Editorials

Not a Great Budget… Not a Bad One

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Let’s get something out of the way right now: There is no such thing as a “good” budgetary year for cities and towns. We do not pretend to be experts, but based on our research (from writing our through the years columns for the past 30 years or so),  the only time that municipal... »

Attend the St John’s Fair Saturday

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We know that spring has sprung when it’s time for the annual St. John’s Episcopal Church Book, Cookie, and Plant Fair that is set to take place this Saturday, May 19, from 9-1 at the church at 222 Bowdoin St. The annual sale is a fun-filled undertaking both for the parishioners and our community-at-large,... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Supports commission Dear Editor: When we look around our town, we can see that things are changing. Over the past two decades, Winthrop has welcomed communities of different colors and faiths: among our friends, family and neighbors, as well as our customers, colleagues and classmates.  All across America, these same changes are happening: sadly, not... »

President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Transcript Staff

No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,... »

Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports... »

Taking Care of Our Veterans

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, May 4, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Establish the Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Commission Dear Editor: The following letter was read to the Town Council May 1 Thank you for giving us the opportunity to address you this evening.  I’m speaking to voice my support that the Town of Winthrop officially establish the Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Commission.  Many neighboring communities... »

Hot Weather and Cold Water :Avoiding Hypothermia

Friday, May 4, 2018
By Transcript Staff

With forecasts predicting summer-like temperatures of 80 degree weather, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is reminding the public of the dangers associated with swimming in water bodies this time of year. Currently, water temperatures in Massachusetts lakes and ponds are in the 40’s and 50’s, while ocean temperatures remain in the 40’s.... »

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Transcript Staff

New Silver Line Service Offers Better Winthrop Seaport South Station Connection Dear Editor: This past weekend, the MBTA launched it’s long awaited Silver Line (SL3) service between South Station, Seaport, Logan Airport/Blue Line and Chelsea. While most of the media buzz has been about the benefits this brings to Chelsea commuters- which are indeed... »

Use the Ferry

Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The announcement in last week’s Sun-Transcript that the town ferry is inaugurating its service for the season this week comes as welcome news for local residents. The ferry is a wonderful town resource that sets us apart from just about every other community in the area. For commuters into Boston, the ferry provides an... »

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