Editorials

Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been... »

School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Dear Editor: I recently shopped in Macys, North Shore Shopping Mall and made a cash purchase. The sales associate asked if I would like to donate the change ($.45) to the Peabody Schools.  I immediately said yes (who needs change bouncing around in their purse). I would like to suggest that the Winthrop merchants... »

Glen Campbell

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The passing this week of Glen Campbell, the country singer who crossed over into the pop genre in the late 1960s with hit records such as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and many others, marks the end of an era for those of a certain (older) generation. His records... »

Trump at the Helm — God Help Us

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

President Donald Trump’s daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of derision, sarcasm, and humor. Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is “sad” or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation... »

Congratulations, Nate Bryant

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Nate Bryant upon his recent appointment as the chief of staff for new Salem State University President John Keenan. In addition to his duties at Salem State, Nate is well-known is this area as a high school basketball referee. He is a true success story,... »

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Thank You Legislature Dear Editor: As the executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit For Kids Only Afterschool, I wish to express my deep gratitude to our community’s legislative leaders for putting children and child care as a top priority in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was recently finalized. Thousands of children... »

Transportation in Winthrop is Getting Better

Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Getting around in Winthrop is getting better, thanks to the new Complete Streets policy passed by the Town Council in March and new MBTA bus contract rolled out in June. The Transportation Advisory Committee – formed this past October – would like to make sure that our fellow citizens understand what these improvements mean... »

East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any... »

Nancy Williams Was the Best

Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Winthrop lost one of its very best people with the passing of Nancy Williams, the long-time executive director of the Winthrop Council on Aging, this past week. Nancy Williams was irrepressible. We think of her as always with a smile on her face, full of energy, and a strong-willed advocate for the senior citizens... »

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