Editorials

Townie Tidbits

November 21, 2014
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The headline in last week’s Charlestown Patriot Bridge, “Senseless murder shocks community” seemed horrific just to read. Charlestown’s peace was shattered on the night of Wednesday, November 5 when two kids ended up being shooting victims.  Reportedly,standing on Main Street, they ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were...

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Engineering Happiness

November 18, 2014
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I recently met a happy man. Why shouldn’t he be happy? He has what most men want: loving parents, a wife, Jana, who was his high school sweetheart, two cute little boys, a house, good friends, family members who live nearby, good training and a good job. He also possesses a fine sense of...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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Wynn proposal not a done deal yet! Dear Editor With all due respect to Patriot-Bridge writer John Lynds and to Representative Dan Ryan, I would suggest a bit of caution around the statement “Casino definitely headed to neighboring Everett.”  There are significant hurdles for Wynn to overcome before he can break ground in Everett. ...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2014
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Thank you Dear Editor: We appreciate Charlestown community’s support of our Twenty-Ninth Annual Halloween Parade on Friday night, October 31, 2014.  We are grateful for Mayor Marty Walsh, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who are enthusiastic collaborators. The generosity of the residents of The Monument Square area and The Training Field...

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A Monument Ave. Early Introduction to Healey

November 10, 2014
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On Feb. 1, with the Bunker Hill Monument as a backdrop and amid community and comestibles, Charlestown resident and newly-announced candidate for Attorney General Maura Healey outlined a stately political platform based upon her values, commitment and experience. It was an early stop on her nascent campaign, which had been announced in October. With...

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Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

November 1, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Charlestown residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at the...

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Townie Tidbits

November 1, 2014
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WHO  IS THIS GIARRATANI GUY? I hear time to time from folks who wonder why I care so much about Charlestown but live in East Boston. The answer is simply economics. If I could afford Charlestown again, I would be here again. Hopefully, I will end up back in my favorite neighborhood going back...

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Letters to the Editor

October 24, 2014
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The Insidious Gaming Industry Influence Dear Editor: In the last six weeks, the insidious influence and impact of the gaming industry on the Commonwealth’s political and criminal justice systems has become clear.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the federal and state law enforcement offices have embraced and responded to the casino influence public policy...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

October 16, 2014
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Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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