Schedules

December 23, 2010
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The Winthrop High boys hockey team traveled to Saugus last night (Wednesday) and will host Medford Monday at Larsen at 6:00. The girls hoop team journeys to Gloucester tonight (Thursday)

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Jurovich, Russo Take Firsts for Girls Track

December 23, 2010
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Ashley Jurovich and Christina Russo grabbed first places for the Winthrop High girls track team in the Lady Vikings’ season opening meet last week against Marblehead. Jurovich captured the shotput with a toss of 26-3.75, while Russo sped to victory in the 55 meter dash in 7.8 seconds. Also scoring points for Winthrop were...

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Boys Hoop Team Wins Two Division Games

December 23, 2010
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The Winthrop High basketball team handled two Northeastern Conference South Division rivals this past week, defeating Swampscott Friday evening 63-54 and then running past Danvers, 67-50 Tuesday evening. “We played well, but there is still a lot of room for improvement, both individually and as a team,” said WHS head coach Dave Brown. Friday’s...

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Girls Hockey Team Powers Past Marblehead and Everett

December 23, 2010
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The Winthrop Lady Bulldogs hockey team, an amalgam of girls from Winthrop, Lynn, and Saugus, shook off a tough 2-1 season opening loss to Shrewsbury and powered their way to victories of 5-3 over Marblehead and 5-0 over Everett this past week. “Our season opener was very a frustrating game for us,” said Lady...

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Say Hello to Santa

December 23, 2010
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Enjoy the holiday festivities One of the town’s most anticipated and enjoyable traditions takes place tomorrow (Christmas Eve) when Santa Claus makes his annual visit to the town and receives the honor of an escort from the Winthrop firefighters. Santa Claus will begin his trip with the firefighters leading the way at 4:30 p.m....

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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2010
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Thinking of others Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us...

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Police Blotter 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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December 13 9:42 a.m. — Three motor vehicles are ticketed for overtime violations in the public lot at Delby’s Corner on Washington Avenue. 10:06 a.m. — Officers respond to a Sea Foam Avenue apartment concerning a domestic dispute involving property. The property was returned and no action was necessary. 10:45 a.m. — A Cutler...

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Obituaries 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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Edith Janielis Jordan Marsh retiree Edith L. (Cassaro) Janielis of Winthrop died December 20 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 79 years old. She was the wife of Joseph P. Janielis with whom she shared over 56 years of marriage.  Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the...

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WPD says goodbye to a 36-year veteran of the force

December 16, 2010
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WPD says goodbye to a 36-year veteran of the force

editor@winthroptranscript.com Colleagues in the Winthrop Police Department, friends, and family honored Detective Robert McFarland at a retirement party Thursday night at the Senior Center. McFarland has retired after 36 years of service, 34 in the position of detective. Police Chief Terence Delehanty served as master of ceremonies for the speaking program. “The town, the...

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Food Pantry needs to be nourished

December 16, 2010
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Rumors of retirements and possible closure have hurt local effort By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Beverly and David Phipps are not going anywhere, at least not right now. They just need some help to continue providing meals to local families, the way they have done for the past 14 years through the...

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Strangie gets the nod in a narrow, 5-4 decision

December 16, 2010
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By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Leighanne Strangie is the new Clerk to the Winthrop Town Council after winning election to the position at a Council meeting Tuesday night. Strangie received five votes to gain the majority needed to secure the part-time position that pays an annual stipend of $5,200. Councilor Paul Varone cast the decisive...

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Vikings drop season opener to Marblehead

December 16, 2010
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All good things must come to an end, and so it was for the Winthrop High boys basketball team Tuesday night, who saw a two year undefeated streak in the Small Division of the Northeastern Conference reach its conclusion with a 65-58 loss to Marblehead. “We have a lot of new players and we’ll...

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A strong tie

December 16, 2010
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Last-second goal gives Vikings a 3-3 deadlock vs. Wilmington The Winthrop High hockey team opened its season in dramatic fashion with a game tying goal with just 4.9 seconds showing on the clock to earn a 3-3 deadlock with Wilmington Monday evening in a non league encounter at Larsen Rink. Freshman Dan Eruzione lit...

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NOTHING IS EASY

December 16, 2010
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Council drama concerning clerk’s post Somehow, you had the feeling there would be drama and intrigue as the Town Council sat down to cast the much-anticipated vote for the position of clerk to the  council Tuesday night. The point of contention, at the last moment no less, was that some councilors wanted to make...

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DET. MacFARLAND

December 16, 2010
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A true professional The retirement of long time Winthrop Police Detective Robert McFarland brings to an end an era in the Winthrop Police Department. Bobby McFarland was with the Winthrop P.D. for an amazing 36 years (34 of which were as a detective). He was the last of his generation of local police officers,...

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WALTER VAN DALINDA

December 16, 2010
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His memory will be cherished Walter Van Dalinda, a true living legend in our community, passed away recently at the age of 99. Anyone who knew Walter will attest that he had a keen mind and a sense of purpose in whatever he set out to do. More important, he possessed the trait of...

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Police blotter 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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December 6 8:28 a.m. — A caller from the Fort Heath Apartments reports finding a counterfeit $20 bill in the parking lot. 10:08 a.m. — A resident of the Executive Apartments on Veterans Road came into the station to report that her clothes were stolen from a common laundry area on the third floor....

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Charles McCarthy Boston Fire Alarm Asst. Superintendent Charles E. McCarthy of Reading died on December 13. He was 84 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Boston Fire Alarm for 40 years. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Gerry) McCarthy; devoted father of Annmarie...

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Home shopping – Chamber asks residents to buy locally this holiday season

December 9, 2010
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Home shopping – Chamber asks residents to buy locally this holiday season

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have given way to the relative calm of the normal holiday shopping season, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is reminding local residents to think of their local retailers when heading out to do shopping. “There was a really nice and highly successful national effort aimed at reminding...

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Loss leaders: Shape-Up Showdown is a big success; 23 participants lose 173 lbs.

December 9, 2010
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Loss leaders: Shape-Up Showdown is a big success; 23 participants lose 173 lbs.

Six weeks after starting the pilot weight loss challenge program, Winthrop Shape-Up Showdown, with 24 program participants, through the efforts of founders Michael Miccichi, Alyssa Foley, Michelle Bishop and with Marc Wallerce of the Winthrop Maket Place as an Advisor, has recorded its first success in town. On Sunday, November 29, 23 participants successfully...

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Team effort will bring toys to deserving Winthrop families

December 9, 2010
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Team effort will bring toys to deserving Winthrop families

The Winthrop Police Department is partnering with Bunker Hill Community College and Community Action Programs Inter City (CAPIC) on a toy donation and distribution program for Winthrop families. Police Chief Terence Delehanty said that Lee Nugent, domestic violence advocate for the WPD and an employee of Chelsea-based CAPIC, is helping to coordinate the program....

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Just add dough – Water Dept. says higher bills are due to more usage

December 9, 2010
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The talk of the town in many corners this past week has been about high water bills that have been appearing in residents’ mailboxes. In fact, many residents have been complaining to the local water department about the bills and a few even took the time to attend a recent Town Council meeting to...

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Hockey team opens Monday, boys hoop team Tuesday

December 9, 2010
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The Winthrop High hockey team will get the winter sports season officially underway Monday evening when Coach Dale Dunbar and his Vikings host Wilmington in a non league encounter. Face off time is 6:10 at Larsen Rink. Winthrop is coming off a banner 16-1-3 season which saw the Vikings come within a whisker of...

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Private Thoughts – Although privatization provides food for thought, rink should remain ours

December 9, 2010
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Town Councillor Jeanne Maggio’s suggestion that the town may want to look into the idea of privatizing Larsen Rink brought into focus the notion that there are pluses and minuses to everything in life. (For example, even going to jail has its positive side: no bills to pay, three square meals a day, no...

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