Editorials

Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor I would like to thank the Ryan “Duce” Morrisey Scholarship Committee for awarding me one of the high school scholarships this year. It means so much to me to be a part of remembering Duce.  It will help with the cost of my senior year at Malden Catholic. Thank you...

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Townie Tidbits

July 21, 2018
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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated I LOVE PEACE. We all love peace no matter where we live. We all...

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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2018
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CALL GOING OUT FOR ALL CHARLESTOWN POTATO HEADS A while back Charlestown started a town-wide conversation right here concerning the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed fire of 1962 Monument  over on Bunker Hill Community College property near the on-ramp for the Chelsea-bound Tobin Bridge. It has been there for a while and until recently...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 14, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 14, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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Letters to the Editor

July 7, 2018
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TOWARD PEACE IN THE PEACE PARK Dear Editor: On Tuesday, June 26, the Charlestown Coalition led an event rededicating the renovated Peace Park in Charlestown, followed by a community walk and celebration. I would like to highlight such a positive movement for not only Charlestown youth, but all in this community. When I was...

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Townie Tidbits

July 7, 2018
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MEN OF THE CLOTH IN CHARLESTOWN Growing up outside Charlestown, I remember the towering presence of Father Brock. He was the chaplain  at Boston City Hospital for decades when I was living my life in the South End and Lower Roxbury. He and my mother grew up at the same time in Charlestown. I think they were about...

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Stay Away, Amazon

July 7, 2018
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As Amazon narrowed its list of city choices for its HQ2 from 238 to 20 in January, journalists, bloggers, and civic leaders were furiously trying to square up the finalists against one another to guess which city would reel in the multibillion-dollar, 50,000 job promising whale. The finalists range from the sprawling southern metropolises...

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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

July 7, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...

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Townie Tidbits

June 28, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE BBQ CELEBRATION The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry held a super celebration on Tuesday, June 12. It was a big hit. The parking areas was standing rom only. The food line looked like a ticket gate at Fenway Park on game day. Of course it wasn’t just part of the Charlestown...

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