House Votes to Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Transcript Staff

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Representative RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that seeks to reduce tobacco use and nicotine addiction among youth across the Commonwealth. An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction (H.4479) will prohibit the sale... »

Resident Wants Ordinance on Construction Dust

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Pearl Avenue resident Lois Rosenthal,  a person with asthma, is mindful of the air she breathes and for the past six months she had a lot of time studying the issue of construction dust. “About 10 percent of Winthrop population has asthma,” Rosenthal said. During this time there have been three major infrastructure projects... »

Finance Committee Continues on Budget:Questions about Regional Dispatch, Employee Benefits

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Everything from trash contracts to regional dispatch to the school budget were discussed Tuesday night between the Finance Commission and town CFO Mike Perez. There still is some confusion over which budget proposal is which, but Perez said he is available to track down any information needs. Chairman Bob Wynne asked why the regional... »

Police Blotter 05-24-2018

Friday, May 25, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Monday, May 14 There was a motor vehicle accident on Crest Avenue. No injuries. 91 on the scene. He assisted parties in exchanging papers. There was minor damage. Party came into the station to report identity theft. Women walking by Pleasant Street and Villa Avenue states there is a large white truck parked on... »

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.... »

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