Monthly Archives: September 2017

Recovery Month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Townie Sports

September 29, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS On the gridiron, Everett (3-0) and assistant coach Joe McLaughlin and senior linebacker Jonte Joseph are ranked #1 in the latest Boston Herald Top 25 poll. BC High (3-0) and sophomore defensive end Henry Alitz are ranked #3 while Melrose (3-0) and assistant coach Jim Kent...

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Disco for Dave

September 22, 2017
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Disco for Dave

Cheryl McGurty, and mom Eileen Fleming dancing during the 2nd annual Disco for David event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event honored the life of the late David Whelan and helped to raise money for the scholarship in his name.

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BPDA Scouring the Town for Existing, Forgotten Agreements

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to Charlestown, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal in the Town – things like the Newtown development and the...

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UMass Boston says Walsh Never Confirmed for Sept 12 Debate,Likely No Debate Before Tuesday’s Preliminary

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With less than a week before the much-anticipated Sept. 26 Preliminary Election, debates – or no debates – have taken center stage in the four-person mayoral contest. At issue this week is a debate that was to occur on Sept. 12 between Mayor Martin Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson at UMass...

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AutoPort in Charlestown Celebrates $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since re-locating to the Mystic River waterfront 19 years ago, the AutoPort in Charlestown has grown exponentially for lessee Diversified Auto – which leases the property from MassPort for its operations. But as they have grown their business, which relies upon shipments of cars in huge transport boats on the water,...

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Lydia Edwards Releases Her Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston. “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,” says Edwards....

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District One Candidates Continue to Get Out and Meet Voters

September 22, 2017
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With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. The candidates include (in alphabetic order) Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli. In the final week of the election East Boston’s Edwards and Farmer and the...

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Frankie’s Friends Set to Remember Frankie Stillman

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown, helped...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End on the City Council since 2006. Passacantilli has also been endorsed by East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee and...

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