Editorials

On to Thanksgiving

November 11, 2010
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The year is hurtling to its end as we near Thanksgiving. The Halloween weekend was something to behold. And then we turned back our clocks. After the Fourth of July and Bunker Hill Day, Halloween has become perhaps the third most important holiday of the year in this neighborhood, proving that the neighborhood is...

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Nightmare on Craigie Bridge

November 11, 2010
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For those of you leaving Charlestown and heading West, everything about driving has become slightly more complex with the closure of the lanes heading into Boston over the Craigie Bridge by the Museum of Science. Traffic has indeed intensified, with the overflow backing into Charlestown. Just what we needed, isn’t it? Not really. One...

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Veterans Day

November 11, 2010
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Every year is a time to commemorate the dedication and sacrifice of those who are serving where their lives are in danger and especially for those who have died while in the service of the United States of America. Veterans Day is a time to remember and to say thank you and come away...

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Governor Patrick’s victory

November 4, 2010
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The Republicans changed the face of the Congress Tuesday. They now control the House of Representatives. They picked up more than a half dozen Senate seats but the Democrats maintain their control there. It is a new day in Washington, where President Barack Obama awakened to a brave new world Wednesday morning. In Massachusetts,...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 28, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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Too close to home

September 30, 2010
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The savage shooting deaths earlier this week of four people in Mattapan – including a two-year old – have sent shock waves throughout the city. Another victim of these executions in Mattapan in the hospital is expected to die and so that will make five dead in one horrendous act in a neighborhood of...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Congratulations to Senator DiDomenico

September 16, 2010
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Senator Sal DiDomenico won a close victory over Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in Tuesday’s primary balloting. DiDomenico’s victory – by a slim 170 votes – says much about the first term senator. The numbers were not on his side as these two went to battle on Tuesday. However, DiDomenico showed real fight during the...

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