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Charlestown Youth Hockey Alumni Keep the Ice Close to their Hearts

April 22, 2016
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For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known as the “Alumni”...

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Top Award:Vesey Collects Hobey Baker Award as Top College Hockey Player

April 14, 2016
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Top Award:Vesey Collects Hobey Baker Award as Top College Hockey Player

By Seth Daniel Harvard University hockey player Jimmy Vesey, who has deep roots in Charlestown, was announced on Friday night as the top college hockey player in the nation – winning the Hobey Baker Award at a ceremony broadcast live on the NHL Network in Tampa. Several family members from Charlestown were in attendance...

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Local Track Club to be in Marathon Events

April 14, 2016
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Local Track Club to be in Marathon Events

By Seth Daniel The Town Track program is growing in accolades, and this weekend the popular running club for all ages will play a major role in the Boston Marathon events. Coach Sean Nyhan told the Patriot Bridge that the Club will have several adult runners in the Marathon this year running for charity,...

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Issues Coming to Light at End of the Training Field Project

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some last minute changes regarding concrete walkways and future concerns about dogs off-leash were the lively topics of discussion at a meeting of the Friends of the Training Field on Tuesday night, March 29, at the American Legion Post #26 as the active group gets ready to welcome a new and...

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Chow Thai Cafe Sells to New Owners

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the more popular, long-time local eateries on Main Street has been sold and the new owners will address the community tonight, March 24, at a public meeting in the Charlestown Branch Library. An abutters meeting took place on March 24 in the Charlestown Public Library for the 187 Main...

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Charlestown YMCA to Hold Event for Kids

April 14, 2016
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On Saturday, April 30, the Charlestown YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for youth and families.  The event will be held from 10...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2016

April 14, 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

April 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani   SPECIAL TOWNIES ANNUAL MOTOWN FUNDRAISER  Once again, it is almost time for the annual Special Townies Motown Fundraiser over at the Knights on April 29 starting at 700pm. Music will be by DJ Dennis Taylor. If you would love to be there but can’t, you can always send your donations...

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A Change in the Name

April 14, 2016
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Shakespeare asked the question: “Wouldn’t a rose smell as sweet by any other name?” Well, the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) is seeking to change its name to reflect the times.  When CSAC was started in 2004, the name fit the mission.  But times have changed and the jargon formerly used to describe substance...

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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

April 7, 2016
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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk, a former Charlestown Youth Hockey player, on Friday signed a two-year entry level contract with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him in 2012. Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced the news on Friday, April 1, that the team has signed the Boston University defenseman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning...

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