Archive for January, 2011

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Business

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the new home of the Winthrop School of Performing Arts, located on the third floor of the E.B. Newton School on Pauline Street. Now in their 26th year, WSPA offers classes in dance, acting, voice, and musical instruments as well as Zumba, the latest exercise... »

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Expenditures Continue to Pile up

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Expenditures Continue to Pile up

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop Public Works Director Dave Hickey confirmed this week that the early season snow and ice storms that have been hitting the town and region on an almost weekly basis since the week after Christmas, have taken a toll on thetown’s under-funded snow and ice removal budget. “We... »

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Top Dollar – Petruccelli Named Chair of Financial Services Committee

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

By John Lynds For the Transcript East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was appointed chairman of the second most important committee in theMassachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve as Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Petruccelli’s appointment was made by Senate President Therese Murray. “I am... »

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Raise the Curtain – Macero Moves Performing Arts Center to the E.B. Newton

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Raise the Curtain – Macero Moves Performing Arts Center to the E.B. Newton

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Even if you don’t sing, dance, perform, or play a musical instrument, it’s worth the trip to see the transformation ofspace that Trudy Macero has performed at the new home of the Winthrop School of Performing Arts. The top floor of the E.B. Newton School building looks like it was... »

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Sports 01-27-2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Sports 01-27-2011

LeBlanc’s tally lifts Vikings past Swampscott, 2-1 The Winthrop High hockey team has been on a roll of late and they kept the good times rollin’ Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 victory at Swampscott. “The game was a lot closer than we would have liked,” said WHS head coach Dale Dunbar. “We had plenty... »

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Town Preparing for Latest Snowfall

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript As the budget gap for snow and ice removal widens, Winthrop Public Works officials were preparing yesterday (Wednesday) to fight what would be the third largest snowfall of the early 2011 winter season. “What we’re hearing from our specialized local forecasts is different from what the TV newscasters... »

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Put To Good Use – Landmark Building Still Serving the Town

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

There was much discussion last year over what action to take on the future of the E.B. Newton School building after the School Department vacated it. Some suggested selling the landmark structure on Pauline Street to the highest bidder, with the end result likely seeing it turned into condominiums or apartments. There also were... »

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A Special Award – Trophy Recalls Efforts of Bill Rutherford

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The photos of the Winthrop High football banquet appeared in last week’s Sun-Transcript and we understand it was another great evening hosted by head coach Sean Driscoll, the football parents, and the football program. One of the major awards is given to the MVP of the annual Thanksgiving game and this year’s recipients were... »

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Tourney Journey – Brown’s Team Heads Back to the Postseason

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

We’ve taken for granted the annual post-season invitation that Winthrop High basketball coach David Brown and his program secure every season. Once again coach Brown and his Vikings will be playing in the MIAA State Tournament. Winthrop is the smallest school in the Northeastern Conference, but it hasn’t deterred the Viking hoopmen from often... »

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Police Blotter 01-27-2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

January 17 10:34 a.m. – A Shirley Street resident reported that her sister contacted their mother, in violation of an active restraining order. She was advised that WPD would contact the court the following day. 11:08 a.m. – Officers assist in a domestic situation in which a man wants to retrieve items from his... »

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