Archive for November, 2018

Halloween Celebration

November 9, 2018
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Halloween Celebration

This invisible person chose to remain anonymous…Who could it be? And can we even see him? Plenty of wild antics and spooky behavior took place at the 33rd annual Halloween celebration this year around Monument Square and the Training Field. Thousands came out to enjoy a magical night in the Town, with plenty of...
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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

November 9, 2018
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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

Charlestown followed the trend of the state, but bucked the Citywide trend in going all out for Gov. Charlie Baker in Tuesday’s General Election – voting for Baker in a 2-to-1 margin. Gov. Baker has been popular in Charlestown and has made several visits to the Town, including a fun trip to Charlestown Gym...
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The Bunker Hill: A Veteran’s Promise and a Mystery Solved

November 9, 2018
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In a little apartment at 26 Austin St. – an address that no longer exists, but stood where the 99 Restaurant is today – the Tiernan family gathered around the radio on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt was speaking in dire terms, telling all of America – and that little corner of Charlestown...
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BPS Likely to Phase Out Edwards Middle School

November 9, 2018
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The Edwards Middle School will likely be phased out in the coming years, according to Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials, as the district looks to simplify its school pathways, eliminate freestanding middle schools, and help solve the shortage of elementary seats in Charlestown and East Boston. The announcement came during the community’s BuildBPS meeting...
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CNC Community Corner

November 9, 2018
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Due to Election Day, the monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7p.m .in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. The public is encouraged to attend.   The Charlestown Neighborhood Council wishes to announce that it will be holding an election for its 7 at-Large Council...
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Zoning Commission Approves Amendment to Increase Height at Hood

November 9, 2018
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In a resolute vote, the Zoning Commission on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, voted to approve a controversial text amendment that would allow building heights at Hood Park to more than double. The Commission voted 7-1 to approve the amendment, which is very limited in scope and only affects the portion of Hood Park closest...
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Mystic Boat Tour Highlights Possibilities for the Waterfront

November 9, 2018
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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) held a boat tour of the Mystic River waterfront recently to highlight the vulnerability of many of the properties, but also to get a view of what kinds of opportunities exist for the forgotten shorelines in Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. The boat tour took off from the Charlestown...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 9, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of white rice this week, but any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The...
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Alford Street Bridge ‘Change Order’ Costs State, Boston Millions

November 9, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston have revealed this week that the unexpected, extended construction on the Alford Street Bridge this fall was the result of an approval in 2012 that allowed a less-stable bridge decking to be installed in place of more stable materials – materials that were...
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Harvest on Vine’s Tom MacDonald Releases New Dermot Sparhawk Novel

November 9, 2018
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Many in Charlestown know Tom MacDonald as the director of Harvest on Vine food pantry, but when he’s not handing out food to the community, he’s writing crime novels. Growing up, MacDonald was not an aspiring writer. While in an MBA program at Boston College (after 15 years as a computer programmer), McDonald discovered...
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