Monthly Archives: September 2017

When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Townie Sports

September 15, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS In soccer action, Boston Latin (1-0-1) senior goalkeeper Jack Evans has backboned the Wolfpack to a solid start with clutch saves and nifty breakout passes…Pope John XXIII junior captain Conor Kelly notched several sensational defensive plays as the Tigers opened their season with a 4-2 conquest...

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Returning Home

September 8, 2017
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Returning Home

Former Harvard Kent student Richard Garcia (center) returned to his old elementary school on Aug. 31 with his employer, RSM of Charlestown, to give back to the community and help prepare the schoolyard for the first day of school, which is today, Sept. 7. He is pictured with Chris MacKenzie of RSM and Principal...

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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

September 8, 2017
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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

By Seth Daniel Abigail and Emery DeRoeve had been after their parents all summer to have a lemonade stand up at the Monument. The time just had never been right, until last week when the family looked at the devastating pictures of hurricane and rain damage done to homes in Houston. With great encouragement,...

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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

September 8, 2017
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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

By Seth Daniel It’s only been one short year since the Wynn Boston Harbor team and Suffolk Construction began to really ramp up the construction and environmental clean up on the old Monsanto Chemical site adjacent to Charlestown. For months, the polluted, vacant site was a large hole in the ground and a place...

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Federal Funds Announced for North Washington St Bridge

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City announced Wednesday that some $50.5 million in federal transportation funds had been allocated for two projects in the state – one of them being the long-awaited and dreaded North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. Mass DOT announced the two upcoming highway infrastructure...

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Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian This Weekend

September 8, 2017
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The 91st annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family this weekend – September 8, 9 and 10 – on Warren and Porter Streets in East Cambridge.  The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the...

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New Juicing Business Hopes to Open in Mid-September

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Cara Birritteri wanted to help her father improve his health, she turned to juice. Now, she’s bringing that same healing juice to Charlestown, hoping to open Boston Juicing on Main Street by mid-September. “I’m a small business, and this is my first store, but the first of many to come,”...

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Rep Ryan, Mayor Walsh Not Sold on Hosting Safe Injection Facility

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major showdown over safe injection facilities (SIFs) for opiate users took place on Beacon Hill this week, with a hearing on a proposed bill that would potentially allow such facilities in Massachusetts. However, though many in the medical community are in favor – including prominent physicians in Charlestown like Dr....

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