Editorials

Start of the Process

May 16, 2013
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Tonight, May 16, there will be a meeting hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on the Sullivan Square Disposition Study at the Schrafft’s Center Cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this first of several meetings is to get feedback from the community to determine appropiate uses and the character of the...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Charlestown’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems it’s harder and harder to finish some of the projects and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line, the city is going to need more funding to get...

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Boston Shines 2013

May 2, 2013
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The weather on Saturday was perfect for outdoor spring cleaning.  We extend a huge thank you to the many volunteers who gave up their time to sweep clean our streets of the winter sand and dirt. This annual event is always a time for neighbors to come out and just talk as they sweep...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 25, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Mayor Menino Stepping Down

April 5, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Happy Easter and Passover

March 28, 2013
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We wish to extend to the Christian and Jewish members of our community a happy Easter and Passover season. This is the time of year that reminds us how much these two faiths have in common (starting with the Ten Commandments) and the extent to which the Judaeo-Christian heritage forms the core beliefs of...

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Downtown School

March 22, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many local families who will be able to choose a school closer to...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2013
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This weekend all Charlestown residents will be able to get their fill of the traditional Irish fare  The following organizations and businesses  will be open for residents to visit and have some Irish cheer: Charlestown Women’s Club Celebration on Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford...

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Student Jobs Are Important

March 14, 2013
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Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the number of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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