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Police Briefs 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Townie Tidbits

March 25, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani  I always try and make it to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie. When I was a kid growing up in Roxbury, my family would board the City Point bus at Dudley Station to Andrew Square where the parade once kicked off from before the parade was turned inside out.Back...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

The annual St. Patrick’s Senior Luncheon returned this year on Thursday, March 10, at the Knights of Columbus Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Sal LaMattina join Mary Lacey, Annette Marchetta and Lola Saviano.

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Spring Art Show Set to Open This Friday

March 17, 2016
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Spring Art Show Set to Open This Friday

By Seth Daniel The Artist Group of Charlestown (AGC) will premiere its Spring Art Exhibition this coming Friday night, March 18, at 6 p.m. with works of all sorts – from photography to oil painting. The show will also include gallery hours on March 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...

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Ferry Returning to Pier 4

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took research and it took not giving up, but residents of Flagship Wharf are raising their flag in victory this week after Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the commuter ferry will be moved back to Pier 4 after a nine-year absence. Walsh made the announcement on Thursday night, March 10,...

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Breen Appointed New Liason to Charlestown by Walsh

March 17, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week the appointment of Chris Breen as the Charlestown Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. In this role, Breen – who is a Charlestown resident – will work as an advocate to the Charlestown community. He replaces Tom McKay, who served in the role for...

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MBTA Hikes Fares 9.3 Percent Overall

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved several fare changes that translate into a system-wide average increase is approximately 9.3 percent. Following a series of community meetings MBTA Director of Operations Charles Plank heard from residents on how the now approved fare increase would affect working people. The fare increase...

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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

March 17, 2016
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By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...

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