Editorials

Morrissey Family Impact Statement

February 22, 2018
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I want to begin by thanking the District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Police Victim Advocates, our friends, our co-workers, family, the Charlestown community and all those that have been a huge support system for our family over the past three years. Words cannot describe what the support has meant to us as we...

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Looking at the Hood Park Project

February 22, 2018
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Dear Editor: “Hood Park pulls concert venue proposal, wants to talk to higher buildings later”, according to a recent headline in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge. It was astounding to read further and learn just how high the developer is speaking of. He is suggesting increasing the maximum height of building the Hood Plant site...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Townie Tidbits

February 9, 2018
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Is it just me or has the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78 got here much too fast. I remember it well to this day.  One big difference for me is I was a mere 29 years old, ready to battle the snow. I caught  my dad shoveling it a few days after...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Support for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Survivors Dear Editor, I am writing to support important legislation that will help survivors of brain injury. In 2009, my life came to a halt when I was hit by a snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. The snowboarder ran into eight instructors and went straight through us like...

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Townie Tidbits

February 2, 2018
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“YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG” This past Sunday morning I was listening to ‘Country Memories’ on am 740 WJIB and an old tune I remembered came on with the lyrics, ‘Yesterday when I was young.’ I remember listening to that tune years ago, when I was, indeed younger than today. Saturday night I went...

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A Home for all Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...

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