Council Smacks Anti-Constitution Agitators
Remember the tale of the wealthy condo owners who sought to muzzle the USS Constitution’s daily gun salute, which was disturbing their party-making? The Boston City Council has just passed a resolution in support of Old Ironsides and her historic excursions. Richard Weir again at the Boston Herald:
“If you move into our city, respect our city,” said Councilor Sal LaMattina, who represents Charlestown and sponsored the measure in response to the condo owners’ complaints that the cannons blasts from the nation’s oldest commissioned naval vessel were “disruptive to the neighborhood.”
Councilor Maureen Feeney of Dorchester added, “To all those individuals who chose Charlestown . . . you don’t get it. You don’t appreciate where you live. You don’t appreciate the value, the role that Charlestown played, not just in the city of Boston, but in the very freedom of this country.”
Specifically, here were the complaints:
“Over the summer, we have entertained several times, and we have had guests sit up in shock when the cannon goes off,” wrote one resident. “It has also awakened them at 8 a.m. while they are vacationing and then blasted them again at sunset.”
Ugh. They pretty much asked for this publicity, didn’t they? Well done Charlestown. Like your coastal sister city here in Charleston SC, we love and support our history!