Editorials

National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 16, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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Townie Tidbits

August 11, 2018
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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the garden at Ink Block in the South End until that deal fell through.  This...
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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason? The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create....
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Townie Tidbits

August 3, 2018
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ENGINE 50 CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO CHARLESTOWN   On Thursday, July 26, it was a red banner day for Engine 50 in Charlestown as folks gathered up by the Monument to honor Boston firefighters, Engine Co. 50 and to celebrate a centennial celebration of the history of Engine 50  and the Winthrop...
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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 3, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Townie Tidbits

July 27, 2018
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THE VIEW FROM THOMPSON SQUARE On this past Monday, I met up with Julie Hall is spearheaded today’s Engine 50 Birthday Party at at the Monument.  Engine Company #50 has been in operation since July 26, 1918, at 9 a.m. sharp.  The firehouse at Winthrop Street now being remodeled is the oldest firehouse in...
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Letters to the Editor

July 27, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor To Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund and the Morrissey family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for awarding me with your generous scholarship toward my education at Matignon High School. My family and I are extremely grateful for all you do for the...
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