Editorials

Gloria Conway

January 5, 2012
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The passing of Gloria Conway, a founder of this newspaper who shepherded it for so many years, did not come as a surprise. Mrs. Conway had been fighting ill health for quite some time. Yet her death strikes a sad chord for those Charlestown people who knew her and who respected her and who...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 29, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Merry Christmas — Happy Holiday

December 23, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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The End of Occupy Boston

December 15, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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An American Tragedy

December 8, 2011
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Last week’s shooting death of a young man walking out of the Bunker Hill Street development was a bit of horrific news we could have done without. He was apparently shot dead by an assailant or assailants unknown, and he himself remained unknown as police found no identification on the dead man when he...

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Remembering the Past

December 8, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Joanne Massaro

November 17, 2011
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Charlestown resident Joanne Massaro isn’t just the first women to lead the city of Boston Department of Public Works. She is the first leader of the DPW to bring it more fully into the 21st Century. And she has done this with hard work, intelligence and with the full support of Mayor Thomas Menino...

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The Expanded Gambling Bill

November 17, 2011
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The House and the Senate have passed the expanded gambling bill and it will likely be signed into law by the governor later this week. This is the good news. The bad news is that government experts are predicting it could take 3-5 years before we have an operating casino generating tax dollars and...

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The Election

November 14, 2011
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The Patriot-Bridge does not endorse candidates for public office. However, that does not stop us from feeling pleased about election results. We are pleased that Council President Steven Murphy kept his seat and that former city councilor and candidate for mayor Michael Flaherty is not going to return. This isn’t about disliking Flaherty who...

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