Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘Loonie Noonie’ Meeting Finds Home at First Church

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After decades of finding support in the noon-time hour, members of the 30-year-old Alcoholics Anonymous meeting found themselves without a home at St. Catherine’s a few years ago. The popular local meeting – which has saved many a life over the years – got temporary space over the last two years...

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Online Tool for Summer Jobs Now Available

March 3, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available from Saturday, February 25th until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 31st. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment Division website...

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Compromise Seemingly Reached in Development of 40 Warren

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly five years of conflict and several different designs, it appears that the office building an parking garage at 40 Warren St. will get a facelift and and third story. Developer Dennis Morgan said that after a well-attended community meeting Thursday night, Feb. 23, it appears that the new plan...

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Applications for First Round of Wynn Money Available,Deadline Scheduled for April 15

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The waiting game for Wynn money is over as Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that applications for the mitigation fund money are now available for the first-ever distribution to come this spring. Walsh said in an op-ed (see inside) that there will be two rounds per year of mini-grants given...

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Jean Mclaughlin,Served as Special Assistant for Three Boston Mayors,Dead at 75

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Jean M. (Smith) McLaughlin, who served as special assistant for three Boston mayoral administrations, has died. Mrs. McLaughlin, a lifelong Charlestown resident and forty-year employee of the City of Boston that included serving Mayor Raymond Flynn, Mayor Thomas Menino and more recently Mayor Martin Walsh, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Assault 02/22/17 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported he heard a knock on his door, and when he opened it, a man demanded money to pay a debt. The suspect then swung at the victim and motioned to his waist as if he had a gun, although no weapon was shown. The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 3, 2017
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO JEANNIE I’ve known Jean McLaughlin for over 40 years through her husband Dennis. Often, I would walk into Boston over the High Bridge and join up with Denis on his way to work at Ray Flynn’s City Council office where he worked part-time. He walked all the time as a...

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One Charlestown? Yes, Please

March 3, 2017
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My name is Mimi Tovar and for 27 years I have lived in the Bunker Hill Apartments (BHA) or “projects” as it is also referred to. I, along with many other residents of the BHA have been negatively impacted by the crumbling infrastructure of the projects and for many of us, living here has...

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Sports 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MONDAY’S MIAA “HOOP” ACTION Pope John XXIII (15-9) and senior forward Patrick Kelly advanced to the Division 4 North quarterfinal round with a solid 77-64 triumph over Mystic Valley. The Tigers will play at #2 seed Hamilton-Wenham (17-3) this Friday at 7 p.m. Such was not the case for...

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Obituaries 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Shay Padric Kiely Charlestown resident Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member and umpire for the Melrose men’s softball league...

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