Editorials

Promises to Make to Yourself

June 28, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Stay Away, Amazon

June 21, 2018
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As Amazon narrowed its list of city choices for its HQ2 from 238 to 20 in January, journalists, bloggers, and civic leaders were furiously trying to square up the finalists against one another to guess which city would reel in the multibillion-dollar, 50,000 job promising whale. The finalists range from the sprawling southern metropolises...

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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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JOINT STATEMENT ABOUT THE PEACE PARK FROM THE CLERGY OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor As members of the clergy serving both the Catholic and Protestant traditions in Charlestown, we want to express our support for the Peace Park that is being revitalized by the students affiliated with Turn it Around and in conjunction with the...

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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our Southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...

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Townie Tidbits

June 16, 2018
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ANOTHER GREAT PARADE HIGHLIGHTS  THE TOWN’S HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE I love the Bunker Hill Day Parade. Never miss it if I can help it. Doesn›t matter the weather but I do believe it is always even  better when the weather cooperates as it did this past Sunday. A perfect day to celebrate the...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: To the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association. I would like to Thank You for selecting me for one of the Schoolboy Scholarships. This Award will be put to good use as I continue my education at Stonehill College. Christopher Page THANK YOU Dear Editor: To the Old  Charlestown Schoolboys Association. I would...

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