Editorials

Townie Tidbits

December 17, 2015
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CHRISTMAS TIME IN CHARLESTOWN    This past Sunday, December 6, it was looking a lot like Christmas in Charlestown’s Thompson Square  with unseasonably mild weather. Around 4pm, the environment was very Ho! Ho! Ho! Kids were all over the place in anticipation of Santa’s arrival.   Seemed like the kids and parents were also...

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Townie Tidbits

December 10, 2015
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HOLIDAY CONCERT AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH, DECEMBER 13 Once again, Christmas is approaching Charlestown  and thanks to St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, the Friends of the Charlestown Library and the folks at Hammond Residential Real Estate, This year’s holiday concert will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 3:30 PM inside beautiful St....

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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

December 3, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN HAS A TALE OF TWO TOWNS TO SHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER Decembers are for remembering and sharing especially in Charlestown where folks rarely forget their humble roots and all their blessings. Townies also know that many struggle once again especially around the Holidays.     Once again , “Harvest on the Vine” has been...

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Townie Tidbits

November 26, 2015
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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE OLD BANK BUILDING?    The street level shops get closed and are staying empty. This beautiful building  is as much a part of Charlestown as is the Bunker Hill Monument. You know, I think the old Bunker Hill Florist space might be perfect for a nice family style restaurant....

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Townie Tidbits

November 19, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI MY GRANDMA HARRINGTON WAS CALLED MA HARRINGTON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD    Over the years, I enjoy searching my roots on both sides of my family, the Harringtons from Charlestown and the Giarratanis from the North End. I actually know more about my Sicilian roots with far more oral history passed on...

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Boston Library is in Top Tier

November 19, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics.  Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library....

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Letters to the Editor

November 12, 2015
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CNC election is Saturday Dear Editor,  Election Day may be over, but Charlestown residents still have a chance to make their voices heard at the polls! Elections for the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) precinct seats will be held on Saturday, November 14th at the Charlestown Police Department, 55 Bunker Hill Street. Voting hours are...

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Townie Tidbits

November 12, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER SHOWS “TOWNIE SPIRIT” About a month ago Joe Zuffante called me to help spread the word that the Abraham Lincoln, Post 11, GAR up at Memorial Hall on Green Street in Charlestown would once again hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner over at the Knights on Medford...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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