Monthly Archives: January 2017

NEW Health Charlestown Begins Substance Use Program

January 6, 2017
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As part of a grant awarded to the health center by the federal government, NEW Health Charlestown has begun a new program that looks to help those suffering from addiction. Opiate use has become a major problem all over New England; the Charlestown neighborhood in Boston has become one of the hardest hit communities....

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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Threats 12/27/16 – A victim on Decatur Street reported after she received threatening texts, four males showed up at her door. The victim immediately called the police, and the suspects fled. The victim stated she did not know the suspects, but they may have been involved in an altercation with her boyfriend...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani HEY EVERYBODY JIMMY WALSH JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY One of Charlestown’s best political minds Jimmy Walsh just had a birthday on Christmas Eve. He just turned the Big Six-0 if you can believe it. Time flies when you’re having fun and doing politics.   SMART GROWTH HOUSING COMING TO MAIN  STREET?...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

January 4, 2017
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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s iconic pink, neon sign went missing late last month. It was to the Town as it would be to Boston if Fenway’s Citgo sign suddenly disappeared. But earlier this month, all was returned to normal as the Schrafft’s sign returned atop the office building on Sullivan Square in a newer,...

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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

January 4, 2017
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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

By Seth Daniel There were no shortage of issues in Charlestown to debate and celebrate in 2016. From devastating fires to development tangles, the Town was alive with activity this year. Below are the top 16 stories from 2016. New Parks Open – The Training Field opens on Sept. 12 and the John Harvard...

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Ten Most Borrowed Book at BPL Listed

January 4, 2017
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The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library locations in 2016 took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many places in between. It’s not too late to read one or more of these great titles before the end of the year. Stop by and...

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MGH Institute Helps Charlestown Charities During Holidays

January 4, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and throughout Greater Boston during this season of giving. The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $3,175 to support the initiative, which includes collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the US Veterans Administration....

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Police Briefs 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Charlestown Beat 12/20/16 – Officers in the area of Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Vandalism 12/22/16 – Officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a suspicious device (small box with wires). Upon further investigation, it was revealed the device was just an ATM card-reader that had...

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Helping Boston Homeowners

January 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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