Editorials

Townie Tidbits

June 9, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU CHARLESTOWN Thank you for your hard work and your generous donations. The spring fundraiser was a huge success, raising roughly $25,000 to buy food for the neediest families in our community. And the distributions went without a hitch, thanks to your efforts.   TOWNETTES RUNNING BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES TODAY...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Townie Tidbits

June 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK GOD THEY CAME TO THEIR SENSES The Boston Transportation Department is to be thanked for announcing its support on the Sullivan Square traffic that includes the use of underpasses and not the surface only option. Many in the packed meeting at the Knights on May 18 were glad to hear...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Quite A Year  Dear Editor: It’s Been Quite a year for my good friend,Grand Marshall Robert Beckwith. Bob had two children Tom and Valerie each walk down the aisle. A third child,Carolyn, gave birth to Grandson Robbie. He and his wife Carol and another Daughter Lauren welcomed their first Grandchild and Nephew home! Becky...

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Townie Tidbits

May 26, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES  TRIVIA NIGHT Members of the Bunker Hill Associates recently hosted its Trivia Night down at the Knights on May 4. Place was packed and lots of great fun for all. This fundraiser was held to raise funds for nonprofits that benefit kids in Charlestown. Beside being a great...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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