Editorials

Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Townie Tidbits

December 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERRY IS ON THE ROAD WITH HIS BOOK TOUR Gerald Doherty was on the road in Quincy on his book tour. Gerry the author of “They Were My Friends: Jack Bob and Ted” was over at the Council on Aging at the Kennedy Center for a meet, greet and autograph session...

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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 14, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans...

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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Townie Tidbits

December 1, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani A DOG NAMED AFTER TOM BRADY IN SOUTH AUSTIN On my recent vacation to Texas, I was enjoying the fantastic temperatures taking many long powerwalks wearing shorts and cut off tee shirts. Yes, the days  start off in the mid-40s but by noon things go up to say  60-65 degrees or...

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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dear Anthony’s Dream Committee, Anthony’s family and the Charlestown Community, From the bottom of our hearts, We would like to thank those of you who organized, attended and donated to Anthony’s Dream “Keys for Cadagan” on Friday October 27th in honor of our daughter Cadagan. We...

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Townie Tidbits

November 25, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BRINGING LIFE TO THE TRAINING FIELD Charlestown’s Training Field is an historical gem. It is a part of the legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. However, Breed’s Hill is a topic for a future commentary. I always appreciated the history of the Training...

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Creating Homes and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season 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. Those who are...

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