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April 13, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN AND BEYOND BIG TV HIT I am so glad that Cookie is back on BNN-TV with her weekly “Charlestown & Beyond.” The Town needs its own show and now it does once again. I was on the first show and had lots of fun doing it. Soon I think I will return. I am...

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April 6, 2018
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WELCOME INTO THE WORLD OWEN RICHARD MORRISON My daughter Nealia went into extra innings during her pregnancy. Her son simply seemed to like where he was and seemed in no rush to exit the tunnel into the world. However, in the end, he did arrive early on the morning of March 29. He was...

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March 30, 2018
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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...

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March 10, 2018
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GOOD SIZE CROWD AT SPAULDING REHAB There was a recent community meeting at Spaulding Rehab to discuss the Charlestown Community Alternative Plan regarding the fixing of the old Bunker Hill housing project.. Diane Valle presented a PowerPoint Presentation, the overview of the alternative plan to Corcoran Jennison Plan for “ONE CHARLESTOWN.” While historically, on...

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March 1, 2018
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THINKING BACK IN TIME WATCHING CHARLESTOWN CHANGE OR MAYBE NOT SO Recently thinking about memories of Charlestown back in the late ’60s through mid ’80s. I was there on the ground working as a writer for the old Patriot and taking on one fight after another. I didn›t come from the community but it...

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February 22, 2018
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WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE JUST GO AWAY? Once again a roadblock has been thrown down on moving ahead with grant funding for the Sullivan Square re-design. I have been attending meeting after meeting on the future Sullivan Square and traffic flow. I usually sit next to community activist John Dillon, who always has an opinion...

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February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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February 2, 2018
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“YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG” This past Sunday morning I was listening to ‘Country Memories’ on am 740 WJIB and an old tune I remembered came on with the lyrics, ‘Yesterday when I was young.’ I remember listening to that tune years ago, when I was, indeed younger than today. Saturday night I went...

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