Archive for June, 2018

Flag Retirement

June 28, 2018
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Flag Retirement

Official firekeeper Stan Leonard (out of frame) honorably disposes of the first flag while Tom Coots holds the next flag to be retired during the annual Flag Day honorable flag retirement ceremony on June 14 at the Abraham Lincoln Post on Green Street. State Veterans Sec. Francisco Urena attended and was the commander of...
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Celebrating the Solstice

June 28, 2018
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Celebrating the Solstice

ABBEY ROAD? No, Bunker Hill Street! The Dirty Water Brass Band (with Charlestown connections) marches in the crosswalk across Bunker Hill Street last Thursday, June 21, leading a cadre of followers with them in a musical Solstice Stroll from the StoveFactory Gallery on Medford Street to the Gardens for Charlestown and the Charlestown Working...
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Peace Park Dedication Draws Large Crowds Seeking Community Healing

June 28, 2018
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The cobblestone streets and happy greetings amongst Charlestown residents belies the years of sadness and pain that circulates through the Town’s history – one of loose ends not tied up when it comes to murder, violence and drug overdose. That history has taken a big step towards healing after so many years of bottling...
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Chain Forge Hotel Clears Environmental Regulators

June 28, 2018
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The Chain Forge hotel project in the Navy Yard has cleared the state’s environmental review process (MEPA) without a review, despite being a disposal site with high levels of PCBs present. This month, Secretary Matthew Beaton issued a letter publicly that indicated Chain Forge did not need to prepare an Environmental Impact Report and...
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Tkachuk Selected Fourth in the 2018 NHL Draft

June 28, 2018
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His father, Keith, is considered one of the greatest American-born players in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), born and bred in Charlestown. His brother, Matthew, has been an instant-impact player since entering the league in 2016 with the Calgary Flames. Now joining the lineage is Brady Tkachuk, who played with Boston...
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CHAD Summer Tennis Program

June 28, 2018
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Summer is upon us and our CHAD Tennis Summer Program is under way at the Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center. We are offering half day program for the Little Wonders (ages 4 – 7) and full day program for the Challengers, USTA Under 12 and Advanced Players (ages 7 and up). You can sign...
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Charlestown’s Grzelcyk Signs New,Two-Year Deal with Boston Bruins

June 28, 2018
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Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced on June 15 that the Bruins signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, of Charlestown, to a two-year contract through the 2019-2020 season with an annual cap hit of $1.4 million. “It gives me a little bit more confidence now going into next year, so I’m just really excited,” said Grzelcyk....
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Neighborhood Round Up

June 28, 2018
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LOCAL RESIDENT RAISING MONEY FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION Justyne Collier, local resident of Charlestown, whose brother committed suicide in 2004, is working to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She will be joined by her extended family, also long-time Charlestown residents, when she participates in the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in...
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Major Changes in Store for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning July 2

June 28, 2018
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Fines will be increased effective Monday, July 2, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic...
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Police Briefs 06-28-2018

June 28, 2018
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police and discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...
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