Category: Editorials

Letter to the Editor

IT’S TIME TO COME TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR A MASTER PLAN FOR CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor: Our neighbors of East Boston and South Boston are working toward a Master Plan for their communities to have a say in what is BEST…

Thank You, Jay Ash

When Gov. Charlie Baker was elected to his first term of office four years ago, his first major announcement was the appointment of Jay Ash to the post of Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. The announcement by Gov. Baker,…

Townie Tidbits

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…

Townie Tidbits

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…

Townie Tidbits

LOOKING BACK TO 2018, FORWARD TO 2019 Harvest on Vine had quite a year in 2018. In addition to our 24 scheduled food distributions, we ran the following events: Easter ham distribution (400 spiral hams), summer cookout (350 people attended),…

Letters to the Editor

IT DOES MATTER THAT SOMEONE LISTENS AND RESPONDS Dear Editor, Does anyone at City Hall listen to the people they serve? It seems our voices in Charlestown fall by the wayside. For many years, through emails and face-to-face conversations, I…

Townie Tidbits

SO LONG TO JIMMY FURLONG I saw that James Furlong recently passed away at the ripe old age of 97 years old. He has been living in Revere for nearly 40 years at the time of death. However he was…

So Far….So Good

With the rush and hub-bub of the holiday season now over, we’ll all be settling in for another long New England winter. Up to this point, we have been fortunate. We have yet to feel the wrath of any truly…