Editorials

Townie Tidbits

June 23, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GALS AT NAVY YARD, 1942-1945 Historian Polly Kienle, a ranger from the Boston National Historical Park gave a riveting story about how women changed the Boston Navy Yard during World War II AND what it all means for us today. My mom always recalled with pride her time working at the...

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Chief Marshall Grateful for Community Excitement of Bunker Hill

June 23, 2017
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By Chief Marshal Robert Beckwith I would like to thank the Charlestown community for a fantastic and memorable experience serving as Grand Marshal for this year’s Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade. With the help of John Taglilatela, Kim Mahoney, Noreen Manning and Lisa McGoff-Collins, along with my good friends from the 520 Club,...

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Housing Boston, One Person at a Time

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Thursday morning, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN TRYS TO CHILL DURING PARADE I stopped by Steve Passacantilli’s Main Street headquarters to find Dougie MacDonald passing out free slurpie-like ice cones to cool down everyone during one of most hot and humid Bunker Hill Day parades in a long time. Dougie looked like the most...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Townie Tidbits

June 9, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU CHARLESTOWN Thank you for your hard work and your generous donations. The spring fundraiser was a huge success, raising roughly $25,000 to buy food for the neediest families in our community. And the distributions went without a hitch, thanks to your efforts.   TOWNETTES RUNNING BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES TODAY...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Townie Tidbits

June 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK GOD THEY CAME TO THEIR SENSES The Boston Transportation Department is to be thanked for announcing its support on the Sullivan Square traffic that includes the use of underpasses and not the surface only option. Many in the packed meeting at the Knights on May 18 were glad to hear...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Quite A Year  Dear Editor: It’s Been Quite a year for my good friend,Grand Marshall Robert Beckwith. Bob had two children Tom and Valerie each walk down the aisle. A third child,Carolyn, gave birth to Grandson Robbie. He and his wife Carol and another Daughter Lauren welcomed their first Grandchild and Nephew home! Becky...

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