Monthly Archives: September 2017

Candlelight Vigil

September 29, 2017
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Candlelight Vigil

Warren McMaster and Stephanie Shea listen as the names of the victims lost to addiction are read during the 9th annual Charlestown Vigil in Hayes Square on Saturday, Sept. 23. The vigil this year was dedicated to Timothy Monaco, who died due to addiction on Nov. 11, 2016.

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Walsh Cruises to Huge Victory in Charlestown and Citywide

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh made a strong showing in Charlestown on Tuesday night in the Preliminary Election, getting nearly five times more votes then second place finisher and Councilor Tito Jackson in the Town. Vote totals for the seven precincts in Charlestown showed that Walsh scored 1,891 votes to Jackson’s 409 –...

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Passacantilli Wins Preliminary; Edwards takes Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and John Lynds District 1 is known for nail-biter Council elections, and Tuesday was no exception as the top two candidates – Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards – battled it out to a close finish, with Passacantilli winning overall by 77 votes but Edwards winning Charlestown. In the final vote tally...

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CNC Community Corner

September 29, 2017
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations, the floor will be opened for public comment. Elections for CNC precinct representatives will be held on November 18 at the Hayes Square police station...

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Local Runners to be in BAA Half Marathon

September 29, 2017
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On October 8, Charlestown residents will be running in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. Residents include: Carly Taitz Emily Runey Georgianna Shoemaker Kate Dewey Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750...

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MGH Institute Students Volunteer A Day to Help People in Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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Making an IMPACT in the Community is what MGH Institute students recently did, spending a  day to help people in Charlestown and beyond. Savannah Marcelino was one of 17 MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate students who were at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on September 15 when Principal Jason Gallagher and Assistant Principal Mark Silva...

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Lower Mystic Unveils Transportation Scenarios

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Numerous ideas and “preferred suggestions” highlighted the first part of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group’s unveiling of ideas about how to transform transportation in the region that includes Everett, Somerville and Charlestown – a region mired in traffic and ignored by transportation planners for decades. “It really is the intersection...

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Charlestown Children Tour Boston Harbor Islands

September 29, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, more than 425 people joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free cruise to discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island, the first of two free cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park that they have planned for the fall. 

Among the passengers aboard Bay State Cruise...

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Passacantilli Tops Ticket in District 1 City Council Election

September 29, 2017
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In Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for Boston City Council, Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent, topped the ticket in District 1, consisting of Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. Passacantilli spoke to hundreds of supporters at his election night party at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.  He said,...

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Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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