Archive for December, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 16th, 2016

ON THE TENNIS COURTS Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate The Winthrop Sun Transcript on last week’s paper (December 8, 2016) including a news article and an editorial regarding Winthrop High School boys tennis coach Marie Finn’s efforts to keep the Wallace B. McLean Tennis Courts in use as opposed to a plan... »

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Friday, December 16th, 2016

As Andy Williams once crooned, “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve... »

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Congratulations, Jay Silva

Friday, December 16th, 2016

We join the community in congratulating Jay Silva on the grand opening of his new restaurant, Marco, at the former location of JW’s in Winthrop Center. Jay hosted a special gathering at which hockey celebrities Rick Middleton and Mike Eruzione appeared and guests had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food items. We hope... »

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Jim Marr, The Rotary Club, And the Alexander Trophy

Friday, December 16th, 2016

We enjoyed watching the Heisman Trophy Awards Ceremony (Louisville QB Lamar Jackson was the recipient) and to us, the Heisman Trophy is one of the greatest awards in all of sports. You say Heisman, and every true sports fan knows it is presented to the most outstanding college football player in the country. And... »

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A System That Needs to Be Addressed

Friday, December 16th, 2016

That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than... »

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Ron Spinney Deserves All-Time Recognition

Friday, December 16th, 2016

We’re so excited that Winthrop High hoop legend and prominent attorney Chris Tsiotos will have a special ceremony in March when the basketball court at the new Winthrop High School will be named the “Chris Tsiotos Basketball Court.” We hope that Winthrop school officials will extend a similar honor to former Winthrop High girls... »

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Sports 12-15-2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016

WHS SPORTS roundup WHS GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM HOSTS PEABODY SATURDAY The Winthrop High Lady Bulldawg hockey team, which was scheduled to open its season last night (Wednesday) at Marblehead, will host Peabody Saturday afternoon at Larsen Rink. The opening face-off is set for 1:30. “We’ve played well in our scrimmages and things seem to... »

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Obituaries 12-15-2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Robert Healy, Jr. Finance Manager Robert J. Healy, Jr. of Winthrop passed away suddenly at the age of 59 on December 9. A finance manager for Johns Auto, he was born in Winthrop, the cherished son of the late Robert J. Healy Sr. and Marie T. (O’Connell) Healy. He was the devoted father of... »

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Middle School Thespians take on ‘Shrek, the Musical’

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Middle School Thespians take on ‘Shrek, the Musical’

By Kate Anslinger The Winthrop Middle School Drama Club is gearing up for its first performance of the year, “Shrek the Musical” and they are very excited about it.  There are a lot of firsts for the club this year, as it will be the first time that Shrek the Musical is performed at... »

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Ralph Tufo Keeps the Audiences Moving Their Feet

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Ralph Tufo Keeps the Audiences Moving Their Feet

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It is more than difficult to sit still when listening to the zydeco and Cajun music stylings of the Squeezebox Stompers. Accordion player Ralph Tufo, master of the squeezebox, lives in Winthrop with his family and he used to be a teacher at the Winthrop Middle School where he taught... »

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