Obituaries 07-24-2014

July 25, 2014
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Francis Rattigan Retired Boston Firefighter Francis B. Rattigan of Quincy Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 17. He was 74 years old. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was the beloved son of the late Rosetta (Lamb) and John Rattigan. He enlisted in the United States Navy, served for...

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Annual Legislative Luncheon

July 21, 2014
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Annual Legislative Luncheon

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli were the guest speakers at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon Monday at the Lodge of Elks. Both legislators talked about their accomplishments and the issues facing the state in the coming year. They also took questions from the audience. Pictured...

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WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

July 21, 2014
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WIHA Presents ‘Music on the Lawn’ July 23

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is proud to host a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), a musical program of Cape Breton, Irish, and Scottish music preformed by two well-respected musicians in the field of Celtic music. Pianist Janine Randall and fiddler, Emerald Rae, will perform on Wednesday evening, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm in the...

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Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

July 21, 2014
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Jim Marr Receives Prestigious Realtor Emeritus Status Award

Eight members of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) are among the latest real estate brokers and agents nationwide to be conferred with the REALTOR® Emeritus membership status by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  This prestigious honor is awarded to licensed real estate professionals who have held membership in the REALTOR® organization...

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Coughlin Pk. Renovations Are Moving Forward

July 21, 2014
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Linda Bressard, chair of the Winthrop Parks Committee, said her committee is the process of selecting the new playground equipment for Coughlin Park, coinciding with the renovation project at the playground located on Bayview Avenue. Bressard said the town received a $200,000 grant from the state for renovations to the park. The town itself...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertions Made During Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an...

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Our Outstanding Speaker

July 21, 2014
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For more than 35 years, Bob DeLeo has represented the people of Winthrop and our state with great distinction as our selectman, state representative, and Speaker of the House. Throughout his long career of public service, there never has been even a hint of any sort of wrongdoing or of anything else that even...

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The Lodge of ELKs Function Hall

July 21, 2014
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All we can say is congratulations to the Winthrop Lodge of Elks on the beautiful new look of their function hall that was the site of the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon Monday. The hall looks a lot different that we remember it from years ago and the large windows leading to the outside...

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Losing Ground:Gaining Ground

July 21, 2014
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By the year 2050, Massachusetts needs 52 percent of the Commonwealth to be permanently conserved as open space. Currently, a quarter of the Bay State’s 5 million acres is developed, a quarter is protected, and the rest is up for grabs. Of that remaining land, we need to set aside a little over half...

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Speaking out on the false allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be asked:  With whom did I conspire?  When did I so conspire? And what evidence is there linking me to such a conspiracy?  The government cannot...

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Police Blotter 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Monday, July 7 Caller on Sagamore Avenue reports a group of three kids going through a motor vehicle. Units are off with the group. Units request a check on the vehicle and it comes back active and the owner is in the group. Report of a motor vehicle accident on Crest Avenue. Vehicle towed...

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

July 21, 2014
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The Patriots start practice  next Thursday (July 24) .  The Winthrop Vikings open practice in 31 days (August 17).  The first scrimmage is with Beverly at Hurd Stadium on Saturday, August 23rd.  Are you ready for some football? Here’s Lederman’s top ten list. GREATEST PLAYS IN WHS HISTORY: 1.   Jackie Burke – Goal in...

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Obituaries 07-17-2014

July 21, 2014
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Russell Crocker Longtime electronics company logistics manager; of Quincy Russell P. Crocker of Elm Street, Quincy passed away suddenly at the Quincy Medical Center on July 11. He was 61 years old. Born in Lowell, the beloved son of Bryce H. Crocker and Madeline (Courtemanche), he has been a resident of Quincy for over...

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Captains Quarters Coffee Shop Opens on Pleasant Street

July 12, 2014
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Captains Quarters Coffee Shop Opens on Pleasant Street

It’s officially known as Captain’s Quarters Coffee Shop but there’s much more than coffee being enjoyed at Linda Bressard’s new business at 550 Pleasant St. “We have muffins and bagels from Muffin Town which used to be in Winthrop,” said Bressard. “We also have sandwiches and salads from Meridian Market in East Boston. And...

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Horribles Parade

July 12, 2014
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Horribles Parade

The annual Winthrop Horribles Parade went off without a hitch, albeit one day late on Saturday, July 5. The July 4th tradition, like most other events, was postponed a day due to the effects of Hurricane Arthur. No matter though, as Saturday proved to be a beautiful day and there was no shortage of...

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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 12, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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A Scholar: Fucillo Graduates From Notre Dame

July 12, 2014
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Jenny Fucillo knew from the second grade on that she wanted to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. After a superlative athletic career at Winthrop High School in which she became one of the best hurdlers in the state, a three-sport captain and conference MVP, Fucillo spent one year at...

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Trend Setter: Library Director Struzziero Addresses National Conference

July 12, 2014
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If he’s not the most dynamic and innovative librarian in the country, he’s in the conversation or he’s starting one. Peter Struzziero, director of the Winthrop Public Library, had the honor of speaking at the national conference and exhibition of the American Library Association (ALA) in Las Vegas.  The ALA is the oldest and...

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Another Casino Hearing Set For July 15 at RHS

July 12, 2014
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Those who didn’t get a chance to share their two cents on the $1 billion casino proposal by Mohegan Sun last month will get another shot on July 15 in the Revere High School Auditorium. According to the MGC, the purpose of this hearing is solely to provide an opportunity for those members of...

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Fireworks Show Went Well

July 12, 2014
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Although Mother Nature created some havoc with the scheduling of Winthrop’s Annual Fourth of July Fireworks exhibition, it finally happened and residents enjoyed the annual show that has become such a vital of our town’s observance of the nation’s birthday. The news of the initial postponement of the event because of an ominous forecast...

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Congratulations, Jenny Fucillo

July 12, 2014
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Jenny Fucillo was a star athlete at Winthrop High and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with high honors. She will begin employment at an international consulting firm in Chicago in September. Jenny is an example of an academic and athletic success story for our Winthrop school system. Following in...

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The World Cup Ends

July 12, 2014
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The World Cup ends this Sunday with the championship game to be played in Rio De Janeiro. It’s been an exciting, well-played event that has been watched by billions of fans world-wide. Soccer is a huge sport on the international level, but it hasn’t surpassed baseball, football, hockey, and basketball in the United States...

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Police Blotter 07-10-2014

July 12, 2014
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Monday, June 30 Detail officer requests WFD and EMS for a fallen bicyclist on Dolphin Avenue. EMS already on the scene. The patient refused treatment. Reports of a motor vehicle accident at CVS parking lot. Party says they were hit very hard. Fire notified. Woman on Court Road reports a medical aid for a...

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World Cup Soccer Teams Are Approaching Conclusion

July 12, 2014
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As we go to press, there is still a semi-final game between Holland and Argentina as Germany awaits the winner. Before the World Cup many had doubts on the Netherlands who came in ranked No. 15 in the world by FIFA. Yet fans will tell you this did nothing but fuel the country as...

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