Editorials

Townie Tidbits

November 5, 2015
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BY SAL  GIARRATANI UNCLE JOE’S MAUREEN  O’HARA STORY   By now the world must know that my mother was a Harrington from Charlestown. I remember the last time I saw my Uncle Joe, it was the Summer of 1977. He was 64 years old at that time I thought he was an old guy...

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This is a Halloween You Can Enjoy with Your Children

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Halloween is a lost art in most places. Trick-or-treaters are on the downswing in most communities and the further you go out in the suburbs, the less of the traditional one sees. Most places rely on “safe” indoor Halloween events, or organized parties rather than the old door-to-door stuff where kids...

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Townie Tidbits

October 29, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI GILLEN FAMILY’S MISSIONS FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCESS    Over 300 folks showed up to help raise needed funds for missionary work in the Philippines at a hospice called San Juan De Dios. There the Brothers of Mercy tend to the needs of the sick especially the mentally ill abandoned by their families....

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Letter to the Editor

October 29, 2015
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Letter from Charlestown Democrats Dear Editor: Greetings Fellow Charlestown Democrats! Every four years, all good Democrats cast their vote for their favorite Presidential candidate during the primary election in March. We always have a great turnout in Charlestown and we know you will want to be part of this exciting election on March 1,...

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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

October 29, 2015
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Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that the are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as the annual daylight savings time goes into effect.  However, daylight savings time is also the perfect time not only...

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Townie Tidbits

October 22, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECTS Last Thursday, folks from Charlestown turned out in large numbers for a community meeting on the proposed construction of a public-private partnership to re-create the Bunker Hill Projects. Over in East Boston, the same kind of plans are on the books for a new Orient Heights...

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Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2015
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Some clarification is needed Dear Editor: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to provide some clarification to the story in last week’s Patriot Bridge (“Toxic soil clean-up at Wynn site set to begin next week, October 15, 2015).   My understanding is that Wynn spokesman, Chris Gordon, replied ”No” when...

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Helping Charlestown Motorists

October 22, 2015
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Anyone who lives in Charlestown – or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

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Toxic Soil Clean-Up at Wynn Site Set to Begin Next Week

October 15, 2015
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After decades of toxic dormancy on the old Monsanto site, a Boston company will begin removing the environmental sins of the past from the former chemical plant next week in preparation for construction on the Wynn Everett casino. In dual meetings this week in Everett on Tuesday night, and in Charlestown on Wednesday night...

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Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2015
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Thank you for coverage Dear Editor: I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to both Seth Daniels and Sal Giarratani at the Patriot Bridge who not only wrote some pretty remarkable stuff in the last two weeks’ editions about the work I do as both a recovery coach and DJ in the community,...

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