Editorials

Thank You, Peter Gobiel

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Transcript Staff

The announcement by long-time Winthrop High teacher and Athletic Director Peter Gobiel that he will be retiring will leave a void in many ways that will be hard to replace. Peter is a shining example of a Winthrop resident who grew up here as a member of a prominent long-time family and who gave... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Transcript Staff

What a great Town we live in Dear Editor: What a great community we live in!  Winthrop, where everyone feels safe, comfortable, and gets along so well.  People in this town are always reaching out to give a helping hand without asking for any reward.  They go the extra mile for others because its... »

Thanksgiving Brings about a Year of Better Health

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Transcript Staff

When people think about Thanksgiving , usually the first thing that comes into their thoughts is “food, family, and an amazing after dinner nap to be well rested for Black Friday shopping.” But, where did the real meaning of this holiday diminish to? Although, right in the name- often forgotten is to realize the... »

Peter Struzziero Steps Down as Library Director

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Peter Struzziero, director of the Winthrop Public Library, will step down from his position to become the director of libraries for the Town of Arlington. Struzziero will leave his position in Winthrop on Dec. 10 following an 18-month tenure as director of the Winthrop Public Library. He will begin his new job in Arlington... »

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a... »

Winthrop Pays Tribute To Veterans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Winthrop paid tribute to its war veterans this week in impressive fashion commencing with Winthrop Center Cafe owner Roger Oliveira hosting a dinner for veterans at his cafe that was sponsored by American Legion Post 146. The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, led by executive director Betsy Shane and president Dr. Paul McGee, invited veterans... »

Town in Great Financial Shape

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Transcript Staff

It was revealed at a Council meeting that  the Town of Winthrop has more than $2.2 million in free cash in its accounts and to that, we can only say, “Great job, Town Manager James McKenna and Chief Financial Officer Tom Gordon,” for leading this historic turnaround of Winthrop’s financial picture. We remember the... »

McKenna Mentioned For Chelsea Post

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Whenever there is a vacancy for a town/city manager’s position anywhere and this time it is nearby Chelsea (where Jay Ash will be accepting a cabinet post in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s administration) —  it’s almost automatic that James McKenna’s name pops up — not because he is looking to leave Winthrop — but simply... »

Game of the New Century

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Transcript Staff

We think you have to go back to the 1992 and 1993 Super Bowls that were played at Miller Field against Mansfield and Westford Academy to find a bigger game than what will take place Friday night when the undefeated Northeastern Conference champion Winthrop Vikings host the undefeated Cape Ann League champion Lynnfield Pioneers.... »

Freedoms Foundation to Present Washington Honor Medals

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Transcript Staff

The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present prestigious George Washington Honor Medals in memory of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and to Operation Troop Support in Danvers and its founders Dick and Christine Moody. The Chapter will also present “Spirit of ‘76” Awards for meritorious service and patriotism... »

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