Monthly Archives: August 2017

Charlestown Coalition Launches New Web Site

August 5, 2017
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When Turn It Around youth group member Wellington Melo was growing up in Charlestown, he said he was often found selling drugs in the community and getting further and further involved in the court system. Having a sense of hopelessness, he said it didn’t bother him because he only cared about getting money. After...

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Passacantilli Earns Major Labor Endorsements

August 5, 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 been endorsed by prominent local labor unions in his campaign for Boston City Council.  At a rally on Saturday, Passacantilli announced endorsements from UNITE HERE! Local 26, Painters and Allied Trades DC 35, Boston...

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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Larceny from a Building 07/24/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported unknown person(s) removed a pre-paid card-reader machine from the building laundromat. The machine contained cash. A surveillance video of the crime is available, and detectives will investigate.   Burglary – Residential – Force 07/25/17 – A victim on Franklin Street reported when...

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Townie Tidbits

August 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani REAL HOUSING FOR REAL PEOPLE When I was a little boy living on Salutation Street in Boston’s North End, my parents paid $25 per month for a two bedroom apartment. It was a small apartment but big enough for the four of us. Back in 1955, rents were...

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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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EDWARDS IS OUR CANDIDATE Dear Editor: We are supporting Lydia Edwards for district city councilor because we believe she will be an effective community organizer on the front lines of gathering Charlestown around important community concerns. In her significant previous job experience, she has proved capable of building bridges and setting an inclusive table...

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An Outstanding Appointment

August 5, 2017
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We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our State Sen. Sal DiDomenico for his recent appointment by Senate President Stan Rosenberg as the Senate Chair of the newly created Italian Caucus of the Massachusetts legislature. The establishment of the Italian Caucus comes at the urging of the Italian Consul General to Massachusetts, Nicola de Santis, who...

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Sports 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly TOWNIES TAKE PLAYOFF OPENER In the opening round of the Middlesex Summer League Babe Ruth playoffs on Aug. 1, #2 seed Charlestown overcame an 8-4 deficit with a 12-run explosion in the 5th and 6th innings to run away from Lexington by a score of 16-8. Leading the way...

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