Archive for May, 2018

Residents Oppose Fish Pier Proposal

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Letters have been delivered to Gov. Charlie Baker, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, and State Sen. Joe Boncore opposing a proposal to build a fish pier and a parking lot on Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) land at Deer Island. The letters come with over 300 signatures from a group called Concerned Citizens... »

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Winthrop Will Honor Its War Heroes:Cash, Murray Families to Be Recognized at Square-Naming Ceremony Slated for Sunday May 27

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Town of Winthrop will honor the Cash and Murray families for their distinguished service in World War II and the Korean War at a ceremony Sunday morning on Point Shirley. The square, located at the corner of Taft and Shirley Streets, will be officially named Cash and Murray Family Memorial Square. Five Cash... »

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Man Faces Arraignment on Drug Trafficking

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A Winthrop man who had more than $1 million in cash and bank accounts when he was arrested earlier this year faces arraignment tomorrow, following his indictment for money laundering and drug trafficking, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The Suffolk County Grand Jury on April 25 returned indictments charging Peter Degan, 61, with... »

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Finance Commission Not Happy with Budget

Friday, May 25th, 2018

It was very clear last Thursday night that Finance Commission was not happy with the recommended $50 million town budget presented to them and the Town Council. “I have been doing this since 1992, and I have never been so upset with the presentation of the budget,” said FinCom member Karin Chavis. This is... »

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News Briefs

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Coffee with a Cop Have Coffee with a Cop this Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at French Square in Winthrop Center rain or shine. Come join Winthrop Police officers for a casual conversation or discuss community issues.   Famolare to be honored On May 28 at 1 p.m. the Winthrop Town... »

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There’s No Dull Moment in MRT’s ‘The Villains Supper Club’

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Shazaam! Kapow! Galactic Girl, the last great super hero on Earth enters the telephone booth – no, not to change into her super hero costume and fight villainy for the day – but to pump her breast milk to feed her newborn infant son. Thus begins playwright Lila Rose Kaplan’s feminist one-act comedy about... »

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House Votes to Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Friday, May 25th, 2018

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Representative RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that seeks to reduce tobacco use and nicotine addiction among youth across the Commonwealth. An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction (H.4479) will prohibit the sale... »

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Resident Wants Ordinance on Construction Dust

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Pearl Avenue resident Lois Rosenthal,  a person with asthma, is mindful of the air she breathes and for the past six months she had a lot of time studying the issue of construction dust. “About 10 percent of Winthrop population has asthma,” Rosenthal said. During this time there have been three major infrastructure projects... »

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Finance Committee Continues on Budget:Questions about Regional Dispatch, Employee Benefits

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Everything from trash contracts to regional dispatch to the school budget were discussed Tuesday night between the Finance Commission and town CFO Mike Perez. There still is some confusion over which budget proposal is which, but Perez said he is available to track down any information needs. Chairman Bob Wynne asked why the regional... »

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Police Blotter 05-24-2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Monday, May 14 There was a motor vehicle accident on Crest Avenue. No injuries. 91 on the scene. He assisted parties in exchanging papers. There was minor damage. Party came into the station to report identity theft. Women walking by Pleasant Street and Villa Avenue states there is a large white truck parked on... »

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