year, the Education Chairperson, Barbara A. Survilas received 36 applicants....

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Letter to the Editor

July 26, 2014
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Fireworks were great Dear Editor, I think appropriate thanks are in order to Chief Paul Flanagan who, with all the weather considerations, coordinated the fireworks display on July 6th.  Chief Flanagan and his firefighters are there for us with Santa on the Firetruck for Christmas and fireworks for the 4th of July.  I just...

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House Passes Legislation to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic: Requires Massachusetts Insurance Plans to Cover Medical Detox

July 25, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that increases access to treatment for individuals confronting substance addition and takes significant steps to combat the current epidemic. The bill seeks to set patients on a path to sustainable recovery by both increasing access to care and improving...

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Delehanty Warns Residents: About Telephone ‘arrest’ Scam

July 25, 2014
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Chief Terence Delehanty is warning residents to be wary of a scam involving individuals claiming they are representatives of the Sheriff’s Department and informing the residents that they have outstanding warrants for their arrests for failing to attend jury duty or responding to a summons. Delehanty said the department received numerous calls from residents...

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MassDOT Seeks to Encourage Motorist to Use Vanpool Trips

July 25, 2014
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced  the Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program. The Program is designed to increase vanpool use throughout the Commonwealth by subsidizing vanpool fares for participants. A monthly subsidy of up to $600 per month will be available to participating vanpools. Funding is provided through the...

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From the Press Box: Medal Count

July 25, 2014
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Two Winthrop coaches won medals last week at the Bay State Games. Phil Ronan coached the Metro Boston Boy’s Soccer Team  to a bronze medal.  It was a great day to end Phil’s successful ten years of coaching soccer in The Bay State Games  Phil coached the High School All-Stars on Sunday in Waltham....

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