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Quinn Scholarship Has Become a Community Staple

March 18, 2015
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When Ronan FitzPatrick, Stephen Driscoll and the late Edward Johnson began canvassing the pubs and businesses and organizations throughout Charlestown in 1969 for donations to a new local scholarship for their friend, Michael Quinn, who had died in Vietnam, they were asking for a dollar here or a dollar there. They were happy to...

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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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I am disgusted Dear Editor: I am a life long resident of Charlestown and I am disgusted with all the dog feces all over the town. This winter was hard on everyone but the people who do not clean up after their dogs should be ashamed of themselves. You cannot walk down the street...

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A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 18, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Arrests Made in Morrissey Shooting

March 12, 2015
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Boston Police made huge breaks in the murder case of 17-year-old Ryan Morrissey Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon in arresting Julio Baez, 24, of Charlestown; Danilo Soto, 21, of Dorchester; and Alexander Soto, 17, of Charlestown – charging all three with the crime of murder. “A little over four months ago, a young man...

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Wynn Resorts Buys More Everett Land

March 12, 2015
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Strong sources have revealed this week that several parcels of land on the west side of Lower Broadway have come under the control of Wynn Resorts, though the company is likely not interested in doing any further shopping. “Wynn has control of the properties needed to build a Wynn Everett Resort that will meet...

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Boston’s AAA Rating Affirmed

March 12, 2015
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The City announced that both Standard and Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investor’s Services have affirmed Boston’s AAA bond rating, the highest possible credit rating a City can receive. Both agencies cited the City’s sound fiscal management under Mayor Walsh’s leadership and the strong and growing local economy. “These top credit ratings are a...

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Townie Tidbits

March 12, 2015
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SAL’S ST. PATRICK’ S DAY CELEBRATION No this isn’t my celebration time but I can say I celebrated well last Friday night at the Knights. The Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day party, sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico, was well attended as usual. As usual there were five Sals there. The senator, his father,...

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Obituaries 03-12-2015

March 12, 2015
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Rocco Anthony Jesso Gifted and Much Loved Educator Rocco Anthony Jesso, a Charlestown native, formerly of Revere, died on Wednesday, March 4 after a long illness at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old. Mr. Jesso was born and raised in his family home in Charlestown. He was educated in Boston Public Schools...

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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

March 5, 2015
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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

The Boston School Committee chose to enter contract negotiations with a new superintendent Tuesday night after an executive session meeting that revealed the choice of Dr. Tommy Chang in a 5-2 vote – a choice that gave Mayor Martin J. Walsh the candidate he was backing. The year-long search and selection process came down...

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