Archive for December, 2018

Twin Santa Visits

December 8, 2018
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Twin Santa Visits

TWIN SANTA VISITS: Shannon (Lundin) White and her husband, Mark White, brought the whole family to see Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First Church in Charlestown’s Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar. Big sister Tatum joined the new twins, Brynn and Oliviah, for their first visit to old Santa Claus. The...
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Toys for Tots

December 8, 2018
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Toys for Tots

Mayor Martin Walsh presenting Marine Corps Sgt. Lynn Alexis with gifts for Toys for Tots at the Warren Tavern on Dec. 2 during the annual Toys For Tots kick-off. All of the toys gathered go to local organizations to assist needy families during Christmas.
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Gerard Doherty Pledges $2 Million Donation to Malden Catholic

December 8, 2018
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Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse and space travel. Were it not for those two things, according to celebrated Charlestown citizen Gerard Doherty, he may have never learned to read, never attended Malden Catholic, never made his way to Harvard University and never become Charlestown’s well-respected state legislator. On Monday afternoon, Doherty (Class of 1946)...
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BuildBPS Report Brings Uncertainty, Disappointment in Charlestown

December 8, 2018
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The announcement of a $1 billion school building plan in most cases would be met with great fanfare citywide, but the rollout of the BuildBPS Facilities Plan Phase 2 has been wrought with uncertainty and disappointment in many parts of the city, including Charlestown. For the most part, the BuildBPS plan is focusing on...
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Neighborhood Round Up

December 8, 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 rice, two items that empty the shelves fast. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine...
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Charlestown Turf Field Gets Repairs, Replacement Years Away

December 8, 2018
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The Charlestown turf field has gotten major repairs over the past few weeks, a Boston Parks Department spokesman told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), on Tuesday night, but a full replacement of the 12-year-old field is likely years away. Marchelle Jacques-Yarde of Boston Parks appeared at the CNC to update the community on the status...
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Charlestown Resident Alliance Elects New President

December 8, 2018
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The Charlestown Resident Alliance (CRA) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced a change in the leadership for the resident organization of the Bunker Hill Public Housing Community. Nancy Martinez, a longtime member of the CRA and resident of the Bunker Hill development, was recently elected as the organization’s president in a unanimous vote....
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For the Record

December 8, 2018
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Hood Park – Transportation Focused Discussion A second Public Meeting, hosted by the BPDA with the Hood Park Development Team, to discuss Transportation related topics to the proposed area. When: Thursday, December 6, 6-8 p.m. Cambridge College, Town Common Room 1403, 500 Rutherford Ave.   From the Dec. 6 Tree Removal Hearing, 1010 Mass. Ave.,...
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Police Briefs 12-06-2018

December 8, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 11/27/18            – A victim on Pearl Street reported someone stole the resident parking sticker from his motorcycle.   Burglary – No Force 11/27/18            – A victim on Walker Street reported unknown person(s) entered the school, vandalized several classrooms and shut off the boilers. There were no signs of forced entry at...
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Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2018
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Harvard-Kent Elementary Students cannot wait for a sixth grade Expanding the Harvard-Kent to sixth-grade is the perfect pilot for BuildBPS, which proposes grade reconfigurations to K-6 and K-8s.  It costs the district no money from the $1 billion BuildBPS allocation since we have space and require no new build. It will have students stay...
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