Archive for April, 2007

Reilly recommends EquiVise as Dalrymple developer

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Council to vote on issue Tuesday By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. As expected, Council President Thomas Reilly recommended to the full council on Wednesday, that New Hampshire-based developer EquiVise be designated as the preferred developer of the Dalrymple School. In making the recommendation, Reilly pointed to the obvious financial benefits of choosing the bidder who... »

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Reilly to recommend Equivise as Dalrymple developer

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Dalrymple recommendation Council President Thomas Reilly earlier this week informed the council that he intends to make a recommendation at tonight’s meeting that Equivise be designated as the developer for the Dalrymple site. He also told councilors that the New Hampshire developer, who has proposed demolition of the old Dalrymple... »

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FAA approves Centerfield Taxiwayat Logan

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

By John Lynds The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the 9,300-foot centerfield taxiway for Logan Airport that many East Boston and Winthrop residents and elected officials argue would have severe environmental consequences for both communities. In June 2006, the FAA dismissed alternatives to the proposed centerfield taxiway put forth by Eastie and Winthrop... »

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Hospital owners petition Planning Board for inclusion in overlay district

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Stymied for more than a year and a half, by a halting appeals process, the owners of the former Winthrop Hospital building this week appeared before the Planning Board and asked that their property be included in the Special Development Overlay District, that was initially created to spur redevelopment at... »

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Superintendent to appoint Pearson to Gorman-Fort Banks post

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Winthrop Superintendent of Schools Steve Jenkins announced today that he has offered the position of Principal at the William Gorman-Fort Banks School to Melrose Title I Director Ilene Pearson and that Pearson had verbally agreed to accept the job. “She’ll officially start on July 1, 2007, but she will come... »

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Town Manager declares state of emergency

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Winthrop Town Manager Rick White has declared a state of emergecy in the town of Winthrop, due to the excessive and repeated high tides and flooding that have been caused by a persistent Nor’easter, which has pummeled the town and the regional coastline for the past several days. According to a statement released by... »

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Petruccelli holds coffee hour at home in Winthrop

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Tuesday evening, Senate candidate Anthony Petruccelli held a coffee hour for about 35 Winthrop residents at the River Road home of well known and highly respected Winthrop resident Nonnie Hayes. It was a meet and greet type of time for Anthony Petruccelli, who has been making the rounds in Winthrop. Among those who were... »

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Winthrop causeway closed

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The Winthrop causeway, leading from Revere into Winthrop remained closed this morning, with debris, rocks and seaweed covering the roadway following another night of heavy surf. »

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Town braces for highest seas yet

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Winthrop Town Manager Rick White said Tuesday that based on the flooding which occurred during the noon high tide in parts of Winthrop, extra precautions will be taken with regard to providing for the public safety, especially on Point Shirley. “Due to the fact that tonight’s tide is expected to... »

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High winds and high seas continue to pound coastline

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Winthrop dealing with continued flooding threat By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. By Tuesday morning of this week, Town Manager Rick White and the town’s emergency response team had been closely monitoring storm activity in Winthrop for more than 48 hours, and with forecasts calling for more rain, high winds and high tides over the following... »

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