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Powers ready to begin a new chapter – Former Winthrop Chief closes out 33 years in fire service

Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Powers ready to begin a new chapter – Former Winthrop Chief closes out 33 years in fire service

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Former Winthrop Fire Chief Joseph Larry Powers, who less than two years ago moved over to Logan Airport as chief of operations at Massport Fire Services, will call it a career at the end of September, closing one chapter in his life to begin a new one.... »

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Start at Zero – McCarthy rushes for 228 yards and three TDs as WHS blanks Salem

Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Start at Zero – McCarthy rushes for 228 yards and three TDs as WHS blanks Salem

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.’ For the Transcript The Winthrop Vikings got a huge game from first year starting running back, junior Nick McCarthy, and used five rushing touchdowns to demolish the Salem Witches at Miller Field last Friday night, putting an offensive stamp on their 2009 season, despite windy, rainy playing conditions. “You couldn’t... »

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Bolster joins Council President’s race

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Let the campaigns begin. The list of candidates for the November 3 town election has been finalized after the passing of the deadline Tuesday for the submission of nomination papers. Susan Bolster, Winthrop’s representative on the Northeastern Regional School Committee, submitted her papers for the position of Town Council President,... »

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Over breakfast, a hearty taste of what Speaker DeLeo is all about

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

By Joshua Resnek editor@winthroptranscript.com Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo started his day in Chelsea Wednesday morning at the annual Chamber of Commerce Government Breakfast at the French Club. For DeLeo, it was another early morning wake-up, another speech on the state of the economy, and yet one more opportunity for the speaker to... »

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The Papers Are In – Voters can expect a lively local election season

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The deadline for submitting nomination papers has passed, and we now know the candidates who will be running for office in the November 3 Town Election. The most watched race will be the Town Council president’s contest, in which candidates Barbara A. Survilas, Jeffrey R. Turco, and Susan Bolster will be on the ballot.... »

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A Winning Proposition – Expanded NEC will benefit Winthrop in many ways

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Your father’s Northeastern Conference is not your Northeastern Conference today, which is our way of saying that the tidy, 10-team conference that we knew for so many years is a relic of the past. When Revere and Peabody joined the conference, the NEC no longer consisted of playing the other nine schools (all with... »

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D’Amore returns to sideline, wins first game as head coach of the boys soccer team

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Pasquale D’Amore won his first game as head coach of the Winthrop High School boys soccer team Saturday vs. North Shore Vocational, 3-0. If you’re not a diehard soccer fan, you might think it was D’Amore’s first-ever win as a high school coach. Not so. D’Amore, a Winthrop resident who has been involved in... »

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Obituaries – 9/17/09

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Joseph Walsh 45-year Salesman for Jordan’s Furniture Joseph E. Walsh of Waltham died after a long illness on September 15. A US Navy veteran of World War II and a 45-year salesman for Jordan’s Furniture, he was the beloved husband of Eleanor “Terry” (Tambascio), formerly of Watertown. He is survived by his five children:... »

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Turco announces for town council president

Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Turco announces for town council president

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Jeffrey R. Turco, a 38-year-old attorney, is off and running vigorously for the position of president of the Winthrop Town Council. Turco, who has lived in town for five years, has started collecting signatures for his nomination papers. He has launched a door-to-door-campaign in his neighborhood and sent a campaign... »

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Temporary parking ban at public landing in effect next Tuesday

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Landside improvements to the Winthrop public landing on Shirley Street, which began last Tuesday, August 25, will cause a temporary interruption of normal usage there for two days, beginning next Tuesday, September 8, said Winthrop Harbormaster Chucky Famolare. “The contractor will be reclaiming the pavement from the... »

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