Obituaries 06-26-2014

June 27, 2014
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Mary Schmidt Former President of Winthrop Mothers Club and Winthrop Band Parents Member Mary C. Schmidt, a long time resident of Winthrop, passed away on June 18. She was 93 years old. Born in Corning, Ohio on September 20, 1920, the loving daughter of the late Andrew Garbline and Catherine Refinati, she attended Corning...

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A True American Hero: Ernest Deeb Remembers D-Day On Its 70th Anniversary

June 19, 2014
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A True American Hero: Ernest Deeb Remembers D-Day On Its 70th Anniversary

Winthrop resident Ernest Deeb observed the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6 in a very personal way. For the 91-year-old Deeb was a member of the 150th Engineer Combat Battalion that began its training at Fort Devens in Ayer. He and the other members of this New England-based force were activated in February,...

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Winthrop Native Serves Aboard USS Constitution

June 19, 2014
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Winthrop Native Serves Aboard USS Constitution

A 1999 Pope John XXIII High School graduate from Winthrop is part of a hand picked Navy crew serving on the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution in Charlestown. Chief Petty Officer Brian Pettee, a supply officer, serves aboard the 216-year-old Boston-based ship named by President George Washington to honor the Constitution...

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Quick Action By Dr. Michael Murphy Saves A Man’s Life

June 19, 2014
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Quick Action By Dr. Michael Murphy Saves A Man’s Life

It was a normal day on May 22 for both Michael Murphy, MD, Emergency Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, and Matthew O’Connell, 54, both of Winthrop and driving through East Boston to their respective appointments. Dr. Murphy noticed a car cutting a few people off, including himself, and thought, “just another Boston driver.” But...

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Council Approves Money Transfer For Miller Field Study

June 19, 2014
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The Town Council approved a request by Town Manager James McKenna to transfer $5,000 for a special article for engineering and design services toward future improvements to Miller Field. There was a brief discussion on the motion during which Councilor Craig Mael inquired whether the town should appropriate $5,000 “to look into whether or...

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Ernest Deeb Sr. And His Valiant Service

June 19, 2014
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That’s quite a story about 91-year-old Winthrop resident Ernest Deeb Sr., and the incredible work he did in service to our country on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Deeb was only 19 years old at the time when he was fighting for our country’s future. It was a bloody, tough battle, but he stood tall...

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DeLeo Brings Home Subsidy For Ferry Service

June 19, 2014
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Well, the ferry service will soon be charting Winthrop waters after Town Manager James McKenna delivered the news at the Council meeting that Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo has secured a $50,000 subsidy for the ferry service. It’s another shining example of the Speaker’s attention to every aspect of town life and...

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McKenna Has The Right Approach On Miller Field

June 19, 2014
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Town Manager James McKenna has devised the correct approach to the situation at Miller Field that, as described by School Committee Dawn Sullivan, is creating some doubt about the safety of the field for the upcoming fall sports season. McKenna requested a study of the entire Miller Field complex be done to determine exactly...

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Viking Pride Event

June 19, 2014
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There are still tickets available for the Viking Pride Foundation’s “Final Countdown,” the last event to be held at the old Winthrop High School. Knowing Viking Pride’s way as we do, this will be a first-class, highly-enjoyable event that you won’t want to miss.

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Police Blotter 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Monday, June 9 Caller reports disturbance outside of home. Units find area clear. Caller awakened by running truck. Caller reports large tractor-trailer obstructing the street and causing a traffic backup. Caller reports a motor vehicle parked for many days in front of his house. Vehicle has town sticker but caller doesn’t recognize the motor...

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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William ‘Bill’ Wolfram Member of Winthrop Elks and Pipefitters Union William J. “Bill” Wolfram of Boxford, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, passed away on Father’s Day, June 15 surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old. Bill was a member of Local 537 Boston Pipefitters Union, the Winthrop Elks and a...

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Winthrop High Graduation

June 12, 2014
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Winthrop High Graduation

Winthrop High graduates recite The Pledge of Allegiance to open the graduation ceremonies that were held at Miller Field last Friday night.

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Former Resident Mary Rowen Authors Book Set in Winthrop

June 12, 2014
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Former Resident Mary Rowen Authors Book Set in Winthrop

Local novelist Mary Rowen enjoyed living in Winthrop so much that she decided to make her main character in “Leaving the Beach” a resident of the town. Rowen’s book, released by independent publisher Booktrope, is set primarily in Winthrop and is about a bulimic woman who  believes she’s destined to become the soul mate...

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Ladies Lodge Honors Famolare

June 12, 2014
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Ladies Lodge Honors Famolare

The Winthrop Ladies Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America presented its annual scholarship to Gianna Famolare, a graduate of Newton Country Day School (NCDS) of the Sacred Heart, who will be attending Villanova University. Ladies Lodge president Dottie D’Onofrio said that Famolare was honored for her academic excellence, athletic achievement, and leadership skills....

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House Bond Bill Earmarks Money for Waterfront Areas

June 12, 2014
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in approving an environmental bond bill that funds essential protection projects and will contribute to the long-term environmental wellbeing of the Commonwealth. “Investing in our environment is a step forward for our future,” Speaker DeLeo said. “As I thank my...

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Annual Strawberry Festival on Tuesday

June 12, 2014
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The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association’s annual Strawberry Festival will be held on the grounds of the Deane Winthrop House on Tuesday, June 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM rain or shine.  Tickets are $6 and are available at Woodside Hardware, Brown’s Pharmacy, the Chamber of Commerce office and the Senior Center. For those...

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DeLeo Meets with Massport on Health Study

June 12, 2014
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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop), joined by Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) and Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) and supported by Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), met with Massport last week to discuss the recently released Logan Health Study conducted by the Department of Public Health (DPH). In the meeting Massport committed to helping...

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Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione

June 12, 2014
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The passing this week of Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione marks the end of an era for many of us in Winthrop. Mr. Eruzione was the the scion of a family that has left an indelible mark upon our community. As the husband of his beloved wife Helen (Fucillo) and the father of six children, including...

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Football Pancake Breakfast

June 12, 2014
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What is perhaps the most enduring tradition on the local sports scene (and one of the longest on any local scene, for that matter) is set to take place Sunday morning when the Winthrop High football team hosts its annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast in the Winthrop High cafeteria from 8 a.m. -12 p.m....

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Police Blotter 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Monday, June 2 Caller on Locust and Cross Street states that two white males, one bald, the other with a baseball cap, appear to be checking car doors. Units respond and report they are off with two individuals. Both subjects have been cleared from the area. Party on Governors Drive states that her neighbor...

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Fisher Leads St. Mary’s To Sectional Championship

June 12, 2014
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Winthrop’s Alexandria Fisher had two hits and two RBI to power St. Mary’s High School to an 8-5 victory over Amesbury in the Division 3 North sectional final Sunday at Martin Field in Lowell. Fisher had the key hit in the Spartans’ seven-run surge in the second inning, driving home two runs with a...

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Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione Retired Machinist and Also Worked at Santarpio’s in East Boston Eugene “Jeep” Eruzione of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on June 7 after a prolonged illness. He was 92 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Michael and Concetta Eruzione, he enlisted...

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WHS Graduation Set for Friday at Miller Field

June 4, 2014
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WHS Graduation Set for Friday at Miller Field

One-hundred-and-forty-five students will receive their diplomas at the Class of 2014 commencement exercises Friday night at Miller Field. The ceremony is historic in that this class will be the final one to graduate from the “old” Winthrop High School. The site will be the future home of the Winthrop middle/high school complex. The Class...

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Mrs. Marley Calls It a Career after 45 Years

June 4, 2014
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Mrs. Marley Calls It a Career after 45 Years

Elaine Marley is calling it a career. The beloved owner of Mrs. Marley’s Nursery School on Winthrop Street is selling the business. Mrs. Marley issued the following statement upon her retirement: This is a very difficult time for me. I will retire at the end of June, 2014, after 45 years of child care....

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