Monthly Archives: October 2015

Candlelight Vigil

October 1, 2015
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Candlelight Vigil

A Charlestown resident looked solemn while holding her candle at the CSAC and CHAD 7th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Saturday night. The vigil remembers those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol. The vigil is especially important this year with the spike in opiate overdoses and deaths in the neighborhood and throughout the...

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Music,Community Keep Smokey On the Right Path in a Tough Year

October 1, 2015
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Music,Community Keep Smokey On the Right Path in a Tough Year

By Seth Daniel Michael Cain – known more appropriately the neighborhood as Smokey – frequently jokes that in turning around his life from drugs and addiction, he made a move from the back of this newspaper where the police log is located, to the front of this newspaper, where the positive community news is...

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Boston Files New Suit to Strip Wynn of Mepa Certificate

October 1, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The City of Boston – just as it spoke of productive meetings last week with Wynn executives – quietly filed a new lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court’s Civil Division on Monday asking for a declaratory judgment that would void the environmental certificate (MEPA) awarded to Wynn by the state in late August...

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Cold Spell Over Casino Likely After Ice Was Seemingly Thawing

October 1, 2015
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Just as Mayor Martin Walsh and the City’s administration had begun cursory meetings with Wynn executives and a relationship was seemingly forming last week – all of that goodwill has likely been thrown out the window with the filing of a new lawsuit this week. On Monday, the Mayor’s Office indicated that they had...

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Police Briefs 10-01-2015

October 1, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Taxi Versus Uber Battle Has Genesis in Charlestown

October 1, 2015
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When Winthrop resident Tiffany Mitchell – one of the largest taxi cab operators in Boston, running Top Cab and City Cab – first saw Uber ride share vehicles move into the Boston market, she could never have predicted it would threaten the very existence of her second-generation cab company. She wasn’t sure what to...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  Cross Pollination Charlestown Style    “With the Charlestown Working Theater next door, they and the Gardens of Charlestown provide a cross pollination of creativity for the community both serve so well.”     -Cathy Shanks, president, Gardens for Charlestown    This past Saturday was a beautiful day, especially over in Charlestown where...

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