Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hail to the Champions

April 28, 2011
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Hail to the Champions

The 2011 state champion Winthrop High School boys basketball team was honored at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night at the Cummings School. Each player and coach received an official town citation. Members of the are shown with the team after the presentation ceremony.

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Murray Reflects on his Stellar High School Career under Fucillo

April 28, 2011
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Murray Reflects on his Stellar High School Career under Fucillo

-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com If there were one player that symbolizes all the glory and accomplishment of the Winthrop High School football program over the past two decades, Matt Murray, soon-to-be Tufts University graduate Matt Murray, would be an ideal choice. Murray played three seasons in the WHS program led by head coach Tony...

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Construction could Begin in June

April 28, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Construction of the long-awaited marine terminal building at the public landing could finally be on the horizon. The only hitch is if the current bidding process continues to go as planned, according to Winthrop Harbormaster Charles ”Chucky” Famolare, who was present for the opening of sealed sub-contracting bids...

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Fucillo Elected to Football Coaches Hall of Fame

April 28, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Tony Fucillo will be inducted into the Massachusetts State Football Coaches Hall of Fame at an awards dinner Saturday at Lantana’s in Randolph. Fucillo was the head coach of the Winthrop High football team for 20 seasons and assistant coach for 15 seasons. Fucillo capped off his successful tenure with...

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Council will give thorough Review to ‘Consolidation Implementation Plan’

April 28, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Nicholas DelVento, councilor for precinct 3, cautioned his colleagues at an April 5 Town Council meeting that they were “rushing through” Town Manager James McKenna’s comprehensive consolidation plan for the financial offices, MIS (management information systems) offices, and building maintenance functions of the town. Three weeks after DelVento’s now-famous pen-throwing...

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‘Round the Clock Again – Lopez will Undertake Grueling 24-hour Run for the Second Time

April 28, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop firefighter and paramedic Michael Lopez, who last year spearheaded a push to help promote physical fitness in Winthrop and raise money for the Viking Pride Foundation by running around Deer Island for 24 hours straight, has announced that he intends to undertake the 24-hour challenge again this...

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Not a Big Hurry on Consolidation

April 28, 2011
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Town Council should look at all factors before making judgment Town Manager James McKenna has completed his “Consolidation Implementation Plan” and all agree that it is a well-thought out and well-constructed document. McKenna and his staff certainly put a lot of time and energy into compiling the information and organizing it, in what was only...

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Sports 04-28-2011

April 28, 2011
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WHS baseball team seeking winning edge The Winthrop High baseball team still is looking to find the winning formula after dropping both of its contests this past week to Saugus and Swampscott.        “We’re still struggling, especially at the plate,” said WHS head coach Frank DeMarco. The truth of the coach’s observation was most evident...

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Congratulations, Tony Fucillo

April 28, 2011
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Induction into Coaches Hall of Famea well deserved honor We want to join the community of Winthrop in congratulating Tony Fucillo on his induction into the State Football Coaches Hall of Fame. The distinguished honor, the highest that a coach can achieve, is certainly a much-deserved one for Fucillo, who year in and year...

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Parents Hope to Build on Town Appropriation for Playground

April 21, 2011
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Parents Hope to Build on Town Appropriation for Playground

Manning, Parker lead fundraising effort By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com   If all goes according to the plan, the William P. Gorman/Fort Banks School will have new playground equipment this fall that will meet the recreational needs for more students at the school. Dawn Hagan Manning, co-president of the school’s PTO, and Kelly Gaughan Parker,...

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