Editorials

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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Blizzard of 1978

February 9, 2012
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This week marks the 34th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. For those too young to remember it, this was the mother of all New England storms, the blizzard of a lifetime for those of us who lived through it and who experienced its might. What are referred to as blizzards by meteorologists today...

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In Memoriam

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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The Mayor’s Speech

January 26, 2012
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Last week’s state of the city address by Mayor Thomas Menino was vintage Menino. He spoke at length about a variety of things, including public safety, job creation, quality of life and a new vocational center at Madison Park destined to remake that entire area. The main theme of his speech, however, is the...

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The Patriots

January 26, 2012
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Charlestown is alive with talk about the coming Super Bowl. Charlestown is Patriots territory and the love for the team and for its leader Tom Brady spans from the very poor to the very rich, from athletes to those who have never tossed a ball in their lives. The prediction here is that the...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rdbirthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man. Judging...

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Changes With T Routes

January 19, 2012
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Any planned changes to Navy Yard ferry routes and T routes in Charlestown, especially the elimination of bus 92, would be a giant step backward for this neighborhood and for those men, women and children who are T riders. If anything, this neighborhood requires more and better T service rather than less. The T’s...

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Crime in Our Neighborhood

January 12, 2012
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Living in Charlestown has its obvious advantages and disadvantages. The neighborhood speaks for itself on its own everyday to everyone living here and for all those who come to visit. Frankly, it is a great place to live and it is a great place to visit. It is also a safe place to live...

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T Raising Fares

January 5, 2012
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The announcement that the T is raising fares so it can meet its obligations does not come as a surprise. For those who use public transportation it is simply another sign of the times and one that will make transporting oneself slightly more expensive, especially if you use public transportation five days a week...

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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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