Monthly Archives: May 2007

Petrucelli’s victory expected to benefit Winthrop

May 31, 2007
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With an unofficial voter turnout of approximately 20 percent, Winthrop voters who turned out at the polls on Tuesday, May 20, supported East Boston Representative Anthony Petrucelli overwhelmingly, giving the Beacon Hill veteran 1,741 votes to just 576 votes for his challenger Revere City Councilor Dan Rizzo. “This is a...

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Petruccelli wins senate seat

May 31, 2007
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By John Lynds and Josh Resnek East Boston Representative Anthony Petruccelli cruised to a convincing victory over Revere city councilor Dan Rizzo in light balloting in Tuesday’s special primary election. He will take former senator Robert Travaglini’s place in the state senate. “We did it the old fashioned way, working hard, taking the high...

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Drug suspect loses in run-in with cops

May 25, 2007
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Accused of trying to run over officer during escape attempt By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. A suspected drug dealer, who has already been charged by Winthrop police once and is awaiting trial on those charges, got more than he bargained for during a visit to Winthrop on May 16. According to police reports, Ruben Ortiz,...

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Massport meeting on health study related to centerfield taxiway

May 25, 2007
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Massport officials have asked the town to organize a meeting to talk about an air quality health study at the airport, which must be completed in Winthrop and other surrounding communities, before Massport can begin construction of the centerfield taxiway they have recently received clearance to build. The town of Winthrop hearing about an...

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Primary Election day nears

May 25, 2007
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Town Clerk advises June 6 last day to register to vote in June 26 general election By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. With the days ticking away in their race to replace former Senator Robert Travaglini, State Representative Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston and Revere City Councilor Dan Rizzo have both been making the rounds here...

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Planning Board recommends approval of SDOD for hospital site

May 18, 2007
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Measure will go before Town Council for consideration By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Winthrop Planning Board voted 4-0, with one member absent, Wednesday night to recommend that the Winthrop Town Council consider the application by Winthrop Cove Realty Trust to include the Winthrop Hospital site in the town’s Special Development Overlay District, but also...

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Water main breaks force closing of high school

May 17, 2007
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Two water main breaks near Winthrop High School have forced the temporary closure of the high school and the loss of water and sewer service to about 18 homes in the immediate vicinity. According to Public Works Director Dave Hickey, the larger of the two breaks is near the intersection...

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Winthrop Senate debate shows differences, similarities in candidates

May 15, 2007
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By John Lynds Political Analysis The series of debates held in the district last week between the two senatorial candidates running for Senator Robert Travaglini’s vacated seat proved one thing-one decisive issue doesn’t separate the candidates, and in the final analysis, voters will most likely choose the candidate they think has the most experience...

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School Committee approves contract extension for Jenkins

May 11, 2007
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New deal provides larger base salary, fewer bonuses By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Winthrop School Committee announced last night that they had reached an agreement with Winthrop Superintendent of Schools Steve Jenkins on a contract extension through the 2010 school year, that would also re-structure his salary and benefits and provide him with a...

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Logan taxiway plan to be discussed on WCAT

May 9, 2007
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Winthrop residents will be offered the chance to share their views on the $50 million Logan Airport Centerfield Taxiway, during a May 17 WCAT telecast by the town’s Noise, Air Pollution and Airport Hazards Committee. Residents will be asked to telephone their views in while the show, which starts at 7 p.m., is on...

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