Editorials

The Life Focus Center, Again

March 23, 2012
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Charlestown has been shocked by allegations of serious mismanagement and worse at the Life Focus Center. It now appears that several investigations are ongoing into theft of state funding at the local institution. State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s lawyers and auditors are now checking over the books and there is the belief that the District...

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The Life Focus Center Must Remain Open

March 16, 2012
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The news about the investigation into the alleged mismanagement of funds at Charlestown’s Life Focus Center has cast a rather negative light on the overseers of the institution. We want to make it clear that no one associated with the Life Focus Center has been arrested, indicted or convicted of any crime and so...

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Good luck, Captain O’Rourke

March 8, 2012
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Captain Bernie O’Rourke is know local for doing the right thing nearly every time when it came to Charlestown having a problem in the law and order department. At every juncture or every moment of everyday, Captain O’Rourke was ever the gentleman/professional police officer who knew what exactly to do to make things right...

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Welcome, Captain Thomas Lee

March 8, 2012
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Replacing Captain O’Rourke is Captain Thomas Lee. Captain Lee inherits command of District A-1 and Charlestown. We do not know Captain Lee but we suspect he was chosen to command this district because of his skills – and they must be manifold. He has already begun his duties. He will shortly be meeting with...

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Heating with Oil

March 1, 2012
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Charlestown residents heating with oil are now paying approximately $800 per fill for a 200 gallon tank. This is an absolute outrage with no one in a position of responsibility doing anything to stop the rampant speculation for the price of a barrel of oil affecting those of us who heat our homes or...

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In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2012
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Just as we were all exhaling a collective sigh about the winter without snow or even terrible cold comes a snowstorm on March 1 – the first real bit or winter we will have experienced since the freak end of October snow storm that kicked off the Winter of 2012. Weather forecasters are predicting...

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The US Postal Service

February 23, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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Olives About to Open

February 16, 2012
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The re-opening of Olives in City Square will come not a day too soon. Its re-opening in its newest and best incarnation, will bring back to this neighborhood a destination that helped to give the new Charlestown so much of it culinary panache. Todd English is a culinary artist and icon of the first...

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