Editorials

The Summer of 2012

July 27, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Domino’s Win

July 19, 2012
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There is one certainty about Domino’s coming to Main Street. It will not significantly change life in this neighborhood. That being said, the Neighborhood Council and City Hall need to let Domino’s know in no uncertain terms that it cannot and must not attempt to heap upon Charlestown a plastic storefront with garish coloring....

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Charlestown residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday or slightly before it...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Here Comes Summer

July 16, 2012
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes muster with the Constitution. Mitch McConnell and company have had their chance to sputter, spit and go spastic over Justice John Roberts’s betrayal. So summer can now begin. Summer, at least in the way New England celebrates it, is the...

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Youth Link and Charlestown

June 29, 2012
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An event organized by Youth Link and held here last weekend that drew hundreds to the Corey Street basketball court in the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development could be the beginning of a much more meaningful relationship if Youth Link’s Matthew Swartz has anything to do with it. Youth Link aids at risk youth...

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The Importance of Ice-hockey Here Highlighted by NHL Draft Picks

June 29, 2012
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News last weekend that the Boston Bruins and two additional National Hockey League teams have chosen Charlestown skaters to play for them in their annual draft is an extraordinary event in every way. First of all, being chosen to play professional hockey if you are a skater is a life consuming task and one...

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After the Parade…

June 22, 2012
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Last week’s festivities went off like clockwork and attracted a huge crowd. Everything went off without incident and the neighborhood once again shined for this year’s celebration of Bunker Hill Day. Parades have become a thing of the past nearly everywhere at this point in time. The times have changed. We have changed with...

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The Heat

June 22, 2012
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The summer appears to finally be upon us with a bit of scorching heat set to run its course for a few days. The weather forecasters have whipped nearly everyone into a near frenzy about the heat, depicting it as a blizzard, a hurricane or a tornado but not mentioning those names. The heat...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 15, 2012
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History tells us about the battle of Bunker Hill as it unfolded in June 1775. Residents clambered to the top of Winter Hill to watch it. On Beacon Hill, residents there made it up to the top of the hill to witness the battle. Even in Chelsea, residents went to their rooftops to watch...

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