Editorials

How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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A true public servant Dear Editor: This letter is being written on behalf of Stephen Passacantilli, candidate for City Council in District 1, which covers Charlestown, the North End, and East Boston. Since April of this year, when Stephen asked me if I was willing to help him in his pursuit of Sal LaMattina’s...

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Townie Tidbits

August 17, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TOWNIES ALWAYS SUPPORT ST. JOSEPH The Saint Joseph Society held its July procession recently through the streets of the North End. Few folks outside the club know that there are many folks who call Charlestown their home either born there or living there now that there is actually...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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Letters to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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WILL VOTE FOR PASSACANTILLI Dear Editor: I am writing to weigh in on the upcoming election for our District City Councilor.  There’s an impressive field of candidates running this year, but I have decided to support Stephen Passacantilli.  As a resident of the Navy Yard, I want a City Councilor who will be responsive...

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Townie Tidbits

August 10, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SEAN T. FLAHERTY REMINDS ME OF ME Sean T. Flaherty of Charlestown has become of recent a constant letter writer to the Boston Herald. I usually agree with at least 90 percent with his opines. Seems he has become a favorite of many more conservative Boston Herald readers....

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Glen Campbell

August 10, 2017
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The passing this week of Glen Campbell, the country singer who crossed over into the pop genre in the late 1960s with hit records such as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and many others, marks the end of an era for those of a certain (older) generation. His records...

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Trump at the Helm — God Help Us

August 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of sarcasm and humor. Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is “sad” or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation and...

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Townie Tidbits

August 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani REAL HOUSING FOR REAL PEOPLE When I was a little boy living on Salutation Street in Boston’s North End, my parents paid $25 per month for a two bedroom apartment. It was a small apartment but big enough for the four of us. Back in 1955, rents were...

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