Editorials

Letters to the Editor

October 8, 2015
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor I would like to thank the Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund Committee for selecting me as a 2015 scholarship recipient. Having been my first time participating in the tournament it was amazing to see this community come together for such a great cause honoring Mark, Michelle and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 8, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI COOKIE AND CHARLESTOWN BACK ON BNN-TV I am so happy that Cookie Giordano will once again be doing a Charlestown program on BNN-TV. Her old show, «Charlestown Live›› was on the air for nine years and became a vital part of Charlestown›s life. Her new show is called «All Charlestown &...

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Taxi Versus Uber Battle Has Genesis in Charlestown

October 1, 2015
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When Winthrop resident Tiffany Mitchell – one of the largest taxi cab operators in Boston, running Top Cab and City Cab – first saw Uber ride share vehicles move into the Boston market, she could never have predicted it would threaten the very existence of her second-generation cab company. She wasn’t sure what to...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  Cross Pollination Charlestown Style    “With the Charlestown Working Theater next door, they and the Gardens of Charlestown provide a cross pollination of creativity for the community both serve so well.”     -Cathy Shanks, president, Gardens for Charlestown    This past Saturday was a beautiful day, especially over in Charlestown where...

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Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund Committee for the generous 2015 college scholarship award.  Mark and Michelle’s legacies live on through the scholarships the Gorman family and the Committee work so hard to provide to young Charlestown scholars every year.  My family and...

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Townie Tidbits

September 25, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI LOOMING IN THE HORIZON Last week when talking about the impact additional traffic will play on Sullivan Square from the Everett Casino and a the new construction on the other side of Sullivan Square from Assembly Row, I made a mistake. That new building rising up in Somerville is not a...

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Letters to the Editor

September 17, 2015
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Wynn Casino in Everett –  more clarification      Dear Editor: In last week’s Patriot Bridge (9/3/2015) a press release entitled “Casino project to kickoff cleanup efforts” contains some misleading information that needs to be clarified.  As the title correctly states, Wynn has begun cleanup efforts, which are different from pre-construction efforts.  There are still several...

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Townie Tidbits

September 17, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  BLUE LIVES                    MATTER RALLY    This past weekend on Saturday, I was at the steps of the Statehouse at the Blue Lives Matter rally organized by WRKO›s talk show host Jeff Kauhner A large crowd assembled on Beacon Street up to the gates of the Statehouse to listen to Kuhner and...

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Townie Tidbits

September 10, 2015
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WHAT’S A TOWNIE TO SAY?    Once about a couple years back, a female friend asked me how she looked. I answered non-commitably, “How do you think you look? Knowing I had worked for the Department of Mental Health for decades, she told me, “Keep all  that psychobabble for someone who cares” OUCH!     Recenty,...

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Walsh Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

September 10, 2015
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By now we all know that smokeless tobacco leads to serious health problems like mouth and throat cancer. For years its been a mainstay in sports with thousands of players both at the amateur and professional level sticking huge wads of chew in their mouths and spitting constantly at games. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin...

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