Editorials

Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Townie Tidbits

March 30, 2018
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IF YOU LIKE TONY V,  YOU CAN GO TO… Charlestown stand up guy Tony V will be headlining a fundraising comedy show for St. John Chrysostom›s Parish in West  Roxbury on Saturday night, April 7. Dinner at 630 p.m. and Comedy Show at 800 p.m. It will all be happening at the Irish Social...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Townie Tidbits

March 23, 2018
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HOPE ONE AND ALL HAD A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY There will be an Easter Rising Event 1916 at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April 8. There will be live music by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody and dancing by O›Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance. For more information, call...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT IN BOSTON Dear Editor: Last week I was privileged to witness an extraordinary event:  the Boston gathering of hundreds of students and youth marching to the State House was an inspiring experience. These young people are stepping forward and using their voices to begin a dialogue on making a better and...

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Bunker Hill Housing Community Had Their Voices Heard at Last Week’s Meeting

March 23, 2018
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Last week, Charlestown turned out in force for a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing community. I thank each and every resident, community organization, municipal and state official and prospective developer who attended. In particular, I am grateful for the participation of residents of BHA housing who are most impacted by...

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We’ve Made Great Strides, But There’s Still Work to Do: Celebrating Women’s History Month in Boston

March 23, 2018
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It’s important to pause and celebrate the women who impact us every day. Those we interact with on a daily basis, and those women who came before us that have made positive changes in the workplace and our world. Making sure all women and girls have equal opportunity is not only an important issue...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2018
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GOOD SIZE CROWD AT SPAULDING REHAB There was a recent community meeting at Spaulding Rehab to discuss the Charlestown Community Alternative Plan regarding the fixing of the old Bunker Hill housing project.. Diane Valle presented a PowerPoint Presentation, the overview of the alternative plan to Corcoran Jennison Plan for “ONE CHARLESTOWN.” While historically, on...

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