Editorials

Letters to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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WILL VOTE FOR PASSACANTILLI Dear Editor: I am writing to weigh in on the upcoming election for our District City Councilor.  There’s an impressive field of candidates running this year, but I have decided to support Stephen Passacantilli.  As a resident of the Navy Yard, I want a City Councilor who will be responsive...

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Townie Tidbits

August 10, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SEAN T. FLAHERTY REMINDS ME OF ME Sean T. Flaherty of Charlestown has become of recent a constant letter writer to the Boston Herald. I usually agree with at least 90 percent with his opines. Seems he has become a favorite of many more conservative Boston Herald readers....

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Glen Campbell

August 10, 2017
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The passing this week of Glen Campbell, the country singer who crossed over into the pop genre in the late 1960s with hit records such as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and many others, marks the end of an era for those of a certain (older) generation. His records...

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Trump at the Helm — God Help Us

August 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of sarcasm and humor. Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is “sad” or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation and...

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Townie Tidbits

August 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani REAL HOUSING FOR REAL PEOPLE When I was a little boy living on Salutation Street in Boston’s North End, my parents paid $25 per month for a two bedroom apartment. It was a small apartment but big enough for the four of us. Back in 1955, rents were...

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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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EDWARDS IS OUR CANDIDATE Dear Editor: We are supporting Lydia Edwards for district city councilor because we believe she will be an effective community organizer on the front lines of gathering Charlestown around important community concerns. In her significant previous job experience, she has proved capable of building bridges and setting an inclusive table...

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An Outstanding Appointment

August 5, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Sen. Sal DiDomenico for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who...

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Townie Tidbits

July 28, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani KUDOS TO CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY Sorry for being so tardy, but I wanted to congratulate the coaching staff, parents and player in the Charlestown Youth Hockey program, which had a well-attended Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Knights back  in June. As Steve Lakus observed, «We are proud of our...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Letters to the Editor

July 20, 2017
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THANK YOU  FOR SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Old Schoolboys Association and the Boys & Girls Club for awarding me a scholarship. These scholarships will help me as I further my education at UNH where I will be in the business program”. Nolan Doherty   APPRECIATVE OF SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor:...

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