Monthly Archives: June 2017

Summer Solstice

June 30, 2017
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Summer Solstice

Leonora, Emma, and Victoria Skog with Erica Seminario enjoy the Summer Solstice celebration in the Navy Yard on Weds., June 21. The annual celebration put on by the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard drew scores of families for the annual evening of fun.

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Party on the Pier

June 30, 2017
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Party on the Pier

Ashton Smith, Jacob Breslin, Jane Dudley, and Kat Pinto enjoyed the 9th Annual Party on the Pier for the Courageous Sailing program’s programs for the Harvard Kent, Warren Prescott and Eliot Schools. Some 700 guests enjoyed a beautiful night under the tent on the waterfront.

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Public Hearing Held on Liquor License Expansion; Pressley says Intent is to Amend for Charlestown

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said she was encouraged by the first liquor license expansion hearing for Boston last Thursday, June 22, and stated that the Home Rule Petition language was only a “blueprint” and certainly could be amended at the State House to include places like Charlestown, which was left out...

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Status of One Charlestown Discussed

June 30, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) held a public meeting on June 22 to discuss the status of the One Charlestown Article 80 Review Process, specifically addressing questions about the Request for Proposal (RFP) process that took place with the Boston Housing Authority prior...

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NASCAR Driver Patrick Receives Welcome, Tour at Warren Prescott School

June 30, 2017
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By Pat DeCola NASCAR.com Danica Patrick arrived at Charlestown’s Warren Prescott K-8 School on Wednesday morning, June 14, to a sea of students chanting her name in unison, a DJ blaring top 40 hits and New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s (NHMS) Milo the Moose leading the charge in the dance circle. The scene was electric...

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Jury Acquits in Fatal Fistfight that Killed Brian Hingston

June 30, 2017
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The Dorchester man who hit and killed Charlestown native Brian Hingston last year in Dorchester – as Hingston tried to break up a scuffle – was cleared by a Suffolk County Superior Court jury last Friday after the jury deliberated on the charges for only one hour. A jury on Friday acquitted Bryan McElhinney,...

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Charlestown High School Graduates the Class of 2017

June 30, 2017
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By Patrick O’Connor Graduation for the class of 2017 at Charlestown High School took place on Thursday afternoon, June 15, at the Clarke Athletic Center at UMass/Boston. Welcoming all and serving as mistress of ceremonies was Victoria Parker.  The exercises began with graduate Ranie Foster singing the Black National Anthem. Headmaster Will Thomas addressed...

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Police Briefs 06-29-2017

June 30, 2017
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Charlestown Beat 06/19/17 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a reported armed robbery. The victim told police that two suspects entered the store. One suspect then brandished a black handgun and demanded cell phones. Two phones were taken, and the suspects fled the store through the parking lot. A surveillance video of the...

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Townie Tidbits

June 30, 2017
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By Sal Giarratania REMEMBERING THE VENDOME FIRE I still remember quite clearly what happened on Saturday afternoon, June 17, 1972 when nine firefighters perished when a wall collapsed after a fire at the Hotel Vendome was extinguished. Firefighters had spent three hours fighting the four-hour blaze and all the victimes were trapped under the debris...

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Letters to the Editor

June 30, 2017
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ON QUINN SCHOLARS Dear Editor: Commencing with Robert Irgens in 1970, we have a stellar group of Quinn Scholars. As the first woman recipient in 1977 Ann Marie Duffy has brought an abundance of pride to her community and most importantly her family. The 1976 winner was Arthur Crotty, followed by his brother David...

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