Editorials

Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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COMPLAINS OF LACK OF COVERAGE FOR EDWARDS Dear Editor, I have been a longtime reader of the Patriot-Bridge and count on its news to be informative and unbiased. It is therefore with great sadness that I have watched it transform itself over the course of this campaign season into little more than an arm...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Thank You, Steve Wynn

October 27, 2017
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The announcement last week of more than $197,000 in additional grants from Wynn Resorts to local nonprofits and organizations certainly comes as good news.  This brings the total for the Impact Fund to $397,000 in 2017.  A lot of the credit for these grants goes to Mayor Martin Walsh, who did a great job...

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani GERRY DOHERTY WRITES ABOUT “CHARLESTOWN 101” Former State Rep Gerry Doherty is a living Charlestown history book. Doherty first met Jack Kennedy back in 1946 at the Bunker Hill Day Parade as the future president walked past his home on Washington Street in his run for Congress, and Doherty...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2017
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COMMENTING ON TRAFFIC LETTER Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to last month’s letter regarding traffic, transportation, and Mayor Walsh not following through on his statements. Mr. Rob Pelychaty states that “over 300 residents” signed a petition for a so-called “preferred plan” for Rutherford Ave. that calls for more open, pedestrian/bicycle friendly areas,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN WILL PICK NEXT DISTRICT COUNCILOR I can remember back in 1981 when Boston voters went to the polls to decide the future of the Boston City Council which at that time had been since 1949 a citywide body of nine members. On that ballot that year was...

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Bringing Bostonians Together

October 13, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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Expressing Our Gratitude for the Grasshopper Café Dear Editor: As the summer comes to a close and as we prepare for the year ahead we can’t help but reflect on the success stories from our last school year. The Harvard Kent School and the Eliot K-8 Innovation Schools worked hard to promote the social...

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Townie Tidbits

October 6, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER’S OVER BUSY NIGHTS AGAIN Over the summer months, there isn’t that much activity with community meetings or times but once Labor Day hits, the schedule for activists and newspaper guys like me gets busy, busy and more busy. I was back at the Knigts again  recently for...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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