Monthly Archives: August 2017

Glen Campbell

August 10, 2017
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The passing this week of Glen Campbell, the country singer who crossed over into the pop genre in the late 1960s with hit records such as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and many others, marks the end of an era for those of a certain (older) generation. His records...

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Trump at the Helm — God Help Us

August 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s daily pronouncements typically are greeted by most Americans with a mixture of sarcasm and humor. Whether he is tweeting about something that he asserts is “sad” or speaking nonsensically at a Boy Scout jamboree, for the most part we accept most of what he says with a combination of resignation and...

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Townie Sports

August 10, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly TOWNIES DROP PLAYOFF TILT The Charlestown Babe Ruth team saw their season come to a halt Monday, after dropping an elimination playoff game to Arlington by a score of 8-4. Give credit to the Arlington pitcher who tossed a complete game with an astonishing 20 strikeouts. That does not mean, however,...

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Kids are the Real Superheroes at Spaulding

August 5, 2017
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Kids are the Real Superheroes at Spaulding

By Seth Daniel Spaulding Rehab patient Michael Sassine wasn’t supposed to even still be alive, but this week, the young man was not only alive, but he was high-fiving Spider Man. Earlier this year, Sassine had not a care in the world, but in February, the young man got pneumonia that nearly took his...

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Our Streets Already Slow? Officials Reject Slow Streets Application

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A grass-roots group of residents in the Monument Avenue area are disappointed this week after having learned that their application was not accepted into the City’s first round of Neighborhood Slow Streets (NSS) districts, but already are organizing a stronger network throughout the Town to apply for next year. Five areas...

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Cambridge College Ready for Move to Charlestown

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the foremost colleges in the region for adult learners is uniting its four schools in Cambridge on one brand new campus in Charlestown’s Hood Office Park. Plans have been in the works for more than a year, but this week, officials said they are nearly done with construction and...

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Roller Hockey Wonderland Starts Sat

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Festivities will get underway on Friday night as Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament founder Joe Brennan will muster up the troops for the annual blind draw of team pairings for the tournament. The Kitchen Kup has become an exciting summer tradition for Charlestown residents and hockey enthusiasts as well. Many mark...

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Always Here Health Care Finds Inviting New Home on Church Court

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The commute couldn’t get easier for Brooke Martindale and her husband, Terry, who work and live in Charlestown, operating Always Here Home Care from a new location on Church Court – just a few blocks from where they make their home. Martindale started the business in 2009 after watching her grandmother...

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Jack Kelly Takes Part in Boston Triathlon

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the morning sun beat down on Carson Beach in South Boston last Sunday, Charlestown’s Jack Kelly stood on the beach with hundreds of other participants getting amped up to begin the first leg – the swimming portion – of the Boston Triathlon, he had a panic moment. Being more of...

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