Editorials

Townie Tidbits

December 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani JUDY EVERS GREAT CHOICE FOR EDWARDS’ OFFICE Judy Evers will continue on as the Charlestown neighborhood liason as she did for District City Councilor Sal La Mattina for over 10 years and before that for Paul Scapicchio. District 1 has been well served by Judy Evers. She was among one of...

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Letter to the Editor

December 22, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: I would like to thank the members of the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 for their generosity in the presentation of a scholarship to me at their November 7, 2017 dinner. This scholarship will help to defray the costs of my education at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury. I am...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Townie Tidbits

December 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERRY IS ON THE ROAD WITH HIS BOOK TOUR Gerald Doherty was on the road in Quincy on his book tour. Gerry the author of “They Were My Friends: Jack Bob and Ted” was over at the Council on Aging at the Kennedy Center for a meet, greet and autograph session...

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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 14, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans...

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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Townie Tidbits

December 1, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani A DOG NAMED AFTER TOM BRADY IN SOUTH AUSTIN On my recent vacation to Texas, I was enjoying the fantastic temperatures taking many long powerwalks wearing shorts and cut off tee shirts. Yes, the days  start off in the mid-40s but by noon things go up to say  60-65 degrees or...

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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dear Anthony’s Dream Committee, Anthony’s family and the Charlestown Community, From the bottom of our hearts, We would like to thank those of you who organized, attended and donated to Anthony’s Dream “Keys for Cadagan” on Friday October 27th in honor of our daughter Cadagan. We...

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