Editorials

Letter to the Editor

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Great Neighbors, Great Neighborhood Dear Editor: Winthrop is a great place to live. For thirty years I have been running on the streets and sidewalks of our cozy town without incident. Motorists are usually polite and cautious around me, letting me use the streets if the sidewalks are narrow or blocked, permitting me to... »

The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Transcript Staff

If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a... »

The Chris Tsiotis Basketball Court at WHS is A Deserving Tribute

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The dedication of the basketball court at the new Winthrop High School in honor of former Winthrop High basketball star Chris Tsiotos truly is a deserving honor for one of the greatest basketball players in Viking annals. Chris averaged 28.5 points per game for the Vikings when they were perennial Northeastern Conference champions in the... »

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Mothers Out Front Panel Dear Editor: A friend of mine from East Boston Gail Miller invited me to that  Mothers Out Front panel held at the WCAT studies back in March and I found the panel discussion quite informative. I am always open to new information Much of the evening was spent talking about a... »

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The annual Strawberry Festival of the Winthrop Improvement & Historical Association is set for this Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Deane Winthrop House. The festival is truly one of the most anticipated events on the Winthrop social calendar and is a sure sign that the summer season has arrived. As the... »

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Head coach Sean Driscoll and the Winthrop High School football program will hold the annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast this Sunday (June 18) at the new Winthrop High School cafeteria. It’s the first time that the fundraising event will be held inside the new high school that opened last September. Guests can enjoy an... »

Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

Friday, June 9, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, June 9, 2017
By Transcript Staff

LET”S keep MOVing FORWARD together Dear Editor: Upon assuming my new position as your Council President two weeks ago, I realized first hand the great concern by many young families regarding the school budget, potential layoffs and class sizes. At that that point asked the town manager McKenna to arrange a meeting with the... »

Congratulations,Graduates

Friday, June 9, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We congratulate the Winthrop High School Class of 2017 on receiving their diplomas at the very impressive graduation exercises held June 2 inside the new school gymnasium. The class of 108 graduates became the first class to graduate from the brand new high school and have their graduation in the gymnasium and live-streamed to... »

Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

Friday, June 9, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s... »

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