Editorials

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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Townie Tidbits

August 29, 2016
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YEE! HAA! GOING BACK TO TEXAS Once a year for the last nine years, I have been taking what I refer to as my vacation to America. I love Massachusetts but my politics bleeds red not blue. Even though I visit the epicenter of Texas liberalism, compared to Boston, Austin may be weird as...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Townie Tidbits

August 19, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani MICHAEL’S MISSION TURNS INTO MISSION POSSIBLE  Everyday four people die in Massachusetts from heroin overdoses. On July 2, 2015, Michael Cain was one of those four a day. Young Michael had just celebrated his 24th birthday on June 18. Michael was one of 1,526 people who lost their lives to heroin...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering should be banned Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of...

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Townie Tidbits

August 8, 2016
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO PEGGY FLAHERTY Recently, Peggy Flaherty passed away at the age of 81 years young. She always seemed to be so active, one hardly could tell her age. She was always smiling, in great spirits and enjoyed her life as the wife of a politician and the mother of another. Every...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Thanks firefighters Dear Editor: On behalf of the Braaten family, victims of the Bunker Hill Street fire on July 21, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to members of the Charlestown community for rallying around our friends during their day of crisis. Firefighters, police, first responders, The Red Cross and neighbors provided immediate...

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Speaker DeLeo and the Film Industry

July 29, 2016
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, who has done so many positive things for the state, is receiving praise from an area businessman for his support of the film industry in Boston. The business owner said DeLeo has been instrumental in Hollywood producers wanting to film major motion pictures in Massachusetts. The shooting...

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