Editorials

Townie Tidbits

November 12, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER SHOWS “TOWNIE SPIRIT” About a month ago Joe Zuffante called me to help spread the word that the Abraham Lincoln, Post 11, GAR up at Memorial Hall on Green Street in Charlestown would once again hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner over at the Knights on Medford...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Townie Tidbits

November 5, 2015
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BY SAL  GIARRATANI UNCLE JOE’S MAUREEN  O’HARA STORY   By now the world must know that my mother was a Harrington from Charlestown. I remember the last time I saw my Uncle Joe, it was the Summer of 1977. He was 64 years old at that time I thought he was an old guy...

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This is a Halloween You Can Enjoy with Your Children

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Halloween is a lost art in most places. Trick-or-treaters are on the downswing in most communities and the further you go out in the suburbs, the less of the traditional one sees. Most places rely on “safe” indoor Halloween events, or organized parties rather than the old door-to-door stuff where kids...

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Townie Tidbits

October 29, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI GILLEN FAMILY’S MISSIONS FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCESS    Over 300 folks showed up to help raise needed funds for missionary work in the Philippines at a hospice called San Juan De Dios. There the Brothers of Mercy tend to the needs of the sick especially the mentally ill abandoned by their families....

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Letter to the Editor

October 29, 2015
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Letter from Charlestown Democrats Dear Editor: Greetings Fellow Charlestown Democrats! Every four years, all good Democrats cast their vote for their favorite Presidential candidate during the primary election in March. We always have a great turnout in Charlestown and we know you will want to be part of this exciting election on March 1,...

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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

October 29, 2015
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Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that the are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as the annual daylight savings time goes into effect.  However, daylight savings time is also the perfect time not only...

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Townie Tidbits

October 22, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECTS Last Thursday, folks from Charlestown turned out in large numbers for a community meeting on the proposed construction of a public-private partnership to re-create the Bunker Hill Projects. Over in East Boston, the same kind of plans are on the books for a new Orient Heights...

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Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2015
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Some clarification is needed Dear Editor: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to provide some clarification to the story in last week’s Patriot Bridge (“Toxic soil clean-up at Wynn site set to begin next week, October 15, 2015).   My understanding is that Wynn spokesman, Chris Gordon, replied ”No” when...

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Helping Charlestown Motorists

October 22, 2015
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Anyone who lives in Charlestown – or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

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