Editorials

Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps are way up there with the promise of higher temps tomorrow and beyond. I enjoy pools where the water temps are slightly below the air...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis. I started writing in the Weymouth weekly paper back 30 years ago after moving to the South Shore from Charlestown. A colored photo taken at...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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Letter to the Editor

July 9, 2015
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Thank you Dear President FitzPatrick, I would like to thank you and the Charlestown Schoolboys Committee on allowing me to be fortunate enough to receive a Schoolboy Scholarship. This money is going to be extremely helpful as I go into my sophomore year at Merrimack College. Aaron Titcomb

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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 9, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Patriot Bridge, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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Townie Tidbits

June 25, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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