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Townie Tidbits

March 4, 2016
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REMEMBER LAST WINTER WHO DOESN’T, RIGHT? I found a great photo that shows just how bad last winter was. This year›s winter has been beautiful to date. Even with minus 9 degrees, if it gets followed in 24 hours by a 52 degree day, everything is fine with us. MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE HOLDS UP...

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In like a Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out in the parks ans playgrounds. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or just outdoors enjoying the weather. What a difference from two weeks ago when to venture outside even for a few minutes was...

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Townie Sports

March 4, 2016
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Matignon whirling dervish Rose Sullivan, daughter of Patrick and Janet “Twinkle” Sullivan, and St. Clement rugged winger Matt Dighton, son of George and Juliann Dighton, reached a significant milestone during the winter sports season by surpassing the 100 point mark for their high school career. What makes the achievement so special for the pair...

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Labeck Signs with UMass/Amherst

February 26, 2016
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Labeck Signs with UMass/Amherst

On National Signing Day, Christian Labeck ,17, Boston College High School Senior from Charlestown, committed to play soccer with the UMass-Amherst Minutemen (Atlantic 10-Division 1). Labeck has been a three year starter for the BC High Varsity Soccer team. In 2015, he was a Senior Captain, lead the Catholic Conference with 21 points and...

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Wynn Halts Construction:Thousands of Jobs in Limbo Following Curatone’s Environmental Appeal

February 26, 2016
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Wynn Halts Construction:Thousands of Jobs in Limbo Following Curatone’s Environmental Appeal

By Seth Daniel In a shocking follow up to the environmental license appeal filed by Somerville on Feb. 12, Wynn Everett officials made a startling announcement Wednesday afternoon in saying that they would halt all construction activities, put off seven job fairs, institute a hiring freeze and cancel the April groundbreaking – but they...

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Cunha sees Charlestown Housing Development as an Opportunity for the Entire Neighborhood

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown Neighborhood Council Chair Tom Cunha said the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development could be an opportunity for the entire neighborhood to leave a legacy for future generations. Cunha, who grew up in the state’s oldest public housing development as a kid, said he is happy that the developer...

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Sanders Headquarters in Charlestown is Busy with Last-minute Activities

February 26, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Leading up to the Massachusetts Primary on Super Tuesday, March 1, and following the big win in New Hampshire, the Bernie Sanders Campaign office in Charlestown has been flooded with supporters from around the Boston area on a daily basis – fanning out all over the city to reach voters in...

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Second Rally Held to Protest School Cuts

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds Parents and educators are not backing down and held a second rally last week to protest school budget cuts proposed to close a $50 million budget gap at Boston Public Schools. Families and education stakeholders marched on City Hall and the State House last Wednesday during BPS school vacation week as...

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Police Briefs 02-25-2016

February 26, 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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Old Charlestown Schoolboys is Philanthropic

February 26, 2016
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By Charles McGonagle It was sometime around 1950 when I first became aware of them. I guess that I was 10 years old, or so, and I was spending a good deal of my time at the old Charlestown Boys Club, my home away from home. They came in great numbers; topcoats draped over...

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