Schools Seek 6.18 Percent Increase

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Transcript Staff

The school department is seeking a 6.18 percent increase in its budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Superintendent of Schools John Macero presented a budget packet last Thursday night that seeks $17,997,378. That’s $1,047,378 more than fiscal year 2015 budget of $16,950,000. The budget also includes a proposed athletic revolving... »

Police Blotter 02-19-2015

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Transcript Staff

Monday, February 9 Caller on Revere Street reports the plows shoved all the snow on the sidewalk in front of her house. She was advised there is a pushback going on throughout the town. She was provided the names and numbers of individuals that may be able to assist her. Party on Shore Drive... »

The Winter of Our: Discontent

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Transcript Staff

Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is... »

Remembering the Miracle on Ice

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Transcript Staff

For those of us who have been around for longer than we care to remember, it is hard to believe that 35 years have passed since seemingly every Winthrop resident gathered at the Belle Isle Bridge and lined the town’s streets to give a huge hometown welcome to Olympic hockey hero and Team USA hockey captain Mike Eruzione,... »

Don’t be Fooled

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Seth Daniel

Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily... »

WHS Girls Basketball Wins NEC South Championship

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop High girls basketball may be peaking at the right time with the state tourney just around the corner. The Lady Vikings won all four of their games this past week, brushing aside three foes and then taking the measure of their nemesis team, St. Mary’s of Lynn, in the final of the... »

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