Townie Tidbits

IF YOU LIKE TONY V, 

YOU CAN GO TO…

Charlestown stand up guy Tony V will be headlining a fundraising comedy show for St. John Chrysostom›s Parish in West  Roxbury on Saturday night, April 7. Dinner at 630 p.m. and Comedy Show at 800 p.m. It will all be happening at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury. For more information, go to stjohnchrysostom02132.org. Check it out….Hey, had did Moses make his coffee? He brewed it, Get it? Tony won’t be using that one for sure.

 

FEEDBACK KEEPS ARRIVING HERE

Received an email from Carla Blakely who works down at DC Beane, a construction company behind the walls of the Charlestown Navy Yard. Carla says she loves the paper and so do her co-workers. Carla works at the old Navy Yard and has lived in Charlestown for 25 years now and always looks forward to her copy of the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge and  as most folks call it the Patriot.

 

BY THE TIME YOU’RE

READING THIS…

I will be a first time grandpa. I remember how thrilled my parents were when my daughter was born and now  its her turn to keep the family growing anew. Next week you can bet there will be a photo here on this unveiling of new life. I hope Ma and Dad are looking down and smiling right now. A new generation for an old family

 

CHARLESTOWN IS

SPORTSTOWN USA

Did anyone watch the 2018 NCAA Tournament battle between Kansas and  Duke this past Sunday.  It was an OT thriller. One of the best b-ball games I ever watched. Kansas 85- Duke 81. Lately the NBA has been kind of boring to me.. Kansas will now face Villanova in the Final Four in San Antonio. on Saturday.

 

HERE  AN IDEA FOR NEW BRIDGE

When they completed the tunnel under City Square it went unnamed and soon work will begin on the new Charlestown Bridge connecting the North End with Charlestown. It needs to be named after someone and I have an idea. Since it connects two Boston neighborhoods, I think state officials should name it after both Bobby DeChristoforo   and Bobby Wallace. Both figures were pretty well known as passionate for their  communities. Bobby D is actually connected to both sides of the bridge. His ma was Barbara DeChristoforo, an Irish-American Townie like my own mother.

Bobby Wallace was the consummate  community activist who always was there in the middle of any battle faced by the neighborhood. I learned from him how to be that kind of activist too. You just can’t wait for somebody else to do something. You have to do sometimes it yourself.

Let’s get this bandwagon  rolling. Start talking it up now,Start advocating now. I think the idea of a Wallace-DeChristoforo Bridge sounds great. Let’s make it happen. We have the power. Don’t sit back and watch things happen, make it happen.

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