Editorials

Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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EDWARDS IS OUR CANDIDATE Dear Editor: We are supporting Lydia Edwards for district city councilor because we believe she will be an effective community organizer on the front lines of gathering Charlestown around important community concerns. In her significant previous job experience, she has proved capable of building bridges and setting an inclusive table...

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An Outstanding Appointment

August 5, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Sen. Sal DiDomenico for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who...

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Townie Tidbits

July 28, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani KUDOS TO CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY Sorry for being so tardy, but I wanted to congratulate the coaching staff, parents and player in the Charlestown Youth Hockey program, which had a well-attended Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Knights back  in June. As Steve Lakus observed, «We are proud of our...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Letters to the Editor

July 20, 2017
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THANK YOU  FOR SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Old Schoolboys Association and the Boys & Girls Club for awarding me a scholarship. These scholarships will help me as I further my education at UNH where I will be in the business program”. Nolan Doherty   APPRECIATVE OF SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor:...

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Townie Tidbits

July 20, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani OLD IRONSIDES SPLASHING BACK INTO THE WATER On Sunday, July 23 the much-anticipated return to the water for the USS Constitution will have arrived . Hard to believe that those two years in dry dock went by so seemingly fast., huh?  The ship ain’t looking too bad at all for 220...

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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratania THOMPSON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET The Farmers Market sponsored by the JFK Family Service Center is back and running again this summer every Wednesday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Check it out, plenty of great stuff for sale. While I was there I met Kenny Hall, Mr. Charlestown History,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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THOUGHTS ON ONE CHARLESTOWN PROJECT Dear Editor: “No community wants density: It means more pedestrians, more crowded buses. But as for my story: I was commuting 60 miles every day to work in Charlestown because I couldn’t afford to live here. I’ve finally become able to afford a low-rent apartment in Charlestown, and I...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Thank you Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association  Dear Editor:  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of the Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association for the award of our scholarships. It is so important that college students in Charlestown are supported by important and influential members of our community. The dedication by the...

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