Lax marked the spot

July 2, 2010
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Lax marked the spot

As a young girl growing up in sports-minded Winthrop, Eva Hynes played soccer, basketball, and softball. “But I never really stuck with anything before lacrosse became my passion,” said Hynes, 18, who graduated in May from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the lacrosse team to an 18-0 record this...

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User fee is reduced to $250, but Middle School program is scaled back

July 2, 2010
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The Winthrop School Committee wanted to send a message to the parents of public school athletes at their June 24 meeting. With $50,000 donation from the Viking Pride Foundation (VPF), the five members of the committee voted unanimously to reduce the student user fee from the present $425 to $250. However, a price tag...

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Parade, fireworks to highlight July 4th events; Police urge residents to have a safe and happy holiday

July 2, 2010
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The town of Winthrop’s annual Independence Day celebrations is scheduled to take place this Sunday, July 4. The Annual Horribles Parade, led by organizer Pete Gobiel and his Point Shirley volunteers are set to step off from the Public Landing at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning and veteran fireworks organizer Lou Camacho and his...

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A Tough Choice – But Letterie did the right thing

July 2, 2010
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Life is all about decisions and Town Councillor James Letterie had a tough one this week: Whether to remain on the Council or submit an application to become a member of the Winthrop School Committee. There are currently two vacancies on the School Committee because of the sudden resignations of Gus Martucci and Pat...

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Enjoy the Fourth – And remember: Safety first

July 2, 2010
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The weatherman is forecasting a truly glorious Fourth of July weekend, with lots of sun and temperatures that will be warm, but not scorching. Locally, Winthrop residents will celebrate the holiday in our traditional way. Although there will be no bonfire on Yirrell Beach this year, there are great activities to look forward to...

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Big Little Plans? – Redistricting might make sense for Winthrop

July 2, 2010
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We understand that there may be some redistricting in the works in Little League because of the imbalance in the regional districts. Some districts have substantially more teams than others. Winthrop is currently in one of the most competitive districts (District 16) with such teams as Lynnfield, Saugus (American and National), Lynn (five programs),...

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Police Blotter 07-01-2010

July 2, 2010
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June 21 4:32 a.m. – Officer Hickey reported that a car was broken into on Bowdoin Street. The interior light was on and the contents of the car were strewn about. The owner reports that nothing of value is missing. 8:05 a.m. – The Winthrop Golf Club calls to report several incidents of vandalism....

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Obituaries 07-01-2010

July 2, 2010
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John Sweeney, 95 Member of many organizations, past Winthrop Advisory Board member John V. "Jack" Sweeney of Winthrop died at his home on June 26. He was 95 years old. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, Winthrop Golf Club, Knights of...

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Coffey Connection – Brothers join forces with the North Shore Navigators

June 26, 2010
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Coffey Connection – Brothers join forces with the North Shore Navigators

James Coffey says he’ll never forget the day his parents picked him up from the Dalrymple School and told him that his older brother, Stephen, had been selected in the Major League Draft. And we’re not talking about the Winthrop Little League draft – no, it was the Major League Baseball Draft. James, the...

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Two local organizations receive grants to fund beach-based programs

June 26, 2010
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Two local organizations receive grants to fund beach-based programs

The non-profit organization Save the Harbor / Save the Bay awarded Winthrop Parks and Recreation and Friends of Bell Isle Marsh grants of $2,500 and $2,000 respectively to support beach events this summer. At a press conference on the Boston Fish Pier on Saturday, June 12, the non-profit organization Save the Harbor / Save...

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Milano steps down; cites personal considerations

June 26, 2010
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Milano steps down; cites personal considerations

A second member of the Winthrop School Committee has resigned from her position. Pat Milano, chairwoman of the committee for the past six years, submitted her letter of resignation to Town Clerk Carla Vitale on June 16, ending her ten years of service on the committee. Gus Martucci previously stepped down from the committee...

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Starting a Revolution – 62-foot World War II era naval vessel making its home at Town Pier

June 26, 2010
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Massport Fire Boat Captain Tim Gover had always wanted to own his own charter boat business. After spending four years in the United States Coast Guard and 28 years on the Massport Fire Department, including the last 12 on the fire boat, Gover is finally getting his chance with the 62-foot, wood construction United...

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Water-sewer project falls slightly behind schedule

June 26, 2010
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A major on-going water-sewer replacement and roadway reconstruction project in the, area of Putnam, Fremont and Jefferson streets and Putnam Place is running slightly behind schedule according to Public Works Director Dave Hickey but progress has been made overall and he is optimistic that the main parts of the project will be completed by...

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Another Big Loss – Milano steps down from School Committee

June 26, 2010
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The decision by School Committee Chairperson Pat Milano to resign from the School Committee, coming on the heels of the resignation of colleague Gus Martucci less than two weeks ago, leaves a serious void in the leadership of our School Department. Mrs. Milano’s resignation follows the Council’s decision to take $240,000 from the school...

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All-Star Performer – Winthrop L.L. honors Peter Pellegriti

June 26, 2010
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It truly is hard to believe, but Winthrop Little League President Peter Pellegriti has been serving the local Little League organization for 50 years. Winthrop Little League presented Peter with a plaque at the graduation awards ceremony last Thursday at the Little League Field in recognition of his years of dedicated service. It is...

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Drive Carefully – School is out; watch out for children

June 26, 2010
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With the school vacation season at hand, we urge all motorists to be extra careful when driving around our crowded little town because of the large numbers of children who will be on the streets for the next few months. Although early morning commuters benefit from the change in traffic patterns, motorists throughout the...

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Police Blotter 06-24-2010

June 26, 2010
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Monday. June 14 12:32 a.m. – A group of youths are dispersed from Yirrell Beach. 7:46 a.m. – Two kitchen knives are removed from Governors Drive and brought to the Police Station. 8 a.m. – A woman reports that her 14-year-old daughter is refusing to go to school. She is advised to contact Chelsea...

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Obituaries 06-24-2010

June 26, 2010
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Gertrude Feldman, 88 Peabody resident Gertrude Feldman, a resident of Peabody for more than three years and a resident of Wellesley for many years died on June 17. She was 88 years old. A homemaker, she was born in New Hampshire and raised in Malden, she attended the Malden schools and was a graduate...

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Be a driving force for the Rebuild Miller Field Committee

June 17, 2010
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Be a driving force for the Rebuild Miller Field Committee

The Rebuild Miller Field Committee (from left) Jim Lederman, Jamie Scali, Frankie Fabiano, Rose Mazzucchelli, and Tracey Martucci. The committee is selling $20 tickets to win a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The drawing will be held July 4 at the Point Shirley Horribles Parade. The committee is looking for sponsors, business people, or families that...

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Court’s in session – Councillors discus merits of locking tennis facility

June 17, 2010
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Precinct Councillor James Letterie said the town would be sending the wrong message to residents and out-of-towners if it goes forward with a proposal by Town Manager James McKenna to lock up the Ingleside Park tennis courts and require a key for admission in order to use the facility. “I’m very disappointed that the...

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Officials are in the process of ironing out details of where polling places will be

June 17, 2010
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There will be important state and congressional elections this fall. It’s just not known yet at which polling locations Winthrop resident will be casting their ballots. Town Clerk Carla Vitale had previously brought forth a plan to decrease the number of polling locations (from three to possibly one) as a means of slicing expenses...

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Town’s 107th Strawberry Festival set for June 22

June 17, 2010
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The Winthrop Improvement and Historical’s annual Strawberry Festival will be held on the grounds of the Deane Winthrop House on Tuesday, June 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at many businesses around town along with the Library and the Senior Center. For those residents who have never been...

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Foul Call? – Town should think long and hard before it locks tennis courts at Ingleside Park

June 17, 2010
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Acts of vandalism at the tennis courts at Ingleside Park have become rampant lately (why the young punks who are committing these acts have chosen the tennis courts is anyone’s guess) and to such an extent that Town Manager James McKenna suggested to the Town Council that the gates to the courts should be...

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You’re Invited – Father’s Day Breakfast this Sunday

June 17, 2010
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The Winthrop High football team will continue a long standing tradition when it hosts the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast at the Winthrop High cafeteria Sunday morning The players and coaches will do all of the work, the fixin’ and the servin’, to make the annual event an easy and carefree way for Dad...

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