Editorials

We All Benefit from Clean Beaches

Friday, June 1, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who... »

Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s... »

Help Protect Other Patients

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Transcript Staff

I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.... »

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... »

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