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By adamg - 4/16/24 - 9:42 pm
Damaged wind turbine after May 29, 2023 incident

Damage after May, 2023 incident. Photo by MWRA.

The MWRA today sued a maintenance company for the nearly $4.4 million it says it will cost to replace an electricity-generating wind turbine at Deer Island it charges was destroyed because the company let what should have been a relatively routine shutdown for some repairs turn into a catastrophic event in which the turbine's blades began to separate from the device. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 10:11 am

Politico reports (scroll way down for "Yahd Signs and Bumpah Stickahs") that current City Councilor Erin Murphy on Saturday announced endorsements by nine labor unions for her bid to get elected clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County - in a press release that showed the logos of 49 labor unions and groups, at least one of which says, no, it's not endorsing her this time around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/24 - 9:33 am

Kelly Garrity reports that Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) is going to run this fall for the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County's clerk job that Maura Doyle recently announced she is retiring from. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/23 - 9:29 am

WBZ reports. Winthrop Police said in a statement that Lt. James Feeley, 56, has been put on administrative leave while the case is pending.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 12/16/23 - 4:38 pm
A dip in the ocean at Winthrop

Mary Ellen took a break from observing winged fauna to watch this guy wading through the ocean at Winthrop Beach this morning.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 11:11 am

Winthrop Police are investigating an incident involving a Zoomed Town Council discussion on flag flying on town property yesterday in which somebody "shouted an antisemitic slur, displayed a swastika on their screen and appeared to give a nazi salute."

In a statement, police add they are investigating the ranting as a hate crime: Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/23 - 10:05 am
Sunrise over Logan Airport

At Logan, Ben Walsh reports:

Last time I’ll be up early enough for the sunrise until daylight savings starts again.

Not all that far away, Chelsea Scanner took in the sunrise over the water at Winthrop: Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/23 - 9:56 pm

Jew-hating Trump lover Dianna Ploss today sued the Winthrop Police Department for failing to protect her in 2020 from a man she says followed her from one Trump rally to another, carrying a "Doms for Dianna" sign, wearing "a sadomasochist outfit" exposing his underwear and telling her, in alleged earshot of several Winthrop officers, that he had her address so he would be stopping by her house later in the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 5:04 pm

The MBTA announced today that ferry service to and from East Boston and Winthrop will run until Nov. 30.

By adamg - 6/18/23 - 5:36 pm

Fox News breaks the news that Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden has put True-See Allah, his director of community engagement/strategic partnerships, on leave to investigate an anti-Semitic statement he made in a 2016 interview. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/23 - 2:36 pm

Mary Ellen says the local birding community is all atwitter about a fallout of red phalaropes off Cape Cod, far from their normal nesting areas in the Arctic - to which they migrate from southern oceans - so she reports she was pleasantly surprised when she spotted one in the water off Deer Island on a walk this morning.

By adamg - 3/27/23 - 2:10 pm

Felix Arroyo opened up a vacancy as Suffolk County Register of Probate when he retired earlier this month. The first person to officially signal he's running for the office, by registering a campaign with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, is Vincent Procopio of Saugus.

Saugus is not in Suffolk County, but unlike candidates for district attorney or register of deeds, registers of probate don't have to live in the county they want to serve. The job entails overseeing a state-funded office for handling wills and the like. It pays $174,000 a year.

By adamg - 3/6/23 - 1:53 pm

The state Ethics Commission announced today it's fined Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins for two violations of state conflict-of-interest law, related to a job he gave his niece and personal errands he had his subordinates do. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission relays the news, based on growing numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Boston, Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop.

Also at high numbers: Covid-19 viral particles in sewage at the MWRA's Deer Island plant, which has become a predictor of new cases in the coming couple of weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 8:34 pm
Bright orange sunset over Boston

Nicholas Agri couldn't help but look up as the sun went down this evening as he strolled along Kennedy Drive overlooking Short Beach Creek in Winthrop.

He was hardly alone. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 3:26 pm
Man rowing a boat through Winthrop

Nicholas Agri watched one of his neighbors rowing down Banks and Morton streets by Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop today.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 11:57 am
Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere

Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere. Photo by Brian Riccio.

Morrissey Boulevard? Long Wharf? Winthrop Drive? All shut at the morning high tide as wind-whipped waves came ashore. But also Day Boulevard in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 3:42 pm

MassBio announced today that Joe Boncore of Winthrop is stepping down as president, a year after he took the job after stepping down as state senator for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex district, now represented by Lydia Edwards. He is setting up a consulting practice - and one of his first clients will be MassBio, which he will advise on "state and federal issues."

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 4:19 pm
Barred owl in Belle Isle Marsh

Mary Ellen spotted this barred owl in East Boston yesterday.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 10:07 pm
Full moon rising over the Atlantic

Matt Frank was not the only person who went to the beach in Winthrop this evening to see the full moon rising.

Steve watched it rise from East Boston: Read more.

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