Editorials

Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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Expressing Our Gratitude for the Grasshopper Café Dear Editor: As the summer comes to a close and as we prepare for the year ahead we can’t help but reflect on the success stories from our last school year. The Harvard Kent School and the Eliot K-8 Innovation Schools worked hard to promote the social...

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Townie Tidbits

October 6, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER’S OVER BUSY NIGHTS AGAIN Over the summer months, there isn’t that much activity with community meetings or times but once Labor Day hits, the schedule for activists and newspaper guys like me gets busy, busy and more busy. I was back at the Knigts again  recently for...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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Recovery Month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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On the Council race Dear Editor: The departure of Councilor Sal LaMattina leaves an open city council seat and an opportunity for a new voice in City Hall for the first time in almost ten years. Although there isn’t a candidate native to Charlestown, I’ve found a bold and independent voice for Charlestown in...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I WAS DISCO-ING FOR DAVID LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Dave Whelan is a hard person to forget. There are some people who exist day to day around us. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t They leave no footprints behind them. His sudden passing from us left us emptied....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Townie Tidbits

September 15, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SAFE INJECTION SITES IS A COP OUT Recently the Patriot ran a news story   about a physician up at MGH Charlestown on High Street who thinks safe injection sites will safe many lives from fatal opiate overdoses. Seems the good doctor thinks rather than shooting up alone...

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When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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