Editorials

When the Weather Sends Your Mind Wandering

September 29, 2011
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In late September when the leaves are falling, the sky is blue and you’re still in your summer wear wandering about Charlestown is a dream come true. If you’re up by the Monument or near to the Mystic River or looking out on the water from your apartment or condo in the Navy Yard,...

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Car -free Week

September 22, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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The Walk Against Cancer

September 22, 2011
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More than 9,000 men, women and children – and many from Charlestown -  converged on the Back Bay on Sunday as participants in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Against Cancer took place As usual, it was a huge success honoring friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. Over the past...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help every city, town and neighborhood in this Commonwealth....

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Ten Years After

September 9, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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The Neighborhood Loses One of its Great People

August 25, 2011
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Charlestown and this neighborhood is more than the sum of its long history and its Federalist architecture. Charlestown, above all, is about people. Always has been. Always will be. The death of Peter Looney takes from this neighborhood one of its significant people, who had a great effect at everything he did here –...

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Father Mahoney and Father DiPerri

August 25, 2011
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We wish to inform our readers that we do know that there is a difference between Father DiPerri, who presided and who spoke at Peter’s funeral Mass, and Father Daniel Mahoney who was unable to attend because of illness. The names were transposed during editing. Please believe us when we inform you that we...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 18, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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