Editorials

Bunker Hill Day Forever

March 24, 2011
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There has been much talk about Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day and about whether or not they are legitimate holidays. That question arises in Suffolk County because these two holidays are exclusively Suffolk County holidays and have been since 1941. These holidays have been called an insult to taxpayers by some senators and...

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The Japanese devastation

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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It is easy to make light of St. Patrick’s Day. For some it has become a day for parades, corned beef and cabbage – some turnip, too, and for everything green and for Leprechauns, and for others, it is also a day for a few pints or a drink or two. St. Patrick, the...

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Martha Coakley

March 10, 2011
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The attorney general may have run a bad campaign for US Senate but she sure knows what she’s doing with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We wish to compliment her for causing the entire paid BC-BS board to give up their bloated and rather ridiculous salaries. She has also informed the health insurance giants that...

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The Flatley-O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day – Celebration of all Celebrations

March 10, 2011
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The annual Flatley Company and Representative Eugene O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall is being held Friday evening. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 10:00 p.m. We urge you to attend. It is one of this neighborhood’s major events of the year and...

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Runaway Oil Prices

March 3, 2011
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If you heat with oil, then this winter has been a disaster and the disaster is continuing. Luckily, the sun during March shines longer and hotter and the serious cold we have endured during this long winter of our discontent is coming to an end and we can begin to feel it. Nut our...

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Sandy King and the Code of Silence

February 24, 2011
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The death of Sandy King earlier this month marks the passing from the local scene of a person who was larger than life for what she sought following the homicides of two of her sons. The murderers of her sons were never revealed to police despite many people knowing who they were. She was...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 17, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Arson in the Projects

February 10, 2011
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It is a very sorry thing when three individuals, two from Charlestown and one from Roxbury, set a nine family building on fire in the Bunker Hill housing development. Nine families were dislocated from their apartments by the arson. Police said it was apparently an argument over a drug debt that led to the...

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More Ice and Snow and Now Pot-holes

February 10, 2011
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It has been quite some time according to old-timers since ice and snow falling from rooftops have destroyed automobiles in this neighborhood. A number of automobiles were actually destroyed in the neighborhood earlier this week with the warmer temperature which caused melting and then the snow falling from roof tops way up high and...

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