Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

August 11, 2018
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Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

The firefighters from Engine 50 under the stars and stripes, with Capt. Guy Cammarata (third from right).  

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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

August 11, 2018
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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

After last season saw two South Boston teams compete for the coveted Kitchen Kup, and take it home to Southie, this year many in Charlestown hoped to reclaim the coveted piece of summer hardware, but it wasn’t meant to be. The Kup remained in...

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Boston Police, Coalition Working Together on Outreach after Overdoses

August 11, 2018
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As overdoses have increased around the City over the past three years, the Boston Police at the same time have taken on a new approach to addressing those who have overdosed – and in Charlestown they have developed a great partnership with The Charlestown...

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Edwards, Essaibi-George Want Hospitals, Universities to Pay Their Fair Share in Boston’s PILOT Program

August 11, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Aug. 2 regarding the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program. Through this program, which is in...

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Community Preservation Act Staff to Hold Charlestown Meeting

August 11, 2018
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The Community Preservation Act (CPA) staff members will return to Charlestown for a second meeting aimed at generating more applications for the millions of dollars in funding available from...

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Progressive Massachusetts Endorses Pressley for Congress

August 11, 2018
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Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide grassroots organization aimed at organizing voters around progressive issues, today endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Founded in 2013, Progressive Massachusetts has twenty chapters across Massachusetts,...

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Ronald McDonald House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Navy Yard

August 11, 2018
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When  Charlestown resident and Director Ellen Simmons first began her leadership of the Ronald McDonald House on Boston Harbor, she knew it was going to be  both challenging and...

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Stay Away! Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down Through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of...

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St John’s Episcopal Donates Two Antique Fire Extinguishers to Boston Fire Museum

August 11, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown on Thursday, July 26, donated two vintage fire extinguishers to the Boston Fire Museum. The church recently upgraded their fire extinguishers and rather...

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Ultimate Frisbee Hits Charlestown in One-Day Clinic for Superteens

August 11, 2018
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Few know that Boston is a mecca for Ultimate Frisbee, but those in the city who ascribe to the values of the sport and the fun of its competition...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Aggravated Assault 08/01/2018 – Officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a person stabbed. Upon arrival, police observed the victim being treated for a...

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Townie Tidbits

August 11, 2018
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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at...

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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason?...

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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even...

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Townie Sports

August 11, 2018
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SUMMER LEAGUE BABE RUTH WRAP-UP The 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer season came to a close for both the 13-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old teams after a campaign which...

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Fresh from the Sea

August 3, 2018
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Fresh from the Sea

THE FRUITS OF THE SEA: Alexa Schmitt and Eleanor Allen show off the beautiful red lobsters about to become someone’s dinner during the annual Lobstah in the Garden party...

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Playing with the Pros

August 3, 2018
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Playing with the Pros

EVERY CHARLESTOWN KID’S DREAM…Quinn Rockhill goes on the attack against Boston Bruin and Charlestown resident Matt Grzelcyk during last Friday’s Pick Up with a Pro event at McGonagle Rink...

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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed, wide-ranging opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise...

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Councilors Edwards, Wu File Chain Store Zoning Legislation

August 3, 2018
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Acting on the controversy regarding a second Starbucks location in the North End, and the ever-creeping chain store presence on Main Street in Charlestown, Councilor Lydia Edwards said she...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Drops this Weekend

August 3, 2018
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The vaunted Kitchen Kup is back for another summer of fun at Eden Street Park this weekend, and founder Joe Brennan said there will be some great teams competing...

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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey, of Charlestown, endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael...

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Charlestown Students Achieve Academic Honors

August 3, 2018
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COLLIER ON DEAN’S LIST AT UNIV. OF MAINE The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester including Caroline Collier. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states and 47 are from 21 countries other than...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2018

August 3, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 07/25/18 – A taxi driver reported he picked up a male suspect in Somerville and drove him to Medford Street. As the driver reached to collect...

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Townie Tidbits

August 3, 2018
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ENGINE 50 CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO CHARLESTOWN   On Thursday, July 26, it was a red banner day for Engine 50 in Charlestown as folks gathered up...

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