Archive for January, 2011

Land Court gives Developers the Go-head to Proceed with Winthrop Hospital Project

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Staff Report The Massachusetts Land Court has issued its decision in the case of the Winthrop Hospital condominium conversion project. Last week, Judge Alexander H. Sands ruled in favor of Tina Bzrezinski, trustee of Winthrop Cove Realty Trust, and ordered the work under the terms of the special permit may move forward. Essentially the... »

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Printing Business, Long a Fixture on the Political Scene, is Shutting Down

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Printing Business, Long a Fixture on the Political Scene, is Shutting Down

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript In the coming City Election season this year, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most all of them go – Art-Tone Studios on Beach Street in Revere. For the... »

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Her Star is Rising

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Her Star is Rising

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Local cake designer Amanda Oakleaf, owners of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes at 1 Pauline Street, in Metcalf Square, has been getting quite a bit of national exposure lately. Last March, she and her husband Tyler, flew to Denver to take part in The Food Network’s Cake Challenge show, competing... »

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Hearing Will Be Held to Discuss the Rezoning of Former Nursing Home

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The Winthrop Town Council voted by a 5-4 margin to approve Councilor-at-Large Philip Boncore’s motion to hold its own public hearing on the rezoning of the former Governor Winthrop Nursing Home on Pleasant Street. Councilors Nicholas DelVento, Linda Calla, Jeanne Maggio, and James Letterie joined Boncore in supporting the motion.... »

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A Positive Step

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Council moves forward on rezoning issue It was by the closest margin possible, but the Town Council voted to take control of the rezoning issue for the former site of the Governor Winthrop Nursing Home from the Planning Board and to hold a public hearing on the matter. The Council had sought unsuccessfully to... »

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Reasoned Response

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Turco adroitly handles complaint For those who tuned it to the end of the WCAT broadcast of Tuesday night’s meeting, they saw a highly respected and long-time resident criticize the Town Council for its comments and actions regarding the Planning Board’s inaction on the rezoning issue for the Pleasant Street development. The resident felt... »

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Sports 01-20-2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Winthrop girls hockey team improves to 8-1 The Winthrop Lady Bulldog hockey team reeled off two more impressive victories to improve to 8-1 on the season this past week. Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Springfield Cathedral marked a milestone for the Lady Bulldogs and clearly established them as one of the top teams in the... »

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Obituaries 01-20-2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Lorraine Murphy Retired Secretary Lorraine T. (Bertolon) Murphy of Winthrop died on January 10. She was 84 years old. She worked as a secretary for First National Stores for several years before working for Teamsters Union local 379 as their Secretary of Health and Welfare for many years. The loving wife of 58 years... »

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Town Fights Second Major Snowstorm of the Season

Friday, January 14th, 2011
Town Fights Second Major Snowstorm of the Season

–By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript As the second blizzard of the 2010-11 winter season was ramping up to batter Winthrop and the region, town public works staff and a contingent of private contract plows, prepared to do battle with the storm in an effort to keep Winthrop streets clear and safe for emergency... »

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Drive with Pride

Friday, January 14th, 2011

VPF donates new schools buses to the School Dept. By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The Viking Pride Foundation held a dedication ceremony for the new school buses that the organization has donated to the School Department for their use by Winthrop sports teams, students, and residents. Vincent Crossman, chairman of the non-profit group, presided over... »

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