Archive for April, 2011

Michael Mason: A Great Athlete and a Great Person

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Michael Mason: A Great Athlete and a Great Person

-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Friends, classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, residents, and family members said a final farewell to Michael J. Mason, a former three-sport captain and Winthrop Hall of Fame inductee, during memorial observances last week. Mason, who is being remembered fondly as a great athlete and a great person, died on April 13... »

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Belle Isle Seafood Featured on Travel Channel

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Belle Isle Seafood Featured on Travel Channel

‘No Reservations’ crew finds local seafood eatery -By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript “Sometimes a thing becomes a cliché because it’s just so damn good, and this place in East Boston is that damn good,” so says Travel Channel host Anthony Bourdain about Belle Isle Seafood, on a recent episode of his Travel Channel... »

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Police Issue Wanted Notice for Local Drug Dealer

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty released a wanted poster Tuesday for a suspected drug dealer and IV drug user. The suspect was arrested in Winthrop last Friday and charged with five counts of drug crimes, after a well-being of a child check at his residence uncovered drugs, money... »

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Monday, April 11 10:53 a.m. – Party reports a female and male arguing over money at the corner of Winthrop Street and Madison Avenue. 12:01 p.m. – Party called reporting a large dog on the roof of a Quincy Avenue residence. Animal Control notified and will respond. Animal Control requests WFD respond so he... »

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History Repeats Itself: Playground Equipment at Gorman School will be Well Used

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In the Sun Transcript of this week in 1911 the following was reported: “Town Meeting voted to appropriate $900 to equip the playground areas of the Shirley, Almont, and Pauline sts. schools and to have them be used as year round playgrounds in accordance with the new state law that requires all communities to... »

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And Now a Bad Thing: School Budgets have been on the Chopping Block for 30 Years

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Since we’re in the mood for hearkening back to the past, there also is this item from 1981 in this week’s through the years column: “After six months of dealing with budget matters, the School Committee returned to the business of academics. School Supt. Michael Fortunato declared, ‘This was a difficult year. I hope... »

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Mike Mason: Former WHS Star will be Fondly Remembered

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Family members and friends paid a final farewell to former Winthrop High School All-Scholastic quarterback and three-sport captain Michael Mason, who died last week at the all too-young age of 36. Mike was the quarterback of the 1992 WHS team that played in the Super Bowl at Miller Field and lost to Mansfield. He... »

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Softball Team Wins Vacation Tournament

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Winthrop High softball team defeated No. Quincy and Boston Latin to capture the Battle of the Beach softball tournament this past week on the local field. Tuesday’s championship contest against Latin proved to be a comeback affair for Winthrop, as the Lady Vikings scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to... »

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Girls Track Squad Edges Lynn Classical

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Winthrop High girls track team defeated Lynn Classical by a close score of 70-61 last Thursday.  “Classical is a much improved and well coached team,” said WHS head coach Warren MacPhail “and they have the best javelin throwers, sprinters, and jumpers in the conference.” The Lady Vikings were led by eighth by graders... »

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Tough Stretch for WHS Baseball Team

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Winthrop High baseball team went through a tough stretch this past week, dropping three contests to Northeastern Conference rivals Marblehead, Gloucester, and Danvers. “The team is overall playing well and working hard,” said WHS head coach Frank DeMarco. “We just need to put it all together and the wins will take care of... »

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