Sports 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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ZUMIX to Host 5K Race East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in...

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Obituaries 08-28-2014

August 25, 2014
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Barbara Cummings Championship Bowler, Active in Winthrop Community Barbara (Boisvert) Cummings of Winthrop passed away August 11 surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old. Barbara was a very active member of the Winthrop community. She was a championship bowler for many years at CPYC and volunteered for numerous organizations including the PTA,...

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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

August 14, 2014
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Great Police Work: Winthrop Explorer Post 99 Members Attend Conference

The Winthrop Police Explorers Post 99 is a group of young individuals from the community who have been training intensively to become the next secret servicemen, police officers, and soldiers. During the week of July 14, Post 99 participated in The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Indiana University, achieving second place in White...

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Veterans Honored At Annual Cookout

August 14, 2014
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Veterans Honored At Annual Cookout

Winthrop and area veterans were honored at the  fifth annual Salute to Veterans event Sunday at the Town Landing. John Floyd, former Exalted Ruler of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, and Tim Gover, U.S. Coast Guard veteran and Captain of the Joseph K. Kennedy utility boat, coordinated the tribute to the men and women...

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WHS Golf Team Begins Practice On Aug. 24

August 14, 2014
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The Winthrop High School golf team will begin practice for the 2014 season on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Winthrop Golf Club. Head coach Peter Lyons said that returning players and new players are welcomed to attend the opening session. The Vikings are coming off a successful season in which they qualified for the...

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Council to Meet On Tuesday

August 14, 2014
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The Winthrop Town Council will resume its regular meeting schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Harvey Room in Town Hall. The Council last met in a special session July 30 to discuss its course of action relative to the expansion at Atlantis Marina. The Council canceled its regularly scheduled Aug. 5 meeting...

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Honoring the Veterans

August 14, 2014
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John Floyd, former Exalted Ruler of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, and Captain Tim Gover led their annual Salute to the Veterans Saturday, paying tribute to the service of more than 200 veterans, including several Winthrop residents. The fifth annual event began with a boat ride leaving from Winthrop and traveling into the harbor...

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Peter Lyons and Winthrop Golf

August 14, 2014
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We know the school year is coming soon because Winthrop High golf coach Peter Lyons has sent along his annual reminder that the first WHS golf practice of the season is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Winthrop Golf Course. Lyons, who has been a member of the Winthrop Golf...

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Newly-Renovated Hebrew School

August 14, 2014
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Anyone who has driven down Veterans Road has seen the apartment complex rising on the site of Temple Tifereth Israel and the great progress being made at the future residence for senior citizens. Temple Tifereth Israel’s Hebrew School is also being newly-renovated and the school is welcoming students to sign up for the new...

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Derek Jeter’s Last Game

August 14, 2014
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In what’s shaping up as an interesting scenario should the New York Yankees not make the playoffs, all-time great shortstop Derek Jeter could be playing the last game of his Major League career against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jeter has been a class act throughout his career and his next stop will...

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House Tackled Many Issues During the Legislative Session

August 14, 2014
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I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in reviewing recent session accomplishments as the Legislature breaks for elections. As of August 1, 2014, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development and reform, education, gun safety and domestic violence, substance abuse, and election laws. “This session the House of Representatives...

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Police Blotter 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Monday, August 4 Party on Winthrop Street reports that someone has drilled the locks out of his door. He believes it is a family member as there is an ongoing civil matter regarding property. Caller on Sagamore Avenue reports that his black GT Palomar bike was stolen sometime last night. Female on Myrtle Avenue...

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Where Are They Now?

August 14, 2014
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Seven members of The Winthrop High School Hall of Fame are living in 5 states across the country. AMY SULLIVAN, captain of  the 1989 Lady Vikings Basketball team and Brandeis University captain lives in California. MAUREEN (McManus) HILL, captain of the 1983 Eastern Mass Championship Basketball team and a member of the Lehigh University...

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Obituaries 08-14-2014

August 14, 2014
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Robert Kiernan Benson Boston Globe Retiree,Member of Winthrop VFW Robert Kiernan Benson died Monday, August 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 86 years old. Born in Chelsea, he was the husband of the late Jeanne Viglione and the son of the late Herman A. and Anna J. (Morley) Benson. He was a graduate...

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A Walk to Remember Marie: Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Fund Helps Fund Cancer Patients, Nurses, Caregivers and Families

August 9, 2014
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A Walk to Remember Marie: Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Fund Helps Fund Cancer Patients, Nurses, Caregivers and Families

The Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Research and Treatment Memorial Fund will mark its 15th anniversary with “A Walk to Remember Marie” on Sept. 13 at Deer Island. Mrs. Petrilli passed away on June 19, 1999 at the age of 39 following a long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Al Petrilli and Marie Cavaleri Petrilli were...

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National Night out

August 9, 2014
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National Night out

Tanya Mendieta, Mila Mendieta won the bike from Highland Real Estate, (back) Elizabeth Polino, Susan Tallent, Peggy Herbert, Goldie Boncore and Sophia Sciarassa.

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Winthrop’s Moskal Will Understudy In ‘grease’

August 9, 2014
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Winthrop’s Moskal Will Understudy In ‘grease’

Winthrop resident Stephanie Moskal is rehearsing a lot of lines, songs, and dances for her next performance. The supremely talented music theater performer, who is coming off a superb run as Babette in the national tour of “Beauty in the Beast,” will be understudying six roles in the cast of “Grease,” which opens Aug....

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McKenna Completes Program At Harvard’s Kennedy School

August 9, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna attended a three-week program titled “Executive Education in State and Local Government,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge. McKenna joined state, city, and town administrators and public safety officials from across the country at forums, workshops, and seminars reviewing case studies ranging from financial issues and development...

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National Night out a Success

August 9, 2014
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A great time was had by all at Winthrop’s observance of National Night Out, an event that creates awareness about crime prevention and encourages police-neighborhood partnerships in that effort. Winthrop Police Lt. Frank Scarpa and Police Chief Terence Delehanty were no doubt pleased with the turnout and the festiveness of this important event. Our...

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Marie C. Petrilli Foundation Raises Funds for a Great Cause

August 9, 2014
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There are certainly some eye-opening fundraising tallies in the front page story about the Marie C. Petrilli Cancer Research and Treatment Memorial Fund. Led by Mrs. Petrilli’s widower Al Petrilli and his brother, David Petrilli, the foundation raised $220,000 through two golf tournaments in 2013 and 2014. That’s a tremendous total for single-day events...

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Linda Calla a Great Advocate for Our Town

August 9, 2014
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We had the opportunity to chat with Councilor Linda Calla at the WCAT Cookout and it was pleasure to hear her speak about all the impressive things that are happening in town and how optimistic she is about Winthrop’s future. Linda has been a terrific asset to our Town Council and an articulate voice...

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From the Press Box: Where Are They Now?

August 9, 2014
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ROAD WARRIORS The piercing hot sun was over Revere Beach last Friday.  I was enjoying lunch at Kelly’s as a\I watched forty athletes competing on the beach. The 2014 Revere Patriots Football Team was holding a competition.  The football team wore blue tee shirts with the tag line “ROAD WARRIORS.” The Patriots will play...

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Skimming the Sidelines

August 9, 2014
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NO PACKING DOWN is a recently released book written by Sean Stellato. Sean is a sports agent with several NFL clients. Sean was the quarterback  on the 1994 Salem High School football team.  The Witches had an undefeated season and captured the NEC Title. The book focuses on the 11 day teachers’ strike that...

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Legislature Approves Substance Abuse Recovery Bill

August 9, 2014
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BOSTON – The Senate and House passed final legislation to increase opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery in the Commonwealth by supporting a continuum of care and removing barriers that stand in the way of effective treatment. “This legislation is a significant step forward for Massachusetts as we continue to address the rise in...

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