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October 26, 2018
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LATEST NEWS ON NEW CHARLESTOWN BRIDGE The Charlestown bridge was built in 1898 which makes it 120 years old which is older than most bridges anywhere around these here parts. It hasn’t turned around since the early ’50s when I was still a pre-school toddler. Oh, and the bridge goes roundand round , not...
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Townie Tidbits

October 24, 2018
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BRIDGE WORK SCARING ME Recently, drove over to Charlestown through Broadway in Everett. I have been watching closely all the work getting down for the Oncore Casino. Streets are getting widened, houses and businesses getting razed. They moved the brand new McDonalds over about 35 feet to build an even newer McDonalds. However, starting...
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Don’t Forget to Sign up for Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

October 24, 2018
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Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That’s right — nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare’s open enrollment season, which kicked off October 15. Seniors will have until December 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year. Seniors have a...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 24, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018
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MORE GREEN SPACE FOR HEIGHT IS A FAIR – EVEN VERY BENEFICIAL – TRADE-OFF  Dear Editor: I’d like to respond to better balance some of the resident views expressed in “New Hood Park Plan Gets Rough Outing at CNC over Building Height” (Oct. 4). As someone who sees Hood Park every day from my...
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How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

October 14, 2018
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Boston is going through a period of historic growth— the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As...
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 14, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Townie Tidbits

October 4, 2018
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GRANDPA’s OWEN GETS BAPTISED Two Sundays ago down in Norwood Center at St. Catherine of Siena Parish,  my first-ever grandchild, Owen Richard Morrison got christened. I still can’t believe how fast life passes by us. I still remember my daughter Nealie’s christening. Congrats to Nealie and her husband Matt Morrison and to maternal grand...
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

October 4, 2018
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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, hundreds of people from Boston’s Latino community joined me on City Hall Plaza to come together for this nationwide celebration of Latin ancestry and culture. Boston is home to a strong, proud Latino population, and it’s hard to overstate what an incredible impact it’s had on our city. For...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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