Editorials

Back to School

September 8, 2018
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September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it, but it takes a village to prepare for the first day of school. Your teachers, principals, and custodians have spent the summer getting...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 8, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Townie Tidbits

September 3, 2018
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MORE FEEDBACK ON POTATO SHEDS MONUMENT Dear Sal: I am a reader of Townie Tidbits, which is how I learned about the history of the potato sheds – thank you for spreading the word and for your continued attention to this hidden monument. I am a recent transplant from California and proud to call...
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Letters to the Editor

September 3, 2018
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STOP THE PRESSES! Dear Charlestown Neighbors: I am supporting our Congressman Mike Capuano for re-election on September 4. Mike Capuano’s record as a fighter for the most vulnerable in our society is everything Congress and the Democratic Party needs at this most crucial time. He has built a record of achievement in Washington without losing touch...
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Townie Tidbits

September 2, 2018
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WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO OUR POST OFFICE? The news is out there at the end of this year, basically the Charlestown post office must leave the Bunker Hill Mall because the owners of the mall and CVS Pharmacy are working on expanding into where the post office is today. The Charlestown Post Office back...
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Don’t Gamble the Planet’s Future on Unproven Technology

September 2, 2018
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A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies aren’t very effective — and probably never will be. Investing in them would divert resources from proven emission-reduction...
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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2018
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I WAS AGHAST Dear Editor: I was aghast to learn the news about the Charlestown post office not having its lease renewed (Patriot-Bridge article, Aug. 16, 2018).  As a 20-plus year resident here in Charlestown (the Navy Yard), I have so appreciated the post office’s location in the Bunker Hill Mall as opposed to...
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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

September 2, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...
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Townie Tidbits

August 16, 2018
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MOVING FROM ENGINE 50 TO POTATO SHEDS The Engine 50 Birthday celebration was great a few weeks ago thanks to so many folks who made it happen, especially the energetic Julie Hall, who now presides over the Charlestown Historical Society. Over at the Bunker Hill Museum there is now a display case set up...
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Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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