Editorials

Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 15, 2012
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History tells us about the battle of Bunker Hill as it unfolded in June 1775. Residents clambered to the top of Winter Hill to watch it. On Beacon Hill, residents there made it up to the top of the hill to witness the battle. Even in Chelsea, residents went to their rooftops to watch...

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Bunker Hill Day 2012

June 7, 2012
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If we contemporize Bunker Hill Day, this is to say, if we bring that day of valor and sacrifice up to the present moment and try to describe it properly, well, several possibilities abound. First, when we look back on a day when a brave few stood up to a great many better armed...

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Memorial Day, Again

May 31, 2012
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Memorial Day has again come and gone and with it, the growing sense, we believe, that the holiday is experiencing a significant rebirth as Americans come to understand more clearly and in deeply personal ways, the sacrifices being made by our sons and daughters in uniform around the world and especially in Iraq and...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Losing 1 Million Pounds

May 17, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has committed his administration to leading the fight against obesity by pledging to do his best to have Bostonians collectively lose 1 million pounds this year. At first blush, the entire notion of such an effort seems more like a bit advertised for a television reality show than anything else but...

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Celebrating a Neighborhood

May 3, 2012
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A small bevy of extraordinary events last weekend helped to magnify the image of Charlestown as a strong neighborhood. The rededication of Peter Looney Park was a perfect example of a community in sync with the needs of its kids, its parents and the many, many friends of a former leader who left us...

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Celebration at Peter Looney Park Saturday Morning, 10:30 A.m.

April 26, 2012
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Peter Looney Park is the place to be for Charlestown residents, parents and their children Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs, have invited all those men, women and children who take an interest in the...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

April 20, 2012
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This year marks the 237thyear of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012 marks...

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Father Mahoney

April 12, 2012
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Father Daniel Mahoney, the former chair of the Life Focus Center (LFC) felt he had to make the very tough decision this week of asking the LFC board  for the resignation of Jack Millerick as director of the LFC. When the board he headed refused to do so, Father Mahoney resigned. Knowing what it...

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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

April 5, 2012
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Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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