The Crystal Ball… – Commuter ferry could be a boon for tourism

April 21, 2010
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One of the interesting comments from U.S. Congressman Edward Markey during his conference with town officials was that Winthrop could become a tourist destination in the manner of Newburyport in the years to come. Congressman Markey was in town to re-affirm his strong commitment to the commuter ferry project (Markey was instrumental in securing...

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WGC Is Thriving – Local institution is ready for another season

April 21, 2010
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The Winthrop Golf Club celebrated the start of another season Friday night with its traditional kickoff dinner at the golf club. The guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and awards were presented by club pro James Bruce for the past season. Club officials said the club is still strong and vibrant and welcomes new...

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One Of A Kind – Silvio Cella will be missed

April 21, 2010
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Long time Winthrop football players and fans were saddened to hear of the passing of former Revere High football coach Silvio Cella, a man who was a legendary figure in this area. Cella’s career spanned more than 50 years. He was a star football player at Revere High and Boston University in the 1940s...

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Vikings defeat Marblehead, 7-4

April 21, 2010
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The Winthrop High baseball team parlayed a fine pitching performance by Anthony Hatzisavas and timely hitting to earn a 7-4 victory at Marblehead Thursday. “This was a very nice win for us,” said WHS head coach Jim Gillis, whose Vikings now are 2-1 on the season. “Marblehead is an NEC South Division rival and...

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Softball team powers past Williams

April 21, 2010
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A 17 hit attack and solid pitching gave the Winthrop High softball team, sporting the new uniforms recently provided with funds from the Viking Pride Foundation, a 16-6 win over Archbishop Williams Tuesday in the consolation game of a vacation tournament hosted by Winthrop. Abby Belcher wielded the heavy bat for the Lady Vikings...

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Fucillo makes an early season statement to NEC foes

April 21, 2010
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Jenny Fucillo left no doubt that she will be the girl hurdler to catch in the Northeastern Conference this season after blowing away the field in both hurdles events in the first two meets of the young season. Fucillo captured the 100 meter high hurdles and the 400 intermediate hurdles against Swampscott and Gloucester,...

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Connors is double winner for boys track

April 21, 2010
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Jake Connors won the high jump and the triple jump to highlight last week’s track meet for the Winthrop High boys against Gloucester. Jake easily won the high jump with a top leap of 5-11 and then added a first place in the triple jump with a distance of 37-10. Dan Sena also scored...

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Police Blotter 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Monday, April 12 7:05 a.m. – Units respond to an alarm at an ATM machine at the Winthrop Federal Credit Union. The ATM was not damaged, and the area was clear. 7:54 a.m. – A caller from Winthrop Street reports that he neighbors are fighting. When officers respond, the two parties were “making up,”...

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Obituaries 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Angelina Ferrera Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Angelina M. Ferrera, of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 17. She was 87 years old. She was the mother of Stephen Johns, Richard Johns of Amesbury, Deborah Jones of Florida, and Linda Wagner-Tzannos and her husband, Gregory, of Winthrop; partner of Tom Finnegan...

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McKenna and Turco find common ground

April 15, 2010
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McKenna and Turco find common ground

Town Council President Jeffrey Turco and Town Manager James McKenna are moving ahead in amicable fashion following the council’s executive session Monday night at Town Hall. The on-again, off-again executive session – first planned for last Tuesday night but postponed – was held Monday night after an 8-1 vote by the councilors. With a...

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Water and sewer improvement project resumes in the area of Putnam Street

April 15, 2010
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Public Works Director Dave Hickey said this week that the water/sewer infrastructure improvements project for Putnam Street, Putnam Place, Jefferson Street and Fremont Street resumed last week and is on scheduled to be completed by the end of June. “We were scheduled to resume that project during the last week in March, but because...

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Tracking upward – Giaquinto excels for UMass/Lowell

April 15, 2010
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When Nicole Giaquinto graduated from Winthrop High School two years ago, track coach Warren MacPhail said his record-setting sprinter would be an even bigger star at the next level. MacPhail reasoned that with the extensive training opportunities and superior facilities that college athletes have access to — combined with Giaquinto’s off-the-chart athletic skills, pure...

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Police Blotter 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Monday, April 5 11:06 a.m. – A Cliff Avenue resident reports that, after losing his wallet last week, someone has been using his credit card in Boston. He notifies his bank, Social Security and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 2:30 p.m. – People using motor scooters to “off-road” in the area of the Daw...

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Mending Fences – Turco and McKenna clear the air

April 15, 2010
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It’s time to move on to other matters after Town Council President Jeffrey Turco and Town Manager James McKenna apparently settled their prior disagreement during an executive session Monday night at Town Hall. The Council had postponed the original executive session from last week (after Mr. McKenna had stated that he wanted the discussion...

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Football Vote – MIAA proposal involved too much travel

April 15, 2010
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Does the Winthrop football team face an uphill battle every year as the smallest school in the Northeastern Conference? Yes. Has it overachieved by being a contender nearly every year under the leadership of previous coaches Robert DeFelice and Tony Fucillo, and now Sean Driscoll, who’s doing a great job so far. Yes. But...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Edith Fiske Of Cambridge, formerly of Revere and Winthrop Edith R. Fiske of Cambridge, formerly of Winthrop and Revere, died at home on April 12. She was 97 years old. A former administrative assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital, she was the beloved wife of the late William Fiske; loving mother of Paul Fiske...

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DeLeo’s bill moves through the State House; casinos seem inevitable

April 7, 2010
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DeLeo’s bill moves through the State House; casinos seem inevitable

By John Lynds For the Transcript Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who represents the district most likely to host a full-scale, resort-style casino, was one of five senators who abstained from taking part in a vote by a key legislative committee supporting casino gaming in the state. The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies,...

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Winthrop residents shine in The Winthrop Playmakers production of ‘Anything Goes’

April 7, 2010
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Winthrop residents shine in The Winthrop Playmakers production of ‘Anything Goes’

Local Winthrop residents Natalie Bono Bayersdorfer, Kelli Gaynor, Mark McClelland and Ariane Seymour shine in The Winthrop Playmakers Production of Anything Goes opening April 16. Anything Goes is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s classic and magical scores focusing on the age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications, which ensue. The...

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From home to the front

April 7, 2010
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From home to the front

It can be very easy to relegate the War on Terror to the political arenas in Washington, D.C. or to the nightly updates on the news – leaving the reality of day-to-day soldier life a world away. However, that hasn’t been the case for a number of Winthrop residents organized by Richard Honan and...

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Viking baseball team ready for season opener Saturday hosting Lynnfield

April 7, 2010
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The Winthrop High baseball team will get the 2010 season underway when Coach Jim Gillis’s squad hosts Lynnfield this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. “We’re ready to go,” said Gillis. “We’ve played a number of scrimmages and we’re coming along pretty well. We’ve been hitting the ball and the pitching has been sharp, so we...

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Lady Vikings ready for softball opener Monday

April 7, 2010
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After almost a month of pre season rain, cold, and finally warm weather, the Winthrop High softball team will open its 2010 campaign Monday at Somerville in a non-league contest. “It has been a long preseason (almost a month),” said veteran WHS head coach Dave Guffey. “We’re looking forward to getting the season underway.”...

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WHS varsity sports schedule

April 7, 2010
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 3:30: Boys tennis vs. St. Mary’s THURSDAY, APRIL 8 4:00: Boys track at Salem 4:00: Girls track at Salem FRIDAY, APRIL 9 3:30: Girls tennis at St. Mary’s SATURDAY, APRIL 10 2:00: Baseball vs. Lynnfield MONDAY, APRIL 12 4:00: Softball at Somerville 4:00: Boys track at Gloucester 4:00: Girls track at...

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Where to Meet? – Executive vs. open session

April 7, 2010
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There can be no doubt that the “talk of the town,” at least for those in attendance at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting and those watching the events unfold live on WCAT, was the call for an executive session by Council President Jeffrey Turco to discuss a matter with Town Manager James McKenna. We’re...

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A Good Bet – DeLeo’s proposal makes a lot of sense

April 7, 2010
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo certainly deserves praises for the professionalism he showed in his proposal and support for the expanded gambling/casino bill that he announced last week. The ideas were well-thought out and it’s clear the Speaker understands the economic imperatives that form the basis for the bill. Speaker DeLeo showed himself...

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