Editorials

Pre-Existing Conditions: Protecting Access to Care

Friday, July 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

At 19, Jen was diagnosed with Lupus. She had to navigate her way into adulthood balancing doctors’ visits and frequent prescription refills. Jen knew health insurance was critical for managing her chronic disease, but never more so than when she became pregnant with her first child. Her diagnosis meant additional pre- and post-natal care to... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

THE BIKES ARE GREAT, BUT THERE’S STILL WORK TO DO Dear Editor: I read with interest the recent letter to the editor titled “Better Buses and Bikes For Winthrop.”  I agree that the introduction of Lime Bikes to the streets of Winthrop is a transportation move in the right direction. For example, the more... »

Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

Friday, July 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, July 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

WINTHROP BUSINESS OWNERS SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY PRODUCTION  Dear Editor: We are Winthrop business owners who are very concerned about the economic damage Winthrop is experiencing due to increased flooding and more frequent and severe storms. This has affected us and our customers. We understand that tackling climate change is our great challenge, but with... »

Curing Alzheimer’s in America

Friday, July 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s... »

Make the Most of Summer

Friday, July 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the... »

Real Justice Requires a Fundamentally Different Approach: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right... »

Promises to Make to Yourself

Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you... »

Lou Camacho Loved Winthrop

Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The passing this week of Louis Camacho, a lifelong Winthrop resident, removed from our community a man who truly loved our town and its people. Lou was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the Marines. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his gallantry and heroism on the battlefield. Lou... »

Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of... »

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