Cullen writes: Charlestown is one square mile. From that square mile, 5,000 men and 100 women went off to war in the 1940s, and 94 men and two women didn’t come back. Gold Stars hung in windows from City Square to Thompson Square, all the way down to the Schrafft’s factory in Sullivan Square. In the other windows, mothers pulled back curtains, watching their kids walk down to the Navy Yard, waiting for them to return.
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Columnist Shirley Leung says Boston mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh should focus on middle-class housing. Read more