Monthly Archives: May 2018

Reese ‘Catching’ on in Her Second Year as Little League President

May 17, 2018
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When Cathy Reese was a college catcher at Cornell University, she enjoyed quarterbacking the softball games – coordinating the strategy and keeping everyone on track in the field. Now, as the new president of Little League, the 15-year Charlestown resident is using those same skills to ‘catch on’ and growing ever-more comfortable in her...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2018

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Street 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that their son was walking down Polk Street, where two black males approached him, punched him and took his phone. Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.   Larceny 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that he stopped...

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Townie Tidbits

May 17, 2018
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REMEMBERING #2  RYAN “DUCE” MORRISSEY The Friends of Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund will be holding its fourth annual Awards Presentation Night on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Dining, dancing, raffles and laughs as scholarships get awarded. For more information, go to ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com or call PattyAnn at 617-201-4784...

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Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why. More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor: Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. By definition it is the state of tranquility and quiet. Neglect is to pay no attention or too little attention; disregard or slight until a group of kids with a vision and recognizing a need in...

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Our City Is for All Residents

May 17, 2018
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District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing regarding a proposal that will provide a means by which senior citizens on fixed incomes and other low-income property owners who have fallen behind on their property taxes can stay in their homes. With the incredible and rapid development of our city (that,...

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Townie Sports

May 17, 2018
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TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR BABE RUTH SIGNUPS Registration for the 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer program will close on Friday, June 1, with practices starting on May 21, so parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible. Repairs to the baseball diamond are almost completed and practices for all players would...

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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

May 11, 2018
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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

The Charlestown Townies men’s team took their first-ever Chowda Cup in Marlborough last weekend, beating returning champs Framingham for the Cup. The Townies have participated in the huge hockey tournament – which boasts about 80 to 100 teams – for about 10 years without bringing home a cup. This year was different with the...

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May 12 will be ‘Celebrate Historic Charlestown Day’

May 11, 2018
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If there’s ever a day to block off for a full day of fun in the Town – aside from the day that includes a large parade – then that day would be this Saturday, May 12, when the Friends of Memorial Hall and the Charlestown Preservation Society will combine with other friends to...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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