Editorials

Our Summer Of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2016
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Comment on Sullivan Square was missed  Dear Editor: Your very well-written and informative article covering the crowded informational session on June 30 with the Boston Transportation Department regarding the Rutherford Avenue design did miss one important comment regarding the link between the short-term redesign of Sullivan Square and the proposal for the long-term redesign...

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Townie Tidbits

July 18, 2016
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MICHAEL’S MISSION IS MISSION POSSIBLE I turned out for Michael’s Mission recently at the Knights. The place was packed. Donations raised. Clothing collected for the Recovery House in Hayes Square. A good mix of folks young and old. It was all for a good cause in memory of a sad ending for a good...

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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Townie Tidbits

July 8, 2016
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CATCH THE McTEGGARTS FEVER  I am down at Faneuil Hall Marketplace all the time. Over time I became a fan of the McTeggarts, a great Irish band that plays over at the Black Rose on a regular basis.  Recently, while selling items at Johnny Two Dogs stand, Jim Bryne and Mike O’Brien came over...

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Letter to the Editor

July 8, 2016
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Thank you Dear Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, I wish there were more words to describe how thankful I am to have been chosen to receive the prestigious James Cushman Scholarship. But a sense of pride is not the only thing I have obtained from your organization; the practical application is almost immeasurable for my...

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End of School Year Reflection

July 1, 2016
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By Tommy Chang When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public...

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Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2016
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Historic  treasure returned to Charlestown Dear Editor, I thought I might share a Historic Treasure that has been found and returned to the Bunker Hill Monument Grounds in Charlestown, MA on June 11, 2016 Massachusetts Chapter  Number 2 of the “Rolling Thunder” Motorcycle group from Provincetown, MA. found a Historical  Bronze Plaque with the...

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Townie Tidbits

July 1, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN IS ROOTED INSIDE ME I did not move to Charlestown until I was 20 years old going to Boston State College. It took years but my mother finally got my dad to move here. I grew up in both the South End and lower Roxbury in St. Philip’s Parish which...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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