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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Flip Those Pancakes

November 18, 2016
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Flip Those Pancakes

THE CRANKY COOKS: Showing a little Townie consideration for one another in the kitchen are volunteer cooks Lisa Collins, Bob McLean, and Bob McGoff. The three worked hard all morning long to keep pancakes cooking on the griddle for the annual Charlestown Lion’s Club Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

November 18, 2016
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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

By Seth Daniel After a shocking Election Day result that included not only a win by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a Republican sweep through the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures, federal and state leaders for Charlestown have been out on the trail consoling Democratic voters. In many cases, while some are...

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One Charlestown Meets Organized Opposition at Community Meeting

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A group of neighbors – from the furthest reaches of Medford Street to the abutting Newtown apartments – have seemingly begun to unite against the current proposal for the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development – one of the largest proposed building projects in the history of the...

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BPS Backtracks on Parking Lot Plan at the Edwards School

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The controversial Boston Public Schools (BPS) plan presented to the community last month that would have dramatically reduced the parking situation for residents at the Edwards Middle School lot on Main Street has been scrapped for a new, more flexible plan that embraces residents. In a letter to residents on Monday,...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to Charlestown, East Boston, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...

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Schrafft’s Signs to be Replaced This Month

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Many have noted over the past week the fact that the iconic Schrafft’s illuminated sign at Sullivan Square went dark. Bill Bush of the Flatley Company told  the Patriot Bridge that the sign going dark is just temporary. He said the existing signs were getting old and needing replacing, so the...

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Townie Tidbits

November 18, 2016
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GIVING THANKS AND HELPING OTHERS  Isn›t the above the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Families gathering together for what they have and who they love. It is truly the sharing of life with others In Charlestown, a number of years ago, Townies came together to help the needy have a real Thanksgiving to remember and...

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