Editorials

Downtown View: What Do Young Bostonians Want?

April 28, 2014
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There is a lot of action on the young person’s front. City fathers and mothers are trying to attract people age 20 to 34. Mayor Menino created an initiative called ONEin3 to engage that age group and help Boston serve their needs. He championed the Seaport District’s micro-apartments to house the young employees of...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2014
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CHARLESTOWN CIVIL WAR REMEMBRANCE Joe Zuffante from the Abraham Lincoln,Post 11, GAR just informed me that on this coming Sunday, April 27, there will be a Charlestown Civil War  Remembrance at 12 pm at Memorial Hall on Green Street. Guest speaker will be Paul Kenworth of the Salem Zouavesi, a civil war re-enactment ground who...

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A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 9, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 3, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Townie Tidbits By Sal Giarratani: Charlestown Rocks with Personal Stories

March 28, 2014
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A neighborhood isn’t defined by its geographic borders but by its people and history. Charlestown is only one square mile but inside this little patch of land are a million stories past. present and hopefully into the distant future. My mother always told me that I was Irish like her. Her family settled in...

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Downtown View: Downtown Changing, Good for All

March 28, 2014
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An important part of Boston is in flux—good flux. It will be interesting to see how the details work themselves out. You have probably known the district as Downtown Crossing ever since it got a little seedy, the Washington Street subway station changed its name, Jordan Marsh became Macy’s, and Filene’s and the basement...

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Guest Op-ed Basic City Services From Mayor Martin J. Walsh

March 28, 2014
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As Mayor of Boston, I am fortunate to have the ability, and responsibility, to make a difference in the lives of our residents on a daily basis. One of the most important ways we do this is through basic city services – efforts that often times go unnoticed. The men and women who pick up our...

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Attend the Casino Meeting on March 26

March 19, 2014
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Growing up in the 1960s, a popular show on television was Dragnet, where the main character Sergeant Joe Friday would always say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” For many Charlestown residents and organizations, the facts are what are missing from the Wynn Resort proposal in Everett.  There seems to be a huge chasm between the...

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