Editorials

The Red Sox in Last Place

September 13, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston last weekend that was in last place when they arrived but were no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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How Things Have Changed

August 30, 2012
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The John Hancock Life Insurance Company has a big stake in Charlestown – a $45 million mortgage on the property located at 30 Coldwell Street. Units there, in what is known as a Mezzo Design Lofts project, are among the prettiest and most modern in the neighbourhood. A three bedroom loft goes for $3500 a...

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Swimming in Charlestown

August 30, 2012
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The Charlestown Y is offering swimming lessons this fall that begin on September 9. Space is limited so you need to call now to sign up your son or daughter to learn how to swim in a wonderful environment with real professionals conducting the classes. The Charlestown YMCA is a great venue for swimming...

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Beware a Rule Change

August 24, 2012
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Charlestown drivers beware. A traffic rule change by the Boston Police Department fines motorists from now on $150 if you are found to be blocking an intersection. That is to say, if you drive onto a crosswalk at an intersection while trying to edge your way across the intersection and the light changes to...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 16, 2012
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Our neighborhood, thankfully, is among the safest in the city. Charlestown is an example of  a wonderful place to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhood is on top of issues like gunplay, violence, drug and alcohol addiction and the plethora of issues which good neighborhoods...

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Renting in Charlestown?

August 16, 2012
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The rental market has never been better for owners and never worse for renters. Rents here for apartments average over $1800 and go as high as $4500 for units available in the Navy Yard. In fact, in the Navy Yard 1-2 bedroom apartments go for $1800-$2800. Point of fact, renting here is a difficult...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 9, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. Although it has cooled off just a bit, the heat remains pervasive and it changes our mindset no matter how much we try not to be done in by it. In fact, as all of...

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Welcome Hubway

August 2, 2012
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Charlestown will shortly benefit from the bicycle boom being shepherded by Mayor Menino and Boston City Hall. Notwithstanding questions about where exactly the new locations should be, there will be two new locations here, and this is good news. The city will also be designating lanes on major streets as bicycle lanes – and...

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CHAD’s Movie Nights

August 2, 2012
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Nothing being done during the summer in this neighborhood to create the essence of a true community feeling goes beyond the great effort managing Movie Nights by Charlestown Against Drugs. The popular outdoor movie venue has attracted large neighborhood people and their families to a series of outdoor movies in the Charlestown’s various parks....

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