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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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Governor Councilor Backs Calvin Brown for State Democratic Committeeman Dear Editor, On March 1, 2016, “Super Tuesday,” Everett voters of the Democratic Party will go to the polls to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Presidency and elect two State Committee members (one male and one female). I am respectfully requesting that the voters...

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Townie Tidbits

February 26, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani DEXTER STREET  TO SULLIVAN SQUARE  How many folks in Charlestown have any idea where Dexter Street is located? No, it isn’t over in the Neck but rather across the Alford Street Bridge. It is the last or first street depending on your direction in Charlestown and a stone’s throw from where...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Sports 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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Townie Sports MARCH MADNESS ALMOST HERE The MIAA high school tourney pairings for basketball come out on Friday, and on Saturday for hockey; 13 teams with “Townies” are already qualified. That doesn’t even include the sensational hockey talent at the collegiate level. Our “green square mile” is so special. In hockey, Despite two losses...

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Charlestown’s Kelly on Defense

February 18, 2016
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Charlestown’s Kelly on Defense

Pope John’s Patrick Kelly, of Charlestown, watches the ball that Malden Catholic’s Cameron Zahner looks to pass during a barnburner of a game last Wednesday, Feb. 10. The heartbreaking loss for Pope John, 67-65, ended a 10-game winning streak for the hot high school hoops team.

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Harborview Health Club Schedules Grand Opening

February 18, 2016
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Harborview Health Club Schedules Grand Opening

Harborview Health Club, a new and exclusive club located within the Harborview at Navy Yard community 250 First Avenue in Charlestown is pleased to announce its Grand Opening, scheduled for March 1. “We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Harborview Health Club, and with it, offering special introductory membership rates for...

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Somerville Files Appeal to Key Casino License,Likely to Create Delays for Wynn

February 18, 2016
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 By Seth Daniel The Wynn Everett casino has found another mayor with a bone to pick regarding the $1.7 billion resort casino – this time being Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. Last Friday, Curtatone and his City filed a request for a hearing to challenge the state’s Chapter 91 waterways license that was just about...

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Arbitration Award Could Cost City $23 Million This Year

February 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A recent state arbitration decision with the Boston Police’s Detectives Benevolent Society could cost the City $23 million this year in back pay – and another $9 million per year going forward – and now is in front of a frustrated City Council committee. In late December, Arbitrator Lawrence Holden Jr....

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Police Briefs 02-18-2016

February 18, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 02/04/16 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Ironsides Way, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Drugs 02/04/16 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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