Author: Sal Giarratani

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PATRIOTS MUST BE TOWNIES When I think about the New England Patriots, I remember earlier in the season when the Patriots started playing a bit ugly, lots of folks outside Patriot Nation were already digging the team’s grave, but that kind…

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PRAY THAT PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL IS RIGHT Did you know that the movie “Groundhog Day’ is getting a sorta sequel. It’s called “Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son,” only this one is a video game being developed by Sony Pictures. However,…

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HOW TO MAKE BOSTON’S BUILDING BOOM WORK FOR RESIDENTS? Boston is in the midst of a building boom, much like city leaders and residents said took place back in 1983, when gentrification started seeping into places like Charlestown, where I…

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BUNKER HILL POOP CRISIS Last week while watching the evening news on Channel 5, one of their big stories concerned the effects of the federal shutdown at the Bunker Hill Monument. According to the TV report, things have gotten so…

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GRANDPA’s OWEN GETS BAPTISED Two Sundays ago down in Norwood Center at St. Catherine of Siena Parish,  my first-ever grandchild, Owen Richard Morrison got christened. I still can’t believe how fast life passes by us. I still remember my daughter…

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FREE COFFEE AT BUNKER HILL MALL Two weeks ago while parking at the Bunker Hill Mall, I noticed a large crowd gathering around this neat old bus. The closer I got to this sight, I  noticed it was a coffee…

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MORE FEEDBACK ON POTATO SHEDS MONUMENT Dear Sal: I am a reader of Townie Tidbits, which is how I learned about the history of the potato sheds – thank you for spreading the word and for your continued attention to…

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WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO OUR POST OFFICE? The news is out there at the end of this year, basically the Charlestown post office must leave the Bunker Hill Mall because the owners of the mall and CVS Pharmacy are working…

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MOVING FROM ENGINE 50 TO POTATO SHEDS The Engine 50 Birthday celebration was great a few weeks ago thanks to so many folks who made it happen, especially the energetic Julie Hall, who now presides over the Charlestown Historical Society.…

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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the…