Editorials

Townie Tidbits

June 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CAN YOU HEAR THE PARADE COMING UP BUNKER HILL STREET? This year›s Bunker Hill Day parade will be held on Sunday, June 12 . Let us all hope it is a sunny day because it should always shine on Charlestown’s holiday. It is also nice that parade organizers try to keep...

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Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2016
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Thank you Morrissey Family  Dear Editor: On behalf of our children Patrick and Conor, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Morrissey family and members of the Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship committee.  To be the recipient of such generosity from those whom we hold in such high regard is truly special....

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Townie Tidbits

May 27, 2016
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SAD TO SEE AIR FORCE JROTC MARCHING OUT OF CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY The news last week in the Charlestown Patriot on students losing an opportunity to participate in JROTC, an activity with positive outcomes for some many graduating students. Scholarships to colleges and the potential for a military career are only a part...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

May 20, 2016
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By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Townie Tidbits

May 20, 2016
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THE “FATHER DAN” TO THE RESCUE Recently, the Boston Fire Department added a new boat to its fire fighting fleet. It was named after Rev. Dan Mahoney who has been a fire chaplain since 1964. Father Dan has been a vital part of the Boston Fire Department, St. Francis de Sales Paish and all...

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New Fundraiser in Charlestown Directed to Help the Homeless

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One Charlestown resident and Tempo Cycle are combining efforts to have two innovative fundraisers this month to benefit a jobs program for the homeless in Boston. Anthony Toppi, a steering committee member for Project Place in the South End, kicked things off by hosting a 45-minute spin class for charity last...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani WELL IT WAS QUATRO DE MAYO TIME AGAIN  While many out there celebrate Cinco de Mayo every May 5, I am one of those “May the Fourth be with you” celebrants since MAY 4 is my Birthday Day. I still refuse to get old or accept those senior freebies out there. Not all, Thanks...

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Impact of Charter Schools on Charlestown

May 7, 2016
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By Debra Dobbs As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter school looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Charlestown. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $119,405,100 in funds that would otherwise stay in...

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