Editorials

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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Support for Labor Unions is Growing

September 4, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2015
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Belated thank you Dear Editor: The Friends of Charlestown High School would like to thank (rather belatedly) all of those who supported Charlestown High’s participation in Pride Week this past June (June 9-14).  With the support of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Rep Dan Ryan, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Attorney Pat Sweeney, and members...

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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rampant throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with the monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Townie Tidbits

August 28, 2015
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“LUCKY” ENGINE 13 On my recent trip down to Texas, I found out they have an Engine 13 at the Downtown Austin firehouse. Most firefighters might cringe a bit if they were assigned to a company 13 but not Texans. One firefighter said everybody wants to be a part of Engine 13. One firefighter...

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Letter to the Editor

August 20, 2015
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Getting it Right for Greater Boston Dear Editor: As a resident of Charlestown, the proposed Wynn casino impacts on our environment, health and traffic have been a major concern for many of us in this community. But it’s really not just about Charlestown, it’s about the impacts on all the communities surrounding the greater...

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Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 20, 2015
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By Martin J. Walsh   Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s...

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Townie Tidbits

August 20, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI “You can go to hell but as for me, I will go to Texas.”        -Davy Crockett  I just got back from my annual vacation to America down in Austin, Texas. Our nation seems to becoming what it never was before. Once Boston was America where we were proud...

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Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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