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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Townie Sports

January 6, 2018
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ECHL UPDATE In a two-game sweep of the Reading Royals, Manchester wing Mike Doherty contributed a goal and an assist. Also, in a two-game sweep of the Worcester Railers, Doherty added two goals and an assist.   2017 COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS HOCKEY Merrimack defenseman Aaron Titcomb blasted a shot on net in the Warriors...

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From a New Councilor to New Money to a Re-Floating of the Constitution – 2017 Was a Packed Year

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it was sailing the high seas on the Constitution, debating transportation on Rutherford Avenue or welcoming a new City Councilor, Charlestown found itself in the news a lot over the year of 2017 – which was anything but quiet.   In reviewing the news of the year, the following are...

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Ryan to Focus on Opiates and Transportation

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan is ready to embark on a new legislative year, and this week, he said he believes it will be even busier than 2017 as his committee takes up new legislation on the opiate epidemic.   Ryan is Vice Chair of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse and...

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Housing Program Helps Families Survive Crises Without Turning to Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 29 families in Charlestown with a total expenditure of $64,362 locally.   The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program provides families with a small amount of cash assistance and provides an...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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Sports 12-28-2017

December 28, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS GIRLS HOCKEY Reading wing Abbie Collins notched an assist in the Lady Rockets 5-1 pummeling of Wakefield. BASKETBALL In an early season showdown for Catholic Central League supremacy, Pope John XXIII (ranked #1 in Division 4 North) destroyed defending champion Matignon 70-39 to keep Coach Leo Boucher and the...

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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

December 22, 2017
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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Residents Alliance for the Charlestown Development held its first-ever Christmas toy distribution this week since forming earlier this year. President Tiara Murphy said they were happy to continue a long-standing tradition, but as a new organization with a new structure. “This is CRA’s first toy drive as it is...

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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

December 22, 2017
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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

By Seth Daniel There’s no question that the Boston Pops is anchored at Symphony Hall in the winter, but there’s also no question they don’t mind pulling up anchor once in a while to travel to Charlestown. For the 7th year in a row, the Boston Pops brought their holiday show to the Spaulding...

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Residents Sound Off on Hood Park Plan for Concert Venue, Restaurant

December 22, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett After the bombshell news earlier this month at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting that the Hood Park was pursuing a concert venue operator for the first floor of its proposed new parking garage, residents were able to digest and comment on the proposal at a public meeting help at Hood...

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