Archive for April, 2009

Making history? – Officials trying to place Metcalf Square on the National Register

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Making history? – Officials trying to place Metcalf Square on the National Register

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript There’s a long history to Metcalf Square and the area around it, which could be memorialized in a National Historic District designation very soon. It would be the first, official historic district in the town. The Winthrop Historical Commission will hold a hearing on May 7 at 7... »

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Petruccelli talks to residents about statewide economic problems

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Petruccelli talks to residents about statewide economic problems

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com State Senator Anthony Petruccelli addressed residents about the economy and the state budget for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 on Tuesday night at Winthrop Senior Center. Petruccelli, speaking at a podium with Winthrop town councillors seated on each side of him, answered questions from the audience after his remarks. “One... »

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Sports

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Sports

Vikings baseball team defeats Saugus, Matignon The Winthrop High (WHS) baseball team earned a pair of victories this past week, defeating Saugus and Matignon, before falling to Beverly on Monday. Matt Moore went the full seven inning distance for Winthrop in the Saugus triumph. Although Matt was touched up by Saugus along the way,... »

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DPW finishes up Pleasant St. repairs

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript The Winthrop Public Works Department (DPW) installed a new tide gate beneath Pleasant Street on Tuesday, April 28, near Donovan’s Beach, completing the final major piece of a reconstruction process that began four months ago. Pleasant Street collapsed under the weight of the roadway, after the water... »

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Sanford: ‘We really need this’

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Russell Sanford moved to Winthrop in 1982. He’s been a part of the fabric of the community every day since then, whether it be his work as a youth sports coach for his daughters’ teams, his service as a member of the Winthrop School Committee, or his current position as... »

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She will be Missed – WMS Principal Zoe Haskell is retiring

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Winthrop Middle School Principal Zoe Haskell has submitted her letter of retirement to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Jenkins and the members of the School Committee, signifying the end of an era in the school system. Haskell has been the principal of the middle school for the past eight years, the final success in... »

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The Override – The action is heating up, no question about it

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Well, it’s three weeks and counting until Winthrop residents will make their choices known in the Proposition 2 1/2 override election on May 19. On Saturday, we saw several residents dropping informational pamphlets at homes throughout the town and, without taking sides, we must say the pamphlet was very well done. The group obviously... »

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In the Spotlight – Step forward, James Crosby and Pat Pumphret

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Two of our residents will be in the television spotlight over the next few days. James Crosby, a young Marine whose spinal cord was damaged in Iraq, will be featured on a NECN (New England Cable News) documentary, “Aftermath” that will premiere on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. on the cable news channel.... »

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The Price of Bankruptcy – Be careful of what you ask for

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Both in the past and during the current override debate, some of those who are opposed to the idea of overrides have suggested that the town simply declare bankruptcy and let the state come in and take over. That’s what happened to Chelsea about 20 years ago when that city was placed into receivership... »

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Obituaries – 04/29/09

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Frederick J. Hickey, 71 Worked for Gulf Oil Corp. Frederick J. Hickey of West Maple Street, Palmyra, Pa. died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was 71 years old. Born June 9, 1937 in New Haven, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Frederick D. and Theresa M.... »

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