Winthrop Chamber Among Area’s Largest

February 10, 2011
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- By Joseph Domelowicz The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, a well-known and active local organization, was named the 20th largest chamber of commerce based on membership in Greater Boston last week in the Boston Business Journals annual book of lists. The ranking as 20th largest means the Winthrop Chamber has jumped four spots from...

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Parking Ban Remains in Effect

February 10, 2011
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- By Joseph Domelowicz Despite the fact that it is has been a week since any new fallen snow has landed in Winthrop, the winter parking ban has remained in effect throughout the town, causing angst and aggravation for residents who need on-street parking for their vehicles. However, Public Works Director Dave Hickey said...

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Council President – Jeffrey Turco has guided Town through a Turbulent Year

February 10, 2011
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The decision by Town Council President Jeffrey Turco that he will be a candidate for re-election (as affirmed in the story in this week’s Sun-Transcript) does not surprise those who have followed the Council meetings and witnessed the energy and professionalism that he brings to each meeting. Turco was given a clear mandate when...

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A Healthy Chamber – Membership of More Than 400 is a Testament to Eric Gaynor’s Guidance

February 10, 2011
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We knew that Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eric Gaynor was building a dynamic Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, but it was still quite heartening to read in the Boston Business Journal last week that Winthrop has one of the largest memberships in the region with 407 members. When you consider that most of the...

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The Verdict is in – Mock Trial Team is a Credit to WHS

February 10, 2011
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The first thing we noticed from our observations of the Winthrop High School Mock Trail team that recently competed at Chelsea District Court, in a real courtroom in front of a real justice, was the high level of enthusiasm that the students brought to the venture. That the students were so professionally attired and...

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A Good Sport – Athletes owe Much to Ron Spinney

February 10, 2011
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The MIAA held its celebration of National Women and Girls in Sports Day Friday at Faneuil Hall. It was a nice get-together of student-athletes from across the state. But it’s easy to take for granted, in 2011, the equal opportunities that girls have to play sports at the high school level. However, before Title...

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Get Well, Mr. Speaker – Injury won’t Slow Bob Deleo

February 10, 2011
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We want to wish Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo a quick recovery from the broken ankle injury that he sustained in a fall on the ice outside his Winthrop home. We’re sure it won’t deter him from his busy legislative schedule and the many appearances that he makes throughout the state. We’re...

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Sports 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Brown’s leadership helps key girls hockey team The Winthrop High Lady Bulldog hockey team took its show on the road to far off Gardner Saturday evening. Gardner is ranked among the top teams in Division 2, but the Lady Bulldogs showed the hometown fans why Winthrop is one of the most highly regarded teams...

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Police Blotter 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Monday, Jan. 31 2:22 a.m. – A series of directed patrols begin throughout the town and all streets, business areas, and school zones are deemed quiet. 4:29 a.m. – Alarm call from Alarm Central. Second floor motion sensor. Officers report building on Thornton Park is secure. 6:58 a.m. – An alarm for the lounge...

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Obituaries 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Thomas D’Ambrosio Founder of Painting by D’Ambrosio Thomas D’Ambrosio of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on Monday at his home following a sudden illness. He was 67 years old. Mr. D’Ambrosio was born in Boston, the son of the late Angelo and Angelina (Taglieri) D’Ambrosio and as a graduate of Christopher Columbus...

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A Healthy Start – Health issues Tackled during HCHA Legislative Breakfast

February 3, 2011
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A Healthy Start – Health issues Tackled during HCHA Legislative Breakfast

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo joined local and state officials at The Annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by theHarbor Community Health Alliance (HCHA) Friday morning at the Winthrop Senior Center. Pat Milano, executive director of CASA (Communities Against Substance Abuse) and an active member of the HCHA, shared the emceeing...

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Rolling out the Welcome Mat B&B Ordinance Proposal Stems from Community Input

February 3, 2011
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Rolling out the Welcome Mat  B&B Ordinance Proposal Stems from Community Input

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Heeding the request and recommendations of a group of citizens and business owners who attended a recent Planning Board workshop on January 10, Planning Board member Peter Roche said this week that he is drafting a new ordinance would allow the establishment of Bed and Breakfast rooms as...

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Hairlites take Root in Winthrop

February 3, 2011
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Hairlites take Root in Winthrop

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript You may have seen them at a Winthrop High football game, adorning the hair of various cheerleaders, or you may have noticed them while you were getting your hair done at Salon Luxa or while picking up some Winthrop gear at theWinthrop Pro Shop, but whether you’ve seen...

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Plowing Forward – DPW tries to Keep One Step Ahead of the Snow

February 3, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript After five major snowstorms in the past six weeks, Public Works Director Dave Hickey and his crew would seem to have a handle on snow removal. Of course, they’re running out places to put the white stuff. In preparation for the two -storms-in-two-days forecast, the town instituted a...

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Sports 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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The Winthrop High hockey team enjoyed a runaway 10-1 victory over Salem Saturday afternoon at Larsen Rink. Joe Scarfo, the fourth leading scorer in the Northeastern Conference, notched a hat trick and had two assists. Linemate Chris LeBlanc, who is the second leading scorer in the NEC, had a goal and two assists. Other...

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Glass is Half Full, This Winter has been Flat-out Brutal, but we’ll Appreciate Summer all the More

February 3, 2011
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This winter season is what our grandparents used to refer to as, “An old fashioned New England winter.” Although many of us may feel as though this is an unusually harsh winter season, it is only for those with short memories. The past few winters have been relatively mild in terms of temperature and...

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Library Looks Great- Recent Renovations Mark another Era for Town Treasure

February 3, 2011
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That was a nice ceremony at the Winthrop Public Library last Thursday night in which a room was dedicated in memory of Bernard and Florence Basch. The funds for the project in which the area was restored beautifully were donated by Buzzy and Judith Basch, whose parents loved the town of Winthrop and received...

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Breakfast Success- Event in Winthrop Underscores the Value of Social Service Programs

February 3, 2011
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There was another large turnout for the annual Legislative Breakfast presented by the Harbor Community Health Alliance, a volunteer network of providers and community leaders working together to improve the health status of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. The breakfast brings together these leaders to share information and consider the many issues facing them in...

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Obituaries 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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James Ross Former Proprietor of Jim Ross Auto Tune Up and Repair Shop James H. “Jim” Ross of Beverly, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 27. He was 85 years old. A US Army Air Corps/Air Force Veteran of World War II, he was  discharged with...

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Police Blotter 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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January 24 4:03 a.m. — A driver is cited for running a red light at Main and Pleasant streets. 7:06 a.m. — An unregistered car is towed from Shore Drive, and a citation is issued. 11:42 a.m. — A driver is cited for a one-way violation on Main Street. 12:17 p.m. — A driver...

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Business

January 27, 2011
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The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the new home of the Winthrop School of Performing Arts, located on the third floor of the E.B. Newton School on Pauline Street. Now in their 26th year, WSPA offers classes in dance, acting, voice, and musical instruments as well as Zumba, the latest exercise...

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Expenditures Continue to Pile up

January 27, 2011
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Expenditures Continue to Pile up

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop Public Works Director Dave Hickey confirmed this week that the early season snow and ice storms that have been hitting the town and region on an almost weekly basis since the week after Christmas, have taken a toll on thetown’s under-funded snow and ice removal budget. “We...

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Top Dollar – Petruccelli Named Chair of Financial Services Committee

January 27, 2011
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By John Lynds For the Transcript East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was appointed chairman of the second most important committee in theMassachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve as Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Petruccelli’s appointment was made by Senate President Therese Murray. “I am...

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Raise the Curtain – Macero Moves Performing Arts Center to the E.B. Newton

January 27, 2011
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Raise the Curtain – Macero Moves Performing Arts Center to the E.B. Newton

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Even if you don’t sing, dance, perform, or play a musical instrument, it’s worth the trip to see the transformation ofspace that Trudy Macero has performed at the new home of the Winthrop School of Performing Arts. The top floor of the E.B. Newton School building looks like it was...

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