It’s Official

January 13, 2017
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It’s Official

School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill takes the Oath of Office from Mayor Martin Walsh last week in a City Hall ceremony. He was elected chair of the School Committee last Thursday, Jan. 5, for the fifth year in a row.

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Memorial Hall Receives Grant, Efforts Now on to Restore Historic Building

January 13, 2017
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Memorial Hall Receives Grant, Efforts Now on to Restore Historic Building

By Seth Daniel When one walks up Green Street, one sees the Boys & Girls Club, the church and other notable buildings along one of the more picturesque thoroughfares in the Town. But the most historic, grand and first building on that thoroughfare has...

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One Charlestown Developers Analyzing Comment Letters

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As 2017 gets up and running, a delay in the One Charlestown development review process hasn’t completely stopped the wheels from turning for the development team of Corcoran/Suncal. This week, the team said that despite the breather in the process –...

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Spaulding Grant Money Ready for Second Year of Distributions

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The second round of non-profit grant funding from the proceeds of a community fund provided during the construction of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is ready to proceed,...

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Rep Ryan Ready to Tackle Issues Facing the District in New Legislative Session

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan returned to Beacon Hill last Wednesday, Jan. 4, after the Winter Break to take the Oath of Office with his colleagues at...

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O’Neill Sworn in, Re-Elected as Chair of School Committee

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s Michael O’Neill has served on the Boston School Committee under the past two administrations, and he said Mayor Martin Walsh’s commitment to Boston’s schools drove...

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Charlestown Community Website to Hold Final Meeting Before Launch

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residents will have a special opportunity to view the new MyCharlestown.org website and give final input before it goes live later this month in a meeting...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Assault 01/03/17 – Officers responded to Tufts Street for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told officers a male suspect known to him...

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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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TAKING ACTION Dear Editor: The article, “Grass Roots Group now opposing One Charlestown; seek answers {Dec.20, 2016] is a wonderful example of a small group of citizens who are...

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Townie Tidbits

January 13, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERALD O’NEIL, R.I.P. Gerald O’Neil better known as Jesse recently passed away at 81 years of age. He was husband to Margie O’Neil for 53 years....

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today...

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Y Provides Fun for Children

January 6, 2017
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Y Provides Fun for Children

Albert was exhausted after a few rounds of hoops last week and had no problem taking a time out on the floor. Albert and his family are just a...

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Mayor Returns Charlestown’s O’Neill Back to School Committee Position

January 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Monday the re-appointment of Charlestown’s Michael D. O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for a third, four-year term. O’Neill was first appointed as...

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Chain Forge, Ropewalk Projects given 90-Day Extensions for Permits; Polk Street Approved

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board gave 90-day extensions to two high-profile redevelopment projects in the Navy Yard that have had numerous stops and...

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LaMattina to Meet with Administration on Wynn Boston Mitigation Fund

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is reaching out to Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration to schedule a meeting regarding the Wynn Boston Harbor mitigation fund, and...

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Welcome Sign Makes Dramatic Comeback Just in Time for 2017

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s time to feel “welcome” again. Perhaps it was the pangs of guilt. Maybe it was a post-Christmas New Year’s resolution to be more nice than...

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NEW Health Charlestown Begins Substance Use Program

January 6, 2017
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As part of a grant awarded to the health center by the federal government, NEW Health Charlestown has begun a new program that looks to help those suffering from...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Threats 12/27/16 – A victim on Decatur Street reported after she received threatening texts, four males showed up at her door. The victim immediately called the police,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani HEY EVERYBODY JIMMY WALSH JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY One of Charlestown’s best political minds Jimmy Walsh just had a birthday on Christmas Eve. He just turned...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City...

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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

January 4, 2017
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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s iconic pink, neon sign went missing late last month. It was to the Town as it would be to Boston if Fenway’s Citgo sign suddenly...

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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

January 4, 2017
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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

By Seth Daniel There were no shortage of issues in Charlestown to debate and celebrate in 2016. From devastating fires to development tangles, the Town was alive with activity...

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Ten Most Borrowed Book at BPL Listed

January 4, 2017
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The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library locations in 2016 took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many...

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