Author: Sal Giarratani

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Gerry Doherty Getting Award The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library will be honoring author, politician and political advisor Gerry Doherty with its 2019 Friend of the Year Award on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the library. Doherty…

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BUONA PASQUA (HAPPY EASTER) TO EVERYONE Sometimes we just need to take a break from this reality of ours and try to view the big picture of our life. Many of us take each day as it comes, but sometimes…

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Civil War Memorial Band  If you are a Civil War buff, you might want to take note of the following: On April 28, at 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, you can listen to some great music from the Civil…

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Harvest on Vine Fundraiser, April 25  I stopped by Harvest on Vine earlier this week to talk about the upcoming emergency food pantry fundraiser on Thursday, April 25, starting at 630 p.m. down at the Knights. It takes lots of…

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Kudos to Eddie Callahan and ‘The Green Square Mile’ Thanks to a number of Townies like Eddie Callahan who were concerned about retaining the history of Charlestown for the future, he and others worked hard and many long hours to…

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St. Patrick’s Day Belongs to Townies, Too For more than a century, when one thinks of the Boston Irish, one usually thinks South Boston, but over in Charlestown, the Green Square Mile is also quite Irish, especially around this holiday.…

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Why Do Many of Us Go into Full Panic over Snow? This winter has been pretty much mild. We are into March. This weekend, we will turn the clocks ahead. February was great. The Red Sox are playing again down…

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Baby Boomers Never Fade or Get Old There was a great piece recently in the Sunday Globe right on Page 1. It seems senior centers are having a hard time recruiting new members for their organizations. They point out Baby…

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REMEMBERING LT. MICHAEL QUINN, USMC Quote to note: “Surround yourself in shining souls that inspire you, lift you higher and bring forth the best in you.”  Last week, I read the news story on the upcoming Lt. Michael Quinn Scholarship…

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PATRIOTS MUST BE TOWNIES When I think about the New England Patriots, I remember earlier in the season when the Patriots started playing a bit ugly, lots of folks outside Patriot Nation were already digging the team’s grave, but that kind…