Monthly Archives: February 2018

Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

February 22, 2018
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Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

Confronting the grief of losing their son once again, Stephen and Carol ‘Sis’ Morrissey stood proudly in front of the court on Friday, Feb. 16, to let everyone know – in their own words – what their son was like and how losing him has forever wounded their family. After what was a startling...

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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

February 22, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...

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Family, Attorneys Shocked by Verdict in Morrissey Case

February 22, 2018
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After six full days of deliberations, the jury charged with meting out justice in the murder of Ryan Morrissey, and the shooting of James Lawton, threw the entire courtroom a curveball no one expected. The freed the two accused gunmen, Danilo and Alexander Soto (not related), and convicted the getaway driver, Julio Baez. All...

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street in Boston

February 22, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston. At the Boston Harbor Pop-Up, kids of all ages can explore the harbor, create designs in the sand, and color murals featuring Boston’s sports teams...

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New Initiative for Harvard-Kent School Looks to Raise $1 Million Endowment

February 22, 2018
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It was over a glass of wine in Italy that two Charlestown residents devised an aggressive plan to augment the fundraising at the Harvard-Kent School with an endowment that will raise $1 million over three years. A few years ago, Charlestown neighbors Richard Burtt and Stuart Murphy met one another in Italy and began...

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Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown is Gaining Momentum

February 22, 2018
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It has no official standing, but in the community, the “rogue” Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown has gained a solid standing of advocates – and the drafters of the plan will hold a community meeting on the effort tonight, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “I believe this...

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Charlestown Coming Back on Local TV

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown & Beyond will return on air on BNN-TV starting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will appear on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month there after.  The show can be seen in Boston on Comcast channel 9 , RCN channel 15 and RCN channel 1961. It will also be shown...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2018

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Commercial 02/13/18 – A victim on Main Street reported a white male with his face covered walked into his place of business, brandished a knife and emptied both cash registers. The suspect then fled the store. As a result of the subsequent investigation, an individual was placed under arrest and...

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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 22, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...

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Townie Tidbits

February 22, 2018
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WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE JUST GO AWAY? Once again a roadblock has been thrown down on moving ahead with grant funding for the Sullivan Square re-design. I have been attending meeting after meeting on the future Sullivan Square and traffic flow. I usually sit next to community activist John Dillon, who always has an opinion...

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