Editorials

In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2012
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Just as we were all exhaling a collective sigh about the winter without snow or even terrible cold comes a snowstorm on March 1 – the first real bit or winter we will have experienced since the freak end of October snow storm that kicked off the Winter of 2012. Weather forecasters are predicting...

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The US Postal Service

February 23, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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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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