Police Blotter 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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March 31 1:15 a.m. – A Winthrop resident, 24, of Somerset Avenue, is arrested for OUI after he is stopped at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Winthrop Street. The suspect allegedly hit a barrel and fled the scene before he was pulled over. 5:05 a.m. – WPD receives three consecutive calls concerning a...

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Obituaries 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Charles Wilcox Jr. Driver for Stop & Shop Charles F. Wilcox Jr. died unexpectedly at his home on Revere Beach Boulevard on March 17. He was 64 years old. "Charlie" was a former resident of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain and has lived in Revere for more than 25 years. He worked for the Teamsters...

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Mutual aid – Delehanty and Flanagan support regionalization efforts

March 31, 2010
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Mutual aid – Delehanty and Flanagan support regionalization efforts

The leaders of Winthrop’s public safety departments are refuting opinions stated in a piece in last week’s Sun-Transcript that the town’s fire and police departments are not interested in advancing regionalization efforts in Winthrop, Revere, and Chelsea. In a joint interview, Police Chief Terence Delehanty and Fire Chief Paul Flanagan said the Metropolitan Area...

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School employees dominate Top 100

March 31, 2010
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School employees dominate Top 100

Town employees making the big bucks in 2009 were more than likely to be police officers, firefighters or school employees, rather than those working in Town Hall. According to a salary list released by the Town last week, there were nine town employees making more than $100,000, and the top 100 employees all made...

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Torrential rains spare Winthrop

March 31, 2010
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As communities across eastern Massachusetts dealt with historic flooding problems caused by three days of rain from Monday to Wednesday, the town of Winthrop made it through largely unscathed, as a low astronomical high tide and winds out of the south and west, helped to keep storm surge low and ocean waters where they...

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Vikings a work in progress

March 31, 2010
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“Rain, rain, go away,” certainly has been the mantra for the Winthrop High baseball team and scores of other schoolboy athletes across the region as they try to prepare for the start of the 2010 spring sports season. “This weather has been insane,” said WHS head coach Jim Gillis, who has assumed the coaching...

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Great Police Work – Arrests of robbery suspects sends a message

March 31, 2010
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We didn’t get a chance in last week’s Sun Transcript to offer our commendation and thank you to the members of the Winthrop Police Department for the arrests of the two men, one from Lynn and the other from Winthrop, who were the prime suspects in the rash of recent armed robberies of local...

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Avoidable Tragedy – When it comes to bullying, schools need to be proactive

March 31, 2010
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The indictments of nine teens on various criminal charges related to the bullying incident that led to the suicide of a 15-year-old high school girl hopefully will send a loud and clear message to teens and their parents that the time has come to end the bullying mentality that has become a part of...

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Police Blotter 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Monday, March 22 9:37 a.m. – WPD assist a worker from the Department of Mental Health perform a home inspection of a Bates Avenue resident, a 52-year-old male was subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant. 12:30 p.m. – A caller reports that a woman is trying to break into an apartment on Underhill Street....

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Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Phyllis DeSanctis Mancuso Winthrop resident Phyllis DeSanctis Mancuso of Winthrop died suddenly at home on March 23. She was 67 years old. Born July 10, 1942 in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Mancuso and Patricia McCarthy; loving mother of Donna DeSanctis and cherished Nana of Mark and Briana Mazzone, all...

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A feeling of togetherness – Funding for Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere aims to improve services and cut costs

March 24, 2010
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A feeling of togetherness – Funding for Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere aims to improve services and cut costs

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D – Winthrop) announced Monday that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will use District Local Technical Assistance Funds to plan for the regionalization of municipal services in Winthrop, Revere and Chelsea in an effort to cut costs and improve services. The efforts at regionalization and collaboration are designed...

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Pee Wee A’s win state title

March 24, 2010
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Pee Wee A’s win state title

By Jim Lederman In a scene that reminded me of the parade to welcome home Olympic hero Michael Eruzione, the town had a parade to welcome the newest State Championship Team. The Pee Wee A’s team captured the state title Saturday night at Hockey Town in Saugus with a 5-0 victory over Westwood. Coaches...

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Parks and Rec plans a busy season of activities for the whole family

March 24, 2010
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The Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department will kick off its spring schedule this Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a youth basketball fundraiser at Winthrop High School. The charity event will feature three exhibition games between local youths and teams if local dignitaries, for a $5 entrance fee. The first game will feature...

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Budget hearing Saturday

March 24, 2010
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Precinct 2 Councillor James Letterie expects that the regionalization of municipal services will be one of the topics that will be addressed at the Town Council’s budget hearing Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center. Regionalization, a plan in which Winthrop would share resources with nearby communities (Revere, Chelsea) has picked up steam...

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An Inevitability – The realities of regionalization

March 24, 2010
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The topic of regionalization of services among area cities and towns took center stage in Winthrop this week when House Speaker Robert DeLeo came to Town Hall for a press conference to announce funds for a study to look into the feasibility of regionalization of municipal services for Winthrop, Revere, and Chelsea. Regionalization efforts...

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Let’s Talk Casinos – Town is ready to join the debate

March 24, 2010
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With the casino debate in Massachusetts expected to begin soon, it is good to know that Winthrop stands ready to participate. The Town Council has named its own, three-person committee that will be the official voice for Winthrop and be our “seat at the table” when the discussion turns toward the casino (we’re speaking...

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A Growth Sport – Girls hockey program is expanding

March 24, 2010
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Winthrop has always been a strong hockey town and the latest accomplishment was a state championship by our Winthrop Youth Hockey boys at the 11-12 year-old level. But our WYH girls hockey program is growing at a rapid rate and the teams there are also contending for state championships. Much of the credit for...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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Lillian Warren Norwood resident Lillian M. (Franek) Warren of Norwood, formerly of Dedham, died on March 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. Warren; loving mother of Frances M. Warren and Arlene K. Fry, both of Norwood; grandmother of Joseph V. Fry of Winthrop and great grandmother of Damien V....

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Arrest Report 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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MARCH 14 4:49 a.m. — Caller reports a gold sedan is slowly driving down Prospect Avenue, with a passenger getting in and out of the car. Unit responds and discover that a male and female are picking up a friend. 10:30 a.m. — A man reports that his silver Volvo had been hit at...

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Town departments worked overtime to help residents

March 19, 2010
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Town departments worked overtime to help residents

Like most of eastern Massachusetts, Winthrop was hit hard by a storm last weekend and into Monday, as a late season Nor’easter set up just to the south of Cape Cod and churned wind, rain and waves into the region beginning late Friday. “We were very lucky, that we had an astronomically low tide,...

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RAA will showcase the work of Todd Bonita

March 19, 2010
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RAA will showcase the work of Todd Bonita

The Rockport Art Association will feature the newest works of oil painter Todd Bonita in a one-man exhibition from March 28 – April 09, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 28 between 2 and 4pm at The Rockport Art Association gallery on 12 Main Street in downtown Rockport. Admission is...

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Table talk – McKenna, Councilors talk about ways to generate money, improve quality of life

March 19, 2010
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The Winthrop Town Council and Town Manager James McKenna discussed several topics during a three-hour session Tuesday night at the Winthrop Senior Center. The meeting was more a roundtable discussion (in fact the councillors’ tables were set up in rectangular fashion) in which the nine councilors exchanged ideas for generating revenue for the town...

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Soper named to all-rookie team

March 19, 2010
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Bryant University freshman Meredith Soper (Winthrop, Mass.) and senior Kelsey O’Keefe (Warren, Mass.) have earned the first-ever postseason Northeast Conference honors in women’s basketball history. O’Keefe, a Bulldog tri-captain, capped her record-breaking career with a First Team All-NEC honor while Soper topped-off her rookie campaign with a NEC All-Rookie Team selection. Both teams were...

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Chief says WPD backs town’s effort to enforce parking regulations

March 19, 2010
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Winthrop Police Chief Delehanty said his department will support any decision that Town Manager James McKenna makes about the enforcement of parking regulations and the possible installation of parking meters in the town. “As far as meters go, that’s our town manager’s decision and whatever he decides, we certainly will support,” said Delehanty. “I...

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