Archive for November, 2017

Vikings Take to New Miller Field

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Vikings Take to New Miller Field

By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop-Revere Rivalry is game number 87 that dates back to 1913. The Vikings hold a commanding 56-29 advantage. Toss the records out at Revere beach. The Vikings are (2-8) the Patriots (2-8). A capacity crowd for the first game at the ‘new’ Miller field, Thursday morning – Thanksgiving Day at... »

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Recount to Begin

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The recount in the race for Town Council President will commence Monday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Harvey Hearing Room, lower level of Town Hall, where the ballots will be counted and stacked in groups of 50. The real fun begins Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Winthrop Elks... »

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Landscape Designs for CBD Shared

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Landscape designers plan on presenting their drawings of a redesigned French Square to the Town Council at a future date but last Thursday night a presentation was made on what they will see. The plans presented by Clara Batchelor of CBA Architects show three different concepts. Also working on the... »

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Parking Study to be Presented to Council

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Last Tuesday, Julia Prange Wallerce, chairman of the Transportation Advisory Committee, and committee member Mike DiLisio, town parking clerk, presented the findings of a center business district parking-study conducted by her committee to the Town Council Economic Development Committee and the TAC. Wallerce said first, the study found 563 spaces... »

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News Briefs

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Snowflake Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church Dec. 2  Topping off an activity-filled year, St John’s is once again in full gear, preparing for the no-holds-barred Annual Snowflake Fair, Winthrop’s one-stop holiday shopping destination. On Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Snowflake Staff will be exhibiting full tables of hand-crafted decorations and wearables, one-of-a-kind attic treasures, homemade savories by expert cooks, a dizzying assortment... »

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26th Annual Holiday Lighting Festival, Friday after Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Ring in the season Friday, Nov. 24 in Winthrop Center for the Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual Holiday Lighting Festival from 3-6 p.m. The Holiday Lighting Festival is also the kickoff of Winthrop Small Business Weekend. Spend Local. Eat Local. Shop Local. Enjoy Local. The afternoon of the Holiday Lighting Festival will feature live... »

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WIHA Presents the 2017 Winthrop Christmas Ornament

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is excited to present its third edition of the Winthrop Christmas Ornament. This year the keepsake ornament features Graves Light Station, built in 1905 at the outer limits of Boston Harbor on the rocky ledges known as the Graves. The ledges and station are named for Thomas... »

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Teacher Highlight: ELL Teacher Incorporates Core Values into Her Everyday Life

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger One of the many reasons why Ivy Bernier loves teaching is because she is immersed in other cultures that she actively learns from every day. As an English language teacher at the Arthur T. Cummings School, Bernier’s job is to validate diversity and help students who come from other parts of... »

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Police Blotter 11-23-2017

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Monday, Nov. 13 Burglar alarm sounding at side door on Bay View Avenue. Reporting party talked to a party that gave the incorrect passcode. Officer checked the home and all is secure. All doors are locked and no answer at the door. Caller reports a male with a black backpack pointing a stick at... »

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Letter to the Editor

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

REMEMBERING ANTHONY MAJAHAD Dear Editor, The Town of Winthrop lost one of its most dedicated public servants last week with the passing of Anthony Majahad, chair of the Winthrop Airport Hazards committee. Anthony was a highly qualified leader of the Committee who frequently put his background as a Harvard University chemist to good use in... »

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