Editorials

Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Townie Tidbits

August 7, 2015
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SAY A PRAYER FOR JOE SHADROUI      I just returned from my annual vacation to America in Austin, Texas and picked up a copy of the July 24 Patriot-Bridge and was shocked to read the story on Joe Shadroui and the teri8ble accident he had on Main Street getting whacked by a car. ...

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No Olympics in 2024

August 7, 2015
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It’s now official that there will be no Summer Olympics in 2004 in the City of Boston. Perhaps things could have been different with a better strategy of rolling out the plan, but the proposal never garnered a clear-cut majority, either of residents or the politicians, who wanted to see the Olympics held in...

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Letter to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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A wonderful turnout Dear friend of the Kennedy Center, On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 260 people attended the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Benefit and BBQ at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus. Their attendance affirmed the community’s support of the Center’s mission to provide individuals and families in need services, opportunities, and the...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps are way up there with the promise of higher temps tomorrow and beyond. I enjoy pools where the water temps are slightly below the air...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis. I started writing in the Weymouth weekly paper back 30 years ago after moving to the South Shore from Charlestown. A colored photo taken at...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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