Editorials

Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Townie Tidbits

July 27, 2018
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THE VIEW FROM THOMPSON SQUARE On this past Monday, I met up with Julie Hall is spearheaded today’s Engine 50 Birthday Party at at the Monument.  Engine Company #50 has been in operation since July 26, 1918, at 9 a.m. sharp.  The firehouse at Winthrop Street now being remodeled is the oldest firehouse in...
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Letters to the Editor

July 27, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor To Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund and the Morrissey family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for awarding me with your generous scholarship toward my education at Matignon High School. My family and I are extremely grateful for all you do for the...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 27, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 27, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor I would like to thank the Ryan “Duce” Morrisey Scholarship Committee for awarding me one of the high school scholarships this year. It means so much to me to be a part of remembering Duce.  It will help with the cost of my senior year at Malden Catholic. Thank you...
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Townie Tidbits

July 21, 2018
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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated I LOVE PEACE. We all love peace no matter where we live. We all...
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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2018
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CALL GOING OUT FOR ALL CHARLESTOWN POTATO HEADS A while back Charlestown started a town-wide conversation right here concerning the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed fire of 1962 Monument  over on Bunker Hill Community College property near the on-ramp for the Chelsea-bound Tobin Bridge. It has been there for a while and until recently...
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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 14, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...
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Make the Most of Summer

July 14, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...
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