Sports 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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WHS golf team stays perfect with 8-0 mark The Winthrop High golf team remained unbeaten with four more victories this past week to raise its record to a perfect 8-0. “This is the best start we’ve had in recent memory, if not ever,” said WHS head coach Peter Lyons. “The boys are improving every...

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Obituaries 09-18-2014

September 22, 2014
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Mary Gleason Longtime Personal Assistant to Stone & Webster Engineering Vice President Mary A. Gleason passed away peacefully with her two daughters by her side at the Putnam Farms at Danvers on September 11. She was 93 years old. Her last days were spent surrounded by her family, reminiscing about the friends she made,...

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WHS Graduate Aldana Receives Massport Scholarship

September 11, 2014
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WHS Graduate Aldana Receives Massport Scholarship

A Winthrop High School graduate was the recipient of a Massport Scholarship last week. Heaven E. Aguirre-Aldana, a Winthrop High School graduate who is attending University of Massachusetts Boston received one of two students to receive a $1,500 Diversity Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship from the Port Authority. The Scholarships are awarded...

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Removing the Old Steeple

September 11, 2014
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Removing the Old Steeple

Steven Stoddard Sr., Lois Digirolamo, and Steven Stoddard Jr., of the First Church Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop Street, are pictured in front of the church steeple that has been removed and will be replaced with a brand new steeple. The historic church bell will be moved to the lawn in front of the...

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Donations To Winthrop Schools Exceed $6M

September 11, 2014
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There has been a heartwarming effluence of donations gifted to the Winthrop Public Schools; especially this year, while students and faculty are undergoing a transition period. As discussed at the Winthrop School Committee meeting on Sept. 8, committee members were touched by the generosity of the community, who have donated over $6 million. “That’s...

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EBNHC To Hold workshop On September 17

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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Police Blotter 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Monday, September 1 Two calls of a loud explosion in the area of Bates and Willow Avenue. WFD notified. Party on Grandview Avenue requesting EMS for a female resident. WFD notified. Mother at Seal Harbor calling about her 33-year-old daughter preventing her from house cleaning. EMS notified as well. Daughter signed form declining medical...

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Casino Decision Expected Friday

September 11, 2014
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The Mass. Gaming Commission is expected to make its long-awaited decision Friday (or next week) about which company — Mohegan Sun/Suffolk Downs in Revere or Wynn Resorts in Everett — will receive the casino license for the Greater Boston area. Winthrop town officials and residents will no doubt be following the MGC meeting as...

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A Wild Opening Game

September 11, 2014
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We promised that the Winthrop High football team will be exciting and feature a high-powered offense, led by quarterback Dylan Driscoll, and the Vikings lived up to that billing with a tremendous, come-from-behind, 44-41 win over Saugus, capped off by Driscoll’s winning touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game. It was a hot...

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Carla In Control

September 11, 2014
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There was a new poll location for three precincts in the town at the Cummings School and many races on the ballot, but Town Clerk Carla Vitale did her usual outstanding job in running the election. It’s a pressurized situation — an election has to be conducted perfectly and Carla and her staff carried...

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Sports 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Call them the comeback team Reise Turransky started the comeback with a slithering 31-yard run, cutting against the grain and maximizing his downfield blocking on the way to the end zone, cutting Saugus’s lead to 35-20. Reise Turansky scored his third touchdown of the day and pulled the Vikings to a 35-26 deficit when he caught...

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Obituaries 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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Dorothy Suttie Retired Deputy Director for Comm of Mass Dorothy A. (Driscoll) Suttie of Winthrop passed away on September 2. She was 87 years old. Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was the Deputy Director for Marine and Recreational Vehicles for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The beloved wife of the late Richard J. Suttie, she...

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Small Turnout Of Winthrop Voters in Tuesday’s Primary

September 11, 2014
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A total of 2,230 Winthrop residents voted in Tuesday’s primary election, representing a turnout of 19 percent. Town Clerk Carla Vitale said she was pleased with the election process, including the use of the Cummings Elementary School as new location for polling in three precincts. “The only hitch was that parking at the Cummings...

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Revere Beach Memorial Provides Closure And Support

September 11, 2014
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It was supposed to be just a routine drop off at the pharmacy, but it would end up being the last time Linda Grover saw her daughter, Erica, alive some three years ago – the tragic ending to more than a decade of struggling with opiate addiction. “I remember dropping her off to get...

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Primary Day Is Next Tuesday

September 4, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary set for next week just around the corner. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nominee will square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw...

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Winthrop Beach Sand Truck Turns Over in Revere

September 4, 2014
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At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a tractor-trailer dump truck hauling sand to the Winthrop Beach revitalization project rolled over at Brown Circle rotary in Revere, spilling its load across the roadway.  Revere Police have primary jurisdiction of the rotary and conducted the main crash investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (our...

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Farmers Market Returns on Sunday

September 4, 2014
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The Winthrop Farmers Market at French Square returns on Sunday, September 7 from 11am to 3pm. This week the market will feature produce from local farms, craft vendors, live music and food trucks. With only two more Farmer’s market planned for this season, the volunteer organizing committee is urging residents to get out this...

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Police Blotter 09-04-2014

September 4, 2014
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Monday, August 25 Detail Officer on Revere Street reporting that one of the trucks outbound just lost a fuel tank, which was spilling diesel fuel all over the road. WFD and Revere PD responded to take care of the spill. WFD requested a tow to remove the fuel tank from the roadway. All traffic...

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Meeting at Coughlin Park

September 4, 2014
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What better place to hold a meeting to discuss Coughlin Park renovations than right at Coughlin Park. Town Manager James McKenna convened a meeting with Point Shirley residents at the park Tuesday to discuss the renovations that are taking place at the facility located on Bayview Avenue. More than 50 residents turned out for...

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Congratulations 21st Century Learning Center

September 4, 2014
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We were notified by Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo’s Office that the 21st Century Learning Center at the Cummings School is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to supplement enrichment programs for fourth and fifth graders attending the school. 21st Century Director Kathy DelVento has conducted a terrific program at the school...

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Good Luck,Deanna

September 4, 2014
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That was a nice story on the front page of last week’s Sun-Transcript about Winthrop resident Deanna Buonomo, who was selected for a spot as a contestant in the 2014 Miss Massachusetts USA Pageant that will be held in November. Deanna has been an excellent role model for young women throughout her academic and...

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The Driscoll Dynamic

September 4, 2014
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This is a big week for the Winthrop High football team as the Vikings — who have 18 seniors on their roster — seek to open their season on a winning note against Saugus. It’s certainly an exciting week in the Driscoll household where head coach Sean Driscoll and his son, starting quarterback, Dylan...

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Dont’t Forget To Vote

September 4, 2014
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We remind Winthrop residents that Tuesday is primary election day and we urge all of our fellow residents to exercise their right to vote. The interest has been picking up significantly in the races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and treasurer and Tuesday should be quite a day for political aficionados. We also...

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Sports 09-04-2014

September 4, 2014
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Vikings ready to take on the Saugus Sachems on Saturday at Miller Field By Jim Lederman The 2014 Vikings Football Team plays host to The Saugus Sachems Saturday at 12:00 pm at Miller Field. The Vikings concluded the pre-season with their final scrimmage on Labor Day with the Ipswich Tigers. “It was good to...

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