Editorials

Happy ThanksGiving

November 27, 2013
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All across the United States, Americans will be traveling far and wide to visit their families and loved ones to spend Thanksgiving Day, our unique, national holiday that celebrates nothing in particular. But that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. We feel no compulsion to do anything (unless we have to do the cooking!) or...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 21, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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A Salute to All Who Served

November 14, 2013
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Dear Editor: November is the month when we pause to honor all those who put on a uniform and served his or her country in the Armed Forces. The roots of Veterans Day go back to World War One. Hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in...

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Captain Hasson District A-1′s New Commanding Officer

November 7, 2013
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Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer, Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We have been fortunate that crime in our neighborhood has been decreasing during...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 30, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Charlestown Patriot Bridge has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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School Bus Drivers Action Uncalled for

October 25, 2013
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Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a public...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 12, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the Charlestown community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Charlestown neighborhood continuously decreased. His monthly Public...

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