Monthly Archives: February 2018

Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the One Charlestown project in an effort to bring City Hall and developer transparency to the community. The hearing is planned for mid-to late-March and will,...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2018

February 15, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 02/05/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Larceny 02/05/18 – A victim on Chestnut Street reported he had three packages stolen from the foyer of his building. Larceny...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Townie Sports

February 15, 2018
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A BIG SPLASH Mystic Valley senior Samantha Dagle will put the finishing touches on what has been a phenomenal high school swimming career when she competes in the Division 2 State Championships (to be held at BU on February 17). Samantha will compete in the 200 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle Relay....

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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

February 9, 2018
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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

If there’s one aspect that stands out throughout the past 125 years for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, it’s the positive relationships between the young people and staff members at the Club that have helped propel positive lives, and chances to try new and different things. The historic Club – the flagship club...

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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

February 9, 2018
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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

Within an old historic building, Cambridge Savings Bank has combined the best of traditional charm with the comfort of innovation in their newest branch, their first branch in Boston, located in the old Five Cent Bank Building in Thompson Square. The new branch has been under construction for several months on the first floor...

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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates to 2018 Democratic State Convention

February 9, 2018
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown, Boston’s Ward 2, will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School, 50 Bunker Hill St., on Monday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in...

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Ryan Praised for Commitment to Veterans

February 9, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan is being lauded after having received the Legislator of the Year award from the state’s Veterans’ Services Officer organization. Ryan received the award on Jan. 24 at a luncheon in the State House attended by family, friend, Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Bob DeLeo. In particular, DeLeo told the...

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