Editorials

Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

May 20, 2016
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By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Townie Tidbits

May 20, 2016
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THE “FATHER DAN” TO THE RESCUE Recently, the Boston Fire Department added a new boat to its fire fighting fleet. It was named after Rev. Dan Mahoney who has been a fire chaplain since 1964. Father Dan has been a vital part of the Boston Fire Department, St. Francis de Sales Paish and all...

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New Fundraiser in Charlestown Directed to Help the Homeless

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One Charlestown resident and Tempo Cycle are combining efforts to have two innovative fundraisers this month to benefit a jobs program for the homeless in Boston. Anthony Toppi, a steering committee member for Project Place in the South End, kicked things off by hosting a 45-minute spin class for charity last...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani WELL IT WAS QUATRO DE MAYO TIME AGAIN  While many out there celebrate Cinco de Mayo every May 5, I am one of those “May the Fourth be with you” celebrants since MAY 4 is my Birthday Day. I still refuse to get old or accept those senior freebies out there. Not all, Thanks...

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Impact of Charter Schools on Charlestown

May 7, 2016
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By Debra Dobbs As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter school looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Charlestown. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $119,405,100 in funds that would otherwise stay in...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani QUOTE TO NOTE “Donald Trump is going to put up a wall and the Mexicans are going to pay for it in order to keep themselves out. Brilliant. And who made the greatest wall? China. So we have to outsource the work to them. We have our own immigration problems in...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING THE DAY THE POTATO SHEDS FRENCH FRIED ITSELF  One of my mother›s brothers worked down at the Potato Sheds for years for the F.J. Ward Produce Company. Eventually, he graduated from Bentley College and then bought the business when Mr. Ward retired. My Uncle Jim Callahan was smart. He kept...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2016
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Have fun –  and help preserve our historic Town! Dear Editor: Last fall, the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 22, 2016
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By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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We Need a Transportation Transformation

April 22, 2016
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By Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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