Archive for June, 2011

Sunday is Free Ferry Day in Winthrop

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The Winthrop ferry service being operated by Boston Harbor Cruises will offer an introductory “Free Ferry Day” on Sunday, June 26. All scheduled ferry runs on that day will be free to the public on a first come-first serve basis. Passage is limited to the vessel’s Coast Guard-certified capacity of 149 passengers. The ferry... »

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Elks’ Annual Poker Run to Benefit Soldiers’ Home

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

For the Transcript Planning is now underway for the Winthrop Elks Third Annual Poker Run benefiting the Chelsea Veterans Soldiers Home on Saturday, July 23 . The Poker Run is not a race – it is a fun filled afternoon-long game of chance where the best Poker Hand wins. “This is a charity fundraiser... »

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DeLeo a Standout Speaker without a Hint of Scandal

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The conviction of former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi on seven out of nine counts last week in Federal District Court in Boston was a sorry moment in the life and times of our state government. When DiMasi left the courthouse, he had not a word of contrition. Instead, he reiterated his courtroom... »

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Police Blotter 06-23-2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

June 13 3:44 a.m. — Officers respond to a verbal domestic dispute on Irwin Street, and the female party is given a ride to another location in town. 7:14 a.m. — WPD receives a call about flyers with hate messages toward Muslims that are on the ground in the area of Revere Street and... »

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Compensation Increase is Merited

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Winthrop lags far behind other cities, towns There is no doubt that the motion made by Town Councilor Linda Calla to increase the compensation of council members from $2,600 annually to $5,200 annually (and of the council president from $5,200 to $10,400) will be greeted with skepticism in some quarters. The chief arguments against... »

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The First Step: DeLeo, MSBA Director Tour the Middle School and High School

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The news that House Speaker Bob DeLeo and  Katherine Craven, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (the agency that considers and oversees new school construction in the state), recently toured Winthrop High School and Winthrop Middle School marks the first step in the long process of determining the pros and cons (and... »

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Staying Power: Bed and Breakfast Ordinance will be Good for the Town

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The concept of having bed and breakfast residences in Winthrop moved forward Tuesday night as a result of action by the Town Council. Winthrop resident Maggie Morris has been working on this proposal for three years and it was great to see that her efforts have resulted in the town being on the brink... »

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Obituaries 06-23-2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Florence Fraga Lifelong Beachmont resident Florence C. Fraga, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on June 20 following a long confinement at the Saugus Care & Rehab Center. She was 86 years old. Miss Fraga was born in Boston and raised and educated in Revere. She lived in the Beachmont section of Revere all... »

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The Fourth Estate: Cummings School Fourth Grader Ava Bertino Wins Statewide Writing Contest

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
The Fourth Estate: Cummings School Fourth Grader Ava Bertino Wins Statewide Writing Contest

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Ava Bertino may have a future career as a writer because she certainly has a present and by present, we mean a gift for writing. Bertino, a fourth grader at the Cummings Elementary School, won the top prize in the 2011 Will McDonough Writing Contest. Of the 250 fourth graders... »

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Superintendent’s First Pitch: Create a Comprehensive Athletic Director’s Post

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Superintendent’s First Pitch: Create a Comprehensive Athletic Director’s Post

–By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Incoming Superintendent of Schools John Macero has created a new athletic director’s position that has been retooled as director of physical education (grades K-12), wellness/health education, and athletics, and transportation coordinator. Macero said advertising for the newly created position has begun and the application process will involve a screening committee... »

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