Editorials

If Neighborhood Supports Parking Change, Walsh Would Also

May 28, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh told the Patriot-Bridge last week that if all the required signatures are gathered and the neighborhood supports the proposed resident parking change, he would also back any such change. “If the neighborhood wants it, I would absolutely support it,” said the mayor. “We want to make sure the traffic patterns aren’t...

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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Thank you “Old Schoolboys” Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Charlestown “Old Schoolboys” Association, and the families of Philip X. Carr and William Powers, for selecting me as a scholarship winner.  The financial support they provide to “Townie” kids goes a long way to helping us obtain a college degree.  Again, thank...

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Imagine Boston in 2030

May 28, 2015
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Last week, I announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors who care and look out for one...

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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The D.O.I. #1 “Thank You” Dear Editor: The members of the D.O.I. #1 would like to thank the families and Dear Editor: friends of Claire Lynch, Mary “Sis” Farrell and Patricia “Patti” Harty for their support and generous contributions to the Daughters of Isabella #1 Claire Lynch Memorial Scholarship. These women were dedicated, hard...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

May 14, 2015
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DID CHARLESTOWN’S POST OFFICE MUSIC DIRECTOR   FORGET BEN E. KING? Legendary R & B artist Ben E. King passed away on April 30. He was the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose voice gave us great rhythm ‘n blues classics such as ‘Stand by Me,”  “There Goes My Baby”, and of course “Spanish Harlem.”...

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Opportunity Knocks on Charlestown’s Doorstep

May 7, 2015
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There has been much concern and consternation over the past year about the possibility of a Wynn Casino on Charlestown’s doorstep.  I share my neighbors’ and neighborhood’s concern about mega-development in our backyard. However, I have also consistently cautioned against having a laser focus on just the Wynn Development as our square mile is...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2015
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UNCLE JIM AND HIS POTATO SHED   My Uncle Jim (James Callahan) went to work as a young man over at F.J. Ward Produce Company at the old Charlestown Potato Sheds near Boston Sand & Gravel Company. Back as a kid my mother would often visit her brother at work while my brother and...

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