Monthly Archives: June 2017

First Round of Wynn Community Money sees 41 Projects Funded in Charlestown

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund made the first-ever disbursal of funds late last week to 41 non-profits in the community, having to turn away 15 applications, and giving out $179,000 of the $1 million chunk of money now sitting in the Fund. The money comes from a portion of the licensing...

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BPDA Issues Scoping Document on One Charlestown, to Take Summer Off

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced to the Patriot Bridge this week, after issuing a detailed Scoping Document to the One Charlestown developer, that they plan to take the summer off and come back full speed, having the developer unveil a revised plan after Labor Day. “Our big goal...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Pride Week finds new entry with an old idea – a block party By Seth Daniel Charlestown Pride Week is well underway by now with a host of cherished events already having been held and others about ready to go off. No Parade week would be complete without the Family Feud, which was...

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May Sees Two Robberies, Two Aggravated Assaults and A Breaking-and-Entering

June 9, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Two robberies, two aggravated assaults and one breaking-and-entering were among the incidents of Part One crime reported in Charlestown in May, according to Community Service Officer Robert Luongo of District A-1. During one robbery, the suspect entered the Speedway gas station at 123 Cambridge St. at night and motioned that he...

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Stephen Passacantilli to Launch Campaign for District 1 Councilor on June 13

June 9, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina will formally launch his campaign for Boston City Council (District 1) in Charlestown next week. Passacantilli’s Charlestown Kickoff is next Tuesday, June 13 from 6-8pm at the Warren Tavern. Passacantilli said, “I’m excited to officially launch my...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Law 05/31/17 – As a result of a traffic stop on Medford Street, an individual was taken in to custody for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. Robbery 05/31/17 – Officers responded to Decatur Street for a reported armed robbery. The victim told police two male suspects...

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Townie Tidbits

June 9, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU CHARLESTOWN Thank you for your hard work and your generous donations. The spring fundraiser was a huge success, raising roughly $25,000 to buy food for the neediest families in our community. And the distributions went without a hitch, thanks to your efforts.   TOWNETTES RUNNING BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES TODAY...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Townie Sports

June 9, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly A HIDDEN TREASURE While attending the jam-packed 3rd annual Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship banquet, in which $12,000 was awarded to deserving “Townie” high school and college students, I came across this gem courtesy of Jack Morrissey. It is a poem written in 1956 by Joe Morrissey (class of ’42) as a...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

June 3, 2017
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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Hundreds of residents turned out at the John Harvard Mall on Thursday morning, May 25, to join Mayor Martin Walsh for the annual Coffee Hour in Charlestown. Mayor Walsh visited with residents for an hour or so and then joined several young people, along with Liaison Chris Breen, State Rep. Dan Ryan and Councilor...

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