Monthly Archives: August 2017

Will Starbucks Upset the Coffee Culture of Thompson Square?

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a lot of coffee consumed in Thompson Square. And the coffee culture around the Square is a delicate eco-system and balance whereby some folks define their allegiances and their social status to the outlet where they buy coffee. Nearly everyone knows that there are Dunkin’ Donuts (“Dunks”) people and there...

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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

August 10, 2017
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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

By Seth Daniel A year ago, when Charlestown’s Brian O’Neil came down the street, people did their best to get away from him. Living on the streets and rarely sober, it’s why he took on the nickname “Oh no,” with locals. “They called me ‘Oh No’ because it was like, ‘Oh no, he’s drunk...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Held

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time ever, a South Boston team has claimed victory in the Kitchen Kup roller-hockey tournament, and organizers in Charlestown are a little nervous that their cousin Kuppers across the way have the trophy in their hands. After the young Southie team beat the older Southie team last Sunday...

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Brother Francis Gillen, Charlestown Native, Passes at Age 87 in Philippines

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Brother Francis Joseph Gillen (George Carey Gillen), a native of Charlestown, died on Aug. 2 of pneumonia in Bulacan, Philippines. He was 87 years old and was in the service of God for 71 years before passing away. His brothers, Moe and Cmdr. Robert Gillen – both of Charlestown, announced that...

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Old Sully’s Boarded Up, Looks to be Closed for Good

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the local watering holes in the Town with major Hollywood connections may have have served its last Budweiser. The bar, officially Sullivan’s and operated by the Sullivan family, was one of the typical old-time Boston bars with only small windows and not even having an official sign – the...

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Councilor Hopes to Curb Discarded Needles with Ordinance

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The contrast of cascading fountains, well-appointed pathways and relaxing green spaces with playing fields interspersed with the discarded needles of intravenous drug users is a dangerous situation that has played out for too many of Charlestown’s parks and playing fields. Discarded needles are something that City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George has...

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Passacantilli Releases Veterans Platform Plan

August 10, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina, has released his Veterans Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Our veterans have sacrificed much to defend the...

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Police Briefs 08-10-2017

August 10, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Aggravated Assault 08/02/17 – As a result of a fight/disturbance on Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under arrest and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon. The matter is under investigation.   Larceny 08/02/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported his roommate took his credit card, as...

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Letters to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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WILL VOTE FOR PASSACANTILLI Dear Editor: I am writing to weigh in on the upcoming election for our District City Councilor.  There’s an impressive field of candidates running this year, but I have decided to support Stephen Passacantilli.  As a resident of the Navy Yard, I want a City Councilor who will be responsive...

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Townie Tidbits

August 10, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SEAN T. FLAHERTY REMINDS ME OF ME Sean T. Flaherty of Charlestown has become of recent a constant letter writer to the Boston Herald. I usually agree with at least 90 percent with his opines. Seems he has become a favorite of many more conservative Boston Herald readers....

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