Winthrop

Winthrop

By - 7/2/15 - 3:56 pm
Computer simulation of the Deer Island girl
Girl's blanket

Authorities today released a computer-generated image of what the girl whose body was found on Deer Island may have looked like.

Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said dozens of tips have yet to bring investigators closer to the identity of the girl, aged about 4. A woman walking her dog around Deer Island last week found her body in a plastic bag - along with a zebra-stripe blanket. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 4:19 pm

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reported today:

After a physical examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, investigators believe the girl was about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long. She stood about 3½ feet tall, and weighed just over 30 pounds. She was not significantly overweight or underweight for her height. Her ethnicity has not been established.

By - 6/25/15 - 4:23 pm

State and Winthrop Police are investigating the discovery of a bag containing the remains of a toddler found on the shore of Deer Island around 1 p.m.

Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said the body was that of a "a young child, small." Read more.

By - 4/19/15 - 7:53 am
Orange sunset over Boston Harbor

Dan Santry watched the sunset from Deer Island yesterday.

By - 11/30/14 - 5:06 pm

Matt Karolian asks:

What's the deal with Winthrop? Decent place to buy a joint?

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

By - 9/18/14 - 8:09 am

Dear friends, supporters, and loved ones,

By - 9/6/14 - 9:11 pm
Lightning hits the Logan Airport control tower

Redsox223 watched lightning hit the Logan Airport control tower tonight (photo copyright Redsox223).

Dan Santry watched lightning strike from Winthrop:

By - 8/1/14 - 3:54 pm
Rose

A Malden man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail today on a charge of child enticement for allegedly trying to get a Winthrop 15-year-old to have sex with him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to Winthrop Police and the DA's office:

By - 7/7/14 - 6:10 pm
Storm view from Seaport in South boston

The view from the Seaport around 6:05 p.m. See larger. Photo by Allen Rines.

You know, the part of our sprawling county where the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning?

A TRAINED SPOTTER IN LYNN REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD TO THE SOUTHWEST AT 555 PM.

By - 6/26/14 - 4:47 pm
Peregrine falcon at Deer Island

Kristin MacDougall posted a photo of one of two peregrine-falcon chicks born on Deer Island recently.

She reports falcons have lived high atop the sewage-treatment plant's "digesters" (the giant egg things) for awhile, but this is the first time any have hatched there.

Fisheries and Wildlife experts banded the two females (named Taylor and Julia) today.

By - 6/23/14 - 9:55 pm
Blue sunset from Deer Island

Italian in Boston watched the sun set from Deer Island tonight.

By - 3/31/14 - 8:02 am

The Swellesley Report cracks the case of the Jaguar parked all winter in the town library garage.

By - 2/11/14 - 3:09 pm
Arroyo for register of probate

Felix D. Arroyo tomorrow announces a bid to replace Patty Campatelli as Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court.

Campatelli, in her first term in the elected holdover from colonial days, found herself suspended by the Massachusetts Trial Court in January due to an investigation into whether she punched an employee - a charge she denies.

By - 12/30/13 - 6:18 am

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.

By - 11/26/13 - 11:14 am

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.

My opponent Steve Tompkins, a Press Secretary, registered as a Democrat only this past April 1, 2013 according to the Boston Elections Department. Before that he was a Republican.

By - 11/21/13 - 8:14 pm

Lisa Paulson has her Ford Escape back tonight thanks in part to modern tracking technology but mostly due to her sister's chutzpah.

Paulson woke up Tuesday morning to find her Escape stolen right out of her driveway. After contacting police, who basically told her there wasn't much they could do, she called EZ-Pass to cancel her account, her sister, Kathleen O'Connell, reports. "Oh, well, that's funny," the woman at EZPass said - the car had just gone through the tolls on the Tobin Bridge.

By - 10/16/13 - 6:15 am

REVERE- At the Christopher Columbus Day Parade held in Revere on October 14, 2013, Interim Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins once again lost control of himself when he began acting like an animal, and threatened to “kick his opponent’s (Bennett) ass…”

By - 9/3/13 - 10:06 am

Click on this link to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZszLm-CCmio&feature=player_detailpage

Jean Jackson, the owner of La Paix barber shop at 1059 Hyde Park Avenue in Boston, testifies how Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins unlawfully pulled out his badge and demanded that the store owner remove Douglas Bennett for Sheriff's sign "because it was too early to put up campaign signs..."

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