WPD Searches for Information in BOA Robbery

March 10, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop police are continuing their investigation this week into a brazen bank robbery at the Bank of America branch on Bartlett Road last Friday morning, just shortly after the bank opened for the day. Police Chief Terrence Delehanty said that detectives from Winthrop are working with investigators from...

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Pushing for Expanded Gaming makes Sense

March 10, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek It is the right time and we are in the right place to urge the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have all known the Speaker for a long, long time...

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Let’s Go, Vikings! Support the Town’s High School Basketball and Hockey Teams

March 10, 2011
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March Madness is in full swing in Winthrop, with the boys basketball and girls hockey teams still in contention for their respective championships. Coach Anthony Martucci and his girls hockey team will play this evening against Braintree at 5:30 p.m. at the Watertown rink in a quarterfinal contest. Martucci and his crew pulled out...

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Has Spring Sprung?

March 10, 2011
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We sure hope so The warm weather this past weekend and the disappearance of all but the most stubborn mounds of snow have put all of us into a spring frame of mind as we approach mid-March. True, it’s a bit early to report that Ol’ Man Winter has said his last goodbyes. But...

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The Parents Spoke … and the Town Council and Town Manager Listened

March 10, 2011
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We applaud the proactive approach that the Town Council and Town Manager James McKenna are taking concerning the traffic situation at the Gorman/Fort Banks School and the long-term goal of creating another access road. The proposal by McKenna to hire a consultant to come up with a plan and the council’s unanimous approval of...

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Brown, Burt Pace Lady Bulldogs in Shootout Victory, Advance to Div. 1 Quarterfinals

March 10, 2011
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Taylor Brown scored two goals, including the winning tally in a shootout, and Katie Burt turned aside 40 shots on goal, including all five in the shootout, to lead the Winthrop High Lady Bulldog girls hockey team to a 2-1 triumph over Arlington Saturday in first round play of the MIAA Division 1 State...

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Beverly Edges Vikings in Tourney

March 10, 2011
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It is a sports axiom that tourney time leaves no margin for error. With a “one and done” format, no team can afford to make mistakes because every opponent is eager and hungry and deserves to be there. The Winthrop High hockey team had not yielded more than three goals all season Moreover, the...

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Police Blotter 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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February 28 1:03 a.m. — Jean Benjamin, 24, of Peabody, was arrested and charged with speeding, the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and failure to stop/yield following a traffic stop at Walden and Main streets. 8:24 p.m.  — The holdup alarm at a nail salon on Crest Avenue was...

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Girls Start Well, But Fall Short

March 10, 2011
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The Winthrop High girls basketball started well in its opening round contest of the North Sectional of the MIAA Division 3 State Tournament at Ipswich last Thursday, grabbing a 12-10 lead after the first period. But some hot shooting in the second quarter by Ipswich soon proved too much for the Lady Vikings to...

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Obituaries 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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Angelina Rotondo Nurse’s Aide, Member of Red Hat Society and Winthrop Senior Center Angelina L. Rotondo of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on February 28 after a brief illness. She was 81 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Maria (Puzzo) and Gaetano...

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Horizon’s Edge

March 3, 2011
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Horizon’s Edge

The sun sets over Yirrell Beach. Photo courtesy of Richard Honan.

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Speaking Volumes – WHS Takes the Lead in Campaign to End Use of Derogatory Term

March 3, 2011
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Speaking Volumes – WHS Takes the Lead in Campaign to End Use of Derogatory Term

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop High School teacher Chris Donnelly, his students and peer mentors and more than 200 high school and middle school students have taken a pledge this year to help end the use of the “R” word, when referring to people with intellectual disabilities, such as those who are...

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Town Council Postpones Vote on Gov. Winthrop Nursing Home Property

March 3, 2011
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com   The Winthrop Town Council postponed a vote on the petition of property owner 142 Pleasant Realty Trust who is seeking to amend the zoning map by including in the Special Development Overlay District (SDOD) the former Governor Winthrop Nursing Home, a property consisting of 31,532 square feet of land...

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Redistricting – Loss of a Seat in Massachusetts Will Bring Changes to This Area

March 3, 2011
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Last year it was easy to predict that casino gambling legislation and the ultimate decision (or non-decision, as it turned out) not to go forward with casinos in the state would be one of the biggest stories of the year. This year, based on the publicity that it has already received, the resetting of...

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Abraham Lincoln – Our Greatest President Was Inaugurated 150 Years Ago

March 3, 2011
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It was 150 years ago this week, March 4, 1861 to be exact, that Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as our 16th President.   Lincoln’s ascendancy to the Presidency was one of the unlikeliest political events in our nation’s history. Lincoln had virtually no national political experience, having served only a two-year term in Congress....

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Boys Hockey Team Plays Tonight in Watertown

March 3, 2011
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The Winthrop High boys hockey team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney against Lincoln Sudbury this evening (Thursday) in Watertown. Face off time is 7:30. The Northeastern Conference champion Vikings garnered the number two seed in the Division 2 North bracket thanks to their fine 14-2-4 record. Lincoln Sudbury, the number 15...

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March Madness Descends on Winthrop

March 3, 2011
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Winthrop High athletes once again have distinguished themselves this winter season, punching four tickets for a Journey to the Tourney in boys hockey, girls hockey, boys basketball, and girls basketball, a feat matched by very few other schools in the state.      

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Boys Basketball Team Advances

March 3, 2011
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The WHS boys basketball team opened up March Madness season with a 70-54 win over Snowden Tuesday night at the WHS gym. The 14-6 Vikings, seeded 5th in Division 4 of the MIAA North Sectional, led all the way against a 12th  seeded Snowden squad that came into the contest with a 5-12 mark....

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Girls Hoop Clinches Berth with Nonleague Win over Hull

March 3, 2011
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The Winthrop High girls basketball team’s hopes for a spot in the state tourney came down to the final game of the season in the consolation contest of the Viking Classic Basketball Tournament last Wednesday against Hull. The Lady Vikings had dropped a contest at Hull a few weeks previously and knew that they...

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Girls Hockey Team Plays Saturday

March 3, 2011
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The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog hockey team, which earned the fifth seed in the Division 1 State Tournament, will host the winner of the Arlington vs. Barnstable contest this Saturday evening at Larsen Rink. Face off time is 7:30.   Winthrop finished the season with a sterling 15-3-1 record en route to capturing the...

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Police Blotter 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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February 21 4:18 p.m. — A Grovers Avenue resident reports her grandson is being “cyber bullied.” An officer followed up with the family. 4:45 p.m. — A resident came in to the station to retrieve his registration plates, which were seized last night because they were attached to the wrong vehicle. 10:01 p.m. —...

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Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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Carol Babine Winthrop resident   Carole L. (Viscio) Babine of Winthrop died home on February 24. She was 71 years old. She was the beloved wife of Daniel F. Babine; born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary C. (Mangone) Viscio; devoted mother of Nancy A. Boudrow and her...

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Wind Breaker – Mother Nature Topples a Telephone Pole and a Tree During Windstorm

February 24, 2011
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Wind Breaker – Mother Nature Topples a Telephone Pole and a Tree During Windstorm

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The snow and ice storms of this winter have finally abated, but that doesn’t mean that town emergency crews arefinally getting some well-deserved rest. Quite the contrary, as a high windstorm swept through the region last Friday night into Saturday, the town sustained two major windstorm incidents that...

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(Sweet) Science Student – Baurle will make his Competitive Debut March 7

February 24, 2011
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(Sweet) Science Student – Baurle will make his Competitive Debut March 7

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Asa Baurle – all four-feet-five and 63 pounds of him – will step in to the ring and make his competitive boxing debut at the 56th Annual Silver Mittens Boxing Tournament on March 7 at the UMass Convention Center in Lowell. Baurle, a 10-year-old, fourth-grade student at the Cummings Elementary...

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