Editorials

Townie Tidbits

September 2, 2018
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WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO OUR POST OFFICE? The news is out there at the end of this year, basically the Charlestown post office must leave the Bunker Hill Mall because the owners of the mall and CVS Pharmacy are working on expanding into where the post office is today. The Charlestown Post Office back...

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Don’t Gamble the Planet’s Future on Unproven Technology

September 2, 2018
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A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies aren’t very effective — and probably never will be. Investing in them would divert resources from proven emission-reduction...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2018
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I WAS AGHAST Dear Editor: I was aghast to learn the news about the Charlestown post office not having its lease renewed (Patriot-Bridge article, Aug. 16, 2018).  As a 20-plus year resident here in Charlestown (the Navy Yard), I have so appreciated the post office’s location in the Bunker Hill Mall as opposed to...

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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

September 2, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...

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Townie Tidbits

August 16, 2018
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MOVING FROM ENGINE 50 TO POTATO SHEDS The Engine 50 Birthday celebration was great a few weeks ago thanks to so many folks who made it happen, especially the energetic Julie Hall, who now presides over the Charlestown Historical Society. Over at the Bunker Hill Museum there is now a display case set up...

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Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...

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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 16, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...

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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...

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Townie Tidbits

August 11, 2018
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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the garden at Ink Block in the South End until that deal fell through.  This...

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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason? The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create....

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