Editorials

Townie Tidbits

April 23, 2015
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MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS BARROOM HISTORY    I bumped into Michael Murphy last week on Main Street by the Cooperative Bank and we ended up talking about the barrooms of Charlestown. He is just old enough to have remembered many of the names I was slightly too young to have known. Sometimes it is nice to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Thank You The Staff, Kids and Local Advisory Board at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club would like to thank our 12 Boston Marathon Runners; Alyssa Pesce, Jesse MacDonald, Deana Boucher, Meaghan Doherty, Kristen Pearless, Alexis Lemprereur, Inbar Hanouna, Kristin Catroppa, Ron Robinson, Colin Meharchand, Laura Roberts, Eric Fu for their hard work and...

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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

April 21, 2015
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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

“The City is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all Boston residents, particularly for those who live and work in Charlestown.” With this simple, elegant and powerful opening statement to the state’s EOEEA in regards to the latest Wynn casino sugarcoating (SFEIR) the City of Boston Environment Department cut to...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 21, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Townie Tidbits

April 21, 2015
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STOPPING BY OLD SULLY’S LAST WEEK Last week I stopped by Old Sully’s on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Irish American Police Officers Association and applied my gift of gab quite well. Old Sully’s is at the corner of Happiness and Lynde Streets I often say. Not really, it is actually...

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Townie Tidbits

April 9, 2015
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EASTER THOUGHT ON CHARLESTOWN  Having spent about a good dozen years calling Charlestown my home, I have good memories around Easter in Charlestown when I was still living at home with my parents on Winthrop Street. I wasn’t as lucky as a Townie to having been born and raised here but after arriving I...

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Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 9, 2015
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This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Winter Might Be Waning?

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...

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Do we Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2015
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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