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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Strawberry Festival – Help out the Deane Winthrop House

June 17, 2010
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Another wonderful tradition in our community at this time of year is the Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association that will take place this Tuesday evening (June 22) on the grounds of the Deane Winthrop House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The WIHA’s Strawberry Festival, which features the always delectable...

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Police Blotter 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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June 7 8:39 a.m. — A Wilshire Street resident reports that her Garmin GPS, valued at approximately $150, was stolen sometime the previous night or early morning. Her car might have been unlocked. 9:26 a.m. — A Willow Avenue resident requests help in removing a raccoon that is living in his garage. ACO is...

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Obituaries 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Rosaria ‘Sara’ Ciambra Retired electronics assembler Rosaria "Sara" (Carollo) Ciambra of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 12. She was 90 years old. A member of the East Boston Elder Service of Winthrop, prior to her retirement, she worked for United Electronic Controls as an electronic assembler. Born in Palermo, Italy,...

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Branch managers – Crews work hard to removed downed trees and branches

June 12, 2010
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Branch managers – Crews work hard to removed downed trees and branches

Winthrop Public Works crews were out in force beginning Sunday night and working through the day Tuesday, after a late afternoon thunder, lightning and wind storm swept through the area knocking down trees and tree branches, damaging property and creating a mess across town streets and parks. “It was a kind of hit or...

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Third time is no charm – After a pair of tourney victories, Vikings fall to St. Mary’s

June 12, 2010
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Third time is no charm – After a pair of tourney victories, Vikings fall to St. Mary’s

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “ ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” That phrase is appropriate for every team that competes in the post season state tournament, save the last team standing that wins it all. For everyone else, it was nice to get there, even if...

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School’s out – Martucci steps down from School Committee post

June 12, 2010
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School’s out – Martucci steps down from School Committee post

When Gus Martucci rushed out of the June 1 Town Council meeting following its vote to take $240,000 from the School Department budget, he wasn’t just leaving the Joseph Harvey Room. He was leaving his seat on the Winthrop School Committee as well. Martucci, a committee member for six years, delivered his resignation letter...

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Bucks for the bang – Fireworks organizers need financial help

June 12, 2010
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With a little over one month to go before the annual Fourth of July festivities in town, and just days after successfully organizing the town’s bi-annual Memorial Day Parade, Winthrop veteran and businessman Ronald “Lou” Camacho and his supporters and volunteers are looking for help from tech savvy Winthropites, who can go on line...

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Baseball team ousted in opening round, 5-0

June 12, 2010
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The Winthrop High baseball enjoyed but a brief time in state tourney play, falling by a 5-0 score to Swampscott Thursday evening in a contest on the local field that was called after five innings because of lightning and a downpour. Winthrop had a chance to strike an early blow that could have changed...

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Fucillo finishes 7th, Connors 10th at States

June 12, 2010
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Jenny Fucillo and Jake Connors concluded their memorable track careers at Winthrop High with fine performances at Saturday’s State Track Meet held at Westfield State College. Both had qualified for the State Meet with second place finishes in the Division 4 meet the previous week. Fucillo finished in seventh place in the 400 meter...

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Tennis team falls in state tourney

June 12, 2010
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Although the Winthrop High boys tennis team fell in the opening round of the state tournament to Bedford by a 5-0 score this past week, WHS coach Barbara Hoffmann said her squad had much to be proud of this past season. “Bedford is a really strong team,” said Hoffmann. “I’m just really proud of...

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Not so fast – Martucci should reconsider; WPS need his passion, commitment and common sense

June 12, 2010
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There can be no doubt that one of the biggest stories of the year to-date is School Committeeman’s Gus Martucci’s decision last week to resign immediately from the Winthrop School Committee. After honoring his commitment to some members of the Winthrop High School Class of 2010 to present them their diplomas at the graduation...

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Deserved Honor – DeLeo named a Paul Harris Fellowship

June 12, 2010
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo received one of the Rotary Club’s highest honors, a Paul Harris Fellow, during the Winthrop Rotary Club’s luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Arms. Jim Polino delivered a wonderful tribute, recounting Bob’s ascension from Winthrop Selectman to State Representative to House Ways and Means Chairman to his current position...

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Published Author – Hubley’s book a cause for celebration

June 12, 2010
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Let the publication of Winthrop resident Norman Hubley’s book serve as an inspiration to anyone who has pursued one dream or another for a long time, and then finally got to see his goal realized. Mr. Hubley, an accomplished attorney, wrote a book 30 years ago. But after several publishing companies said no, Mr....

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Police Blotter 06-10-2010

June 12, 2010
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June 1 1:39 a.m. — Units responded to a fight on Trident Avenue, but all the involved parties dispersed upon the officers’ arrival. 1:43 a.m. — A group of kids were dispersed from Trident Avenue. 2:59 a.m. — While executing a traffic stop on Shore Drive, at Sturgis Street, Officer Donnellan had to respond...

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