Editorials

Imagine Boston, Imagine Charlestown

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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Townie Tidbits

May 4, 2018
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BIRTHDAY TIME FOR TWO WRITERS This coming May 10 would have marked my Uncle Neal Harrington’s 110th birthday. He ended up living out the last part of his life over in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, but never forgot his Townie roots. He was also a very prolific writer who writings appeared in many newspapers...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2018
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NOTING 5 YEARS AT NAVY YARD To the Charlestown Community Friday, April 27, marks an incredible milestone in the Charlestown Navy Yard’s rich history, the opening of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital five years ago. From the time we announced this project to its completion and during the five years since then it has been...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2018
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REMEMBERING THE FENWOOD FLYERS 40 YEARS AGO Back in the summer of 1978, I played softball on the Fenwood Flyers, one of a handful of teams that summer that played in a labor union softball league. I was the first baseman for the AFSCME Local 470 union team in this league. Our team’s colors...

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Townie Tidbits

April 20, 2018
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TIME TO DO SOMETHING FOR CHARLESTOWN’s HISTORY Years ago, back in my younger days I joined the Charlestown Historical Society as a lifetime member. I love researching history, was a history major in college and consider myself a history buff, especially local history which often goes under the radar. Thanks to Seth over at...

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Letter to the Editor

April 20, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Barbara Bush

April 20, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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Is April the New January?

April 20, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...

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Putting Our Kids First

April 13, 2018
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Providing students with resources to help foster their physical, emotional, and mental health goes a long way on putting them, and keeping them, on a path to success. In Boston, we believe it’s our job to help ensure every part of a student’s needs are met — through innovative teaching methods; dedicated teachers; healthy...

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Townie Tidbits

April 13, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN AND BEYOND BIG TV HIT I am so glad that Cookie is back on BNN-TV with her weekly “Charlestown & Beyond.” The Town needs its own show and now it does once again. I was on the first show and had lots of fun doing it. Soon I think I will return. I am...

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