Townie Tidbits

April 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani

ATTENTION MICHAEL SULLIVAN!

Attention Michael Sullivan. I heard that you think you might be my cousin. Someone at the Knights told me you were looking to talk to me. Email me at sal.giarratani@gmail.com.

 

REMEMBERING PEGGY FLAHERTY

This year over in Southie at the convention center for the annual Evacuation Day Parade Banquet, I was thinking of Peggy Flaherty, the mom of City Councilor Michael Flaherty. She was seemingly everywhere at this celebration but she passed away in the last year and was sorely missed by all. I found a great photo of her and thought I would share it her for all of her Charlestown friends.

Cookie Giordano with Peggy Flaherty

 

FEEDBACK ON MY MBTA ASSEMBLY ROW ITEM

Once again, I remind folks that TOWNIE TIDBITS is an interactive column. I want to hear back from you too. Recently, Barbara Smith emailed me over my recent tidbit on the change of the MBTA bus route›s bus stop at Assembly Row and how it negatively impacts on senior Townies who have been shopping over at that Somerville site going back to the days of the old Jordan Marsh over there. Here is her opinion over moving the longtime MBTA bus stop further away from elderly shoppers:

“I am also very upset that the bus route to and from the Assembly Mall has been changed. Taking the bus to the mall is no longer an option for me.  It appears that someone in charge is more interested in the ‘almighty dollar’ then their less mobile passengers.  Can’t wait to see him or her in the less than mobile eighties.”

Thanks Barbara. Hopefully, the MBTA will get an earful of complaints and do the right thing.

 

COMEDY NITE FOR EAST BOSTON SOCIAL CENTERS HUGE SUCCESS

The annual East Boston Social Centers held a huge fundraiser up at the Prince Leaning Tower restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus. The placed was packed and there were four great standups on stage that night making everyone laugh all night long

Here are stand-up comic Tommy G-Funny listening to one of my great jokes. For all those who don’t know it, I have been known to do a bit of stand up too. I once played the Sons of Italy Lodge in Roslindale Square where some old guy kept telling me to sit down and  kept telling him I was standing up just for him.