Editorials

Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2017
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KATHRYN WHITE, 82, ALWAYS FIRST LADY OF BOSTON The word ‹gracious› is always the first word that comes to my mind when I reflect on Kathryn White, the widow of Boston›s Mayor Kevin H. White. Hers was always as many have said a calm and steadying presence. Kathryn White, 82, and her husband were...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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PARADE ROUTE LISTED Dear Editor: The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee has changed the route of the parade The parade will start, as usual, in Hays Square and proceed over Bunker Hill Street and turn left onto Main Street. It will then turn left onto Green Street and then turn right onto High...

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Townie Tidbits

May 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I’M A DAY SHORT Yeah, that is correcto. I was born on May 4 or as I like to say “Quartro de Mayo.” Which means I am almost Mexican. A day later and I would have been born on Cinco de Mayo. Get it? Almost Mexican. Never mind!...

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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Little League is underway Dear Editor: We kicked off our 57th season of Little League baseball in Charlestown last Saturday, and it is my first year as League President. There are so many people I would like to thank for helping me get this season off to a successful beginning. First and most notably,...

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Investing in Charlestown

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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Townie Tidbits

April 29, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BACK TO ONE CHARLESTOWN The May 1 proposed meeting between Charlestown residents and Joe Corcoran is quickly approaching and many in the Town anticipate that this meeting will be well attended by both supporters and opponents of the proposed development of the old Bunker Hill projects. I am hoping that everyone...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Townie Tidbits

April 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani LET THE MBTA KNOW WHAT YOU THINK Hi Sal I read your article in the April 6th edition of the Charlestown Bridge concerning the 92 Main St. bus. Would you encourage people to call the MBTA comment line @ 617-222-3200 to ask that the 92 Main St Bus be reinstated back to Foley...

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Townie Tidbits

April 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani ATTENTION MICHAEL SULLIVAN! Attention Michael Sullivan. I heard that you think you might be my cousin. Someone at the Knights told me you were looking to talk to me. Email me at sal.giarratani@gmail.com.   REMEMBERING PEGGY FLAHERTY This year over in Southie at the convention center for the annual Evacuation Day...

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