Editorials

Townie Tidbits

March 31, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani   GOOD BYE TO MARTY SR. I was way up on Bunker Hill Street at St.Francis de Sales Church for the funeral of a man I have known over 40 years. Marty O’Brien Sr. was an imposing figure but of the silent type. Most Townies are usually anything but silent. However,...

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How We’re Investing in Our Schools

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...

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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...

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Unite Around One Charlestown

March 24, 2017
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By Councilor Sal LaMattina During my 10 years as your City Councilor, I have had many conversations about the challenges and opportunities in this neighborhood regarding the Bunker Hill Housing Development.  While hearing from many different neighborhood constituencies, I have been met with near unanimous agreement that something needs to be done about the...

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Townie Tidbits

March 24, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani KEEP TALKING ONE CHARLESTOWN I am still talking about One Charlestown here because whatever happens down there will like the Bunker Hill Projects be here for a long time to come. What is built needs to be the right fit for the area up on Bunker Hill Street. I am all...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2017
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL Townie Tidbits wishes everyone a great St. Patrick’s Day! By the time you’re reading this I will have already had three corned beef and cabbage dinners and would at least have one more to go. So please pray for me. Growing up my mother always said her two...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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A great point Dear editor I have just read Mimi Tovar’s letter in the March 2 issue and just wish every resident of Charlestown could read it too. The couple thousand people currently living in the BHA certainly deserve to live in a safe, clean environment in just the same way as the majority...

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