Editorials

CB&GC News and Notes

July 11, 2013
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Summer Camp for ages 6-12 at the Green Street building will run Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16, 2013.  Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teen Summer Day program at the High Street building will run Monday through...

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Downtown View Are You a City Nerd?

July 11, 2013
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One day I was a passenger in a car on the Longfellow Bridge coming into Boston from Cambridge. Bob was driving and Ann was in the front seat. We began discussing the upcoming reconstruction of the bridge and the granite at Charles Circle that bordered a sidewalk. “How wide is that sidewalk anyway?” asked...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July Weekend

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday weekend , but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go...

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Congratulations Senator Ed Markey

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would have...

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Downtown View Let There Be Light

June 14, 2013
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It has been 135 years since Thomas Edison patented his first incandescent light bulb. Such an inventive guy would be delighted with what is taking place in urban lighting as incandescent bulbs are phased out. And phasing out incandescent lighting is not a Communist plot, as some would have it. Technology has been moving...

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CNC Has a Right to Be Concerned

June 6, 2013
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On Tuesday night, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to send a letter to the Department of Neighborhood Services as well as Mayor Menino’s office expressing concern over bypassing the CNC in the decision making process for Sullivan Square.  This is the first time that this has happened in recent memory. We share...

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Congratulations, Charles River Swimming Club

June 6, 2013
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Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Events to Be Aware of ….

May 30, 2013
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In the frantic and fast pace of life that seems more commonplace in today’s world than we remember growing up, there are several important events that are  approaching. Mayor’s race: Charlestown will be an important factor in voting for the next Mayor of Boston.  According to some experts the difference between first and third...

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Memorial Day

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Start of the Process

May 16, 2013
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Tonight, May 16, there will be a meeting hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on the Sullivan Square Disposition Study at the Schrafft’s Center Cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this first of several meetings is to get feedback from the community to determine appropiate uses and the character of the...

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