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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

January 6, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office, and was sworn into his second term as the 54th mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Vice President Joseph R. Biden...

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Edwards to Keep Focused On People as District 1 Councilor

January 6, 2018
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Edwards to Keep Focused On People as District 1 Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new Charlestown City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up to the fifth floor of City Hall on Monday,...

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CNC Corner

January 6, 2018
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Happy New Year to All from the Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership.  There is still time to submit an application for the 2018 grants and to attend a required tutorial.The final tutorial for applicants will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams Street. Applications will...

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Councilor Edwards Wants Transparency on One Charlestown

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Lydia Edwards this week said she expects to have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to addressing local issues as a new city councilor, but one issue she plans to take on immediately is the One Charlestown development. Following the first meeting of the year at City...

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YMCA to Hold Event on Jan 24

January 6, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community. Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. After being founded in 1917 to serve military families only, the Charlestown YMCA was acquired by the YMCA of Greater Boston...

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The Town’s Family Bible:Old Charlestown Patriot Newspapers Now Digitized

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel From busing to birthdays, and the Big Dig to the Old Charlestown Schoolboys, the comings and goings of Charlestown were chronicled with great precision for decades by the old Charlestown Patriot. It was where everyone went to find out not only the news, but also the tidbits about family members and...

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Growing Feral Cat Population a Concern During Bitter Cold Weather

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and one local woman are putting out a warning to watch out for feral (or stray) cats during the bitter cold weather that has hit the Town, and will linger for at least another week. Rosemarie Boucher of Charlestown, a volunteer on the organization’s...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2018

January 6, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 12/25/17- A victim on Polk Street reported that both her and her husband’s vehicles had their windows smashed out. The victim believes this might be a result of a prior dispute, and the matter is under investigation,   Larceny 12/27/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported that she received a...

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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING JOE TIMILTY As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty, and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember back in 1969 when I could vote for the first time when I lived on Pearl Street next...

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