Editorials

Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...

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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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It was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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Townie Tidbits

November 3, 2017
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SNAFU OVER WORDING IN FLYER When a piece of paper shows the mayor with a candidate and the phrase “I’m with Stephen” shows up in someone’s mailbox or steps, the conclusion would be that was an endorsement being made. However, Mayor Walsh says no such thing when it comes to that phrase apparently in...

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Building a Future for All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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LETTER IN SUPPORT OF LYDIA EDWARDS Dear Editor: As you may know, Lydia Edwards came within just 77 votes short of claiming the top spot during the primary municipal election in late September and won our neighborhood of Charlestown.  Such a great showing demonstrates that many voters in her district have already concluded that Lydia is not...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Townie Tidbits

October 27, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani BREAKING NEWS I always wanted to say the above. They say it all the time on TV news programs even if the news broke long ago. Earlier this week, a tractor-trailer going around Sullivan Square tipped over on its side spilling everything out onto the road tying up...

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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COMPLAINS OF LACK OF COVERAGE FOR EDWARDS Dear Editor, I have been a longtime reader of the Patriot-Bridge and count on its news to be informative and unbiased. It is therefore with great sadness that I have watched it transform itself over the course of this campaign season into little more than an arm...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Thank You, Steve Wynn

October 27, 2017
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The announcement last week of more than $197,000 in additional grants from Wynn Resorts to local nonprofits and organizations certainly comes as good news.  This brings the total for the Impact Fund to $397,000 in 2017.  A lot of the credit for these grants goes to Mayor Martin Walsh, who did a great job...

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