Editorials

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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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2014
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“Who’s on first?” -Lou Costello Sometimes it is hard enough to know what time it is or how to shop when you forget the shopping. list on the kitchen table. Right? However, over the past year or two something has bugged me. Doesn’t anyone know when Charlestown was founded? I thought I knew until...

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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2014
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Thank you Sal  LaMattina Dear Editor: The members of the Abraham Lincoln Post want to take this opportunity to thank our city of Boston district councilor Sal La Mattina for his generous donation of a new flag on June 14 to celebrate Flag Day at Memorial Hall. Also a special thanks to Judy Evers...

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The SJC Ruling

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Townie Tidbits

June 27, 2014
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ANOTHER PARADE IS HISTORY Well, I had a great time at the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Father’s Day. It seems like a great twofer. One time the parade was almost never held on Father’s Day when it actually took p;lace only on the Seventeenth of June but since moving to the Sunday before...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Thank You for a Great Marathon

April 30, 2014
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We want to take the time to acknowledge all the behind the scenes work from thousands of Marathon officials, Boston and State Police and city officials who worked together to make this year’s Marathon a memorable experience. Living in Boston we were front and center in last year’s cowardly act that left hundreds injuried...

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Downtown View: What Do Young Bostonians Want?

April 28, 2014
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There is a lot of action on the young person’s front. City fathers and mothers are trying to attract people age 20 to 34. Mayor Menino created an initiative called ONEin3 to engage that age group and help Boston serve their needs. He championed the Seaport District’s micro-apartments to house the young employees of...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2014
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CHARLESTOWN CIVIL WAR REMEMBRANCE Joe Zuffante from the Abraham Lincoln,Post 11, GAR just informed me that on this coming Sunday, April 27, there will be a Charlestown Civil War  Remembrance at 12 pm at Memorial Hall on Green Street. Guest speaker will be Paul Kenworth of the Salem Zouavesi, a civil war re-enactment ground who...

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