Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

February 22, 2018
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Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

Confronting the grief of losing their son once again, Stephen and Carol ‘Sis’ Morrissey stood proudly in front of the court on Friday, Feb. 16, to let everyone know – in their own words – what their son was like and how losing him has forever wounded their family. After what was a startling...

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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

February 22, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let...

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Family, Attorneys Shocked by Verdict in Morrissey Case

February 22, 2018
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After six full days of deliberations, the jury charged with meting out justice in the murder of Ryan Morrissey, and the shooting of James Lawton, threw the entire courtroom a curveball no one expected. The freed the two accused gunmen, Danilo and Alexander Soto...

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street in Boston

February 22, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston....

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New Initiative for Harvard-Kent School Looks to Raise $1 Million Endowment

February 22, 2018
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It was over a glass of wine in Italy that two Charlestown residents devised an aggressive plan to augment the fundraising at the Harvard-Kent School with an endowment that...

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Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown is Gaining Momentum

February 22, 2018
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It has no official standing, but in the community, the “rogue” Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown has gained a solid standing of advocates – and the drafters of...

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Charlestown Coming Back on Local TV

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown & Beyond will return on air on BNN-TV starting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will appear on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month there...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2018

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Commercial 02/13/18 – A victim on Main Street reported a white male with his face covered walked into his place of business, brandished a knife...

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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 22, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS...

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Townie Tidbits

February 22, 2018
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WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE JUST GO AWAY? Once again a roadblock has been thrown down on moving ahead with grant funding for the Sullivan Square re-design. I have been attending...

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Morrissey Family Impact Statement

February 22, 2018
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I want to begin by thanking the District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Police Victim Advocates, our friends, our co-workers, family, the Charlestown community and all those that have...

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Looking at the Hood Park Project

February 22, 2018
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Dear Editor: “Hood Park pulls concert venue proposal, wants to talk to higher buildings later”, according to a recent headline in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge. It was astounding to...

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Townie Sports

February 22, 2018
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JUST THINKING OUT LOUD Imagine what could have been!!! Putting three friends on the same line who have been playing hockey together since childhood (particularly if your team has...

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MGH Institute Supports YMCA

February 15, 2018
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MGH Institute Supports YMCA

MGH Institute of Health Professions President Paula Milone-Nuzzo (center)recently presented a check for $2,680 to Charlestown YMCA Executive Director Andrea Wilk (left) and YMCA Board Chair Alex Robinson (right)....

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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

February 15, 2018
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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

Aside from hockey, there aren’t too many youth sports in Charlestown that can trace their roots back to the 1930s, but that is the case for the Charlestown Swim...

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Hood Park Pulls Concert Venue Proposal, Wants to Talk Higher Buildings Later

February 15, 2018
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Tuesday was the day the music died at Hood Park, as the developer surprised everyone at a public meeting by announcing that they have cancelled plans for the controversial...

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One Charlestown Hopes to Bring in New, Local Partner

February 15, 2018
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced this week that the Corcoran/Sun Cal development team for One Charlestown has proposed to bring in Boston-based Leggat McCall as a new partner....

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Surface Option Group Derails Grant Funding for Sullivan Square Design

February 15, 2018
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City Councilors have agreed to hold up a vote to release $250,000 in grant funding to the Boston Transportation Department for use in advancing the hybrid tunnel option for...

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DiDomenico Votes to Pass Bill Funding Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements

February 15, 2018
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the...

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DCR Pedestrian Bridge Gets Rave Reviews, but Includes $22.6M Price Tag

February 15, 2018
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The Department of Con-servation and Recreation (DCR), along with partners such as Wynn Boston Harbor, unveiled the design for the much-heralded Mystic Crossing pedestrian/bicycle bridge – a critical connection...

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Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2018

February 15, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 02/05/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised...

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