Obituaries 06-08-2017

Friday, June 9, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Edric ‘Eddie’ Voke Member of Winthrop Elks, worked for Winthrop DPW and Rapid Transit Bus Co. Edric K. “Eddie” Voke of Winthrop passed away on June 4. He was 64 years old. Edric was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078. He was employed by the Winthrop Dept. of Public Works for... »

Memorial Day Services

Friday, June 2, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Memorial Day Services

Sgt. Bill Furey, 87, of the Marine Embassy Guard Associates, marked Memorial Day in Winthrop during exercises at the Winthrop Cemetery on Monday morning. Scores of residents ignored the raw weather to remember those who gave their lives for freedom. »

Sanford Steps into New Role as Council President

Friday, June 2, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Sanford Steps into New Role as Council President

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Russ Sanford had little time to prepare when he found out he would be the next Town Council President over a week ago, but he’s taken the reigns and plans on making sure the business of the council moves forward. “We had no idea. It was quite a shock to... »

123 to Receive Diplomas from WHS on Friday Night

Friday, June 2, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop High School Class of 2017 will become the first to graduate from the brand new high school at commencement exercises Friday night inside the school gymnasium. One-hundred-and-twenty-three seniors will receive their diplomas at the ceremony. Class Marshal Regina Garufo will begin the program by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Principal Matt Crombie... »

Council Resignations Prove Town Charter Works

Friday, June 2, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock People were certainly surprised last week when Robert Driscoll Jr. resigned his position as Town Council President,  but the town’s charter proved itself worthy of handling such a change in leadership. The Town Charter, adopted in 2005 specifies that the Council President is elected to that specific position for a... »

Town Officials Getting Ready for Tall Ships Parade in June

Friday, June 2, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A community meeting with the Winthrop Police, Fire and Harbormaster departments was held Tuesday night at the MWRA conference room at Deer Island to discuss plans for June 17 and Sail Boston. Residents of the Point with proof of residency were able to obtain special windshield stickers to allow them... »

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