Editorials

A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 18, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Townie Tidbits

March 12, 2015
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SAL’S ST. PATRICK’ S DAY CELEBRATION No this isn’t my celebration time but I can say I celebrated well last Friday night at the Knights. The Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day party, sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico, was well attended as usual. As usual there were five Sals there. The senator, his father,...

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Tony V May Have the Right Idea

March 5, 2015
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 Recently, the Boston Globe did a great story on snow humor and right there on the front page of the Metro section was a full color photo of Tony V acting as a live space saver, sitting on a beach chair in his manly bathrobe, holding a cup of coffee in one hand and...

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The Jeff Allison Story

March 5, 2015
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 Jeff Allison finally got to speak to Charlestown after the first scheduled date to speak was cancelled to 26 inches of snow back in January. It got rescheduled I’m told and plenty of folks showed up. The event was at the Knights and sponsored by MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center, the Sharp program and CSAC....

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Letter to the Editor

March 5, 2015
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Showing pride Dear Editor: During this exceptional snowy winter, Charlestown residents showed pride in their community by clearing away snow from hydrants in complying with the fire department’s “adopt-a-hydrant” campaign. But as the city continues to remove snow from Boston streets, fire hydrants are inadvertently being buried with snow turning into ice. In order...

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Townie Tidbits

February 26, 2015
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WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS WINTER? The Winter of 2015 was going along so well until the late evening of January 26 when the first blizzard hit us with something like over 26 inches. Since then, it has been one long continuous blizzard. I can now say the Blizzard of ’78 has...

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When Is a Lodging House Not a Lodging House?

February 26, 2015
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 I am not too sure what is a house sharing host and how does this person differ from an innkeeper or a lodge owner? I am glad that Joe Bianco’s experience sharing rooms in his Green Street house with out of town visitors to Boston. he alludes to former guests who stayed with him...

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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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Joe is great Dear Editor: I just wanted to send you a note relating to your story about Joe Bianco and his AirBNB place on Green Street. Joe’s great. My wife and I had been renting in Charlestown on Warren Street in 2013 when our son was born. Of course, my sister (from the...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 23, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Don’t be Fooled

February 23, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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