Editorials

Letter to the Editor

November 17, 2018
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COMMENTING ON CONSTRUCTION Dear Editor: It’s hard to ignore the two letters to the editor last week, one from Ann Kelleher and the other from Kevin Kelly. As another person who loves Charlestown, I am grateful they took the time and made the effort to put into words what so many Charlestown residents feel, the...
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Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

November 17, 2018
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season, which is now upon us is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy....
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The More Women, the Better

November 17, 2018
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Say what you will about the state of politics in our country these days, one thing that is undeniable is that Americans have become more engaged in the political process than at any time in our recent history. The recent election of scores of women, of diverse backgrounds, to public office has signified that...
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Letters to the Editor

November 9, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: The Friends of the Training Field would like to thank the people who made Halloween at the Training Field a great success.  The MacDonalds, who always go out of their way for the community: Doug, Jason, Kim, Nora, Jessie and Judy. Thanks to Tom Coots, Janet Sullivan – for great...
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Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

November 9, 2018
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Every year on Nov. 11, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands of young men from...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Vote Yes Question 1

November 2, 2018
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Every day in Massachusetts, patients in our hospitals push a call button and wait…and wait…for a registered nurse to come to their aid.  You could be one of those patients. You might be in severe pain, or frightened or disoriented. You need help, but you wait, sometimes for hours, to receive the care you...
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Townie Tidbits

November 2, 2018
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REMEMBER ALL VETERANS ON VETERANS’ DAY   By the time you are reading this, I will have been down in Austin, Texas, visiting the Giarratani Family. I have been going down there every year since Christmas 2007. Austin is a very large and new city. It is in continuous growth. High-rises go up one after the other....
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Letters to the Editor

November 2, 2018
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A BIG THANK YOU FOR HALLOWEEN Dear Editor: Charlestown is a remarkable community, where caring people collaborate to make our Halloween a safe, fun, memorable,  inclusive and wonderful Halloween.  We are grateful to all who helped us celebrate our 33rd Annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday night, Oct. 31: The National Park Service, Superintendent Michael...
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Passage of Question 1 Could Slash Number of Nursing Students

November 2, 2018
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Massachusetts already faces a nursing shortage that’s been going on for more than a decade. An unintended consequence if Question 1 passes may force the state’s 25 bachelor’s- and master’s-degree nursing programs to slash the number of students it admits. A critical element to educating nursing students properly is clinical placements. It’s in the...
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