Archive for October, 2009

To be Frank, Vikings were simply better – Ambrosino rushes for 139 yards, makes 10 solo tackles

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
To be Frank, Vikings were simply better – Ambrosino rushes for 139 yards, makes 10 solo tackles

In a game that head coach Sean Driscoll said included the Vikings’ ‘best second half performance of the year," the Winthrop Vikings seemed to make few mistakes, as they opened the all-important ‘league’ part of their schedule last Saturday in Saugus. Senior co-captain Frank Ambrosino playing fullback on offense and linebacker on defense had... »

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Ferry idea just might sail

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Town Manager James McKenna said that funds from a $950,000 Federal grant should allow Winthrop to have a commuter ferry boat service up and running by the spring. McKenna talked about the proposed ferry service during a presentation about the improvements being made at the Winthrop Public Landing. McKenna thanked U.S. Congressman Edward Markey... »

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Debate will resume next week at House Committee meeting

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The great expanded gaming debate will begin on October 29 when a House Committee takes up the issue. The Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies will hold a hearing at the State House on Thursday, October 29, to discuss expanded gaming – including casinos – coming to the state and perhaps to Suffolk... »

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An Exciting Project – Ferry plan could rejuvenate town

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

There certainly has been an air of excitement around the town with the news that a water transportation ferry service for commuters could begin as soon as May 1. The project is being made possible by a $950,000 grant announced by Congressman Edward Markey that will allow Winthrop to move forward with the proposed... »

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Community-Wide Success – Gathering gave residents a meaningful forum

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

A large turnout of residents and town officials attended the inaugural Community Meeting held Monday night at the Winthrop Yacht Club. Residents were able to talk directly with MWRA officials about the speeding trucks that travel through the town. After some animated discussions, Deer Island Treatment Plant Director John Vetere took the suggestions from... »

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A New High School – Renovations might not be cost-effective

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

We believe we heard Winthrop resident David Osborne, a regular speaker during the public portion of Council meetings, suggest that the town should consider building a new high school, rather than go forward with the $26.5 million in renovations that the school needs (which includes the accessibility issues for physically challenged individuals that will... »

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Quality Leadership – Forum showcased dedication of our elected officials

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

There’s only one word to describe the Town Council’s public forum that was held Tuesday night at the Senior Center in which all of our town department leaders participated, and that word is, “Impressive.” Even Town Manager Jim McKenna was surprised by the sheer number of responsibilities that some of the town departments had... »

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Obituaries – 10-21-09

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Santina Ciampa, 88 East Boston resident Santina (Indorato) Ciampa of East Boston died on October 20. She was 88 years old. The beloved wife of the late Frank Ciampa Sr, she was the devoted mother of Linda J. DeMartinis and her husband, Stanley, of Lynnfield and Frank Ciampa Jr. and his wife, Diane, of... »

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Police Blotter 10-12-09 – 10-19-09

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 9:57 AM: Off. Turner stopped a MV on Summit Ave. and issued a citation to the operator for the CMVI of operating an unregistered MV. The MV was ordered towed. 11:01 AM: Offs. Turner and Acone assisted the parties with the exchange of papers at a minor MVA at Shirley and... »

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Great depths – Turransky impresses on local swimming circuit

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Great depths – Turransky impresses on local swimming circuit

Ten-year-old Shanel Turransky was already a state and district championship swimmer when she entered the waters off Winthrop Beach for her first attempt at the Five Sisters Swim on September 5. The long distance event was certainly going to be the toughest challenge of her young swimming career: a vigorous 1.2-mile swim in some... »

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