Editorials

Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Quinn Scholarship Dear Editor: Commencing in 1970, with Robert Irgens, as the first Quinn Scholar, and with Ann Marie Duffy Keane as the first Female scholar in 1977, we have perpetuated the mission of Michael Quinn’s Scholarship to help his fellow Townies. Michael received his United State Marine Corps commission upon graduating from The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani FORTY FLIGHTS FITNESS PROGRAM Have you seen those silly $19.99 TV advertising spots for fitness training. There are all kinds out there in between shows like Law & Order. All kinds of toys to make you lose pounds without ever sweating. Who wants a workout that tires you out. Most of...

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How We’re Investing the Impact Fund

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh As Mayor of Boston, I have one priority: to fight for what is best for the people of Boston. In Charlestown, that priority took center stage when Wynn Resorts proposed building a new casino in Everett, directly and significantly impacting the residents of Charlestown. During my first two years...

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Townie Tidbits

March 3, 2017
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO JEANNIE I’ve known Jean McLaughlin for over 40 years through her husband Dennis. Often, I would walk into Boston over the High Bridge and join up with Denis on his way to work at Ray Flynn’s City Council office where he worked part-time. He walked all the time as a...

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One Charlestown? Yes, Please

March 3, 2017
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My name is Mimi Tovar and for 27 years I have lived in the Bunker Hill Apartments (BHA) or “projects” as it is also referred to. I, along with many other residents of the BHA have been negatively impacted by the crumbling infrastructure of the projects and for many of us, living here has...

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Townie Tidbits

February 28, 2017
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ON THE BOOK SHELF NEAR YOU I am a book reader and have been since a little kid growing up on the gritty streets of Roxbury and the South End. As I grew out of childhood, my love for reading morphed into a love for writing. I was first published in the old Boston...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Street Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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