Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dollar Tree Locates in Former St Catherine’s Church

March 23, 2018
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The former St. Catherine’s Church on Vine Street will be the new home to a Dollar Tree retail store in the next few months, and according to a recent building permit taken out, perhaps much more. The Dollar Tree store has been rumored to be coming to Charlestown for a few months, but this...

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Generous Donor Pledges $50,000 Match to USS Constitution Museum

March 23, 2018
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A generous donor has pledged to match all gifts up to $50,000 until March 31, 2018, announced the USS Constitution Museum this week. This is an exciting opportunity for supporters of the Charlestown non-profit to double their impact, said the museum. The Museum’s admission is by suggested donation, thus its operations and activities exploring the...

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DCR to Replace Skating Rink Chiller with New $1.2 Million System

March 23, 2018
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As the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil skate rink shuts down for the season, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that they will be installing a brand new, energy efficient refrigeration equipment. The DCR told the Patriot Bridge that the DCR has invested $12 million in new refrigeration equipment at nine rinks in...

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Coalition Hopes Peace Park Project Will Help Community Heal

March 23, 2018
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In an effort to help the community heal, the Charlestown Coalition has successfully won a Love Your Block Grant from the City that will allow them to build a Peace Park on Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. Sarah Coughlin and Ginaya Green Murray of the Charlestown Coalition said that in the wake of divisiveness lately...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2018

March 23, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 03/12/18 – A victim on Mystic Street reported unknown person(s) used an object to cut the right front tires of his car. Detectives are investigating.   Violation of the Auto Laws 03/14/18 – As a result of a traffic stop on Terminal Street, an individual was placed under arrest for failure...

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Townie Tidbits

March 23, 2018
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HOPE ONE AND ALL HAD A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY There will be an Easter Rising Event 1916 at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April 8. There will be live music by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody and dancing by O›Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance. For more information, call...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT IN BOSTON Dear Editor: Last week I was privileged to witness an extraordinary event:  the Boston gathering of hundreds of students and youth marching to the State House was an inspiring experience. These young people are stepping forward and using their voices to begin a dialogue on making a better and...

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Bunker Hill Housing Community Had Their Voices Heard at Last Week’s Meeting

March 23, 2018
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Last week, Charlestown turned out in force for a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing community. I thank each and every resident, community organization, municipal and state official and prospective developer who attended. In particular, I am grateful for the participation of residents of BHA housing who are most impacted by...

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We’ve Made Great Strides, But There’s Still Work to Do: Celebrating Women’s History Month in Boston

March 23, 2018
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It’s important to pause and celebrate the women who impact us every day. Those we interact with on a daily basis, and those women who came before us that have made positive changes in the workplace and our world. Making sure all women and girls have equal opportunity is not only an important issue...

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Tigers Take Title:Charlestown’s Coach Boucher Leads Pope John to First-Ever Title

March 23, 2018
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For the first time in Pope John XXIII High School history, the boys’ basketball team has been crowned as MIAA state champs. The Tigers (24-1) toppled Maynard (22-4) in the Division 4 title game on Saturday, March 17, by a score of 89-57 with a lethal, inside-out attack spearheaded by tourney MVP Angel Price-Espada...

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