Archive for September, 2017

I Love Winthrop Festival Held Saturday

Friday, September 29th, 2017
I Love Winthrop Festival Held Saturday

Audra Currier surfing on Hagman Road on a surfboard from Oceanside Pilates Yoga. »

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Town Manager Search Firm Hired

Friday, September 29th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Town Council has chosen UMass-Boston Collins Center to be the search firm for the next Town Manager. The council received two proposals for the search firm, the other one being from Ryan Strategies which had a bid of $23,000, well over the $10,000 bid from UMass-Boston. The town had... »

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The Clock is Ticking for Center Work

Friday, September 29th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Officials are watching the clock when it comes to the development of the Center Business District and French Square, and they’d like to move as quickly as possible. While the state has promised the $2.7 million MassWorks grant to Winthrop, Winthrop officials have yet to sign a contract with MassWorks... »

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Miller Field Will be Ready for Thanksgiving Day Game

Friday, September 29th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock You can almost hear the roar of the Vikings crowd roll down the new Miller Field because it will be ready for Thanksgiving Day football. Councilor and field committee member James Letterie said the press box, pre-assembled, has arrive and was placed atop the home bleachers. “They continue to work... »

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Nominations Finalized for Nov 7 Ballot

Friday, September 29th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Town Clerk Carla Vitale has finalized the nominations for the Nov. 7 ballot. The following candidates are running for office. Running for council president are Richard N. Boyajian, Jeffrey Rosario Turco and Ronald V. Vecchia. For councilor-at-large: Michael P. Lucerto and Robert A. DeMarco are running. For councilor in Precinct... »

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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be Good Fit

Friday, September 29th, 2017

By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At a council meeting Monday night, in neighboring Revere, which shares the Suffolk Downs site with East Boston, O’Brien told... »

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News Briefs

Friday, September 29th, 2017

BELLE ISLE HARVEST FESTIVAL The annual Belle Isle Harvest Festival will be held On Sunday, Oct.1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation on Bennington Street in East Boston.   The event is a free family event and open to the public.  Veronica Robles and her Spanish Dancers will be the main... »

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Police Blotter 09-28-2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Monday, September 18 Male party called in a suspicious backpack in the bushes on Washington Avenue. Mass. State Police notified. State Police bomb dog on the scene. All units clear, someone’s clothing and personal items in the bag. Attempted to give party their personal items back on Crystal Cove Avenue. Party’s items were returned... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, September 29th, 2017

ROAD CLOSED? CAN’t complain Dear Editor: I am a little apprehensive to send this letter and go against the popular vote. However, I think a good opposing view is needed every once in a while.  I read the Transcript often and visit the center daily.  I think some change is great for this drab... »

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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

Friday, September 29th, 2017

We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The... »

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