Part-time Grant Position has Generated Significant Funds

March 31, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Town grants administrator Peter Lombardi told the Town Council Tuesday night that the town has been able to secure $684,000 in grants since he began in his part-time position last July. Lombardi made his presentation during the Council’s spring financial forum held at the Cummings School. The reaction to Lombardi’s...

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Selection Nears – Let the School Committee Know Your Views on the Search for a New Superintendent

March 31, 2011
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If you read the comments of Town Councilor James Letterie in this week’s Sun Transcript, you’ll most likely agree that the School Committee is about to make one of its most important decisions in years. The selection of the new school superintendent of schools is set for the next School Committee on April 7...

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Worth The Money – Grant Writing Position Pays for itself

March 31, 2011
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Town Councilor Russell Sanford asked the cut-to-the-chase question to Peter Lombardi, the town’s grant writer, that was on the mind of Russ’s colleagues, interested spectators in the cafetorium at the Cummings School, and those watching the Council Finance Forum on television: How much has the grant office secured in grants for the town? Peter...

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Police Blotter 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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March 21 9:25 a.m. – The DPW is notified about a missing sewer cover on Argyle Street. 11:15 a.m. — A Wave Way Avenue resident calls to request his daughter be escorted from his residence. Officers helped mediate the situation, and the daughter left willingly. 3:03 p.m. — A Court Road resident repeatedly called...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Linda Beaumont Died recently Linda (Miller) Beaumont died on March 29. She was the loving mother of Lisa Gold of Framingham and her husband, Rich, and Heidi Liss of Brookline and her husband, Avi; loving Grandma of Dylan and Noa; dear sister of Marty Miller of North Carolina, Jerry Miller of Swampscott and his...

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A Shore Thing – Café Rossetti’s Recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine

March 24, 2011
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A Shore Thing – Café Rossetti’s Recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Some call Café Rossetti’s on Winthrop Shore Drive the best kept secret on the North Shore. But the word is now officially out because owners and chefs Bob and Steve Rossetti are basking in the glow of receiving national recognition from Travel and Leisure Magazine for having one of the...

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Brighter Lights for Buccini – Second Grader Prepares for Lead Role in ‘annie’

March 24, 2011
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Brighter Lights for Buccini – Second Grader Prepares for Lead Role in ‘annie’

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Heather Buccini had the honor of singing the National Anthem at Senior Night for the newly crowned state champion Winthrop High boys basketball team. Buccini, a talented, eight-year-old second grader at the Gorman/Fort Banks School, has appeared on stage in theatrical productions and dance recitals and performed at birthday parties...

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Interviews with Finalists Will Be Aired on WCAT

March 24, 2011
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By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The Winthrop School Committee began interviews this week of the four finalist candidates to be the district’s new superintendent, with two candidates being interviewed on Tuesday night in an open, non-televised session and the other two set for interviews on Friday night. According to School Committee member Bill...

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When It Begins, Short Beach Project Will Impact Traffic in and out of Town

March 24, 2011
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By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Public Works Director Dave Hickey said this week that continued state work on Short Beach will likely impact travel in and out of Winthrop over Short Beach for a period of at least three months, once the work resumes. The Short Beach project, which includes the rebuilding of...

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Dancing Without the Stars: WSPA Party Stresses Fun, Participation

March 24, 2011
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By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The Winthrop School of Performing Arts has begun a new type of open adult dance class on Monday nights, designed to encourage participants to learn how to dance, have some fun and burn off some energy, all without the commitment of signing up for regular dance classes. ‘Dance...

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Thanks, Pat – Mcgee Track Coach is a Genuine Legend

March 24, 2011
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The decision by Winthrop School Department administrators to hire a new boys outdoor track coach brings to a conclusion the long and distinguished career of former coach Pat McGee. Winthrop has been blessed with outstanding coaches for both boys and girls in many different sports, but Pat McGee stands at the head of the...

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Police Blotter 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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March 14 1:35 p.m. — Officer Callinan found a license plate while working a detail on Hagman Road. The owner was contacted and told to pick up the plate at the station. 4:55 p.m. — The DPW is notified about a sink hole on Read Street. 5:42 p.m. — A Revere Street resident called...

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New Superintendent – Ideal Candidate Should Possess Experience Building Schools

March 24, 2011
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With the search committee for a new Superintendent of Schools having narrowed its list of candidates to a final four, we have no doubt that the School Committee will  have before it a highly qualified person from which to choose to fill this important position. The selection of a superintendent by a school committee...

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Fucillo Signs Pro Contract with Team in Denmark

March 24, 2011
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Anthony Fucillo is in Denmark today preparing to begin his career in professional football. The Tufts University graduate and record-setting quarterback will be playing for the AAB 89ers in the Denmark professional football league. Fucillo was the starting quarterback for two seasons at Tufts after playing at Colgate University. He...

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Obituaries 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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Col. John Moriarty Masschusetts State Police (retired) Colonel John R. Moriarty, retired, of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) died at his home in Winthrop on March 18. A lifelong resident of Winthrop and a 1943 graduate of Winthrop High School where he proudly served as the co-captain of the Winthrop High School football team,...

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WHS Wins State Title – Vikings Claim Hoop Crown with a Rousing Victory over Cohasset

March 17, 2011
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WHS Wins State Title – Vikings Claim Hoop Crown with a Rousing Victory over Cohasset

Staff Report The Winthrop High boys basketball team parlayed a strong defense, powerful offensive rebounding, and timely shooting to capture the MIAA Division 4 state championship with a 58-55 victory over Cohasset Tuesday afternoon at the New Boston Garden. With Winthrop’s number one fan and citizen, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, sitting courtside, and hundreds...

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Development Proposal Tabled for 60 days

March 17, 2011
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The Town Council voted by a 7-1 margin to table action on the zoning change for the Governor Winthrop Nursing Home property so that that the owners of the property can have additional time to discuss the concerns of the neighbors relative to the future use of the property. “It...

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Hail To The Champs – Coach Dave Brown and the Vikings Complete Dream Season in the Garden

March 17, 2011
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It was no secret at the start of this basketball season that almost all of the pundits had written off the Winthrop High basketball team. Winthrop had graduated Dino Mallios, Gavin Mahoney, Jake Connors, and a host of other players who had led Winthrop to Northeastern Conference titles and to three straight appearances in...

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Thanks, Dick Dimes

March 17, 2011
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Longtime official has given a lifetime of  dedicated service to Winthrop Long-time Planning Board member Dick Dimes’s decision to step down from that board brings to a conclusion more than 40 years of service to the Town of Winthrop. When the Sun Transcript published our special 20th Century Edition in 2000, Dick Dimes was...

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Garden Variety Items

March 17, 2011
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By Cary Shuman D’Amore stands tall   in the fourth quarter Joe D’Amore is a 6-feet-3-inch junior forward for the Winthrop High boys basketball team. He is also a pitcher for the Viking baseball team. But in eight thrilling minutes of state tournament basketball at its best and on its biggest stage, D’Amore forever cemented...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8 9:19 a.m. – Alarm company called reporting a fire alarm sounding at an Upland Road address. Unit reports no answer at the home. Fire Department will force entry. No fire reported. 10:55 a.m. – The department assists the Attorney General’s office in a matter on Prospect Avenue. 12:22 p.m.  A party...

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Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Dorothy Costigan Telephone Operator at former Winthrop Hospital Dorothy A. Costigan died March 15 at Lakes Region General Hospital in New Hampshire. She was 69 years old. Born in Everett, the daughter of S. Fred and Alice (Carroll) Grace, she grew up in the Everett and Revere area later moving to Winthrop before her...

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How do You Spell Dominating? H-a-t-z-i-s-a-v-a-s

March 10, 2011
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How do You Spell Dominating?  H-a-t-z-i-s-a-v-a-s

editor@winthroptranscript.com   Legends are born in the Massachusetts state basketball tournament. On any given night a student-athlete can produce something extraordinary, a performance that will be remembered for a long time and rehashed at every class reunion. Anthony Hatzisavas, a 6-foot-3-inch senior who has battled his way back from herniated disc (back) surgery, had...

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Tommy Butler: Classy, diplomatic and sure to be missed at Massport

March 10, 2011
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Tommy Butler: Classy, diplomatic and sure to be missed at Massport

-By John Lynds For the Transcript His job was to balance the needs of the Massachusetts Port Authority with the needs of the communities impacted by Logan Airport operations. At community meetings in Winthrop, East Boston, Revere, Chelsea and South Boston, Thomas Butler, known here as ‘Tommy’, was the ever lovable punching bag for...

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