Holiday Countdown

December 9, 2016
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Holiday Countdown

Santa Claus and Mayor Martin Walsh throw the switch to turn on the lights at Thompson Square during the annual Enchanted Trolley stop last Sunday, Dec. 4. Numerous families, and children especially, converged on the Square to get a chance to speak to the Jolly Elf.

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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

December 9, 2016
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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

By Seth Daniel Members of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) have requested in writing a 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project given all of the information that has come into their hands as a result of the massive...

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Coming to the Neighborhood:AMC Chooses Charlestown, buys City Square Building for $13.1M

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced this week the purchase of its future organizational headquarters located at 10 City Square in Charlestown following the September sale of its long-time Beacon Hill headquarters on Joy Street. “We’re thrilled,” said AMC President John...

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November Sees 26-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

December 9, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Charlestown saw an approximately 26-perecnt decrease in violent and property crimes in November as opposed to the same timeframe last year. According to Boston Police, 25...

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CNC Community Corner

December 9, 2016
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TUTORIAL ON GRANT APPLICATION The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the second year of funding.  A tutorial for applicants will be held next Monday Dec. 12 at...

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Charlestown Recovery House Looks For a Few More Beds,Confront Opiate Crisis

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Recovery House at 15 Bunker Hill St. will hold a public meeting on site for surrounding neighbors on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m....

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More Than Meets the Eye:Breaking Down the Plans for Assembly Row

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though it isn’t exactly in Charlestown, Federal Realty Investment Trust’s massive Assembly Row development in Somerville is only a stone’s throw from the Town on the...

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Lions Club Again Collecting Coats

December 9, 2016
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The Charlestown Lions Club is again collecting coats to be distributed to needy babies, children and adults..  The coats may be delivered to the Co-operative Bank and  Lions Club...

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Painters’ Union Pitches in to Help E-Inc Museum Renovation Effort

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the e-Inc organization in the Navy Yard transformed itself into a museum over the past few months, one thing became very clear. The new walls...

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Police Briefs 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Burglary – Residential – Force 12/01/16 – A victim on Chappie Street reported when he returned to his job site, he saw it had been burglarized, and...

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Townie Tidbits

December 9, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani DANNY RYAN,  BRIAN HICKEY AND  TOWNIE PRIDE Last week, I was up near the Statehouse for a Downtown Fundraising Reception for State Rep. Danny Ryan at...

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Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear...

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E-Mails Show Early Coordination Rather than CoOperation With Neighbors in Edwards School Lot Towing Fracas

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In e-mails obtained by the Patriot Bridge between Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Edwards Middle School officials regarding the towing of neighbors’ cars from the school...

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Fanning the Flames:Tkachuk Family Makes Special Visit to See their Young NHL Star

December 2, 2016
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Fanning the Flames:Tkachuk Family Makes Special Visit to See their Young NHL Star

By Shanna McCarriston Don’t let the Boston accents fool you; the members of Charlestown’s Tkachuk family are rooting for the Calgary Flames. Decked out in Flames gear and Calgary...

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Bradley Named ABCD Hero

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds Peggy Bradley has long been a recognizable figure in Charlestown through her work with the Charlestown Preservation Society, Charlestown Sprouts and Charlestown Neighborhood Council. This month,...

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This Weekend Offers Opportunity to Meet and to Learn about Charlestown Artists

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel This coming weekend offers a unique opportunity for Charlestown resident to see inside the workings of a real studio gallery, observing how local artists work and...

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Santa,Enchanted Trolley Returns to Thompson Sq on December 4

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For those little ones hoping to skip the middleman and get their Christmas list directly into Santa Claus’s hands, Sunday is the golden opportunity to speak...

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Citywide Plan Looks to the Edges of Boston for Continued Growth

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of...

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Police Briefs 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny – Bike 11/21/16 – A victim on First Avenue reported sometime between 4 and 5 p.m., her charcoal-colored Rockhopper bike was stolen from a gated room...

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Townie Tidbits

December 2, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani 2016 SILVER KEY RECIPIENTS The Charitable Irish Society which was founded in Boston in 1737 is the oldest Irish Society in America amd includes both Catholics...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the...

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Sharing the Harvest

November 24, 2016
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Sharing the Harvest

BAG THAT BIRD:   David Hennessey loads a Thanksgiving turkey into a bag as Jasline Torres helps out during the annual Harvest on the Vine Thanksgiving meal distribution on...

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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

November 24, 2016
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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unanimously approved a 177-unit building for 480 Rutherford Avenue in the Hood Park – the first residential use allowed...

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Charlestown High Program Emerges from Budget Cuts to Become a Regional Leader

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was just one year ago that Charlestown High’s Sunny Pai was considering his employment options as he came to grips with the fact that highly-publicized...

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