Editorials

Mayor Seeks to Stabilize Cable Television Rates

May 12, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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Peter Looney Park a dedication to remember

May 5, 2011
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The dedication of Peter Looney Park Saturday morning was a moment to savor – for here was the modern neighborhood of Charlestown out in force to say thank you to one of their own. It was a fitting celebration of the opening of a small urban space dedicated to a man who personifies what...

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Osama Bin Laden

May 5, 2011
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Some people are questioning (although we not exactly sure why) whether or not Osama bin Laden was armed when he was killed by brave Navy Seals who attacked him in his Pakistani hideaway. Those asking such a question forget that this was a man who on 9/11 committed 3,000 acts of homicide – and...

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Crime Statistics tell a Story

April 21, 2011
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In this neighborhood, there are the occasional inconveniences of our automobiles being broken into, stolen or keyed by thoughtless kids. There is also the occasional burglery into our homes or condominiums or into our apartments by thieves who sometimes succeed in stealing some of our treasured possessions. And there are the occasional visits police...

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The Easter Holiday a Time for Reflection and Joy

April 21, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great Easter dinner and the children for the search for eggs. Easter in Charlestown,...

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Be Prepared and Enjoy

April 14, 2011
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With spring now in its full bloom, finally, residents need to prepare themselves for the full blossom of the tourism season that is nearly upon us. Hundreds of thousands of tourists will come into this neighborhood in the next four months, transforming Monument Square, the Training Field, the USS Constitution complex and our ancient...

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The Olive’s Rehabilitation, Costly, Time Consuming

April 7, 2011
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Olive’s has been and will always be a Charlestown institution of the modern era of this neighborhood. The first day Todd English opened the doors to Olive’s 25 years ago everyone who eats out at finer restaurants took notice. Unlike many restaurants who open with rave reviews, run a few years and then decline,...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting a Great City

March 31, 2011
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The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Radiation from Japan

March 31, 2011
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Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011
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The city begins its annual weekly street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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