Editorials

Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Meeting on traffic plans set for June 30 Dear Editor: On June 30, there will be an important meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street at  6:30 pm. The Boston Transportation Department will be discussing traffic plans from the Washington Avenue Bridge and City Square to Austin Street. In the Fall...

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Townie Tidbits

June 24, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani IT WASN’T MY FAULT Last week, at the Chamber of Commerce marketplace at the Bunker Hill Mall I was told I recently was in error in my recent piece on the People’s Firehouse story.  I never thought I wrote the word, “Butterflies,” I thought I said “Honeybees.” however, even that apparently...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING A  REAL CHARLESTOWN HERO On Tuesday evening June 7, Peter Looney Park was packed to celebrate Peter Looney Night at the childrens’  park named in his honor. He passed away some four years ago now but he was there prior to his passing to see this park named in his...

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Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Thank you Dear Editor We cannot express fully the gratitude that we have towards the humble and gracious men of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association. From the May 12th edition of the paper, Mr. Gillen, President of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, stated the following “This is a very important service for us and...

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Townie Tidbits

June 10, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series – FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston’s neighborhoods. ​​BUNKER...

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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 10, 2016
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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Townie Tidbits

June 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CAN YOU HEAR THE PARADE COMING UP BUNKER HILL STREET? This year›s Bunker Hill Day parade will be held on Sunday, June 12 . Let us all hope it is a sunny day because it should always shine on Charlestown’s holiday. It is also nice that parade organizers try to keep...

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