Fucillo sets new school mark in javelin

May 19, 2010
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Jenny Fucillo will be remembered for many of her exploits on the track when she unties the laces on her cleats for the final time as a Winthrop High Lady Viking a few weeks hence. But she added yet another mention of her name in the WHS record books when she set a school...

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Viking netmen qualify for state tournament

May 19, 2010
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The Winthrop High boys tennis team has been on a roll of late, winning four of its last five matches, and with yesterday’s 3-2 triumph over Gloucester, the Vikings now have nine wins on the season which assures them of a berth in the post season state tournament. “We now have won half of...

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Connors finishes undefeated season in the high jump

May 19, 2010
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Jake “Skywalker” Connors concluded an undefeated season in the high jump, taking first place at Saugus with a leap of 6-4 in the final dual meet of the year on Monday. Jake almost made it a season of being undefeated in two events, but he settled for a second place finish in the triple...

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Police Blotter 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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May 10 7:41 a.m. – A motorcycle is leaking gas on Sagamore Avenue. An officer locates the owner, who removes it. 8:36 a.m. – Officers respond to the Winthrop Middle School on a report of an angry parent. The officers “calm down” the parent, who is issued a no trespass order. 9:01 a.m. –...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Miriam ‘Mim’ Forster Active in many Winthrop Organizations Miriam K. "Mim" (Kilduff) Forster of Winthrop died on May 14 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. A member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club, she was a member of the Winthrop Council on Aging, Life member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club,...

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Softball team improves to 9-5

May 13, 2010
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Softball team improves to 9-5

The Winthrop High softball team improved to 9-5 with an 11-0 blanking of Somerville of the Greater Boston League yesterday. Alex Ferri pitched the first five innings and allowed just two hits while fanning six and walking only two. Elaine Lanza wrapped up the win with two hitless frames, striking out two enemy batters....

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A walk in the park? That’s only the beginning

May 13, 2010
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A walk in the park? That’s only the beginning

Walking the dog isn’t just a Yo-Yo trick for Winthrop’s Mary Ruane, it’s a way of life. Ruane – also known as the Pet Nanny – knows just about everyone in Winthrop, but she knows even more about their pets. She has been operating her mobile pet care service to Winthrop and surrounding cities...

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Police escort – Woman arrested as part of undercover sting

May 13, 2010
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Police escort – Woman arrested as part of undercover sting

Winthrop police working with members of the United States Secret Service office in a patrol/detectives operation arrested a Winthrop woman Monday afternoon on charges of sexual conduct for a fee, following a day’s long operation utilizing Officer Tim Callinan under the supervision of Detective Lieutenant Brian Perrin and Secret Service agents. According to police...

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High road: Alert officer makes a drug arrest on Shore Drive

May 13, 2010
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High road: Alert officer makes a drug arrest on Shore Drive

Winthrop Police Lieutenant Frank Scarpa was on patrol driving along Winthrop Shore Drive a little past 6 p.m. Monday (May 10), when he observed a motorist speeding by him going the opposite direction while smoking what appeared to him to be a drug pipe. Upon pulling the vehicle over and asking the driver, who...

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Project is ready to shove off

May 13, 2010
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Winthrop residents may soon be able to avoid rush hour traffic by taking a ferry ride to and from Boston. Paul Rupp, consultant to the town for the ferry project, held a pre-bid meeting Wednesday to explain the process to potential ferry operators. The bidding process will continue to a tentative deadline of May...

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Making The Grade – Accreditation process underway at WHS

May 13, 2010
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Eva Kearney of Winthrop High School submitted a press release this week about the ongoing accreditation process at the school which will culminate with a four-day site visit evaluation by the accreditation team in October. Winthrop was last accredited in 2000 for a period of 10 years. The WHS faculty and staff have been...

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Easier said than done – School Department move will require a huge commitment

May 13, 2010
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In a school department/town issue that will not have any impact on the accreditation process, the administration offices will move from their current location at the EB Newton School to another location in the town. The matter was briefly addressed at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night. The town manager noted in his report...

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Congratulations! – Turcos welcome a new son

May 13, 2010
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We want to offer congratulations to our Town Council President Jeffrey Turco and his wife, Melissa, on the birth of their son, Dominic Salvatore Turco, who was born on May 3 at 11:04 a.m. at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Dominic Salvatore weighed 11 pounds and was 20 3/4 inches at birth. Dominic Salvatore...

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Viking baseball team drops two tough ones

May 13, 2010
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The Winthrop High baseball team endured a tough week, dropping three games, two of which were decided by one run that was scored in the final inning by their opponents. “We’ve hit a rough patch,” said WHS head coach Jim Gillis. “But the bottom line is that we’re still playing well and the team’s...

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Fucillo continues to dominate NEC rivals

May 13, 2010
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Jenny Fucillo still has not met her match this season against Northeastern Conference opponents, as the Lady Viking “rocket” (the description applied to her by an opposing coach) won three events in both of the last two meets for the Winthrop High girls track team. Jenny captured the 400 low hurdles, the 110 high...

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Jake continues his high jump domination

May 13, 2010
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Another rival….another victory. So it goes for Jake Connors and every opponent he has faced this season in the Northeastern Conference, as the high leaping Viking once again took first place in the high jump in Monday’s meet with Marblehead with a top jump of 6-4. Connors, who set the Winthrop High School record...

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Boys tennis team stands at 7-5

May 13, 2010
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Coach Barbara Hoffmann’s Winthrop High boys tennis team now stands at 7-5 on the season after winning two of its three matches this past week. The Vikings blanked Lynn Classical 5-0 and edged Salem 3-2. Details will appear in next week’s Sun Transcript.

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Obituaries 05-13-2010

May 13, 2010
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Mark Robinson Computer Analyst and Basketball Coach Mark Robinson of East Boston died at the Tufts Medical Center on May 5 as a result of an accident that took place in Connecticut on April 3. He was 48 years old. A US Army veteran, he was born in Shirley, MA, the son of the...

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Police Blotter 05-13-2010

May 13, 2010
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May 3 12:05 a.m. — Officers tell a group of people making noise on a roof deck on Prospect Avenue to take the party indoors. 3:11 a.m. — A motion alarm is activated at a Lincoln Street residence, but the building is secure. 7:55 a.m. — An alarm is accidentally triggered at an insurance...

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Town’s response was refreshing

May 8, 2010
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Town’s response was refreshing

Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan oversaw a major water distribution effort to Winthrop residents in response to the ruptured water pipe break Saturday in Weston that affected the 2.5 million residents in the area. Flanagan contacted MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic incident. Because of Flanagan’s quick response,...

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Fucillo joins Tufts Univ. staff – Legendary WHS coach says he was in the ‘right place at the right time’

May 8, 2010
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Fucillo joins Tufts Univ. staff – Legendary WHS coach says he was in the ‘right place at the right time’

When Tony Fucillo “retired” as the Winthrop High football coach following the 2006 season, most Viking fans felt at some point the legendary mentor would return to the game at some point. The thinking was that Tony Fucillo was too good at coaching, too passionate about it, and had many more years left to...

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24-hour shift – Firefighter’s day-long run/walk will raise money for Viking Pride, promote fitness

May 8, 2010
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Winthrop firefighter Michael Lopez, with the department just over three years, is making a statement to his adopted home. He’s here and he wants to help – and not just at the scene of a fire, or car accident, or medical emergency. “I wanted to do something to help cover the activity/athletic user fees...

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Ferri three-hits Revere in 3-0 softball victory

May 8, 2010
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The Winthrop High softball team snapped a two game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Revere Monday on the local field. Alex Ferri earned her first varsity shutout, going all seven innings in which she yielded just three hits, fanned six, and walked five. Alex received strong defensive support from her Lady Viking...

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Viking nine tops Saugus, drops pair

May 8, 2010
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The Winthrop High baseball team nipped Saugus last Thursday, but then dropped its next two contests to Peabody and Revere. Coach Jim Gillis’s Vikings now stand at 5-4 on the season. Rob Swanson picked up the win over Saugus with a fine, route going effort in which he allowed just six hits, fanned six...

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