Flashlight Walk

August 17, 2017
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Flashlight Walk

Officer Tammi Espinola lights the way with Melvin Jones during the annual Boston Police Flashlight Walk on Bunker Hill Street Monday night, Aug. 14. The walk proceeded up Bunker Hill Street from Hayes Square to Doherty Park. Afterwards, families and friends enjoyed a movie night from the Boston Parks Department.

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Jazz Combo

August 17, 2017
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Jazz Combo

James Finke, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and Federal Court Judge Rya Zobel, both of Charlestown, took in the smooth sounds of the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Jazz Combo at the Training Field on Tuesday night, Aug. 8. Numerous neighbors and friends joined...

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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

August 17, 2017
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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

By Seth Daniel The new Tea Bar by Evy location held a soft opening on Thursday at the Monument Avenue location off of Main Street, with its signature cold-brewed tea products and loose teas becoming a quick hit in the Town during several, hot...

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Sullivan Square Improvements Out to Bid, Contract Coming

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Bids have gone out for the short-term off-site traffic improvements that Wynn Boston Harbor is required to complete before it opens its doors in 2019, with...

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John Hancock Life Purchases HarborView Building in Navy Yard

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major American corporations swapped ownership of the HarborView apartment building in the Navy Yard this week, with John Hancock Life purchasing the luxury building for...

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Council Candidate Edwards Releases ‘Waterfront for All’ Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront-accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water-transportation...

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Adult Education Beyond Academics

August 17, 2017
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How do you measure success?  In business, success is defined by profits. In academia, success is calculated by grades.  In adult education, success is measured one student at a...

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Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo Begins Presidency of MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 17, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, officially has begun her term as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “I am thrilled to have the...

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Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Offenses

August 17, 2017
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A Boston man pleaded guilty this month in federal court in Boston to federal firearms offenses committed at the Bunker Hill Housing Development. Jeffrey Joseph, 32, pleaded guilty to...

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Same Old Thing: Showtime to Feature Series about Charlestown Bank Robbers, Irks Some in Town

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Were Charlestown folks able to get the ear of hometown Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, they might suggest the two locals find some new...

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Passacantilli Campaign Knocks on 8,000th Door

August 17, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli’s campaign for Boston City Council District 1 has announced a major milestone.  This past week, the campaign knocked on their 8,000th door and leads all other campaigns in...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny-Bike 08/09/17 – A victim on First Avenue reported her blue, specialized bike was stolen from a bike rack in front of Spaulding Hospital. A surveillance video...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some...

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Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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A true public servant Dear Editor: This letter is being written on behalf of Stephen Passacantilli, candidate for City Council in District 1, which covers Charlestown, the North End,...

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Townie Tidbits

August 17, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TOWNIES ALWAYS SUPPORT ST. JOSEPH The Saint Joseph Society held its July procession recently through the streets of the North End. Few folks...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski...

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Will Starbucks Upset the Coffee Culture of Thompson Square?

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a lot of coffee consumed in Thompson Square. And the coffee culture around the Square is a delicate eco-system and balance whereby some folks define...

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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

August 10, 2017
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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

By Seth Daniel A year ago, when Charlestown’s Brian O’Neil came down the street, people did their best to get away from him. Living on the streets and rarely...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Held

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time ever, a South Boston team has claimed victory in the Kitchen Kup roller-hockey tournament, and organizers in Charlestown are a little nervous...

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Brother Francis Gillen, Charlestown Native, Passes at Age 87 in Philippines

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Brother Francis Joseph Gillen (George Carey Gillen), a native of Charlestown, died on Aug. 2 of pneumonia in Bulacan, Philippines. He was 87 years old and...

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Old Sully’s Boarded Up, Looks to be Closed for Good

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the local watering holes in the Town with major Hollywood connections may have have served its last Budweiser. The bar, officially Sullivan’s and operated...

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Councilor Hopes to Curb Discarded Needles with Ordinance

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The contrast of cascading fountains, well-appointed pathways and relaxing green spaces with playing fields interspersed with the discarded needles of intravenous drug users is a dangerous...

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Passacantilli Releases Veterans Platform Plan

August 10, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina, has released his Veterans Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District...

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