Archive for February, 2009

Faith and funding – As economy slumps, churches feel the pinch

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Faith and funding – As economy slumps, churches feel the pinch

By Sandra Miller For the Transcript As Winthrop licks its wounds and prepares for more pain, the spiritual base of the community is also shoring up its resources for its congregants and the town at-large. Charity begins at home, however, and most churches are reeling from their own cutbacks. When parishioners lose their jobs,... »

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Board of Trustees formulate a plan to keep the library open for the remainder of the fiscal yea

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Board of Trustees formulate a plan to keep the library open for the remainder of the fiscal yea

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com James Matarazzo, chairman of the Winthrop Public Library’s Board of Trustees, said the board will submit a plan to the Town Council that outlines a strategy to keep the library operating for the remainder of the fiscal year. Interim Town Manager Larry Holmes had recommended closing the library as part... »

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Perfectly satisfying – Vikings suffer first loss but clinch NEC title with win over Beverly

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Perfectly satisfying – Vikings suffer first loss but clinch  NEC title with win over Beverly

The Winthrop High hockey team claimed the championship of the Northeastern Conference North Division with a 2-0 victory at Beverly Saturday. Coach Dale Dunbar and his squad thus compiled a near perfect 13-1-1 league record, edging out second place Revere (whom the Vikings defeated in both of their meetings this season) which had a... »

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Kid’s Play – Recreation Dept. skillfully weathers fiscal storm

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Transcript Staff Report The economic crisis that is laying bare the town’s financial problems is having a minimal effect on the Parks and Recreation Department and the Larsen Rink, two town departments that are entirely self-sufficient and are funded by user fees to pay their own way. “We’re actually having a pretty successful season,”... »

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A Night with the WFD

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Winthrop Fire Department Chief Paul Flanagan invites residents to support A Night with the Winthrop Fire Department fundraising event on Saturday, March 7, at Don Orione Hall in East Boston. The department’s goal is to replace the current windows in both the Center and Beach fire stations. Flanagan is pictured in front of some... »

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Harbormaster’s status will be determined next week

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Interim Town Manager Larry Holmes said early next week, he will decide what Town Harbormaster Charles Famolare’s status will be. Former Town Manager Rick White placed Famolare on paid administrative leave in December after a report alleged Famolare may have accepted free work from contractors employed by the town. Holmes and an independent hearing... »

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Police Blotter

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 8:11 AM: A caller reported a large sinkhole on Somerset Avenue. 9:26 AM: A Sunnyside Avenue resident reported a breaking and entering (B&E) into her motor vehicle (MV). 10:18 AM: A resident came into the station to report an assault and battery (A&B) that occurred in the town parking lot on... »

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Obituaries

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Priscilla Woytaszek, 86 Teacher and secretary at First Church Priscilla E. (Pollard) Woytaszek of Winthrop died at the Masconomet Healthcare Facility in Topsfield on February 16. She was 86 years old. A former secretary and Sunday school teacher at the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist for many years, she was the beloved wife... »

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Winthrop Public Library

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

By Sandra Miller The public library raised about $300 in dropped-off donations as of yesterday. The Friends of the Public Library pledged its kitty of $14,000 collected over the years through used book sales. There’s talk of teaming up with the Fire Department’s March fundraiser. But that’s not enough. “It’s not a fundraising issue,”... »

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Community Health Center

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

By Seth Daniel It seems as if everything in Winthrop has been lost or has been threatened with being lost in just a few months. First it was the library, then the senior center, and this week, it’s jobs at Town Hall. Now residents can add a community health center to the list of... »

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