Age 40 and 45
Occupation Hairdresser and Medical Assistant
Location of Photograph Main St. Charlestown
On my mind What happened to Charlestown?...[More], [Page 2]
You should do a follow up on this...like a "where are they now". That would be hilarious.
Mr. Byun you should really check your sources before printing "conversations" such as this. This is irresponsible reporting. These two are a disgrace.
I am from Charlestown and proud of my wonderful roots! I am college educated (Master's prepared) and owe all of my accomplishments to my beautiful parents! They like many Townie parents have sacrificed so much for their children. I was disappointed that Katey and Sheila's "notes" were displayed. The notes clearly should have been edited before going to print. Shame, Shame!! Katey and Sheila, wishing you the best!
Maybe you should have done a little homework on Ms. Kavanagh & Chuckie before printing her opinions on what needs to be done to help the youth of Charlestown. If only you knew.... This is an embarassment!!
I felt it necessary to response to your post about the two Charlestown women who are worried about the direction of their town. These two women focused solely on the problematic aspect that the drugs, which they brought into their lives, have had on Charlestown. What they fail to mention is the positive – the newly opened Charlestown Recovery House, the dramatic decrease in overdoses that Charlestown has seen in recent years, and the ever-supportive community of Charlestown, willing to do anything to help a recovering addict.
Charlestown is more than a place of addicts. It is a thriving community that has fostered the growth of many successful professionals, athletes, and possibly most important than anything, wholesome people. Like anywhere else, Charlestown does have its problems, including drugs. However, I am a true testament that it possible to “get away from them” as cited by Katey. I grew up in Charlestown, attend school in the town, and went on to graduate from college and become a successful person, both professionally and personally.
In this piece, the town is misrepresented as a drug-saturated community with no strong points by two women who were unable to avoid pitfalls that are unfortunately, in every community.
Perhaps taking a harder look into what you’re reporting is necessary?
I appreciate you voicing your opinions and hearing from you.
Just to be clear - these two women including another gentleman who will be featured next week were the only three who agreed to be photographed for this column when I was set up on the corner. It was completely random.
This was also their opinion. They were welcome to write about anything that was on their mind and were very sincere with me and open about their own experiences.
That being said - with the response I've been getting through e-mail and on the blog, I would welcome the opportunity to photograph you and have you share your opinion perhaps as a small group?
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, with all the upright, respectable, contributing citizens of Charlestown, you wind up with THOSE TWO??? They both need to stop blaming and take responsibility for their own behaviors.
This blogger might want to review your comment before posting it.
Name Yoon S. Byun
Hometown It’s complicated.
Residence Davis Square.
Location of Photograph My living room (photo by Channing Johnson)
On my mind What’s on your mind ...