Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

October 13, 2017
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Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

By Seth Daniel It was nearing 70 degrees last Saturday morning, Oct. 7, but the lobby benches inside the Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink in Charlestown were brimming with young boys and girls looking curiously at hockey shin guards, trying to figure out how to tie their skates and wondering which side was the front of their...

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Passacantilli,Edwards to Face-Off in Debate in Charlestown, Oct 18

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The first of what will likely be many debates between the two District 1 City Council candidates will take place on Weds., Oct. 18, in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Christine Colley of the Navy Yard Community Association announced this week that they have scheduled a forum on Oct. 18 at 7...

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CNC Wants Study of Bunker Hill St Section

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) voted unanimously at its Oct. 2 meeting to ask the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to re-examine last year’s change in direction of one-way Allston Street, and to look at a comprehensive solution that solves the issue once and for all. “I think we should ask the...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

October 13, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.  Passacantilli recently topped the ticket in the Municipal Preliminary Election held on September 26. Passacantilli said,...

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Program Underway to Identify, Create Outreach All Charlestown Veterans

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new program funded by the Charlestown Community Mitigation Fund is preparing to get underway to identify all veterans and reach out to them to see if they need services or help accessing service. The program came from what previously was a volunteer effort by Stan Leonard, Dr. Jeff Fine and...

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Alden to Speak at Branch Library

October 13, 2017
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Ellen B. Alden will talk about her book Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., on Monday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. Local author Ellen B. Alden found a leather box in her attic, filled with Civil War letters from her Irish immigrant great-great-grandfather Florence Burke to his family...

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Historical Society to Sponsor Play on First Woman in American Military

October 13, 2017
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Deborah Sampson was the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. Actor and historical interpreter Judith Kalaora will deliver a stimulating re-enactment which chronicles Sampson’s life.  An indentured servant by the age of five, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, where women were naught but...

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E-inc Ready for Ducks to Dash into the Little Mystic

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If anyone has ever wanted to race rubber ducks on the Little Mystic, this Saturday is the time to do it as e-inc. holds its first-ever Duck Dash fundraiser and fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fundraiser will be to help raise money to bring a second museum...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2017
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COMMENTING ON TRAFFIC LETTER Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to last month’s letter regarding traffic, transportation, and Mayor Walsh not following through on his statements. Mr. Rob Pelychaty states that “over 300 residents” signed a petition for a so-called “preferred plan” for Rutherford Ave. that calls for more open, pedestrian/bicycle friendly areas,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN WILL PICK NEXT DISTRICT COUNCILOR I can remember back in 1981 when Boston voters went to the polls to decide the future of the Boston City Council which at that time had been since 1949 a citywide body of nine members. On that ballot that year was...

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