Letters to the Editor

Friday, January 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

HELP THOSE IN NEED Dear Editor: In these challenging economic times, those who work in the provider community see extreme hardship on a daily basis. Our ability to respond to situations of homelessness, hunger, substance use disorders, child care issues, domestic violence, inability to heat a home, discrimination, illness etc. is predicated on two... »

Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

Friday, January 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,... »

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

Friday, January 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin... »

Sports 01-12-2017

Friday, January 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

WHS SPORTS roundup WHS boys hockey team tops Fenwick The Winthrop High boys hockey team skated to a 4-1 victory over Bishop Fenwick last Wednesday evening at Larsen Rink to improve their record to a sterling 6-1 for the season. After the teams battled to a scoreless deadlock in the first period, WHS captain... »

Obituaries 01-12-2017

Friday, January 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Valerie Minichello Blue Cross retiree Valerie A. Minichello of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on January 7 after a brief illness. She was 72 years old. Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Margaret (O’Neil) and Joseph LeBlanc. She was a... »

Residents Take the Polar Plunge

Friday, January 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Residents Take the Polar Plunge

Giuliana and Tyson Graygor give the ‘Hang Loose’ signal after dipping into the freezing ocean last Sunday during the Point Shirley Plunge on Yirrell Beach. More than 100 residents hit the cold waters on Sunday for the annual neighborhood tradition initiated eight years ago by Scott McGovern and John Merlino. »

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