Editorials

Enjoy The Weekend

August 29, 2014
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Labor Day weekend is here — and that means that another summer has come and gone. Children in many communities already have begun the new school year, though ironically, the best weather of the summer has been happening this week. Labor Day weekend always provides a good time to reflect as we look back...

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Charlestown Residents to Participate in Jimmy Fund Walk

August 25, 2014
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On Sunday, Sept. 21, Darcy Goldman, Aimee Goudas, Natalie McManus, Elianna Nuzum, Catherine O’Connor, Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald and matthew Wicker, residents from Charlestown will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic Boston Marathon® route in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. They will join an expected 8,500 walkers with the goal of raising more...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (Time flies) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid days (Nat...

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Townie Tidbits

August 13, 2014
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YOU TAKE THE HIGH BRIDGE And I”LL TAKE THE LOW BRIDGE By now everyone in Charlestown seems to know about the new bridge being planned to replace the aging 116 year old structure that looks old enough to be on the Freedom Trail. This paper ran a news story last week on the construction...

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On Wynn’s Traffic Plans

August 13, 2014
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Dear Secretary and Commissioners, It is my understanding that the design plans and traffic analysis for the Sullivan Square portion of the Wynn Everett 2014 FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report) have been removed. If so, this is completely unacceptable on many levels. First of all, the DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) included plans to mitigate...

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Thank You to Mr. Paul Murphy and Mr. Andrew Criscione

August 8, 2014
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I would like to thank you very much for the MGH HealthCare Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Your generosity is much appreciated I will put the funds to good use at the University of Missouri. Many Thanks, Sincerely, Mather Hoyt

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Charlestown Runners Help Dana-Farber Falmouth and Jimmy Fund

August 8, 2014
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On August 17, 3 runners from Charlestown, MA, will run the 42nd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass., to help conquer cancer as members of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Kimberly Cook, Stephen McCaffrey running for Team Lanzoni and Rebecca Santos along with more than 225 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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Townie Tidbits

August 1, 2014
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REMEMBERING MY UNCLE JOE My mother’s side of the family was pretty large and growing up I  had plenty of Irish uncles in my life. My mother’s family has its roots back in the Old Country in West Cork and more specifically on Bere Island, a fishy town down at Ireland’s most southwestern point....

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Downtown View

August 1, 2014
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Citizen Bob You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t...

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