Editorials

Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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Governor Councilor Backs Calvin Brown for State Democratic Committeeman Dear Editor, On March 1, 2016, “Super Tuesday,” Everett voters of the Democratic Party will go to the polls to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Presidency and elect two State Committee members (one male and one female). I am respectfully requesting that the voters...

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Townie Tidbits

February 26, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani DEXTER STREET  TO SULLIVAN SQUARE  How many folks in Charlestown have any idea where Dexter Street is located? No, it isn’t over in the Neck but rather across the Alford Street Bridge. It is the last or first street depending on your direction in Charlestown and a stone’s throw from where...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 12, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...

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Townie Tidbits

February 12, 2016
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MY DAD WAS MY HERO My dad passed away in 1989 at age 76. He retired after a 34 year career as a medical worker at Boston City Hospital in January 1978. He loved his career being a caregiver.    The first six years of retirement were good to him but the last six...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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Townie Tidbits

February 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani JIM BRETT HONORED BY USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM  Former state Rep. Jim Brett, D-Dorchester and president CEO of the New England Council was recently honored by the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown for his many good works to the Boston community. Shown in  photo are (l to r) Tom Kershaw, owner of...

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Key Role for Sal

February 4, 2016
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When Councilor Sal LaMattina was named vice chair of the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee last month, little did we realize then that maybe his appointment came just in the nick of time for Charlestown. The waste transfer station needs to have zoning changes approved by the City Council.  However, these requests...

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