Editorials

Letters to the Editor

Friday, August 3, 2018
By Transcript Staff

THANK YOU SPEAKER Dear Editor, The House budget in April, under the leadership of Speaker Robert DeLeo, included a provision repealing the welfare family cap – the rule that bars welfare benefits for a child if the child was conceived while the family was receiving welfare.  With the Speaker’s strong support, the House unanimously... »

A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

Friday, August 3, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for... »

Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

Friday, August 3, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 27, 2018
By Transcript Staff

ON SHORE DRIVE PROJECT Dear Editor, I am very aware of the ocean, my family has lived in our home since 1938 on Shore Drive.  We lived through hurricanes and nor’easters – would be extremely upset should a construction project do more harm than any of those natural events.  I have always been a... »

How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

Friday, July 27, 2018
By Transcript Staff

About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have... »

The News About the Environment is All Bad

Friday, July 27, 2018
By Transcript Staff

For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and... »

Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

Friday, July 27, 2018
By Transcript Staff

A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent... »

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... »

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