Editorials

Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Townie Tidbits

May 25, 2018
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CONSTITUTION TURNAROUND SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS Last Friday, May 18, the USS Constitution took its annual short trip into the harbor, then turned around and settled back at its US Navy berth at the Navy Yard. It was cold but sunny and the crowds came not just to see Old Ironsides, but also to honor...

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Townie Tidbits

May 17, 2018
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REMEMBERING #2  RYAN “DUCE” MORRISSEY The Friends of Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund will be holding its fourth annual Awards Presentation Night on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Dining, dancing, raffles and laughs as scholarships get awarded. For more information, go to ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com or call PattyAnn at 617-201-4784...

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Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why. More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor: Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. By definition it is the state of tranquility and quiet. Neglect is to pay no attention or too little attention; disregard or slight until a group of kids with a vision and recognizing a need in...

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Our City Is for All Residents

May 17, 2018
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District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing regarding a proposal that will provide a means by which senior citizens on fixed incomes and other low-income property owners who have fallen behind on their property taxes can stay in their homes. With the incredible and rapid development of our city (that,...

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Townie Tidbits

May 11, 2018
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FORGET BAKED POTATOES THINK FAKE POTATOES WITH SHED MEMORIAL More news on the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed public art monument that sits almost invisible to the eye by the on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge and points north. I wish to thank Seth Daniel from Independent Newspapers for bringing this story to light. I...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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