Sports 08-28-2014

August 29, 2014
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Jess Saying What a Week: It is that time of the year again—time for college students to head back to school. The next few weeks will be full of “goodbyes” and “see you soon” as friends and family head off to wherever life takes them…or at least to college. The days are bittersweet for...

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Obituaries 08-28-2014

August 29, 2014
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Mary Arlene Sobanek Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Mary Arlene (Derome) Sobanek of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 25. She was 80 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Annie (Curry) and Arthur Derome, she was the loving mother of Wayne Sobanek and his wife, June of North...

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Council Schedules Meeting: On Coughlin Park Renovations

August 25, 2014
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Council Schedules Meeting: On Coughlin Park Renovations

The Winthrop Town Council voted unanimously to arrange a meeting with Point Shirley residents to discuss the ongoing renovations at Coughlin Park and public safety concerns at the park. Councilor James Letterie made the motion to schedule the meeting at the Point Shirley Association following a discussion of the Coughlin Park renovations and increased...

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Winthrop Resident Trudy Macero Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

August 25, 2014
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Winthrop Resident Trudy Macero Receives “Unsung  Heroine” Award

Trudy Macero of Winthrop was recently honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the  Status of Women’s 2014 class of Unsung Heroines in a ceremony at the State House. This distinction celebrates extraordinary women who perform acts of service, enhancing our communities on a daily basis. “I am so pleased that the...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Tompkins for Suffolk Co. Sheriff

August 25, 2014
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Sheriff Steve Tompkins’ candidacy to continue serving as  Suffolk County Sheriff. Senator Warren Senator Warren announced her support of the Sheriff at his campaign headquarters in Roxbury where she was joined by State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and State Representative Dan Cullinane. “Steve has...

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Open House at Winthrop High School Set for Aug., 28

August 25, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools John Macero has announced that there will be an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., at Winthrop High School, 151 Pauline St., site of the former Winthrop Middle School. Students in grades 8 through 12 will be attending the school this...

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Police Blotter 08-21-2014

August 25, 2014
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Monday, August 11 E911 caller from Revere concerned about her friend on Hawthorn Avenue whom is having issues with raccoons in the ceiling. W91 will check on resident and advise her of procedure. Party called from Stasio Lumber reporting the 90 year old next door has not come out to her taxi and they...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (“Time flies”) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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Thank You, Dr. Bornstein

August 25, 2014
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Winthrop soon will be losing one of its most esteemed residents when Dr. Robert Bornstein makes the move with his wife Barbara to the Houston area. Both here and in the nearby city of Chelsea, Dr. Bornstein truly is known as a legendary, larger-than-life figure. Dr. Bornstein has been a pediatrician for the past...

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Get Well Soon, Bob

August 25, 2014
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We’re just dropping a note to wish Bob Driscoll Sr., one of our community’s long-time and most-esteemed citizens, a speedy recovery from his recent major surgery. Bob spent a week in the hospital and now is recuperating at home. Bob has been in the forefront of activism in our community for more than four...

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Blazak Receives CISR Designation

August 25, 2014
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The designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) has been conferred upon Shannon Blazak, Personal Lines Insurance Customer Service Representative at Elliot Whittier Insurance Services, LLC. “This designation recognizes Shannon’s successful completion of quite an intense variety of Insurance courses, which are followed by a series of extensive examinations,” stated Elliot Whittier CEO Steve...

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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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