Monthly Archives: January 2017

Police Briefs 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Assault 01/03/17 – Officers responded to Tufts Street for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told officers a male suspect known to him showed up at his door, displayed two knives and threatened him. The suspect then fled the scene in a grey Chevrolet. The matter is under...

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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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TAKING ACTION Dear Editor: The article, “Grass Roots Group now opposing One Charlestown; seek answers {Dec.20, 2016] is a wonderful example of a small group of citizens who are banding together to educate, question and confront this new project in Charlestown. As pointed out in the article, they are in favor of this project...

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Townie Tidbits

January 13, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERALD O’NEIL, R.I.P. Gerald O’Neil better known as Jesse recently passed away at 81 years of age. He was husband to Margie O’Neil for 53 years. He was the father of Gerry Jr., Patrick and Maura (Perriello) and is survived by many loving family members His wake was recently held at...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Y Provides Fun for Children

January 6, 2017
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Y Provides Fun for Children

Albert was exhausted after a few rounds of hoops last week and had no problem taking a time out on the floor. Albert and his family are just a few of the numerous families from around the world that stay in Charlestown at the Constitution Inn while getting treatment at the Shriner’s Hospital for...

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Mayor Returns Charlestown’s O’Neill Back to School Committee Position

January 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Monday the re-appointment of Charlestown’s Michael D. O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for a third, four-year term. O’Neill was first appointed as a member of the School Committee on July 15, 2008 and he was elected Chairman of the School Committee on January 7, 2013. O’Neill was...

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Chain Forge, Ropewalk Projects given 90-Day Extensions for Permits; Polk Street Approved

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board gave 90-day extensions to two high-profile redevelopment projects in the Navy Yard that have had numerous stops and starts over the last several years – citing that final preparations are being made to close out the elongated process on both the Chain Forge...

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LaMattina to Meet with Administration on Wynn Boston Mitigation Fund

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is reaching out to Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration to schedule a meeting regarding the Wynn Boston Harbor mitigation fund, and the upcoming dispersal of funds that are now sitting in the account. Currently, there is just more than $1 million in the account, and that...

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Welcome Sign Makes Dramatic Comeback Just in Time for 2017

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s time to feel “welcome” again. Perhaps it was the pangs of guilt. Maybe it was a post-Christmas New Year’s resolution to be more nice than naughty. Or maybe common sense prevailed. Whatever it was, the person or persons responsible for stealing the ‘Welcome to Charlestown’ hand-carved, wooden sign on the...

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