Disco for Dave

September 22, 2017
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Disco for Dave

Cheryl McGurty, and mom Eileen Fleming dancing during the 2nd annual Disco for David event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event honored the life of the late David Whelan and helped to raise money for the scholarship in his name.

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BPDA Scouring the Town for Existing, Forgotten Agreements

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to Charlestown, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal in...

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UMass Boston says Walsh Never Confirmed for Sept 12 Debate,Likely No Debate Before Tuesday’s Preliminary

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With less than a week before the much-anticipated Sept. 26 Preliminary Election, debates – or no debates – have taken center stage in the four-person mayoral contest. At issue this week is a debate that was to occur on Sept. 12...

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AutoPort in Charlestown Celebrates $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since re-locating to the Mystic River waterfront 19 years ago, the AutoPort in Charlestown has grown exponentially for lessee Diversified Auto – which leases the property...

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Lydia Edwards Releases Her Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure...

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District One Candidates Continue to Get Out and Meet Voters

September 22, 2017
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With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. The candidates...

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Frankie’s Friends Set to Remember Frankie Stillman

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown,...

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Police Briefs 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary – Force 09/12/17 – A victim on Main Street reported she was notified by her house cleaner that her apartment had been broken into. Police arrived...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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On the Council race Dear Editor: The departure of Councilor Sal LaMattina leaves an open city council seat and an opportunity for a new voice in City Hall for...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I WAS DISCO-ING FOR DAVID LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Dave Whelan is a hard person to forget. There are some people who exist day...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many...

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Townie Sports

September 22, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly TOWNIES MAUL TIGERS In a highly entertaining game of ebbs and flows, Charlestown outlasted Pope John XXIII 29-20 in a Friday night (Sept. 15) gridiron matchup...

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Obituaries 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Madeline Fitzgerald Dowgos Madeline “Linda” Fitzgerald Dowgos, 73, passed away at Seal Rock Rehabilitation in Saco, Maine on Saturday, August 19, 2017 after a long illness. She was born,...

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New School Year Starts

September 15, 2017
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New School Year Starts

Ned Shamon (7) says good-bye to kindergarten and hello to first grade as he steps into the Warren Prescott Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 7, as instructional coach Karen...

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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

September 15, 2017
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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff...

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North Washington St Bridge Will Go Out to Bid this Month

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The $150 million, five-year re-construction of the North Washington Street Bridge is taking its first step off of the planning boards and onto the construction phase...

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Rubber Duckies Race is Set for Oct 14 to Raise Funds for Science Education

September 15, 2017
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On Saturday, Oct. 14, 3,000 rubber ducks will be released into the Boston Harbor to race in the inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash. Funds raised through the family friendly...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge to Proceed with Major Repairs on Chelsea Side

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major paving and steel repair project of the Mystic/Tobin Bridge was approved by the MassDOT Board of Directors on Tuesday, a project that concentrates on...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Lyndeboro Street Building

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A two-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of a home on Lyndeboro Street on Thursday morning, Sept. 7. Firefighters responded to the scene at 24...

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Exam School Parents Call for Community to Attend Oct 4 School Committee Meeting

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several advocates who are still frustrated by this summer’s threat to cut the neighborhood buses to Boston Latin School (BLS) and Boston Latin Academy (BLA) are...

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Mayoral Debate Falls Flat with Last Minute Disagreement

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Tuesday night’s highly-anticipated mayoral debate between the two perceived leading candidates, Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson, fell flat on its face late last week...

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Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Local Students

September 15, 2017
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More than a dozen Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 26th year, Massport’s program supported...

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Second Annual ‘Disco for David’ Will Hit the Dance Floor Friday

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s hard to forget a person who was such a pillar of the community like David Whelan, and it’s even harder to forget such a person...

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