Editorials

Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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Recovery Month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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On the Council race Dear Editor: The departure of Councilor Sal LaMattina leaves an open city council seat and an opportunity for a new voice in City Hall for the first time in almost ten years. Although there isn’t a candidate native to Charlestown, I’ve found a bold and independent voice for Charlestown in...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I WAS DISCO-ING FOR DAVID LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Dave Whelan is a hard person to forget. There are some people who exist day to day around us. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t They leave no footprints behind them. His sudden passing from us left us emptied....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Townie Tidbits

September 15, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SAFE INJECTION SITES IS A COP OUT Recently the Patriot ran a news story   about a physician up at MGH Charlestown on High Street who thinks safe injection sites will safe many lives from fatal opiate overdoses. Seems the good doctor thinks rather than shooting up alone...

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When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Townie Tidbits

September 8, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER IS FADING FAST Well, I hope everyone had a great Labor Weekend with family and friends or at least got to say good by to the Summer of ‘17. It went by so fast and wasn’t one of our best, especially when it came to lazing out...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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