Archive for July, 2010

Obituaries 07-22-2010

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Charles Ficaro Of Medford, formerly of the North End Charles Ficaro of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on July 20. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Bramante) Ficaro and the late Olivia (Romano) Ficaro; devoted father of Joanne Lauria and her husband, John, of Andover; loving grandfather of Janell and Nicole... »

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Viking Pride plans major fundraiser featuring Tavares

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Viking Pride plans major fundraiser featuring Tavares

The Viking Pride organization is in its seventh year, but this may be its most wide-reaching one yet. The Winthrop booster group is helping to defray the cost of the athletic user fee with a generous $50,000 donation that was matched by the School Committee. Its proposal to donate two brand new buses for... »

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Slightly off the mark – Project scaled down in an attempt to attract under-budget bids

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The town’s plans to complete the reformation of the public landing into a bustling center of activity has hit a small bump in the road, as town officials have to go back out to bid to find a contractor to construct the proposed marine terminal building that will be adjacent to the new town... »

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‘Demonstration’ service could begin later this month

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The day that many in Winthrop had doubted would ever come, may soon be here. According to Winthrop Harbormaster Charles “Chucky” Famolare, Boston Harbor Cruises has won a public bidding process to provide a commuter ferry demonstration service for the town, beginning as early as late July and running for about three-months. During this... »

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Vitale will recommend a reduction in poll locations from three to two

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Town Clerk Carla Vitale said she will recommend to the Town Council that the number of poll locations be reduced from three to two for town elections. Vitale said she will be making her recommendation to the Council at its first meeting in August. Currently, there are three polling places in the town: Winthrop... »

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Will It Happen? – Let’s hope legislators can hash out their difference and sign casino legislation

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The eyes of Winthrop and the state are on Beacon Hill as the Senate and House try to reach a compromise on the casino bill and try to have it reach the Governor’s desk before the end of the legislative session on July 31. Our state representative on Beacon Hill, Speaker Robert DeLeo, is... »

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Great Tribute to Tony – WPD and WFD honor a true gentleman

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The Winthrop Police and Fire Departments deserve praise for holding a such a wonderful cookout and tribute in honor of the retirement of Tony Rossetti, the long time owner of Publix Shoe. It was a festival atmosphere in Winthrop Center last Friday evening as hundreds of Winthrop residents stopped by to enjoy some delicious... »

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Another Choice – School Committee needs to fill a second void

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

For the second time in two weeks, the Town Council and School Committee will hold a joint meeting to elect a new member to the Winthrop School Committee. The Committee picked Mark Rotondo to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Gus Martucci and on Tuesday, the Committee will select the successor to... »

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A Depressing Thought – Summer is half over (sorry)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

As we were preparing to send this week’s Sun Transcript off to the printer, we noticed the date line, “July 15, 2010,” and it occurred to us that summer is just about exactly half over. June has come and gone and we are at the midway point of July, which means that there are... »

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Police Blotter 07-14-2010

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

July 5 5:36 p.m. — A report of two unattended children in a parked car turns out to be unfounded. 6:01 p.m. — A woman calls to report that her child’s grandmother is not giving the child back following a visitation in Cambridge. She is advised of the appropriate steps to take. 6:49 p.m.... »

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