GateHouse's Transcript Tab, smushed together out of two papers in 2019 to serve two sets of Boston neighborhoods with little in common, has sighed its last and quietly disappeared into the pages of history.
The older of the two original papers, the Parkway Transcript, published its first edition on Feb. 29, 1930, with a focus on Roslindale, according to a 1970s history of the neighborhood by Richard W. Davis, who took over the paper from his father. The Allston/Brighton Tab dates to 1981.
Gatehouse, which now goes by Gannett, says readers of what had been an emaciated weekly from the start can continue to glean what little Allston/Brighton, Roslindale and West Roxbury news it deigns to publish on its Wicked Local TranscriptTab Web site. Today the only story directly about the four neighborhoods on the site's home page is buried way down on the page and is an ouroborean announcement about the paper shutting down.
The four neighborhoods continue to be covered in print by the Bulletin, an independent chain based in Norwood.
H/t Gary, one of the paper's last actual readers.