Monthly Archives: August 2018

Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

August 11, 2018
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Peoples’ Fire Station Anniversary Celebration

The firefighters from Engine 50 under the stars and stripes, with Capt. Guy Cammarata (third from right).  

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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

August 11, 2018
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South Boston Wins Again in the 15th Kitchen Kup

After last season saw two South Boston teams compete for the coveted Kitchen Kup, and take it home to Southie, this year many in Charlestown hoped to reclaim the coveted piece of summer hardware, but it wasn’t meant to be. The Kup remained in the hands of Southie this season. The champions – Michael...

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Boston Police, Coalition Working Together on Outreach after Overdoses

August 11, 2018
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As overdoses have increased around the City over the past three years, the Boston Police at the same time have taken on a new approach to addressing those who have overdosed – and in Charlestown they have developed a great partnership with The Charlestown Coalition to help get a foot in the door during...

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Edwards, Essaibi-George Want Hospitals, Universities to Pay Their Fair Share in Boston’s PILOT Program

August 11, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Aug. 2 regarding the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program. Through this program, which is in its seventh year as of fiscal year 2018, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions can voluntarily compensate the city through cash payments and community benefit programs...

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Community Preservation Act Staff to Hold Charlestown Meeting

August 11, 2018
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The Community Preservation Act (CPA) staff members will return to Charlestown for a second meeting aimed at generating more applications for the millions of dollars in funding available from the new community chest. The first round of funding came out a few months ago, and in the first round, Charlestown was one of the...

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Progressive Massachusetts Endorses Pressley for Congress

August 11, 2018
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Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide grassroots organization aimed at organizing voters around progressive issues, today endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Founded in 2013, Progressive Massachusetts has twenty chapters across Massachusetts, including five chapters in the 7th Congressional District. “Given the reactionary policies coming out of the current administration in Washington, we need activist leadership in...

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Ronald McDonald House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Navy Yard

August 11, 2018
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When  Charlestown resident and Director Ellen Simmons first began her leadership of the Ronald McDonald House on Boston Harbor, she knew it was going to be  both challenging and rewarding. Challenges like: dealing with the misperception that McDonald’s is their exclusive benefactor, the rapidly growing need for patient housing, and publicizing their existence to...

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Stay Away! Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down Through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced that the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change –...

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St John’s Episcopal Donates Two Antique Fire Extinguishers to Boston Fire Museum

August 11, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown on Thursday, July 26, donated two vintage fire extinguishers to the Boston Fire Museum. The church recently upgraded their fire extinguishers and rather than discarding the two obsolete, vintage copper/brass extinguishers, they were offered to the Boston Fire Museum. When contacted to see if there was interest in having...

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Ultimate Frisbee Hits Charlestown in One-Day Clinic for Superteens

August 11, 2018
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Few know that Boston is a mecca for Ultimate Frisbee, but those in the city who ascribe to the values of the sport and the fun of its competition have long been trying to grow the past time with kids in the neighborhoods. It’s been a long journey, but this year one advocacy organization...

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