Editorials

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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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Charlestown’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems it’s harder and harder to finish some of the projects and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line, the city is going to need more funding to get...

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Boston Shines 2013

May 2, 2013
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The weather on Saturday was perfect for outdoor spring cleaning.  We extend a huge thank you to the many volunteers who gave up their time to sweep clean our streets of the winter sand and dirt. This annual event is always a time for neighbors to come out and just talk as they sweep...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 25, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Mayor Menino Stepping Down

April 5, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Happy Easter and Passover

March 28, 2013
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We wish to extend to the Christian and Jewish members of our community a happy Easter and Passover season. This is the time of year that reminds us how much these two faiths have in common (starting with the Ten Commandments) and the extent to which the Judaeo-Christian heritage forms the core beliefs of...

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