Monthly Archives: February 2009

Patient developers – Long-awaited condo project at hospital site is approved

February 28, 2009
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Patient developers – Long-awaited condo project at hospital site is approved

By Cary Shuman [email protected] The Planning Board approved by a 5-0 vote the long-awaited condominium project proposed by Pizzuti Development (Winthrop Cove Realty) for the three-story, 50-foot brick building formerly occupied by the Winthrop Hospital on Lincoln Street. Tina Pizzuti Brzezenski, trustee of Winthrop Cove Realty Trust, the entity that purchased the Winthrop Hospital...

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Holds no water – Town Manager reinstates Famolare, saying there was ‘no substance’ to allegations

February 28, 2009
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Interim Town Manager Larry Holmes said Tuesday night that Winthrop Harbormaster Charles Famolare would be reinstated immediately, following the outcome of his investigation of allegations against the veteran harbormaster. “I have examined all of the allegations against Mr. Famolare and have found no substance to these allegations,”...

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Battle lines, and lines of communication – Winthrop resident maintains contact with fellow residents from afar

February 28, 2009
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By Sandra Miller For the Transcript Air Force Nurse Lisa Larity flies off to Kandahar, Afghanistan, breathing in the nauseating fumes of a fuel bladder for long-range flight into what she called a Charlie Foxtrot – code for chaotic and disorganized. They keep the engine running while they pull wounded soldiers aboard, only to...

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WHS students hope to make their own history

February 28, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Transcript Nearly 100 Winthrop High students are participating in this year’s National History Day Competition. Some students worked as individuals, while others formed into small groups to create educational projects on historical figures for this year’s theme of “Actions and Legacies”. All of the projects were done by students...

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Vikings ease into North quarterfinals

February 28, 2009
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The Winthrop High boys basketball team cruised into the quarterfinal round of the MIAA Division 4 North Sectional tournament with a runaway 71-38 triumph over Tyngsboro before an appreciative home crowd at the Holland Gym Tuesday evening. Coach Dave Brown and his Vikings, the No. 2 seed in the bracket, now will host 10th...

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Top-ranked Vikings draw Newburyport

February 28, 2009
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The Winthrop High boys hockey team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney this Friday evening at 7:30 at Salem State College when they take on Newburyport in a quarterfinal game of the MIAA Division 2 North sectional tournament. Winthrop, the No. 1 seed in the North Sectional with a 19-1 record, was...

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Police Blotter

February 28, 2009
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 9:46 AM: A Tileston Road resident reported that the windshield of his motor vehicle (MV) had been damaged overnight. 9:47 AM: An Ocean View Street resident reported that a rock had been thrown through a front window of his house. 1:32 PM: An emergency 209A order was received from Boston Police...

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A Job is a Job – Some are bent on obstructing progress

February 28, 2009
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One of the criticisms of Barack Obama’s stimulus plan by the Republicans is that money is being spent on programs that do not appear on their face to be of any real value. For example, Bobby Jindal, the 37-year-old Republican governor of Louisiana, stated in his response to President Obama’s speech Tuesday that $150...

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Back to Life – Hospital development is good news for the town

February 28, 2009
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At long last, development plans for the former Winthrop Community Hospital building on Lincoln Street, which has been vacant for 10 years, will be going forward after the Planning Board gave its unanimous approval to a condominium project on Monday night. Winthrop Hospital closed in 1992 and its successor user, the Winthrop Community Health...

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Chuck Famolare – Harbormaster was a victim of rumor-mongering

February 28, 2009
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Acting Town Manager Larry Holmes has looked into allegations aimed at Town Harbormaster Chuck Famolare that initially caused former Town Manager Rick White to suspend Famolare, and Holmes has determined there is no merit to any of those charges. The rumors that swept the town about Chuck Famolare were bad enough. But what was...

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