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Looking at Casino Impacts on Charlestown

February 26, 2014
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Rutherford Avenue is a road to be usually avoided at certain times of the day.  The recent potholes are not the reason as much as the traffic gridlock that one encounters.  For residents this gridlock usually means the side streets, such as Main Street, Chelsea Street,  Bunker Hill Street, Austin Street, Green Street or...

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CYHA McGonagle Tourney Is This Weekend

February 26, 2014
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CYHA hosts the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on Friday, February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. His family has been...

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Another Meeting Is in Order

February 26, 2014
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On February 4, a public hearing with Wynn officials about their plans and the impacts of the casino for Charlestown  was held that for many residents seemed to raise more questions. Local community leaders who sit on boards like the Charlestown Neighborhood Council have legitimate questions about the drawbacks for our community if a...

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Get out and Vote

February 26, 2014
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Next Tuesday,  Charlestown voters will be going to the polls to elect a new State Representative. There are two well-known and very capable candidates from Charlestown — Dan Ryan and Chris Remmes. There is also a third candidate, Roy Avallaneda who is running and comes from Chelsea. Not since Jimmy Collins was State Representative...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/18/14 – Officers responded to the Bunker Hill Mall for a report of a person with a knife. On arrival, police located the suspect, who attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant...

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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

February 21, 2014
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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

After a 15 year gap, a local not-for-profit organization known as the Townie Association has revived the traditional town race for Mayor. The successful re-launch of the tradition last summer brought an exciting and refreshing incentive for town unity. The honorary title has almost always been awarded to extremely active members of the community,...

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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

February 21, 2014
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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott and Principal Michel Davis was honored in welcoming Mayor Marty Walsh last Friday along with Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The Mayor met with the Warren-Prescott Student Council and toured several classrooms including reading a Valentine’s Day story in Ms. Mathew’s 2nd grade class. During the tour, the Mayor...

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Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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