Editorials

Townie Tidbits

August 13, 2014
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YOU TAKE THE HIGH BRIDGE And I”LL TAKE THE LOW BRIDGE By now everyone in Charlestown seems to know about the new bridge being planned to replace the aging 116 year old structure that looks old enough to be on the Freedom Trail. This paper ran a news story last week on the construction...

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On Wynn’s Traffic Plans

August 13, 2014
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Dear Secretary and Commissioners, It is my understanding that the design plans and traffic analysis for the Sullivan Square portion of the Wynn Everett 2014 FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report) have been removed. If so, this is completely unacceptable on many levels. First of all, the DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) included plans to mitigate...

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Thank You to Mr. Paul Murphy and Mr. Andrew Criscione

August 8, 2014
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I would like to thank you very much for the MGH HealthCare Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Your generosity is much appreciated I will put the funds to good use at the University of Missouri. Many Thanks, Sincerely, Mather Hoyt

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Charlestown Runners Help Dana-Farber Falmouth and Jimmy Fund

August 8, 2014
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On August 17, 3 runners from Charlestown, MA, will run the 42nd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass., to help conquer cancer as members of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Kimberly Cook, Stephen McCaffrey running for Team Lanzoni and Rebecca Santos along with more than 225 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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Townie Tidbits

August 1, 2014
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REMEMBERING MY UNCLE JOE My mother’s side of the family was pretty large and growing up I  had plenty of Irish uncles in my life. My mother’s family has its roots back in the Old Country in West Cork and more specifically on Bere Island, a fishy town down at Ireland’s most southwestern point....

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Downtown View

August 1, 2014
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Citizen Bob You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t...

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Townie Tidbits

July 25, 2014
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AUSTIN AND CHARLESTOWN SHARING AMERICA TOGETHER Austin, Texas over 1,500 miles away from Boston and Charlestown shares the same pride in American history. As I turned the State Capitol in Austin, I saw countless monuments to those who fought and died for their families, homes and nation. Eighty-five miles away in San Antonio, you...

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Letter to the Editor

July 25, 2014
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Action needed on splash pad Dear Editor: I am writing this message to request some action regarding the splash pad that was installed recently in Ship Yard Park. This is the 1st season the Splash Pad is in operation. It was designed for children to enjoy in the warmer months. I attended a few...

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Downtown View: The Welcome Mat Is Yanked for Banks

July 11, 2014
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What’s so bad about a bank? They seem pretty benign. Then why do ten Boston neighborhood shopping districts, including those in the North End and Charlestown, make them or any professional office a conditional or forbidden use on the first or basement floors? Why did the Boston City Council recently vote to make banks...

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