Archive for August, 2009

Town election heating up – Another candidate announces for Council President

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The election season is heating up in Winthrop. A second candidate, Jeffrey R. Turco, has declared his intention to run for the position of Town Council President. Mr. Turco joins Barbara Survillas in the race and there may be more candidates as the deadline approaches to submit the 150 signatures necessary to get on... »

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Another summer ends – “Where did the summer go?” is a familiar lament

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

With the dog days of August counting down and the children (and their parents) gearing up for the start of another school year, we all have said it once, if we have said it a thousand times (as our mother would say), “Where did the summer go?” No doubt this summer season may have... »

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Obituaries – 07/26/09

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Matthew Boyle Sr., 78 Winthrop High School Principal, Assistant Principal, teacher, mentor and coach Matthew I. Boyle, Sr. of Topsfield died peacefully on August 24 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following a brief battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. The husband of Audrey (Modano) Boyle, he was born in... »

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Engine of Change – Town gets $27k in fire truck repairs for free

Friday, August 14th, 2009
Engine of Change – Town gets $27k in fire truck repairs for free

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Earlier this summer, just a few short weeks after town voters approved a landmark tax override, agreeing to spend more than $1 million extra to keep the town running smoothly, the Winthrop Fire Department got the bad news that both of its main pumper engines would be... »

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Summer Hoop League enjoys a tremendous season; playoffs underway

Friday, August 14th, 2009
Summer Hoop League enjoys a tremendous season; playoffs underway

The Summer Hoop League held a monthly meeting on June 8, hoping to field eight to ten teams. The hoop junkies came out of the woodwork and 18 teams arrived at Ingleside Courts hoping to be the last team standing. The competition was intense and the fan base is continuing to the show its... »

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Ladies Lodge lining up spectacular day of food, fashion and fun

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Winthrop Ladies Lodge President Dottie D’Onofrio and the other women of the local social organization have been working overtime this summer preparing for their newest and best scholarship fundraising event ever. On Saturday, August 15, beginning at 2 p.m., the Ladies Lodge will host the first-ever Ladies... »

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Survilas enters election for Council President

Friday, August 14th, 2009
Survilas enters election for Council President

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The election season has begun. Lifelong Winthrop resident Barbara A. Survilas has taken out nomination papers for the office of president of the Winthrop Town Council in the Town Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3. Survilas hopes to succeed Thomas Reilly as president of the nine-member council that... »

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Ruling nears; will affect several Winthrop residents

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript Liz Krumenacker probably has one of the worst commutes in the state. Every morning, she awakens in her Winthrop home and has to journey west to Ashland, where she is a manager for a major nonprofit. That journey, unfortunately, involves the Mass Pike, and it has become a... »

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First Priority Credit Union signs up hundreds of new members

Friday, August 14th, 2009

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was one of the most anticipated commercial development in decades, and now that First Priority Credit Union has opened its doors, there’s been no shortage of new customers. Since the credit union’s grand opening in June, First Priority has signed up some 500 new members from East Boston, Winthrop... »

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Election ’09 – Hopefully, candidates will run positive campaigns

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The calendar may say summer is still with us, but the election season began this week with the announcement by lifelong Winthrop resident Barbara Survilas that she will be seeking the office of Town Council President in the November election. Barbara said she plans on running a positive campaign and is preparing a public... »

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