Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mystic/Tobin Bridge to Proceed with Major Repairs on Chelsea Side

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major paving and steel repair project of the Mystic/Tobin Bridge was approved by the MassDOT Board of Directors on Tuesday, a project that concentrates on the Chelsea side of the structure and could cause more than three years of traffic nightmares. JF White was the low bidder on the project...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Lyndeboro Street Building

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A two-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of a home on Lyndeboro Street on Thursday morning, Sept. 7. Firefighters responded to the scene at 24 Lyndeboro Street – off of Middlesex Street – around 7:30 a.m. Fire was showing upon arrival in the top floor, and a second alarm was...

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Exam School Parents Call for Community to Attend Oct 4 School Committee Meeting

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several advocates who are still frustrated by this summer’s threat to cut the neighborhood buses to Boston Latin School (BLS) and Boston Latin Academy (BLA) are continuing to organize and hope to bring a crowd to the October School Committee meeting. One of the advocates who spoke loudly about the cut...

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Mayoral Debate Falls Flat with Last Minute Disagreement

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Tuesday night’s highly-anticipated mayoral debate between the two perceived leading candidates, Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson, fell flat on its face late last week when the two camps disagreed about who should be on stage. Political observers and media members all over the City had been anxiously awaiting the...

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Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Local Students

September 15, 2017
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More than a dozen Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 26th year, Massport’s program supported 19 Charlestown high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations. This summer, 338 area high school and college students were employed through...

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Second Annual ‘Disco for David’ Will Hit the Dance Floor Friday

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s hard to forget a person who was such a pillar of the community like David Whelan, and it’s even harder to forget such a person when they’ve imprinted their innovative and enduring disco dance moves on about three-quarters of the Town. That’s the spirit of what looks to be an...

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More Local Organizations Back Stephen Passacantilli for District 1 City Council

September 15, 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 earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Earlier this summer, Passacanillti was endorsed by other local labor...

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Two Teens Charged in Bomb Hoax

September 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and...

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New School Year Starts at MGH Instiute

September 15, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially began the 2017-2018 academic year on September 11, as the fall semester’s classes started for the more than 1,600 students who are enrolled in the Boston graduate school’s myriad health professions programs. First-year students in the direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Speech-Language...

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Townie Tidbits

September 15, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SAFE INJECTION SITES IS A COP OUT Recently the Patriot ran a news story   about a physician up at MGH Charlestown on High Street who thinks safe injection sites will safe many lives from fatal opiate overdoses. Seems the good doctor thinks rather than shooting up alone...

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