Archive for May, 2011

Baxter’s Pinch-hit Lifts Vikings to Victory

Friday, May 27th, 2011

They say you never forget your first varsity base hit. No doubt Winthrop High freshman James Baxter will come to know the truth of that axiom for the rest of his life. Baxter, who came in as a pinch hitter, delivered a linedrive base hit to bring home Matt Todisco with the winning run in... »

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Ferri Tosses a No-hitter in Win over Swampscott

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The nicest day of this rainy spring season saw a dominant pitching performance by Winthrop junior Alex Ferri, who tossed a no-hitter against Swampscott Tuesday in which she fanned 14 enemy batters to lead the Lady Viking softball team to a 5-0 win. As is the case with all no hitters, the defense has to... »

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Ekaidat Scores 10 Points at NEC Meet

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Jordan Ekaidat scored 10 points to pace the Winthrop High boys track team at Saturday’s Northeastern Conference All- League Meet. The versatile senior took second place in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet- 4.25 inches and fifth in the 400 dash in 53.84 seconds. Jordan qualified for the State Divisional Meet... »

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Obituaries 05-26-2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

John Wood Retired ships carpenter John D. Wood of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on May 23. He was 90 years old. A longtime resident of Winthrop and a graduate of Malden Schools, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078,... »

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Winthrop Man Accidentally Killed While Working on a Boat

Friday, May 20th, 2011
Winthrop Man Accidentally Killed While Working on a Boat

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript A Winthrop man was tragically killed on Monday, when amarine winch he was operating at a local waterfront business on Pleasant Street snapped free and pinned him between the winch and a building on the property. Pat Marino, who was operating the winch at 554 Pleasant Street, and... »

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Different Diagnosis, Same Prognosis

Friday, May 20th, 2011
Different Diagnosis, Same Prognosis

-By Joseph Domelowicz A spokesman for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center said this week that the health center’s leadership still expects the new Winthrop primary care facility to be opened by the end of the calendar year. The opening is still slated for December despite a change of direction in the project. “Basically,... »

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Ferry Service: Service Resumes With an Expanded Schedule

Friday, May 20th, 2011
Ferry Service: Service Resumes With an Expanded Schedule

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Commuter  ferry service between Winthrop and Boston made a triumphant return this past Monday. Boston Harbor Cruises once again began taking commuter passengers to Boston on three morning trips to the city and three return trips in the afternoon and early evening on Monday, May 16 at 7... »

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A Lot to Digest: Ordinance Review Committee Makes many Recommendations

Friday, May 20th, 2011

After nine months of meetings, discussions, and public forums, Ordinance Review Committee Chairman Joseph Boncore submitted the committee’s 87-page report to the Town Council Tuesday night. The report contains the committee’s recommendations and proposed revisions to the town code and town charter. All told there were recommendations for 100 “substantive and non-substantive” changes to... »

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Surprising Move: Strangie Performed well during Short Stint

Friday, May 20th, 2011

More than a few Town Hall observers were stunned by the resignation of Clerk to the Town Council Leighanne  Strangie, whose letter of resignation was read at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Mrs.Strangie had been appointed in December following Town ClerkCarla Vitale’s decision to step down from the position. We thank Mrs. Strangie for her service... »

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Town Meetings Live: Internet Coverage is Being Explored

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Council President Jeffrey Turco expanded on his proposal to have all meetings of all town committees shown live on the Internet so Winthrop residents can follow the meetings on their home computers. Turco said the city of Sacramento, California has tried the idea and it appears to be working well. The town manager is... »

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