Monthly Archives: July 2017

USS Constitution Afloat Once More

July 28, 2017
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USS Constitution Afloat Once More

By Seth Daniel It’s not often that the Navy Yard is filled with hundreds of excited spectators at 10 p.m. on a cool Sunday night. But when history is unfolding before their very eyes, it can become a motivation for just such a special trip. Hundreds of Charlestown residents and visitors to the Town...

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Climate Ready Boston Brings Show, Project to Charlestown

July 28, 2017
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Climate Ready Boston Brings Show, Project to Charlestown

By Seth Daniel As the study wraps up for looking at sea-level rise in Charlestown, city officials and consultants working on Climate Ready Boston took an interesting show and open house to the Schrafft’s Center last Thursday night. The loose format allowed residents to circulate through the room to various stations – learning about...

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Engine 50 Moves to Sullivan Square

July 28, 2017
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Engine 50 Moves to Sullivan Square

By Seth Daniel On Monday morning, Engine 50 pulled out of its historic station on the Training Field and closed its doors for the last time in a long time. There was no fight this time over the closure, nor were there protests to keep the “People’s Fire Station” intact. That’s because it was...

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Institute of Health Professions Receives Honors

July 28, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in the City of Boston named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Honor Roll in the prestigious education magazine’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. The MGH Institute is one of just 42 colleges in the United States listed on the survey’s highest category...

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Residents to Run in Falmouth Road Race for Dana Faber

July 28, 2017
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On August 20, Charlestown residents Stephanie Berdik, Molly Biedenbach and Meghan Leary, will run the 45th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Along with more than 300 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, they will cover the seven-mile race course with...

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Monuments at John Harvard Mall Get a Little Brighter this Summer

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For perhaps a generation, the stone monuments on the sides of the John Harvard Mall had important historic information on them, but the condition of the markers prevented most of that from being communicated to residents and tourists passing through the old mall. This week, that has all changed. Ivan Myjer...

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Passacantilli Officially to Open Charlestown Headquarters

July 28, 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 officially open his Charlestown Campaign Headquarters this Saturday.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Council, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. On Saturday, July 29, Passacantilli will hold an office grand-opening...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Assault and Battery 07/19/17 – A victim on Polk Street reported he stopped his motor vehicle to allow a person to cross the street. At this time, a Latino male near the victim’s car thought he got too close to the person crossing and punched the victim in the mouth through his...

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Townie Tidbits

July 28, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani KUDOS TO CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY Sorry for being so tardy, but I wanted to congratulate the coaching staff, parents and player in the Charlestown Youth Hockey program, which had a well-attended Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Knights back  in June. As Steve Lakus observed, «We are proud of our...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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