Editorials

We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...

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Unite Around One Charlestown

March 24, 2017
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By Councilor Sal LaMattina During my 10 years as your City Councilor, I have had many conversations about the challenges and opportunities in this neighborhood regarding the Bunker Hill Housing Development.  While hearing from many different neighborhood constituencies, I have been met with near unanimous agreement that something needs to be done about the...

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Townie Tidbits

March 24, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani KEEP TALKING ONE CHARLESTOWN I am still talking about One Charlestown here because whatever happens down there will like the Bunker Hill Projects be here for a long time to come. What is built needs to be the right fit for the area up on Bunker Hill Street. I am all...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2017
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL Townie Tidbits wishes everyone a great St. Patrick’s Day! By the time you’re reading this I will have already had three corned beef and cabbage dinners and would at least have one more to go. So please pray for me. Growing up my mother always said her two...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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A great point Dear editor I have just read Mimi Tovar’s letter in the March 2 issue and just wish every resident of Charlestown could read it too. The couple thousand people currently living in the BHA certainly deserve to live in a safe, clean environment in just the same way as the majority...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Quinn Scholarship Dear Editor: Commencing in 1970, with Robert Irgens, as the first Quinn Scholar, and with Ann Marie Duffy Keane as the first Female scholar in 1977, we have perpetuated the mission of Michael Quinn’s Scholarship to help his fellow Townies. Michael received his United State Marine Corps commission upon graduating from The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani FORTY FLIGHTS FITNESS PROGRAM Have you seen those silly $19.99 TV advertising spots for fitness training. There are all kinds out there in between shows like Law & Order. All kinds of toys to make you lose pounds without ever sweating. Who wants a workout that tires you out. Most of...

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How We’re Investing the Impact Fund

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh As Mayor of Boston, I have one priority: to fight for what is best for the people of Boston. In Charlestown, that priority took center stage when Wynn Resorts proposed building a new casino in Everett, directly and significantly impacting the residents of Charlestown. During my first two years...

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