Editorials

Bunker Hill Day

June 23, 2011
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The gray skies have gone. The sun is out again. It is a good time to reflect about Bunker Hill Day – and about our lives. As Americans, we have much to be thankful for – and we must, as Dylan Thomas wrote, begin at the beginning when we think about what has come...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 9, 2011
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The Battle of Bunker Hill stands for heroism against impossible odds. It also marks a moment in history when America – not yet the United States of America – stood up against the power and might of the British Empire and shouted out to the world: “We’re not going to take subjugation anymore –...

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Much to Look Forward To

June 3, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Memorial Day 2011

June 3, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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The Rain

May 25, 2011
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Two years ago, there was no sun, no warmth, no beach no nuthin as some would tend to say around here about a spring that never arrived and a summer that was absent without leave. Two years ago, it rained so much and so often that the spring was obliterated and there were no...

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Replacing Jack Kelley

May 25, 2011
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The mayor needs to find a solid replacement for his man in the neighborhood Jack Kelley, who is leaving his position to seek other opportunities in his life. As the mayor’s man in Charlestown – that is, as the mayor’s representative in Charlestown – he does as the mayor wishes. This means his replacement...

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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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