Monthly Archives: June 2009

Open Casting Call for ‘Deal Or No Deal’

June 20, 2009
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Do you have nerves of steel?  A killer instinct?  Raw intuition and an amazing personality? Do you want the chance to win $1 million dollars?! Come to the Open Casting Call for the hit TV show DEAL OR NO DEAL on Saturday, June 20th at the Seaport Hotel! Boston Casting is looking for high-energy,...

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Singing her Praises – Lounsbury earns a much-deserved Unsung Heroine Award

June 20, 2009
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Singing her Praises – Lounsbury earns a much-deserved Unsung Heroine Award

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript The Pledge Furniture Polish sprayed out of the can with a fine mist on the dining room table as Maryann Lounsbury wiped down the family table one day many years ago. Busy, yes, but like most good mothers, she was going about her business with one ear open...

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Beranger isn’t done representing Winthrop High

June 20, 2009
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Beranger isn’t done representing Winthrop High

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Christopher Beranger received the coveted Bentley Swift Cup at the June 5th graduation ceremony, emblematic of being the top athlete in the Winthrop High Class of 2009. But Beranger isn’t done representing the school yet. On Friday night at Bentley University in Waltham, Beranger will compete for the North All-Stars...

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Pastor has a new future – Rev. Smith is returning home to Oklahoma having left a big impression here

June 20, 2009
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Pastor has a new future – Rev. Smith is returning home to Oklahoma having left a big impression here

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The congregation at the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., held a luncheon Sunday in honor of its pastor, the Rev. Jeremy Smith, who is leaving the church to take a full-time position as pastor of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma. The praise for Rev. Smith’s...

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Councillor to Committee: Take action! – Maggio critical of the School Dept.’s handling of the E.B. Newton School closing

June 20, 2009
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Precinct 4 Town Councillor Jeanne L. Maggio blasted the Winthrop School Committee for dragging its heels regarding the closing of the E.B. Newton School building on Pauline Street, during an animated discussion of the matter at Tuesday night’s council meeting. “This is not a new idea. This idea about closing...

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Water windfall: MWRA to receive significant stimulus funds

June 20, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Transcript State and federal government officials converged on Deer Island Monday afternoon for an award of $185 million in stimulus money to the MWRA for use throughout the system. Lisa Jackson, head honcho of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and Congressman Michael Capuano...

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Hottest Topic in Town – What will become of the E.B. Newton School?

June 20, 2009
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How ironic it was that moments after Town Councillor Richard Gill praised the town and community leader Lou Camacho for ensuring that there will be fireworks in Winthrop to celebrate the Fourth of July, the real verbal fireworks began, with much of the critical comments being directed at the Winthrop School Committee. The issue...

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Thank You, Rev. Smith – Pastor left a permanent mark on his congregation

June 20, 2009
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There was certainly a lot of admiration and a genuinely good feeling in the hall Sunday at The First Church of Winthrop United Methodist on Winthrop Street as a congregation came to say goodbye to their beloved pastor, the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Rev. Smith was appointed as pastor of First Church in 2006 after...

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Put it on your calendar – Don’t miss Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast

June 20, 2009
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Sunday is Father’s Day and also the first day of summer, which makes it a doubly significant day. But in Winthrop, it is triply important, because it marks one of our community’s great traditions, dating back more than 40 years – the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Winthrop High School football...

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Obituaries – 06/18/09

June 20, 2009
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Adi Ya’akov Kippor, 44 Ritual director Adi Ya’akov Zippor, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on November 19, 2008, at the age of 44. His sudden death occurred in Brighton, and he was buried on Har Menuchot in Jerusalem. Although he died last November, this announcement is being made to reach those of his kind...

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