Editorials

Townie Tidbits

October 22, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECTS Last Thursday, folks from Charlestown turned out in large numbers for a community meeting on the proposed construction of a public-private partnership to re-create the Bunker Hill Projects. Over in East Boston, the same kind of plans are on the books for a new Orient Heights...

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Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2015
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Some clarification is needed Dear Editor: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to provide some clarification to the story in last week’s Patriot Bridge (“Toxic soil clean-up at Wynn site set to begin next week, October 15, 2015).   My understanding is that Wynn spokesman, Chris Gordon, replied ”No” when...

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Helping Charlestown Motorists

October 22, 2015
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Anyone who lives in Charlestown – or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

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Toxic Soil Clean-Up at Wynn Site Set to Begin Next Week

October 15, 2015
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After decades of toxic dormancy on the old Monsanto site, a Boston company will begin removing the environmental sins of the past from the former chemical plant next week in preparation for construction on the Wynn Everett casino. In dual meetings this week in Everett on Tuesday night, and in Charlestown on Wednesday night...

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Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2015
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Thank you for coverage Dear Editor: I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to both Seth Daniels and Sal Giarratani at the Patriot Bridge who not only wrote some pretty remarkable stuff in the last two weeks’ editions about the work I do as both a recovery coach and DJ in the community,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 15, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI TONY V HOSTING COMEDY NITE TIME     Don’t forget Sunday, October 25 is “Comedy Nite” in Charlestown with Tony V hosting this fundraising event. Donations should be made out to the Brothers of Mercy St. John of God. Special guests this evening are Charlestown’s own Steve Sweeney and other funny folks...

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Letters to the Editor

October 8, 2015
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor I would like to thank the Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund Committee for selecting me as a 2015 scholarship recipient. Having been my first time participating in the tournament it was amazing to see this community come together for such a great cause honoring Mark, Michelle and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 8, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI COOKIE AND CHARLESTOWN BACK ON BNN-TV I am so happy that Cookie Giordano will once again be doing a Charlestown program on BNN-TV. Her old show, «Charlestown Live›› was on the air for nine years and became a vital part of Charlestown›s life. Her new show is called «All Charlestown &...

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Taxi Versus Uber Battle Has Genesis in Charlestown

October 1, 2015
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When Winthrop resident Tiffany Mitchell – one of the largest taxi cab operators in Boston, running Top Cab and City Cab – first saw Uber ride share vehicles move into the Boston market, she could never have predicted it would threaten the very existence of her second-generation cab company. She wasn’t sure what to...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  Cross Pollination Charlestown Style    “With the Charlestown Working Theater next door, they and the Gardens of Charlestown provide a cross pollination of creativity for the community both serve so well.”     -Cathy Shanks, president, Gardens for Charlestown    This past Saturday was a beautiful day, especially over in Charlestown where...

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