Monthly Archives: September 2017

Police Briefs 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary – Force 09/12/17 – A victim on Main Street reported she was notified by her house cleaner that her apartment had been broken into. Police arrived and saw that the front door had been damaged and a screwdriver was on the floor. Two MacBook computers were taken.   Aggravated Assault 09/17/17...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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On the Council race Dear Editor: The departure of Councilor Sal LaMattina leaves an open city council seat and an opportunity for a new voice in City Hall for the first time in almost ten years. Although there isn’t a candidate native to Charlestown, I’ve found a bold and independent voice for Charlestown in...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I WAS DISCO-ING FOR DAVID LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Dave Whelan is a hard person to forget. There are some people who exist day to day around us. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t They leave no footprints behind them. His sudden passing from us left us emptied....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Townie Sports

September 22, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly TOWNIES MAUL TIGERS In a highly entertaining game of ebbs and flows, Charlestown outlasted Pope John XXIII 29-20 in a Friday night (Sept. 15) gridiron matchup at Firefighters Field in Charlestown. The Townies (1-0) jumped out to a 15-0 halftime lead before the Tigers (0-2) stormed back with 20 unanswered points...

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Obituaries 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Madeline Fitzgerald Dowgos Madeline “Linda” Fitzgerald Dowgos, 73, passed away at Seal Rock Rehabilitation in Saco, Maine on Saturday, August 19, 2017 after a long illness. She was born, one of eleven children, on October 7, 1943 the daughter of the late Mary Maguire Dowgos Peters, Joseph Dowgos and the late George G. Peters....

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New School Year Starts

September 15, 2017
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New School Year Starts

Ned Shamon (7) says good-bye to kindergarten and hello to first grade as he steps into the Warren Prescott Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 7, as instructional coach Karen Scholz holds the door for him. Students across Boston Public Schools returned for a new term last Thursday, and are full into the new school...

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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

September 15, 2017
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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Bauman in the movie, and Tatiana Maslany, who plays Erin Hurley,...

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North Washington St Bridge Will Go Out to Bid this Month

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The $150 million, five-year re-construction of the North Washington Street Bridge is taking its first step off of the planning boards and onto the construction phase this month as the state Department of Transportation and the City prepares to put the project out to bid. The long-anticipated project has been in...

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Rubber Duckies Race is Set for Oct 14 to Raise Funds for Science Education

September 15, 2017
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On Saturday, Oct. 14, 3,000 rubber ducks will be released into the Boston Harbor to race in the inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash. Funds raised through the family friendly festival, which will include music, food, fair games and science activities, will go to support the second rotating exhibit, “Our House: Rethinking Home in a...

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