Editorials

Veteran’s Day

November 15, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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A Good Proposal

November 15, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Charlestown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill or...

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Halloween

November 8, 2012
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Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween. Hundreds of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoodsto threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhood.  We are...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Be Sure to Vote

November 1, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Boston Public School Goals

November 1, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Question 3

October 18, 2012
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Charlestown residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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School Choice Meeting

October 11, 2012
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On Saturday, October 14 starting at 10am at the Charlestown High School, Boston Public School officials will be sharing the findings on the School Choice Plans. We urge all parents of children in the Boston Public Schools to attend. There are two options under consideration. City Councilor John Connolly has recently put forth another...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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