Monthly Archives: December 2016

Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

December 23, 2016
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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

By Seth Daniel The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of cozy, smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story...

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Grass Roots Group Now Opposing One Charlestown; Seeks Answers

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Most worthwhile things have their beginnings over a cup of coffee. And so it is the case that four Charlestown women sharing a cup of coffee three months ago began their passionate opposition and quest for answers regarding the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development – a project...

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Monument Laundry Owner Grateful to Firefighters for Response

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everyone appreciates the work of firefighters, but that appreciation isn’t really felt in one’s gut until they’ve experienced a major fire. That gratitude is certainly felt this week by Monument Laundromat owner George J. Georges, who owns the building where the fire occurred, as well as many other properties in the...

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Ryan Calls for a More Structured Moratorium on One Charlestown

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When City officials informed State Rep. Dan Ryan about the 90-day delay on review of the One Charlestown development, his said he took it all in slowly, and ended up with more caveats to that course of action than comments on the actual delay. This week, Ryan said he is most...

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Welcome Sign Makes A Mysterious Disappearance in Thompson Square

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel All signs are now pointing at mischief and thievery in the disappearance of the custom-made wooden ‘Welcome to Charlestown’ sign that recently vanished from the median strip on Thompson Square. Many residents who paid for and maintained the sign now fear it could be hanging in a dorm room somewhere in...

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BPS Officials Take Positive Approach In Working on Edwards School Lot

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials took a more collaborative and positive approach in dealing with residents about the Edwards Middle School parking lot in a meeting on Monday night, Dec. 19, and believe they may have carved out a solution that works for everyone. After a contentious meeting on Oct. 27...

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Tips Offered on Making Christmas More Green

December 23, 2016
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This holiday season, Republic Services encourages consumers and customers across Boston to incorporate sustainability into their celebrations and family gatherings with helpful sustainability tips. Click here to view Republic’s 2016 holiday recycling video. During the holidays, Americans on average generate 25 percent more waste than normal, or almost 1,000 pounds of waste per household....

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Donations, Help Come in Abundance as Community Empathizes with Fire Victims

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There has been no shortage of helping hands in the Town since the six-alarm fire at 142 Bunker Hill St. last Friday left 25 people displaced from their homes just 10 days before Christmas. All over Charlestown, organizations and individuals have answered the call – as they always do – to...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 12/14/16 – Officers in the area of Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Larceny 12/15/16 – A victim on Washington Street reported a bag containing clothing and money was stolen from his car. Forgery/Counterfeiting 12/16/16 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue said a white male attempted...

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Townie Tidbits

December 23, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE SAN PATRICIOS I am a history buff since forever. In college I took the first Irish History class every taught there. Ninety-nine percent of my classmates had Irish surnames. I was the only Sal in the class. The professor’s name was Burke too. Within the last 10 or so years...

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