Monthly Archives: December 2016

Townie Tidbits

December 16, 2016
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THEY BUILT A WHAT IN ELECTRICITY CLASS?  A longtime friend of mine graduated from Charlestown High School back in 1972 and he recently told me a story worth repeating. It seems like everyone knows about the old Charlestown Prison where they use to execute prisoners every once in a while but not since 1947....

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve is...

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A System That Needs To be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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Obituaries 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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Marilyn Doherty Education Advocate, wife of the  Honorable Gerard Doherty Marilyn M. (Dillon) Doherty, a longtime resident of Charlestown and Worthington, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 9 at the Curahealth/Kindred Hospital in Brighton. She was 85 years old. Marilyn was born in Allentown, PA, a daughter of the late William J. Dillon...

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Holiday Countdown

December 9, 2016
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Holiday Countdown

Santa Claus and Mayor Martin Walsh throw the switch to turn on the lights at Thompson Square during the annual Enchanted Trolley stop last Sunday, Dec. 4. Numerous families, and children especially, converged on the Square to get a chance to speak to the Jolly Elf.

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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

December 9, 2016
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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

By Seth Daniel Members of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) have requested in writing a 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project given all of the information that has come into their hands as a result of the massive redevelopment project, but this week some City officials deny having...

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Coming to the Neighborhood:AMC Chooses Charlestown, buys City Square Building for $13.1M

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced this week the purchase of its future organizational headquarters located at 10 City Square in Charlestown following the September sale of its long-time Beacon Hill headquarters on Joy Street. “We’re thrilled,” said AMC President John Judge. “It’s an exciting time for organization. We’re the country’s...

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November Sees 26-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

December 9, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Charlestown saw an approximately 26-perecnt decrease in violent and property crimes in November as opposed to the same timeframe last year. According to Boston Police, 25 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood between Nov. 1 and 30, 2016, compared to 34 during the same month in 2015....

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CNC Community Corner

December 9, 2016
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TUTORIAL ON GRANT APPLICATION The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the second year of funding.  A tutorial for applicants will be held next Monday Dec. 12 at 7pm at the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams Street. If interested applicants are not able to attend, there will be a second tutorial in...

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Charlestown Recovery House Looks For a Few More Beds,Confront Opiate Crisis

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Recovery House at 15 Bunker Hill St. will hold a public meeting on site for surrounding neighbors on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss its petition to add a few more beds to its long-time recovery home. John McGahan told the Patriot Bridge that the Recovery House...

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