Editorials

School Bus Drivers Action Uncalled for

October 25, 2013
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Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a public...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 12, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the Charlestown community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Charlestown neighborhood continuously decreased. His monthly Public...

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Letters to the Editor

October 12, 2013
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I’d like to thank President Sally Klessens, Secretary Carolyn Wrenn Shannon, and Asst. Secretary Lisa McGoff Collins and the entire Old Schoolgirls Association for awarding me a Scholarship at the Annual Dinner held on September 15, 2013. Since I was away at school,my grandmother, Lois Lynch O’Connell, and my Dad, Ed O’Connell, accepted on my behalf....

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Letters to the Editor

October 3, 2013
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Congratulations to the lucky winner Dear Editor The Charlestown Lions Club would like to congratulate Jerry Nye on winning Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees tickets raffled off by the Lions Club.  The winning ticket was drawn at the Charlestown Co-Operative Bank by Tom Coots, President of the Bank on Saturday September . ...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 3, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Boston Election

September 26, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor — Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. We also congratulate our own Jack Kelly for making it into the top eight finalists for an at-large seat. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks...

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Get out and Vote

September 19, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 19, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats including local resident Jack Kelly, this election very likely will be decided by...

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Remembering 9/11: The Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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