Editorials

Townie Tidbits

April 6, 2018
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WELCOME INTO THE WORLD OWEN RICHARD MORRISON My daughter Nealia went into extra innings during her pregnancy. Her son simply seemed to like where he was and seemed in no rush to exit the tunnel into the world. However, in the end, he did arrive early on the morning of March 29. He was...

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Celebrating One Boston Day

April 6, 2018
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For over 120 years, the Boston Marathon has represented our city at its finest. Every year, thousands of runners lace up their shoes and begin the long trek towards Boylston Street. People come from all across the city to cheer on friends, family, and complete strangers. On Marathon Monday, we come together in a...

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Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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COMMENTING ON FLOODING HERE Dear Editor: I am writing regarding a front-page article on flooding in Charlestown and, more specifically, the flooding that occurred at the Schrafft’s building parking lot. It goes without saying that this particular storm was historic in proportions, and for the safety of all, let’s hope it can be classified...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Townie Tidbits

March 30, 2018
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IF YOU LIKE TONY V,  YOU CAN GO TO… Charlestown stand up guy Tony V will be headlining a fundraising comedy show for St. John Chrysostom›s Parish in West  Roxbury on Saturday night, April 7. Dinner at 630 p.m. and Comedy Show at 800 p.m. It will all be happening at the Irish Social...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Townie Tidbits

March 23, 2018
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HOPE ONE AND ALL HAD A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY There will be an Easter Rising Event 1916 at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April 8. There will be live music by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody and dancing by O›Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance. For more information, call...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT IN BOSTON Dear Editor: Last week I was privileged to witness an extraordinary event:  the Boston gathering of hundreds of students and youth marching to the State House was an inspiring experience. These young people are stepping forward and using their voices to begin a dialogue on making a better and...

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Bunker Hill Housing Community Had Their Voices Heard at Last Week’s Meeting

March 23, 2018
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Last week, Charlestown turned out in force for a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing community. I thank each and every resident, community organization, municipal and state official and prospective developer who attended. In particular, I am grateful for the participation of residents of BHA housing who are most impacted by...

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