Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tight Hike

August 29, 2013
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Tight Hike

A group of children from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club went to Sutton’s MA Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. The Children Prepared all summer with hikes learning safety and getting outdoor hiking experience. This led them to their final trip of the summer at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Courtney Tipping took the lead on...

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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2013
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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

With a Steve Wynn resort casino being proposed next door in Everett and a Suffolk Down/Caesars Entertainment resort casino being proposed for East Boston, Charlestown residents have found themselves in the middle and, thusly, have been watching closely all the developments in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) licensing application process. To that end, there...

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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

August 29, 2013
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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

Charlestown was home to many famous people.  John Harvard’s deathbed donation to the new university authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, resulted in Harvard University being named after Harvard. Warren Tavern helps keep alive the memory of General Joseph Warren, who did not live in Charlestown, but did die at The Battle of Bunker...

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Old Ironsides on the Move

August 29, 2013
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Old Ironsides on the Move

The USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in commemoration of her battle with HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812.

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Environmental Study on Logan Airport Impact Soon to Be Released

August 29, 2013
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Charlestown residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went environmental activists began scratching their heads wondering what...

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 29, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 29, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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Police Briefs 08-29-2013

August 29, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 08/22/13 – Officers in the area of Russell Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Salem Court warrant charging larceny over $250. Larceny in a Building 08/22/13 – A victim reported while at the gym on Third Avenue, unknown person(s) broke into his locker and removed an iPod. A second...

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Charlestown, a Hockey Hotbed Attracting Players Across Boston

August 29, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to the North End after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut...

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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

August 22, 2013
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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

The Boston Police Department District A-1 Downtown/A-15 Charlestown hosted a women’s self-defense course on August 20. Sergeant Gary J. Eblan, Registrar of the Boston Police Academy, presented an engaging and informative class, Street Smarts: Reducing Your Odds, to about 40 people. Street Smarts emphasizes trusting one’s instincts, recognizing dangers, and knowing one’s options. “This...

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