Editorials

Townie Tidbits By Sal Giarratani: Charlestown Rocks with Personal Stories

March 28, 2014
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A neighborhood isn’t defined by its geographic borders but by its people and history. Charlestown is only one square mile but inside this little patch of land are a million stories past. present and hopefully into the distant future. My mother always told me that I was Irish like her. Her family settled in...

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Downtown View: Downtown Changing, Good for All

March 28, 2014
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An important part of Boston is in flux—good flux. It will be interesting to see how the details work themselves out. You have probably known the district as Downtown Crossing ever since it got a little seedy, the Washington Street subway station changed its name, Jordan Marsh became Macy’s, and Filene’s and the basement...

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Guest Op-ed Basic City Services From Mayor Martin J. Walsh

March 28, 2014
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As Mayor of Boston, I am fortunate to have the ability, and responsibility, to make a difference in the lives of our residents on a daily basis. One of the most important ways we do this is through basic city services – efforts that often times go unnoticed. The men and women who pick up our...

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Attend the Casino Meeting on March 26

March 19, 2014
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Growing up in the 1960s, a popular show on television was Dragnet, where the main character Sergeant Joe Friday would always say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” For many Charlestown residents and organizations, the facts are what are missing from the Wynn Resort proposal in Everett.  There seems to be a huge chasm between the...

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Congratulations, Dan

March 5, 2014
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The legendary former Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas “Tip” O’Neil, was famous  for the political maxim, “All politics is local.” Dan Ryan’s convincing win on Tuesday proved the truth of Tip’s famous aphorism. Dan is a lifelong resident of Charlestown and  has never forgotten his roots. Whether it be in his capacity as...

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Sen. DiDomenico’s St. Patrick’s Party

March 5, 2014
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For years Charlestown residents have been treated to a St. Patrick’s Day party.  However, this year all that was in jeopardy as former State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, who was the driving force behind this event in recent years, had left office in January. State Senator Sal DiDomenico had planned last year to begin his...

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Another Meeting Is in Order

February 26, 2014
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On February 4, a public hearing with Wynn officials about their plans and the impacts of the casino for Charlestown  was held that for many residents seemed to raise more questions. Local community leaders who sit on boards like the Charlestown Neighborhood Council have legitimate questions about the drawbacks for our community if a...

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Get out and Vote

February 26, 2014
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Next Tuesday,  Charlestown voters will be going to the polls to elect a new State Representative. There are two well-known and very capable candidates from Charlestown — Dan Ryan and Chris Remmes. There is also a third candidate, Roy Avallaneda who is running and comes from Chelsea. Not since Jimmy Collins was State Representative...

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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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