Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

Friday, July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least... »

EPA’s Emissions Report Trades Science for Politics

Friday, July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a... »

Our Summer Of Discontent

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either... »

Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Luncheon was a huge success, as Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and State Sen. Joseph Boncore were the featured speakers at the event that drew a good crowd for a mid-summer afternoon. Both Massport and East Boston Neighborhood officials were well-represented at the luncheon, as well... »

Sports 07-21-2016

Friday, July 22, 2016
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The Chris Tsiotos Basketball Court School Committee member Tino Capobianco made the historic motion and his colleagues supported unanimously the proposal to name the new basketball court at the new Winthrop High School, the “Chris Tsiotos Court.” All we can say is, “Wow!”, and congratulations to attorney Chris Tsiotos on this tremendous and well-deserved honor.... »

Obituaries 07-21-2016

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Edward ‘Ed’ Cash Winthrop Yacht Club Life Member and active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church Edward M. “Ed” Cash of Winthrop died peacefully on July 16. He was 65 years old. He was a graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School, Class of 1968, a United States Navy veteran who served during... »

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