Editorials

Redistricting, Again

September 27, 2012
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Mayor Menino has once again vetoed the city council’s proposed redistricting. The council’s second try did not assuage the mayor who believes the redistricting must be done in such a way that everything about it is right and fair – and legal. There continues to be substantial talk coming out of councillor’s offices at...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; The Right Thing

September 20, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 13, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Remembering Myra Joy Aronson

September 13, 2012
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Charlestown’s Myra Joy Aronson was a public relations professional with her life stretching before her like an endless dream when she got on to American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Obviously, the rest is history and her life came to an end on that fateful day when the specter and the harsh...

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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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