Townie Tidbits

By Sal Giarratani


 Once again St. John’s Episcopal Church will be holding its annual Harvest Fair in the Parish House from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, November 12 with a turkey dinner served from noon until 2 pm. For more details, go to or call 617.242.1272.



 Keep Wednesday November 16 open on you calendar. That evening from 6 pm until 8 pm, at the Harvard Kent School Gym, you can take part in the Mayor›s Open House where you can view the various proposals floating around the Town and meet with various officials from various city agencies and community groups trying to have a positive impact on Charlestown.

Refreshments will be served and for further information, you can contact Chris Breen at 617.635.3549 or email [email protected].


Not long ago I attended a community meeting down at the Knights held by city officials informing folks about the various traffic options still on the table for the Sullivan Square traffic rotary or as I call it a nightmare. People have been talking about fixing the problem since 1974 when the Orange Line relocated from Main Street in Charlestown to under the highway and next to the rail yards and we have talked and talked ourselves blue and I still don›t see the light at the end of this tunnel yet..

 This past week I ended up taking Rutherford Avenue to Sullivan Square in heavy traffic once again. I saw pedestrians navigating getting from one side to the other which was no easy task. I also found myself behind some driver obviously hyperventilating trying to enter oncoming traffic. It seemed to take the driver forever to work up the courage to move into the line of fire. Unless you have some Townie assertiveness, you might never get home.

 Let’s hope when all the talking is finished finally that Square Sullivan works again for everyone.

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