Editorials

Quinn Scholarship Fund Dinner is April 2

March 11, 2016
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By Ronan Fitzpatrick What’s the score? To date 24 female and 22 males have become Quinn Scholars. Since the inception in 1969 we have awarded $163,500.00, to this distinguished group, to achieve their college degrees. As we continue our mission, we will be celebrating our 47th annual dinner dance on 4/2/2016 at the Knights...

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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Chapter 61 and Charlestown Dear Editor: Chapter 61 has been bandied about in the local newspapers recently regarding Somerville’s lawsuit against the proponents of the Wynn Casino. Just what is chapter 61 and why we in Charlestown should be concerned? Chapter 61 is a Mass. law that determines a project’s impact on the surrounding...

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Townie Tidbits

March 4, 2016
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REMEMBER LAST WINTER WHO DOESN’T, RIGHT? I found a great photo that shows just how bad last winter was. This year›s winter has been beautiful to date. Even with minus 9 degrees, if it gets followed in 24 hours by a 52 degree day, everything is fine with us. MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE HOLDS UP...

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In like a Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out in the parks ans playgrounds. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or just outdoors enjoying the weather. What a difference from two weeks ago when to venture outside even for a few minutes was...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys is Philanthropic

February 26, 2016
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By Charles McGonagle It was sometime around 1950 when I first became aware of them. I guess that I was 10 years old, or so, and I was spending a good deal of my time at the old Charlestown Boys Club, my home away from home. They came in great numbers; topcoats draped over...

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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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Governor Councilor Backs Calvin Brown for State Democratic Committeeman Dear Editor, On March 1, 2016, “Super Tuesday,” Everett voters of the Democratic Party will go to the polls to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Presidency and elect two State Committee members (one male and one female). I am respectfully requesting that the voters...

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Townie Tidbits

February 26, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani DEXTER STREET  TO SULLIVAN SQUARE  How many folks in Charlestown have any idea where Dexter Street is located? No, it isn’t over in the Neck but rather across the Alford Street Bridge. It is the last or first street depending on your direction in Charlestown and a stone’s throw from where...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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