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Cummings Students Visit the State House

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff
Cummings Students Visit the State House

The fourth-graders from the Cummings School toured the State House on Feb. 16. They met with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and State Sen. Joseph Boncore in the House of Representatives. »

High Honor:Massport Names Fire-Rescue Headquarters for Fire Chief Donahue

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff
High Honor:Massport Names Fire-Rescue Headquarters for Fire Chief Donahue

Massport Fire Chief and longtime Winthrop resident Bob Donahue retired in 2017, ending a stellar 37-year career with Massport Fire-Rescue. Donahue served as fire chief for the last 15 years and was responsible for fire and emergency services at Boston Logan International Airport, Bedford Hansom Field, Worcester Regional Airport and the Boston Seaport. Over... »

Delehanty Appointed New Town Manager

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

With a unanimous vote. the Town Council selected Police Chief Terence Delehanty as the next town manager pending successful negotiations. Council President Ron Vecchia, who nominated Delehanty, said there had been an outside search firm to field qualified applicants for the committee. Shortly after McKenna stepped down as town manager, a search firm was... »

Override Suggested for Infrastructure Work: Water and Sewer Rates May Rise

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

In a report given by Town Manager Terence Delehanty at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting he pointed to a deficit in the water and sewer account and the need for a potential $5.1 million debt-exclusion override to fund the Center work. The average homeowner could see their annual tax bill go up by an... »

News Briefs

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

House Passes Legislation to Enhance Consumer Protection House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation providing added protections and resources for consumers in the event of a data security breach that impacts a credit agency or other business. Under this legislation, credit freezes, lifts or removals must be... »

District Attorney Dan Conley Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in the Fall

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Seth Daniel

On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned city councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –... »

Guest Conductor Will Make History at NSPO’s Winter Concert

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

For the second time in its 70-year history, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) will follow the direction of a female conductor when Marshunda Smith guest conducts the Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Swampscott High School. Smith, a longtime cellist with the NSPO, will ascend the conductor’s podium as Music Director... »

OneWinthrop Seeks Just That, Unity and Respect

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

OneWinthrop is meant to promote diversity, unity and respect in the community, and tonight, it will present a forum at the forefront of civic discussions, the Deferred Action from Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with special guest speaker and Winthrop resident Hanna Gerhard, who will share the story of her move to the United States. Tonight’s... »

Suffolk Downs Developers Give Presentation

Friday, February 23, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Whether or not Amazon comes to Boston, the 161 acres at Suffolk Downs will be developed, and have a major impact on the surrounding communities. Last Thursday night, representatives came to the Cottage Park Yacht Club for an informal presentation from HYM Investments about the development of Suffolk Downs, which lies in East Boston... »

Annual Valentine’s Day Sale at St John’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By Transcript Staff
Annual Valentine’s Day Sale at St John’s Episcopal Church

Parishioners enjoying the baked goods table during the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annual Valentine Day Sale on Saturday, Feb. 10. The sale featured a plethora of baked goods, cakes, cookies, hats, scarves, and tons of Valentine-themed trinkets and decor. »

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