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Celebrate Chanukah at Temple Tifereth on December 12

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Chanukah is the 8-day Jewish holiday remembering the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucids in the Second Century BCE. The festival lasts eight days, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar. This year, Chanukah begins on the night of 12 December. In... »

Residents Question French Square Plans

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Town Council met last Tuesday evening before the pigskin could fly across the new Miller Field on Thanksgiving Day. Those interested in the center business district and surrounds presented the council with a presentation on neighborhood concerns and quality of life issues related to Winthrop Center and residential developments.... »

Teacher Inspired by Heart-to-Heart with Mr Arthur Cummings

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger Fourth grade teacher, Warren MacPhail (aka “Mr. Mac”), will be the first to tell you that teaching and coaching go hand-in-hand. Having taught a combination of first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade over the past 27 years, MacPhail balanced out his classroom time with coaching track for 26 of those... »

Vikings Take to New Miller Field

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Vikings Take to New Miller Field

By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop-Revere Rivalry is game number 87 that dates back to 1913. The Vikings hold a commanding 56-29 advantage. Toss the records out at Revere beach. The Vikings are (2-8) the Patriots (2-8). A capacity crowd for the first game at the ‘new’ Miller field, Thursday morning – Thanksgiving Day at... »

Recount to Begin

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The recount in the race for Town Council President will commence Monday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Harvey Hearing Room, lower level of Town Hall, where the ballots will be counted and stacked in groups of 50. The real fun begins Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Winthrop Elks... »

Landscape Designs for CBD Shared

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Landscape designers plan on presenting their drawings of a redesigned French Square to the Town Council at a future date but last Thursday night a presentation was made on what they will see. The plans presented by Clara Batchelor of CBA Architects show three different concepts. Also working on the... »

Parking Study to be Presented to Council

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Last Tuesday, Julia Prange Wallerce, chairman of the Transportation Advisory Committee, and committee member Mike DiLisio, town parking clerk, presented the findings of a center business district parking-study conducted by her committee to the Town Council Economic Development Committee and the TAC. Wallerce said first, the study found 563 spaces... »

News Briefs

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Snowflake Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church Dec. 2  Topping off an activity-filled year, St John’s is once again in full gear, preparing for the no-holds-barred Annual Snowflake Fair, Winthrop’s one-stop holiday shopping destination. On Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Snowflake Staff will be exhibiting full tables of hand-crafted decorations and wearables, one-of-a-kind attic treasures, homemade savories by expert cooks, a dizzying assortment... »

26th Annual Holiday Lighting Festival, Friday after Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Ring in the season Friday, Nov. 24 in Winthrop Center for the Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual Holiday Lighting Festival from 3-6 p.m. The Holiday Lighting Festival is also the kickoff of Winthrop Small Business Weekend. Spend Local. Eat Local. Shop Local. Enjoy Local. The afternoon of the Holiday Lighting Festival will feature live... »

WIHA Presents the 2017 Winthrop Christmas Ornament

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is excited to present its third edition of the Winthrop Christmas Ornament. This year the keepsake ornament features Graves Light Station, built in 1905 at the outer limits of Boston Harbor on the rocky ledges known as the Graves. The ledges and station are named for Thomas... »

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