Archive for July, 2009

Chamber director is hungry for a meeting

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Chamber director is hungry for a meeting

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Eric Gaynor, executive director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, will make his thoughts known on the Town Council’s vote on the implementation of a local option meals tax at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday night at Town Hall. The state meals tax will increase from 5 percent to... »

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Mallios says OK to Saint A’s

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Winthrop High basketball star Dino Mallios has given his verbal commitment to attend St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Mallios will begin his senior year in September. He will enter the final season of his basketball career with more than 1,000 points. Head coach David Brown said he was happy about the news. Brown,... »

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All-star teams shift focus from district tournament

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
All-star teams shift focus from district tournament

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript Winthrop’s two competitors in the Little League World Series have been eliminated from the District 16 Tournament and are now setting their sights on other tournaments. For the 11/12-year-old All-Stars, the end of their run to Williamsport occurred over the course of a single inning on July 9... »

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Will running the option put town at a disadvantage?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript A spirited meeting is expected this Tuesday night as the Town Council debates the implementation of two controversial local option taxes – one for hotels, motels and inns and another for the meal’s tax. Along with the state budget, the Legislature passed a measure that allows cities and... »

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The wild side of Winthrop with Belle Isle Kayak Adventures

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript As a young man growing up in Somerville, Rick Buss first became enthralled with Winthrop after becoming a lifeguard at Winthrop Beach, spending parts of several summers enjoying the summer breezes and ocean waves of the town’s largest attraction. “Over the years, I kept coming back here.... »

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Meals Tax Option – The pennies add up

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

A large crowd should be on hand for Tuesday night’s Town Council special meeting when the nine councillors will vote on whether to implement the local option meals tax that would raise the tax from 6.25 percent to 7.0 percent starting October 1. The state legislature voted as part of the 2010 budget to... »

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Maggio On The Mark – There is no replacement for solid information

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Councillor Jean Maggio wants a public information session for all residents who will be affected by the upcoming sewer and main replacement that is slated to begin in mid-August on Putnam, Buchanan, Pauline, Fremont, Jefferson, and Walden Streets. Maggio’s suggestion followed an informative slide presentation on the project by DPW Director David Hickey and... »

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Distinguished Guests – DeLeo and Petruccelli to speak at Chamber luncheon

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

There should be a huge crowd on hand Monday at the Lodge of Elks Hall when the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon featuring Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and State Sen. Anthony Petruccell. Chamber Executive Director Eric Gaynor said it may in fact be a historic gathering in that it may... »

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Obituaries – 07/20/09

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Arthur Hickey, 76 Registry of Motor Vehicles Inspector Arthur G. Hickey of Terrace Avenue, Winthrop, died at the Salem Hospital on July 21, after a long illness. He was 76 years old. Born in Malden, he was the son of the late Laura (Mabb) and Arthur H. Hickey. A graduate of Malden High School,... »

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Toll Timeline – Rep. DeLeo’s role in squashing toll hike proposal

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Toll Timeline –  Rep. DeLeo’s role in squashing toll hike proposal

By Joshua Resnek editor@winthroptranscript.com Since becoming the speaker of the House, Winthrop’s Bobby DeLeo has railed against the toll hikes and tunnel fares that the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority wanted to impose upon us. The tunnel toll hike alone was going to make the payment to pass under the Mystic River $7, as outrageous an... »

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