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October 4, 2018
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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 Nealie’s christening. Congrats to Nealie and her husband Matt Morrison and to maternal grand...
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

October 4, 2018
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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, hundreds of people from Boston’s Latino community joined me on City Hall Plaza to come together for this nationwide celebration of Latin ancestry and culture. Boston is home to a strong, proud Latino population, and it’s hard to overstate what an incredible impact it’s had on our city. For...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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September 27, 2018
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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 truck while two folks were filling up free cups of coffee for anyone who...
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September 20, 2018
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DISCO FOR DAVID LIKE AN IRISH WAKE The annual Disco for David Scholarship fundraiser was once again held in honor of Dave Whelan and as expected the place to be on last Friday Night. at the Knights. Kim Mahoney called this year’s event FLASHBACK FRIDAY  since they brought in five Old School DJs from...
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Letter to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Scholarship Winners The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $8000 in scholarships to eligible students for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 8. College Scholarship Winners: Patrick Wrenn – UMASS – Dartmouth...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...
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September 14, 2018
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ROSIES OF WWII HONORED AT NAVY YARD “The legacy of Rosies is to pull together, do first-quality work, do it cooperatively and do it for a higher cause, which is freedom.” – Ann Montague, founder of the American Rosie Movement The National Parks Service celebrated the role of women workers at the Charlestown Navy...
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September 8, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN IS HARVESTING BACKPACKS TOO Recently was talking with Tommy MacDonald down at the Harvest on Vine food pantry and noticed a table full of student backparks loaded with school supplies for returning students beinning a new school year. He told me the backpacks came from Jenny’s Pizza and last week, I caught up...
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