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Townie Tidbits

April 23, 2015
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MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS BARROOM HISTORY    I bumped into Michael Murphy last week on Main Street by the Cooperative Bank and we ended up talking about the barrooms of Charlestown. He is just old enough to have remembered many of the names I was slightly too young to have known. Sometimes it is nice to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Thank You The Staff, Kids and Local Advisory Board at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club would like to thank our 12 Boston Marathon Runners; Alyssa Pesce, Jesse MacDonald, Deana Boucher, Meaghan Doherty, Kristen Pearless, Alexis Lemprereur, Inbar Hanouna, Kristin Catroppa, Ron Robinson, Colin Meharchand, Laura Roberts, Eric Fu for their hard work and...

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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

April 21, 2015
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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

On Saturday, April 25 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church will be hosting a gala at the old “Bank Building” at One Thompson Square. There will be historical presentations, guest speakers, refreshments and activities designed to “turn back the clock” on the Charlestown way of life. Also part of the festivities will be a...

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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

April 21, 2015
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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

Though it might seem like it, the multi-million dollar investment in building the new marina at Pier 8 in the Navy Yard didn’t just float into place – or did it. While residents continue to meet with Charlestown Marina developers on the details of such things as the Harborwalk and other plans, a fascinating...

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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

April 21, 2015
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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

Despite complaints from Boston and surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR...

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Police Briefs 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

April 21, 2015
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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

“The City is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all Boston residents, particularly for those who live and work in Charlestown.” With this simple, elegant and powerful opening statement to the state’s EOEEA in regards to the latest Wynn casino sugarcoating (SFEIR) the City of Boston Environment Department cut to...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 21, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Townie Tidbits

April 21, 2015
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STOPPING BY OLD SULLY’S LAST WEEK Last week I stopped by Old Sully’s on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Irish American Police Officers Association and applied my gift of gab quite well. Old Sully’s is at the corner of Happiness and Lynde Streets I often say. Not really, it is actually...

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Fire on Main Street

April 9, 2015
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Fire on Main Street

A late morning blaze broke out over the weekend on Main Street injuring one firefighter and killing several pets. The fire broke out Saturday at 11:40 a.m. at 311 Main St. Firefighters quickly responded and were able to knock down the flames rather quickly but not before the fire claimed the lives of several...

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