Author: Sal Giarratani

Townie Tidbits

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…

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PRAY THAT PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL IS RIGHT Did you know that the movie “Groundhog Day’ is getting a sorta sequel. It’s called “Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son,” only this one is a video game being developed by Sony Pictures. However,…

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HOW TO MAKE BOSTON’S BUILDING BOOM WORK FOR RESIDENTS? Boston is in the midst of a building boom, much like city leaders and residents said took place back in 1983, when gentrification started seeping into places like Charlestown, where I…

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BUNKER HILL POOP CRISIS Last week while watching the evening news on Channel 5, one of their big stories concerned the effects of the federal shutdown at the Bunker Hill Monument. According to the TV report, things have gotten so…

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GRANDPA’s OWEN GETS BAPTISED Two Sundays ago down in Norwood Center at St. Catherine of Siena Parish,  my first-ever grandchild, Owen Richard Morrison got christened. I still can’t believe how fast life passes by us. I still remember my daughter…

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FREE COFFEE AT BUNKER HILL MALL Two weeks ago while parking at the Bunker Hill Mall, I noticed a large crowd gathering around this neat old bus. The closer I got to this sight, I  noticed it was a coffee…