A Gentleman and An Inspiration

January 7, 2011
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A Gentleman and An Inspiration

-By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Friends and family members paid tribute to Anthony F. “Lefty” DeFelice at a visitation Sunday at Caggiano and Son Funeral Home and a funeral Mass Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Mr. DeFelice, a well-known and admired resident of Winthrop for many years, died on December 30. He was...

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Planning Board Members asked to Explain Their Stance on ‘Overlay District’

January 7, 2011
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The Winthrop Town Council has voted by a 9-0 margin that Town Manager James McKenna draft a letter to the individual members of the Planning Board requesting that they submit a letter of reason to the Council by Jan. 13 for their “non-decision” on a petition of an “overlay district”...

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Two Officers Hurt, Three Arrested, in New Year’s Eve Melee

January 7, 2011
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-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Two adult males and a 15-year old juvenile male were Winthrop’s first arrested persons of the New Year, after a report of a domestic disturbance at 10 Wave Way on New Year’s Eve, resulted in two Winthrop Police officers needing medical treatment, including one officer who was taken...

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DeLeo Offers Plans for Taxpayer Savings and Economic Growth

January 7, 2011
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DeLeo Offers Plans for Taxpayer Savings and Economic Growth

Upon re-election as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D – Winthrop) outlined plans for taxpayer savings and economic growth in the new legislative session. In remarks before the newly-inaugurated House of Representatives, Speaker DeLeo announced a cost-saving plan to bring municipal employee health insurance into the Group...

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Police Blotter 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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Monday, December 27 1:51 a.m. – A Veterans Road resident reports a domestic situation across the street. Officers respond and discover that it was verbal dispute stemming from the fact that their car was stuck in the snow. 9:52 a.m. – A caller from Governors Drive reports damage to a door inside the complex,...

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Heated Discourse

January 7, 2011
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Let’s hope cooler heads will prevail The Town Council certainly delivered a strong message Tuesday night when the councilors voted unanimously to have all members of the Planning Board attend the next council meeting and individually explain their opinions on an “overlay district” matter concerning a former nursing home on Pleasant Street. Council President...

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Financial Footing

January 7, 2011
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DOR removes Winthrop from ‘watch list’ Town Manager James McKenna had some good news for Winthrop residents when he announced that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has removed the town from the “watch list” and that Winthrop is on sound, financial footing. It was not too long ago that the threats of closing our...

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Sports

January 7, 2011
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Scarfo scores four goals; hockey team wins two straight The Winthrop High boys hockey team racked up a pair of victories this past week, defeating Martha’s Vineyard last Thursday and Gloucester on Monday. Senior Joe Scarfo was the number one star for the Vikings in the contest at Larsen against the visitors from the...

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Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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Priscilla Rivers Retired Winthrop High School Guidance Counselor Priscilla B. (Bradford) Rivers of 91 West Myrtle Street, Orange, died at home early on December 26 following an illness with her loving husband at her side. She was 87 years old. Born in Spencer on August 17, 1923, she was a daughter of Willis and...

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Lefty DeFelice

January 7, 2011
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His presence will be missed, but always felt That was a beautiful eulogy delivered by Susan DeFelice, speaking on behalf of her family, at the funeral Mass for her father, Anthony “Lefty” DeFelice, Monday morning at St. John’s the Evangelist Church. Susan elegantly articulated the full and rewarding life that Mr. DeFelice led, from...

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A Noble Deed: Dr. Eisenberg Provides Eye Care for Patients Around the World

December 30, 2010
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A Noble Deed: Dr. Eisenberg Provides Eye Care for Patients Around the World

Dr. David Eisenberg is a noted Winthrop eye doctor and an adventurer who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the  highest mountain in Africa at 19,000feet. Once a year Eisenberg travels the globe to provide free eye care in a country whose inhabitants need specialized medical assistance. Generally, Eisenberg performs cataract surgery for those who are...

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Winthrop Weathers Storm

December 30, 2010
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The first major snowstorm of the 2010-2011 season and the final storm of 2010, was head-on by Winthrop public works crews and private contractors who began fighting the storm during the tail-end of the Christmas weekend last Sunday afternoon and finished u0p around midnight on Monday. According to Public Works Director Dave Hickey, the...

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Scarcella Opens New Hair Salon on Harvard St.

December 30, 2010
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Scarcella Opens New Hair Salon on Harvard St.

Jopino Scarcella is a model and a New England amateur boxing champion who nearly landed a spot on the Sugar Ray Leonard/Sylvester Stallone-created television show, “The Contender.” But Scarcella has also been a professional stylist for 18 years and that’s what he’s been focusing on the last few years. Scarcella has brought his craft...

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Season of Giving

December 30, 2010
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Local businessman chips in for town programs Winthrop resident and businessman James Mazzone has taken the spirit of the season to a whole new level this year, making $1,000 donations to each of five different organizations with connections to town government, in an effort he said is aimed at setting an example for his...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2010
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial But we have to admit that we had not read the poem in its entirety for quite a while. So when we came upon it while thinking about an editorial for this week’s...

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Boys Hoop Team Tops Gloucester, 56-51

December 30, 2010
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The Winthrop High boys basketball team unwrapped an early Christmas present for themselves with a solid 56-51 victory over Gloucester last Thursday evening in the local gym. “This was a big win for us,” said WHS head coach Dave Brown. “Gloucester has all five starters returning and they played us tough last year, so...

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Hockey Team Shuts Out Medford, 4-0

December 30, 2010
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The Winthrop High hockey team turned in a solid two way effort to post a 4-0 shutout over Medford Tuesday evening at Larsen Rink in a contest that had been postponed from Monday. Although the Vikings led by a slim 1-0 margin at the first intermission on a goal by Chris LeBlanc (assisted by...

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Hockey Girls Make It Three Straight Wins

December 30, 2010
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The Winthrop Lady Bulldogs hockey team rolled to their third straight victory with a decisive 5-0 victory over Masconomet last Wednesday. The contest was the Taylor Brown Show, as the talented senior defenseman and team captain from Winthrop notched the hat trick, including an end to end rush that brought back memories of Bobby...

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WHS Hoop Girls Come Close in 54-50 Loss

December 30, 2010
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The Winthrop High girls basketball team turned in its best effort of the season, but came up on the short end of a 54-50 decision to Georgetown Tuesday night in the local gym. “The team is improving all the time,” said first year head coach Ignacio Oyola. “We battled hard from the opening whistle...

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Police Blotter 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Monday, Dec. 20 1:36 a.m. – Caller from Walden Street reports that kids are on the courts. 7:58 a.m. – Officer assisted vehicular traffic entering and exiting the Gorman/Fort Banks school. 12:44 p.m. – An individual reports her motor vehicle was struck sometime overnight while parked in the area of Park Avenue. The driver...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Nancy DiZio Past President of St. Rose and Dominic Savio Mothers Clubs Nancy T. (DiCesare) DiZio of East Boston died suddenly on December 28. Mrs DiZio was Past President of St. Rose Mothers Club and Dom Savio Mothers Club. She was the beloved wife of more than 53 years to Renato P. DiZio; devoted...

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Speeding into 2011

December 23, 2010
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Speeding into 2011

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Hamilton’s RPM Fitness moves to  spacious new location on Banks Street Marie Hamilton’s RPM Fitness will enter 2011 in a spacious, new 5,000-square foot facility. Hamilton presided over an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at the new location of the business, 120 Banks St., inside the former building occupied by...

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St. Nick Comes to Town Friday Night

December 23, 2010
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St. Nick Comes to Town Friday Night

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. Special to the Transcript Winthrop firefighters Local 170 announced this week that they have been in contact with Santa Claus and have finalized arrangements for jolly old elf’s annual trip through Winthrop, beginning at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24 and ending at approximately 9 p.m. “The Winthrop firefighters...

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Winthrop Firefighters Local 1070

December 23, 2010
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2010 SANTA’S ROUTE ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATED 4:30 P.M. — Start at Deer Island to Tafts, Tafts to Elliot, left on Elliot to Church Square, left on Shirley to Triton, down Triton to Bay View, Bay View to Shirley, left on Shirley to Crystal Cove 4:50 P.M. — Crystal Cove to Park, left on...

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