Editorials

New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

May 14, 2015
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DID CHARLESTOWN’S POST OFFICE MUSIC DIRECTOR   FORGET BEN E. KING? Legendary R & B artist Ben E. King passed away on April 30. He was the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose voice gave us great rhythm ‘n blues classics such as ‘Stand by Me,”  “There Goes My Baby”, and of course “Spanish Harlem.”...

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Opportunity Knocks on Charlestown’s Doorstep

May 7, 2015
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There has been much concern and consternation over the past year about the possibility of a Wynn Casino on Charlestown’s doorstep.  I share my neighbors’ and neighborhood’s concern about mega-development in our backyard. However, I have also consistently cautioned against having a laser focus on just the Wynn Development as our square mile is...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2015
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UNCLE JIM AND HIS POTATO SHED   My Uncle Jim (James Callahan) went to work as a young man over at F.J. Ward Produce Company at the old Charlestown Potato Sheds near Boston Sand & Gravel Company. Back as a kid my mother would often visit her brother at work while my brother and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Bomber should be executed Dear Editor: The Boston Marathon Bomber should be executed and the majority of Americans favor the death penalty for Tsarnaev..  Who does self admitted “devoted pandering liberal” Karen Cordless Taylor think she is telling us that the sentence for the guilty Boston Marathon Bomber (April 16, 2015 Patriot) should be...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

May 7, 2015
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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Townie Tidbits

May 6, 2015
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Remembering the people’s firehouse takeover ›I›m sure many more protests will be planned.» Jay Farris, Boston Globe , April 25,1981 “If we tell when, they’ll (the police) will be ready for us.” Nancy McCaffrey Thirty one years ago right now, I was probably hanging out inside the occupied Winthrop Street firehouse and holding the Engine 50...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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Townie Tidbits

April 23, 2015
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MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS BARROOM HISTORY    I bumped into Michael Murphy last week on Main Street by the Cooperative Bank and we ended up talking about the barrooms of Charlestown. He is just old enough to have remembered many of the names I was slightly too young to have known. Sometimes it is nice to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Thank You The Staff, Kids and Local Advisory Board at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club would like to thank our 12 Boston Marathon Runners; Alyssa Pesce, Jesse MacDonald, Deana Boucher, Meaghan Doherty, Kristen Pearless, Alexis Lemprereur, Inbar Hanouna, Kristin Catroppa, Ron Robinson, Colin Meharchand, Laura Roberts, Eric Fu for their hard work and...

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