Archive for January, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

THANK YOU Dear Editor I would like to sincerely thank the Winthrop Sun Transcript for the honor of being named Woman of the Year for 2017.  I am truly honored to have receive this title.  I would like to clarify a few things that were written.   As mentioned, I have been an advocate... »

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular... »

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A Great State of the State

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the... »

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Sports 01-25-2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

WHS sports roundup WHS girls hockey defeats Peabody, 5-1 The Winthrop High girls hockey team earned a well-played 5-1 victory at Peabody Saturday evening. The teams battled to a 1-1 deadlock after one period, with Catie O’Shea lighting the lamp for the Winthrop tally. The Lady Vikings controlled the play, outshooting Peabody 12-4, but,... »

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Obituaries 01-25-2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Lawrence McCarthy B&M Railroad retiree Lawrence McCarthy started his journey home on Jan. 14 surrounded by his family. Larry enjoyed family vacations and sports. He was proud to have served in the military and, returning home, he worked and retired from the B&M Railroad. He is survived by his loving companion of 40 years,... »

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Celebrating 200th Anniversary

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Celebrating 200th Anniversary

District Superintendent We Chang, First Church Pastor Alexx Wood, Buddy Mangini, East Boston Chamber of Commerce president, and United Methodist Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar were all on hand to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the formation of First Church in Winthrop. The congregation and community came together on Sunday, Jan. 14, to celebrate. »

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One Grand Guard:WHS Player Devin Pulsifer Enters 1,000-Point Club

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
One Grand Guard:WHS Player Devin Pulsifer Enters 1,000-Point Club

By Cary Shuman Devin Pulsifer has earned the moniker that all basketball players seek: He is “a scorer.” The 6-foot-2-inch Winthrop High School senior guard can simply put the ball in the basket at any time in any gym. He has excellent technique on his jump shot, can drive to the basket and finish,... »

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Board of Health Appears Before Town Council On New Tobacco Regulations

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Health was the first board to officially appear before the new Town Council at its meeting Tuesday night, and presented its draft regulations to restrict the sale of tobacco products in Winthrop. A public hearing on the draft regulations will be held Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.... »

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Winthrop Areas Starting to Recover from Effects of Bomb Cyclone Blizzard

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Slowly, but surely, the hardest hit areas of Winthrop are starting to recover from the Jan. 4 “bomb cyclone” blizzard. The Pico Avenue, Morton Street, as well as the Bayview and Grandview areas of Point Shirley, were hard hit with the tidal surge that  flooded about 70 buildings. One property... »

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News Briefs

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

DeLeo Announces Office Hours Speaker DeLeo’s staff will be holding office hours on Friday, January 26.  Winthrop office hours will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center (35 Harvard Street, Winthrop, MA). Revere office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Revere Public Library, 179 Beach... »

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