Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wired for Success – Computer Lab, New TV Donated by Local Families

March 31, 2011
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Wired for Success – Computer Lab, New TV Donated by Local Families

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop Council on Aging/Senior Center Director Nancy Williams was positively ecstatic this week as she surveyed the new computer lab and 52” flat screen television that were donated to the Senior Center.  Two local families, who “have not forgotten their roots” as Williams put it, donated these items....

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Winning Formula

March 31, 2011
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Winning Formula

Winthrop resident Gianna Famolare won top honors at the 16th annual Newton Country Day School Science Fair. Famolare took Second Place for her project “You Can’t Stop the Beat: The Effectsof Music on Exercise.” Her classmates were her test subjects. The freshmen ran a timed 2-K course, and on each test run listened to...

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Decision Expected at April 7 Meeting

March 31, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The Winthrop School Committee will vote to appoint a new superintendent at a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 7 at the Cummings School, after site visits with the four finalist candidates are completed early next week. “So, at this point we have committed to the...

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Letterie Calls Process ‘Crucial’

March 31, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Town Council Vice President James Letterie knows where he’ll be next Thursday night (April 7): in attendance at the School Committee meeting or watching it live on WCAT. Letterie said the decision that the School Committee members will make at that meeting – voting on the appointment of the next...

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Part-time Grant Position has Generated Significant Funds

March 31, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Town grants administrator Peter Lombardi told the Town Council Tuesday night that the town has been able to secure $684,000 in grants since he began in his part-time position last July. Lombardi made his presentation during the Council’s spring financial forum held at the Cummings School. The reaction to Lombardi’s...

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Selection Nears – Let the School Committee Know Your Views on the Search for a New Superintendent

March 31, 2011
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If you read the comments of Town Councilor James Letterie in this week’s Sun Transcript, you’ll most likely agree that the School Committee is about to make one of its most important decisions in years. The selection of the new school superintendent of schools is set for the next School Committee on April 7...

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Worth The Money – Grant Writing Position Pays for itself

March 31, 2011
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Town Councilor Russell Sanford asked the cut-to-the-chase question to Peter Lombardi, the town’s grant writer, that was on the mind of Russ’s colleagues, interested spectators in the cafetorium at the Cummings School, and those watching the Council Finance Forum on television: How much has the grant office secured in grants for the town? Peter...

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Police Blotter 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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March 21 9:25 a.m. – The DPW is notified about a missing sewer cover on Argyle Street. 11:15 a.m. — A Wave Way Avenue resident calls to request his daughter be escorted from his residence. Officers helped mediate the situation, and the daughter left willingly. 3:03 p.m. — A Court Road resident repeatedly called...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Linda Beaumont Died recently Linda (Miller) Beaumont died on March 29. She was the loving mother of Lisa Gold of Framingham and her husband, Rich, and Heidi Liss of Brookline and her husband, Avi; loving Grandma of Dylan and Noa; dear sister of Marty Miller of North Carolina, Jerry Miller of Swampscott and his...

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A Shore Thing – Café Rossetti’s Recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine

March 24, 2011
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A Shore Thing – Café Rossetti’s Recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Some call Café Rossetti’s on Winthrop Shore Drive the best kept secret on the North Shore. But the word is now officially out because owners and chefs Bob and Steve Rossetti are basking in the glow of receiving national recognition from Travel and Leisure Magazine for having one of the...

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