Archive for May, 2007

Winthrop man arrested in rape of teen

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Suspect being held, further charges pending By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. 23-year old Douglas Bitopolous of 98 Bellevue Avenue is behind bars this week, after being arrested and charged with kidnapping, statutory rape of a child, aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery on a child over 14 years of age, after a Saturday night... »

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$1.7 million grant awarded to complete pier

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Council President Reilly announces Seaport Advisory Council approval By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The last piece of a multi-million dollar pier and terminal project at Winthrop’s public landing slipped nicely into place Tuesday afternoon, when the Seaport Advisory Council voted to approve a $1.7 million grant application to the town of Winthrop, with the funds... »

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Time to make a decision on Dimes

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. So here we are one year later and the council is still tying itself up in knots over who they want to be (and who they don’t want to be) on the Planning Board. Officially, Tuesday night’s vote to table appointments of Richard Dimes and Allan Maruzzi came down to... »

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Council votes 7-2 to work with New Hampshire developer on Dalrymple property

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Winthrop Town Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday night to work with New Hampshire-based developer Equivise on a plan to demolish the old Dalrymple School and construct a new 30-plus unit condominium development on the property, which could potentially brings hundreds of thousands of extra tax dollars to the town.... »

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Council to consider Dimes appointment to Planning Board

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. According to several sources Town Council President Thomas Reilly on Tuesday night, is planning to nominate Planning Board Chairman Richard Dimes to the Planning Board for the second year in a row, potentially setting up a showdown over Reilly’s power to nominate committee members and the council’s discretion to approve... »

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Council approves town parking ordinance

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. The Winthrop Town Council last week approved a re-written set of parking regulations for the town, including the residential parking restrictions for overnight parking, which essentially legitimizes the parking regulations the town has been operating under for the past three years. Additionally, the council voted to allow the outsourcing of... »

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