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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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WHY DOES EVERYTHING SEEM TO ALWAYS END UP AT SULLIVAN SQUARE? Dear Editor: Well, we were all back at the Knights last week for the latest Rutherford Avenue/ Sullivan Square Public Information Meeting run by the Boston Transportation Department. I got a chance to talk with James Gillooly, the department’s deputy commissioner, and I...

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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Townie Sports

February 2, 2018
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TIGERS CLAWING WAY TO TITLE Pope John XXIII Coach Leo Boucher has his “hoop” squad atop the Division 4 polls as they head into a Friday night matchup with bitter rival Matignon (11-2 overall, 8-2 league). In what promises to be a “donnybrook” in the Warrior “bandbox” gym, a Tiger win would all but...

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Meet the Champs

January 25, 2018
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Meet the Champs

Shown above are the Charlestown boys 2005 and younger  team who pulled off a 6-3 win against Jamaica Plain Celik (JP) Saturday evening, January 20. The win cinched the Mass Futsal B13 Central division championship for Charlestown, completing an undefeated season. Futsal is a 5-on-5 fast paced variant on soccer, using a heavier ball...

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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

January 25, 2018
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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

By Seth Daniel Signs intertwined in the fencing of the Monument announced yet another shutdown of the historical site this past weekend and through Monday, marking the second time in five years that a government-funding shutdown has affected the heart of Charlestown. At midnight on Friday, and without a funding deal in place, the...

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Morrissey Trial Started off With Openings, Jury Seating

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel With a courtroom packed with folks from the Town, and family and friends of the late Ryan Morrissey, in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday morning, Assistant District Attorney John Verner detailed in his opening statement that Nov. 5, 2014 was like any other night for Morrissey, 17, and James Lawton as...

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Ryan Named Legislator of the Year

January 25, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan received commendation on Wednesday afternoon from the largest association of Veterans’ Services Officers in the state. The Massachusetts Veterans Services Officers Association Luncheon took place on Jan. 24 at the State House with several key speakers, including Gov. Charlie Baker, AG Maura Healey, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Speaker Bob...

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CNC Corner

January 25, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. We will hear about the Mayor’s new Economic Mobility Lab. In addition, we will have a presentation and discussion with the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA). CMA has...

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Teamsters Recognized for Their Help

January 25, 2018
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Teamsters Local 25 of Boston was honored by the Massachusetts Sherriff’s’ Association (MSA) for its support of the MSA Hurricane Irma Relief Drive.  Volunteer drivers from Teamsters Local 25 transported two tractor trailers, each carrying 80,000 pounds of relief supplies donated by Massachusetts residents, to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office in Rockland Key, Florida. ...

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First IAG Meeting on Hood Parking Garage Addresses Noise, Traffic

January 25, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett The first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the 100 Hood Park Drive garage project was held on January 17. Senior Project Manager Raul Duverge of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spoke first about the project’s current status. He discussed the Article 80 review process for the proposed...

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