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Winthrop Tackles the Snow

Friday, February 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Winthrop Tackles the Snow

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop Department of Public Works Director Steve Calla said his crews worked very hard, going for over 24 hours to keep snow and ice off the streets and sidewalks. The one, two, three punch the area got last Thursday, Saturday and Sunday into Monday piled up the snow well over... »

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Friday, February 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

PARKING BAN REMINDERS The following information is for parking ban during a snow emergency.  A parking ban will be in effect if there is a potential for 3” of snow. Residents are encouraged to be responsible and act responsively if
they park a vehicle on the street.  Flashing blue lights indicate a parking ban is... »

Burst Pipe Forces Ft Banks School to Close for Day

Friday, February 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Students at the Fort Banks Elementary School got an extra day off on Valentine’s Day because of the burst pipe on the third floor. Other schools in town held classes Tuesday. The pipe burst was discovered Monday while students and teachers were off with their third snow day in the... »

Broadway Performer Hails from Winthrop

Friday, February 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop may seem like a small Town to some, but it has produced one pretty big star. Broadway performer, Emily Cramer’s success, is the result of the Town’s dedication to theater arts and education. Cramer grew up on Somerset Avenue and attended the Children’s Corner Preschool, E.B. Newton, N.E. Willis School... »

Overdose Figures Up Sharply Compared to Previous Years

Friday, February 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop’s overdose rate is up 129 percent when comparing 2015 and 2016. Police Chief Terence Delehanty said not all the overdose incidences are related to heroin and other opiates. The overdoses may revolve around other drugs but do not include those related to alcohol use. “The numbers are up significantly,”... »

Winthrop Girls U-10 Hockey at Frozen Fenway

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Winthrop Girls U-10 Hockey at Frozen Fenway

The Winthrop Youth Hockey girls U-10 hockey team had the opportunity to participate in on-ice festivities as part of Frozen Fenway 2017. The team is pictured on the field with the famous Green Monster left field wall in the background. »

Library Left Hefty Donation for Books

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Library Left Hefty Donation for Books

By Sue Ellen Woodcock People do things for a reason and that’s what 84-year-old Thomas O’Brien Jr. did when he passed away on Nov. 20, 2013 peacefully at home. O’Brien lived on Pleasant Street and was an avid reader with no immediate family living. He was a Navy pilot during the Korean War having... »

A Golden Moment:Thirty Years Ago,WHS Goaltender Robert Withrow Helped Beat Saugus in Memorable Game at Larsen

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff
A Golden Moment:Thirty Years Ago,WHS Goaltender Robert Withrow Helped Beat Saugus in Memorable Game at Larsen

By Cary Shuman Thirty years ago Robert Winthrow led the Winthrop High School hockey team to one of its greatest victories in its glorious history. The starting senior goaltender playing before a packed house at Larsen Rink, Withrow made 70 saves to spark Winthrop to a 6-5 victory over Saugus, handing the Sachems their... »

Tennis Courts at WHS Site Still are Undecided

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The tennis courts at the high school may get a reprieve if the Town Council votes for a one-year moratorium and takes note of the parking situation during various activities in the area around the new high school and the soon to be new Miller Field. “The high school tennis... »

Real Estate Prices Up Around the Region in 2016

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The real estate market showed median home sale prices go up anywhere from 8-21 percent in the Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, East Boston, Everett and Lynn. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Winthrop single family home sales price comparing 2015 to 2016 is up 10.7 percent, or $375,000 to $415,000.... »

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