Editorials

Townie Tidbits

September 25, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI LOOMING IN THE HORIZON Last week when talking about the impact additional traffic will play on Sullivan Square from the Everett Casino and a the new construction on the other side of Sullivan Square from Assembly Row, I made a mistake. That new building rising up in Somerville is not a...

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Letters to the Editor

September 17, 2015
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Wynn Casino in Everett –  more clarification      Dear Editor: In last week’s Patriot Bridge (9/3/2015) a press release entitled “Casino project to kickoff cleanup efforts” contains some misleading information that needs to be clarified.  As the title correctly states, Wynn has begun cleanup efforts, which are different from pre-construction efforts.  There are still several...

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Townie Tidbits

September 17, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  BLUE LIVES                    MATTER RALLY    This past weekend on Saturday, I was at the steps of the Statehouse at the Blue Lives Matter rally organized by WRKO›s talk show host Jeff Kauhner A large crowd assembled on Beacon Street up to the gates of the Statehouse to listen to Kuhner and...

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Townie Tidbits

September 10, 2015
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WHAT’S A TOWNIE TO SAY?    Once about a couple years back, a female friend asked me how she looked. I answered non-commitably, “How do you think you look? Knowing I had worked for the Department of Mental Health for decades, she told me, “Keep all  that psychobabble for someone who cares” OUCH!     Recenty,...

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Walsh Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

September 10, 2015
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By now we all know that smokeless tobacco leads to serious health problems like mouth and throat cancer. For years its been a mainstay in sports with thousands of players both at the amateur and professional level sticking huge wads of chew in their mouths and spitting constantly at games. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing

September 4, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2015
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Belated thank you Dear Editor: The Friends of Charlestown High School would like to thank (rather belatedly) all of those who supported Charlestown High’s participation in Pride Week this past June (June 9-14).  With the support of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Rep Dan Ryan, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Attorney Pat Sweeney, and members...

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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rampant throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with the monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Townie Tidbits

August 28, 2015
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“LUCKY” ENGINE 13 On my recent trip down to Texas, I found out they have an Engine 13 at the Downtown Austin firehouse. Most firefighters might cringe a bit if they were assigned to a company 13 but not Texans. One firefighter said everybody wants to be a part of Engine 13. One firefighter...

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