Editorials

Townie Tidbits

December 16, 2016
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THEY BUILT A WHAT IN ELECTRICITY CLASS?  A longtime friend of mine graduated from Charlestown High School back in 1972 and he recently told me a story worth repeating. It seems like everyone knows about the old Charlestown Prison where they use to execute prisoners every once in a while but not since 1947....

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve is...

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A System That Needs To be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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Townie Tidbits

December 9, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani DANNY RYAN,  BRIAN HICKEY AND  TOWNIE PRIDE Last week, I was up near the Statehouse for a Downtown Fundraising Reception for State Rep. Danny Ryan at the 6B Restaurant & Lounge. The place was packed. It may have been raining outside but the sun was shining inside. Caught up with many...

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Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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Townie Tidbits

December 2, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani 2016 SILVER KEY RECIPIENTS The Charitable Irish Society which was founded in Boston in 1737 is the oldest Irish Society in America amd includes both Catholics and Protestants. Its mission has always been to provide assistance and aid to newly arrived Irish immigrants as they faced adjusting to life here in...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats! Dear Editor: The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of November, December and into early January. Our Charlestown  Co-operative Bank and its manager, Tom Coots, have  generously offered to be the collection site for the coats again this year/  ...

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Townie Tidbits

November 24, 2016
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL AND DON’T LOOK NOW BUT CHRISTMAS IS SNEAKING UP TOO   Last week while walking down Main Street I stopped at Zume’s for my usual, a vanilla latte with skim milk and whipped cream. Next I stopped by Bunker Hill Florist already decked out for Christmas both inside and out. It...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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