Twin Santa Visits

December 8, 2018
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Twin Santa Visits

TWIN SANTA VISITS: Shannon (Lundin) White and her husband, Mark White, brought the whole family to see Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First Church in Charlestown’s Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar. Big sister Tatum joined the new twins, Brynn and Oliviah, for their first visit to old Santa Claus. The...
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Toys for Tots

December 8, 2018
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Toys for Tots

Mayor Martin Walsh presenting Marine Corps Sgt. Lynn Alexis with gifts for Toys for Tots at the Warren Tavern on Dec. 2 during the annual Toys For Tots kick-off. All of the toys gathered go to local organizations to assist needy families during Christmas.
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Gerard Doherty Pledges $2 Million Donation to Malden Catholic

December 8, 2018
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Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse and space travel. Were it not for those two things, according to celebrated Charlestown citizen Gerard Doherty, he may have never learned to read, never attended Malden Catholic, never made his way to Harvard University and never become Charlestown’s...
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BuildBPS Report Brings Uncertainty, Disappointment in Charlestown

December 8, 2018
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The announcement of a $1 billion school building plan in most cases would be met with great fanfare citywide, but the rollout of the BuildBPS Facilities Plan Phase 2...
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Neighborhood Round Up

December 8, 2018
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Harvest on Vine Food Pantry The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of rice, two items that empty the shelves fast. Any...
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Charlestown Turf Field Gets Repairs, Replacement Years Away

December 8, 2018
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The Charlestown turf field has gotten major repairs over the past few weeks, a Boston Parks Department spokesman told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), on Tuesday night, but a...
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Charlestown Resident Alliance Elects New President

December 8, 2018
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The Charlestown Resident Alliance (CRA) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced a change in the leadership for the resident organization of the Bunker Hill Public Housing Community. Nancy...
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For the Record

December 8, 2018
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Hood Park – Transportation Focused Discussion A second Public Meeting, hosted by the BPDA with the Hood Park Development Team, to discuss Transportation related topics to the proposed area....
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Police Briefs 12-06-2018

December 8, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 11/27/18            – A victim on Pearl Street reported someone stole the resident parking sticker from his motorcycle.   Burglary – No Force 11/27/18            – A victim...
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Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2018
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Harvard-Kent Elementary Students cannot wait for a sixth grade Expanding the Harvard-Kent to sixth-grade is the perfect pilot for BuildBPS, which proposes grade reconfigurations to K-6 and K-8s.  It...
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Townie Tidbits

December 8, 2018
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JACK KELLY TALKING AGAIN OVER IN EASTIE If you didn’t get the opportunity to listen to author Jack Kelly talk about his struggles with addiction and his road of...
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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 7, 2018
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With the Christmas season in full swing, there will be the usual office, family, and neighborhood parties for all of us to partake and enjoy. By no means do...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 7, 2018
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories...
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Turkey Time Fundraiser

November 29, 2018
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Turkey Time Fundraiser

Nolan Burns (front) and Jimmy Lister fight for bragging rights in the annual Turkey Time fundraising hockey game on Saturday night, Nov. 24. The annual game raises funds for...
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Powers at Library

November 29, 2018
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Powers at Library

Carol Cardello, Author Bobby Powers, and Karen Dean-Smith during Monday night’s author talk at the Charlestown Public Library. Long-time Charlestown resident, and poet, Bobby Powers presented his book of...
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N Washington Street Bridge Construction Underway; Public Receives Updates at North End Meeting

November 29, 2018
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An informational meeting was held at the Nazzaro Community Center in the North End Tuesday night to update the public on the North Washington Street Bridge, which now has...
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Christmas is Coming to Charlestown this Weekend:Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa and Toys for Tots

November 29, 2018
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When throngs of Christmas revelers descend on the Warren Tavern this Sunday, Dec. 2, to kick off the Toys for Tots toy drive in Charlestown, there will be hundreds...
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CNC Community Corner

November 29, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. We will...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 29, 2018
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ARTISTS GROUP DECEMBER EVENTS AT STOVEFACTORY This December don’t miss out on local art. On Saturday and Sunday Dec. 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. visit...
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Nursing a Passion for ‘Little Girl from Charlestown’ Who Made it to the Top at MGH

November 29, 2018
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On any given day, when Debbie (Swales) Burke heads to her job as the chief of nursing at Mass General, she walks through Charlestown and runs into old friends,...
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Towering Billboards Deferred at Zoning Board

November 29, 2018
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Two 90-foot-tall digital billboards to be built on the Sullivan Square bus yard property were deferred on Tuesday morning at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Few details were...
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Greater Boston Legal Services, BPS Agree to Stop Young Student Suspensions

November 29, 2018
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When Elizabeth McCarthy, a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), was helping to mediate a suspension hearing a few years ago with a second-grade student, the student...
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Car Driven Off Pier 6 While Parking

November 29, 2018
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The family of a man and woman who drove their car accidentally off of Pier 6 while parking told the Patriot-Bridge this week that they are extremely grateful to...
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Townie Tidbits

November 29, 2018
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REMEMBERING THE COMBAT ZONE Growing up in the ’50s and ’60s in Roxbury and the South End, I often walked into Downtown or when my friends  and I were...
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