Monthly Archives: August 2017

Police Briefs 08-24-2017

August 31, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny – Bike 08/14/17 – A victim on Ninth Street reported his dark-green LL Bean bike was stolen from in front of his residence. The bike was locked, but the lock was broken and left behind. Security footage may be available.   Larceny 08/16/17 – A victim on Third Avenue reported unknown...

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Townie Tidbits

August 31, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani EDWARDS LOOS LIKE A PLAYER IN CHARLESTOWN TOO Over 200 grown folk from Charlestown attended a Community Cookout by District 1 council candidate Lydia Edwards at the Monument Street basketball court, and it looked like a great time by all.   GIANT RALLY IN CHARLESTOWN FOR WALSH Mayor...

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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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SUPPORTS PASSACANTILLI Dear Editor: I am writing to express my support for Stephen Passacantilli.  I will be casting my vote for Stephen in this September’s City Council election.  I’ve lived in Charlestown my whole life. I grew up here, I raised my family here, and I’ve retired here.  I have been impressed with the...

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Flashlight Walk

August 17, 2017
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Flashlight Walk

Officer Tammi Espinola lights the way with Melvin Jones during the annual Boston Police Flashlight Walk on Bunker Hill Street Monday night, Aug. 14. The walk proceeded up Bunker Hill Street from Hayes Square to Doherty Park. Afterwards, families and friends enjoyed a movie night from the Boston Parks Department.

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Jazz Combo

August 17, 2017
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Jazz Combo

James Finke, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and Federal Court Judge Rya Zobel, both of Charlestown, took in the smooth sounds of the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Jazz Combo at the Training Field on Tuesday night, Aug. 8. Numerous neighbors and friends joined one another on a perfect night for jazz in the...

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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

August 17, 2017
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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

By Seth Daniel The new Tea Bar by Evy location held a soft opening on Thursday at the Monument Avenue location off of Main Street, with its signature cold-brewed tea products and loose teas becoming a quick hit in the Town during several, hot summer days. “We’re really excited to be open and really...

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Sullivan Square Improvements Out to Bid, Contract Coming

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Bids have gone out for the short-term off-site traffic improvements that Wynn Boston Harbor is required to complete before it opens its doors in 2019, with contracts on the project likely to be awarded in the next few weeks. Wynn officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that they are working towards...

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John Hancock Life Purchases HarborView Building in Navy Yard

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major American corporations swapped ownership of the HarborView apartment building in the Navy Yard this week, with John Hancock Life purchasing the luxury building for $149.25 million from Prudential Financial. The sale was first reported by Bldup.com on Monday. Lois Siegelman of the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard said...

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Council Candidate Edwards Releases ‘Waterfront for All’ Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront-accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water-transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she said, “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets for recreation,...

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Adult Education Beyond Academics

August 17, 2017
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How do you measure success?  In business, success is defined by profits. In academia, success is calculated by grades.  In adult education, success is measured one student at a time, as each takes what he or she needs from the services provided. Charlestown Adult Education, in conjunction with the Kennedy Center and CharlestownWorks, has...

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