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It’s Official

January 13, 2017
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It’s Official

School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill takes the Oath of Office from Mayor Martin Walsh last week in a City Hall ceremony. He was elected chair of the School Committee last Thursday, Jan. 5, for the fifth year in a row.

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Memorial Hall Receives Grant, Efforts Now on to Restore Historic Building

January 13, 2017
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Memorial Hall Receives Grant, Efforts Now on to Restore Historic Building

By Seth Daniel When one walks up Green Street, one sees the Boys & Girls Club, the church and other notable buildings along one of the more picturesque thoroughfares in the Town. But the most historic, grand and first building on that thoroughfare has seriously fallen into disrepair over the last several years –...

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One Charlestown Developers Analyzing Comment Letters

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As 2017 gets up and running, a delay in the One Charlestown development review process hasn’t completely stopped the wheels from turning for the development team of Corcoran/Suncal. This week, the team said that despite the breather in the process – granted just before Christmas by the Boston Planning and Development...

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Spaulding Grant Money Ready for Second Year of Distributions

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The second round of non-profit grant funding from the proceeds of a community fund provided during the construction of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is ready to proceed, with an application deadline of Jan. 20. It is the second year of a five-year process, said Peg Bradley of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC),...

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Rep Ryan Ready to Tackle Issues Facing the District in New Legislative Session

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan returned to Beacon Hill last Wednesday, Jan. 4, after the Winter Break to take the Oath of Office with his colleagues at a swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the House of Representatives, and to get to work on the issues facing his district. “I want thank...

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O’Neill Sworn in, Re-Elected as Chair of School Committee

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s Michael O’Neill has served on the Boston School Committee under the past two administrations, and he said Mayor Martin Walsh’s commitment to Boston’s schools drove him to want to return for another term on the Board and also to continue being the face of the Board as its chairman. After...

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Charlestown Community Website to Hold Final Meeting Before Launch

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residents will have a special opportunity to view the new MyCharlestown.org website and give final input before it goes live later this month in a meeting to be held on Jan. 18. The Connect Charlestown Steering Committee announced it will host another Public Meeting to engage more of the Charlestown non-profits...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Assault 01/03/17 – Officers responded to Tufts Street for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told officers a male suspect known to him showed up at his door, displayed two knives and threatened him. The suspect then fled the scene in a grey Chevrolet. The matter is under...

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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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TAKING ACTION Dear Editor: The article, “Grass Roots Group now opposing One Charlestown; seek answers {Dec.20, 2016] is a wonderful example of a small group of citizens who are banding together to educate, question and confront this new project in Charlestown. As pointed out in the article, they are in favor of this project...

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Townie Tidbits

January 13, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERALD O’NEIL, R.I.P. Gerald O’Neil better known as Jesse recently passed away at 81 years of age. He was husband to Margie O’Neil for 53 years. He was the father of Gerry Jr., Patrick and Maura (Perriello) and is survived by many loving family members His wake was recently held at...

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