Editorials

Building a Future for All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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LETTER IN SUPPORT OF LYDIA EDWARDS Dear Editor: As you may know, Lydia Edwards came within just 77 votes short of claiming the top spot during the primary municipal election in late September and won our neighborhood of Charlestown.  Such a great showing demonstrates that many voters in her district have already concluded that Lydia is not...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Townie Tidbits

October 27, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani BREAKING NEWS I always wanted to say the above. They say it all the time on TV news programs even if the news broke long ago. Earlier this week, a tractor-trailer going around Sullivan Square tipped over on its side spilling everything out onto the road tying up...

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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COMPLAINS OF LACK OF COVERAGE FOR EDWARDS Dear Editor, I have been a longtime reader of the Patriot-Bridge and count on its news to be informative and unbiased. It is therefore with great sadness that I have watched it transform itself over the course of this campaign season into little more than an arm...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Thank You, Steve Wynn

October 27, 2017
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The announcement last week of more than $197,000 in additional grants from Wynn Resorts to local nonprofits and organizations certainly comes as good news.  This brings the total for the Impact Fund to $397,000 in 2017.  A lot of the credit for these grants goes to Mayor Martin Walsh, who did a great job...

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani GERRY DOHERTY WRITES ABOUT “CHARLESTOWN 101” Former State Rep Gerry Doherty is a living Charlestown history book. Doherty first met Jack Kennedy back in 1946 at the Bunker Hill Day Parade as the future president walked past his home on Washington Street in his run for Congress, and Doherty...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2017
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COMMENTING ON TRAFFIC LETTER Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to last month’s letter regarding traffic, transportation, and Mayor Walsh not following through on his statements. Mr. Rob Pelychaty states that “over 300 residents” signed a petition for a so-called “preferred plan” for Rutherford Ave. that calls for more open, pedestrian/bicycle friendly areas,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN WILL PICK NEXT DISTRICT COUNCILOR I can remember back in 1981 when Boston voters went to the polls to decide the future of the Boston City Council which at that time had been since 1949 a citywide body of nine members. On that ballot that year was...

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