Monthly Archives: October 2010

Potential development of green property has neighbors concerned

October 27, 2010
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Potential development of green property has neighbors concerned

For generations residents of Point Shirley have had to be aware of and concerned about the potential for flooding, especially during major storms such as the Blizzard of 1978 and the Hurricane of 1938, two events, which brought incredible damage to sections of the Point. After the Hurricane of ‘38, the U.S. Army Corps...

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Petruccelli: It’s a race to the finish

October 27, 2010
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Petruccelli: It’s a race to the finish

By John Lynds For the Transcript With less than a week to go until Election Day in Winthrop, Senator Anthony Petruccelli is leaving nothing to chance and said he would campaign hard until the final finish. Up against West End Republican Frank Addivinola who is trying to ride on the wave of anti-incumbency that...

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Markey says his work isn’t done

October 27, 2010
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When veteran U.S. Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) begins talking about his accomplishments over the last two years, it’s a list that tends to take some time. Markey has been in the Congress for 34 years and is seeking re-election this year for his 7th Congressional seat, which includes Everett, Revere and Winthrop. He said,...

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Dembrowski fulfills his wife’s wish

October 27, 2010
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It was the most tragic loss in his life that has pushed Dr. Gerry Dembrowski onward towards what would be his biggest win. Dembrowski, a Woburn Republican challenging for the 7th Congressional seat, told the Journal that he lost his wife this February to breast cancer, and it was her final words that kept...

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Cross country girls win NEC South title

October 27, 2010
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The Winthrop High girls cross country team capped a perfect 5-0 season in the South Division of the Northeastern Conference and thereby captured the 2010 South Division championship with a shutout victory over Saugus Monday on the course at Deer Island. “Eight of the girls set personal records in the meet,” said WHS head...

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Girls soccer team one-ups Shawsheen

October 27, 2010
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Senior Haley Benson scored two first half goals and junior Nicole Black scored what would prove to be the eventual game winner to power the Winthrop High girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Shawsheen Tech last week. Alyssa Moore and Black were credited with assists on the goals by Benson, while Black...

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Boys soccer team shows improvement

October 27, 2010
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The Winthrop High boys soccer team had a mixed week, defeating Shawsheen Tech, 2-1, but falling to Revere, 4-1. However, in both contests WHS head coach Pasquale D’Amore saw a lot of positive signs as his team prepares to head into the state tournament next week. Marco Bove reached the back of the net...

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WHS golf team just misses in tourney bid

October 27, 2010
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The Winthrop High golf team learned the truth of the age old axiom, “Close only counts in horse shoes,” as the Vikings fell shy of qualifying for a state tourney berth by the narrow margin of a 37.5-34.5 loss to Saugus in the final match of the season. The defeat left Winthrop with a...

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Don’t Forget To Vote – It’s the best way to exert your influence

October 27, 2010
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Newspaper editorial writers routinely exhort their readers to “get out and vote” on Election Day. We typically write that in a democracy, voting is not merely the right of every citizen, but an obligation. It is the best means each of us has of demonstrating both to our elected officials and to our fellow...

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No On Question 2 – Save jobs and affordable housing

October 27, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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