Archive for May, 2009

MWRA plans to construct at least two, 190-foot wind turbines on Deer Island

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
MWRA plans to construct at least two, 190-foot wind turbines on Deer Island

  By Seth Daniel For the Transcript    Two new wind turbines are about to blow their way onto Deer Island, with three more potentially on the way.    MWRA officials announced last week that they will be razing an old building on the eastern side of the island and are now beginning foundation... »

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McKenna is the man – Selection is a former Gloucester administrator and an attorney

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
McKenna is the man – Selection is a former Gloucester administrator and an attorney

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com   Town Council President Thomas Reilly will recommend to the council at its meeting Tuesday night that James McKenna be appointed as the new town manager of Winthrop.  Reilly’s recommendation follows an extensive search process in which more than 40 candidates applied for the position. The town manager selection committee... »

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WHS Roundup

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
WHS Roundup

  Lady Vikings open   tourney play Friday The Winthrop High softball team will open play in the Division 3 North sectional of the MIAA state tournament tomorrow (Friday) with a preliminary round contest against Boston Latin. The game will be played at Charlestown with a 4:00 start. Coach Dave Guffey’s Lady Vikings, who finished... »

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Style points – From a young age, Shannon’s talent as a designer was crystal clear

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Style points – From a young age,  Shannon’s talent as a  designer was crystal clear

  By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com   Emily Shannon will graduate next week from Winthrop High School, but she’s already on her way to building a name for herself as an entrepreneur. Shannon has been attracting customers to the Stitches by the Sea Store at 66 Woodside Avenue – which is owned and operated by... »

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Residents need to back the council’s choice

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

By Joshua Resnek   It appears as though Essex Attorney James McKenna will be the man to lead Winthrop for the next few years. McKenna, who worked as the chief assistant to the former mayor of Gloucester, as an assistant district attorney, and with his own successful private practice as well, is a well-rounded,... »

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Our New Town Manager – James McKenna will start his job during an exciting and important time in Winthrop’s history

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

A new era in Winthrop town government is about to begin. Town Council President Thomas Reilly will announce at Tuesday’s council meeting that James McKenna, who is an attorney, is his recommendation for the position of Winthrop town manager. Mr. McKenna is a former administrator in the city of Gloucester. After being  named as... »

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Yes, Basketball Season – Adult League is ready to begin

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

If the calendar says June is approaching, then it’s time for another season of the Winthrop Adult Summer Basketball League. We’ve always liked the manner in which Peter Grimes has organized and coordinated the basketball league in this town. Yes, the league is competitive, but it’s always been a fun-first type of league in... »

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Big Papi – Slugger’s woes show how hard the game really is

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, affectionately known as Big Papi to his legion of fans, is struggling at the plate. During the past five years, he was arguably the greatest clutch hitter the Red Sox ever had, helping the Sox win two world championships.  But Big Papi can’t seem to find his... »

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Obituaries – 05/26/09

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Charlotte Marcus, 91 Retired Secretary   Charlotte (Savel) Marcus of Winthrop died on May 23 at the Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Marcus was born in Winthrop, attended Winthrop schools and high school before continuing her education at Bryant and Stratton Secretarial School in Boston. She was... »

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