Editorials

Townie Tidbits

July 20, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani OLD IRONSIDES SPLASHING BACK INTO THE WATER On Sunday, July 23 the much-anticipated return to the water for the USS Constitution will have arrived . Hard to believe that those two years in dry dock went by so seemingly fast., huh?  The ship ain’t looking too bad at all for 220...

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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratania THOMPSON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET The Farmers Market sponsored by the JFK Family Service Center is back and running again this summer every Wednesday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Check it out, plenty of great stuff for sale. While I was there I met Kenny Hall, Mr. Charlestown History,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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THOUGHTS ON ONE CHARLESTOWN PROJECT Dear Editor: “No community wants density: It means more pedestrians, more crowded buses. But as for my story: I was commuting 60 miles every day to work in Charlestown because I couldn’t afford to live here. I’ve finally become able to afford a low-rent apartment in Charlestown, and I...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Thank you Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association  Dear Editor:  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of the Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association for the award of our scholarships. It is so important that college students in Charlestown are supported by important and influential members of our community. The dedication by the...

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Townie Tidbits

July 7, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani DOES THE BOSTON GLOBE HAVE AN AGENDA ON ONE CHARLESTOWN? I too like many in the Town read that Adrian Walker op-ed piece on One Charlestown ( Saving the Projects) and started to wonder what the Boston Globe’s agenda is on this Charlestown housing story. Often going back to the past,...

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Senator Markey is 100 Percent Correct for His Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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Townie Tidbits

June 30, 2017
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By Sal Giarratania REMEMBERING THE VENDOME FIRE I still remember quite clearly what happened on Saturday afternoon, June 17, 1972 when nine firefighters perished when a wall collapsed after a fire at the Hotel Vendome was extinguished. Firefighters had spent three hours fighting the four-hour blaze and all the victimes were trapped under the debris...

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Letters to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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ON QUINN SCHOLARS Dear Editor: Commencing with Robert Irgens in 1970, we have a stellar group of Quinn Scholars. As the first woman recipient in 1977 Ann Marie Duffy has brought an abundance of pride to her community and most importantly her family. The 1976 winner was Arthur Crotty, followed by his brother David...

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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