Monthly Archives: February 2014

Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2014
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Concerned over impacts of Wynn casino Dear Editor: The Charlestown Neighborhood Council was formed in 1987 to facilitate effective communication between Charlestown and the government of the City of Boston, its departments and agencies. According to our Bylaws, we provide structured participation in city government decisions affecting land use, development, service delivery, and other...

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Charlestown Beat

February 17, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Police Briefs 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 02/03/14 – A victim on Starr King Court reported that a male and a female forced their way into her home. An argument ensued, during which the male threatened to shoot the victim, although no gun was shown. As a result of the subsequent investigation, a suspect...

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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

February 7, 2014
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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius M. Cash appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night  to explain  that the National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a $4.8 million contract to replace the water main, hydrants, valves and water distribution pipes within the park in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The project will also...

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Super Shabazz Is Honored

February 7, 2014
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Super Shabazz Is Honored

When one thinks of the Charlestown High School boys basketball teams of the past few years, the name Shabazz Napier comes to mind. The talented UConn senior was at his old high school court for a jersey number retirement ceremony during the annual Senior Night. Shabazz is pictured with his family.

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Few Specifics Offered for Wynn Casino

February 7, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina criticized Wynn Casino’s plans to mitigate traffic through Charlestown to its proposed casino in Everett at a meeting Tuesday night at Charlestown High School. While Wynn representatives said at the meeting they would spend millions to remedy traffic problems in Sullivan Square and add ferry service from Boston LaMattina said...

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Charlestown Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony to Be on April 25

February 7, 2014
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The 22nd Peter Looney Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 25th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7:30. Awards Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the awards’ ceremony is to recognize those who have...

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Not for Nothin’

February 7, 2014
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Legal Seafoods update Officials from Legal Seafoods announced at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting on Tuesday night that the  popular restaurant may have their official opening in late spring or early summer if all goes well with city licenses and repairs to the space. On Wynn Casino plan The meeting on Tuesday night...

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Letters to the Editor

February 7, 2014
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Charlestown is not Beacon Hill Dear Editor, The Charlestown neighborhood has changed much over the past twenty years. A new demographic of people have become part of this community, opening shops and participating in a wide array of local activities. Nonetheless, I feel that many people may need to be politely reminded that Charlestown...

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