Editorials

Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,... »

A Truly Perilous Time

Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Transcript Staff

When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the... »

Spring Has Sprung….

Friday, April 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,... »

Happy Easter

Friday, April 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one... »

Happy Passover

Friday, April 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest... »

Congratulations, Gretchen Howard

Friday, April 7, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Congratulations to Winthrop High School senior Gretchen Howard on being selected to the Boston Herald Dream Team and the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, two of the highest awards that a high school athlete can receive in Massachusetts. Gretchen was certainly deserving of the recognition — with the talented 5-foot-9- athlete in net, the Winthrop/Lynn... »

The Speaker Was “On the Record”

Friday, April 7, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo was back in front of the television cameras once again on the popular show, On The Record, Sunday morning, discussing the issues with  Ed Harding and Janet Wu. The Speaker was his usually knowledgeable and personable self, responding directly to questions from the co-hosts about the recent... »

The End of An Era — Thank You, Lloyd Lyons

Friday, April 7, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Lloyd Lyons graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, served his country two years in the Korean War, and then owned Samuel’s Pharmacy in Winthrop Center, operating his popular drugstore for more than 60 years. It was personal service at its best, with Mr. Lyons knowing all of his customers by name, leaving the... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, March 31, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Superintendent prepares for goodbye   Dear Members of the School Committee, It is with deep emotions that I submit my letter of resignation to you as Superintendent of Winthrop Public Schools effective, Friday, June 30, 2017.  First and foremost, I want to thank you the School Committee, past and present, for trusting and allowing... »

Trump Fails to Put Children First in His Budget

Friday, March 31, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete... »

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