Editorials

Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 27, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Fiscal and Professional transparency must be applied to Winthrop’s Ferry Service Dear Editor: In a January 20, 2017 letter to the editor titled “The Winthrop/Quincy Ferry: Is it worth keeping afloat,” I wrote that real leadership is risky because it challenges entrenched beliefs, leads to conflict, and demands a hard look at existing systems.... »

Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

Friday, October 27, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home... »

Women’s Health Forum is October 26

Friday, October 27, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The 20th annual Women’s Health Forum sponsored by Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo is set for this Thursday, Oct. 26, at Winthrop High School, from 6-8 p.m. This yearly event, which has grown hugely since its inception 20 years ago (wow, where does the time go?), is co-sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood... »

Housing Court Open to Local Landlords and Tenants

Friday, October 27, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The expansion of the Housing Court into our part of Suffolk County for local landlords and tenants certainly is welcome news in our area.  In our community, the majority of the housing stock is multi-family.  Given the large investment now being made by the landlords in acquiring property, and the high rents that many... »

Announcing for Office

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Perrin announces bid for re-election to School Comm It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the Winthrop School Committee for the past eight years. During my past elected terms, I have learned a great deal about school finances, state and federal regulations, and the many opportunities our schools offer its... »

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Don’t leave your dog in cars Dear Editor: It may be autumn, but warm temperatures still pose a deadly threat to our animal companions. A dog named Nigil recently suffered a horrific death after his guardians reportedly left him in their parked vehicle while they enjoyed Salem’s Halloween festivities. When they returned nearly five... »

“They Did What?!?!

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

That was our initial reaction when we heard the news that the Winthrop School Committee had voted last week to reject an offer by the Boston Red Sox organization to have the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Day football game be played at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Eve. To our knowledge, this marks the first time that... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

VOTE for ron vecchia Dear Editor, Current School Committee member Ron Vecchia is running for Winthrop Town Council President.  I first met Ron in 1973 at one of the early Jaycees meetings.  I’ve known him for 44 years, and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy.  Here’s why. A Vietnam veteran, Ron has served his country.  He’s... »

The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

Friday, October 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have... »

Happy New Year, 5788

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We join the entire community of Winthrop in wishing our Jewish residents a Happy and Healthy New Year. The community has concluded the High Holy Days, the two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah, followed by  the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day  on the Jewish calendar. Here in Winthrop,... »

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