Editorials

Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2016
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NORTH END COMES TO CHARLESTOWN Remember that old movie called, “Cotton Comes to Harlem” back in that late 60s. A great comedy it was indeed. Was thinking about that old flick when I saw the announcement about the upcoming Gala Dinner Dance-Reunion for St. Leonard’s Church in the North End. The time is being...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Townie Tidbits

October 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani HARVEST ON VINE FUNDRAISER  Keep the date Sunday, November 6 open from 100-400 pm for the Harvest On Vine Fundraiser at the Navy Yard Bistro. Tickets are $50 and going fast. Email Tom at tmacdonald03@yahoo.com. Don’t miss out on the gourmet food, fine wines and great company. NEW HIGH STREET (CHARLESTOWN)...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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Big Challenge Ahead  Dear Charlestown Bridge Editor. While Charlestown is slated to receive an amazing and truly beautiful bridge in 3 years, there is still a big challenge ahead.  At present, based on the presentations from the city, the architect, the engineering firm, etc., there is no mitigation plan in place for how to...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Letters to the Editor

October 7, 2016
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We Need to Address Our Traffic Issues NOW Dear Editor: Last month the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented the latest plans for the North Washington Bridge construction. The bridge, when completed, will be a spectacular, efficient and great addition to our roadway connecting Charlestown to the North End. Many in the audience, while appreciative...

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Townie Tidbits

October 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECT MEANS WHAT? As I viewed a recent rendering of the new re-branded Bunker Hill Housing Project, I wondered if it should be viewed as something good and worthwhile or something not to be see in positive light. For many years of my youth living in lower...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as other state and county officers on the ballot. However, voters need to also pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2016
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POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS The Charlestown Police Appreciation Night that was organized by the Grateful Community of Charlestown and hosted by the Boys and Girls Club was a great success last week and truly appreciated by the men and women of this community and beyond who serve and protect  that thin blue line...

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