Blog Archives

Opportunity Knocks on Charlestown’s Doorstep

May 7, 2015
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There has been much concern and consternation over the past year about the possibility of a Wynn Casino on Charlestown’s doorstep.  I share my neighbors’ and neighborhood’s concern about mega-development in our backyard. However, I have also consistently cautioned against having a laser focus on just the Wynn Development as our square mile is...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2015
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UNCLE JIM AND HIS POTATO SHED   My Uncle Jim (James Callahan) went to work as a young man over at F.J. Ward Produce Company at the old Charlestown Potato Sheds near Boston Sand & Gravel Company. Back as a kid my mother would often visit her brother at work while my brother and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Bomber should be executed Dear Editor: The Boston Marathon Bomber should be executed and the majority of Americans favor the death penalty for Tsarnaev..  Who does self admitted “devoted pandering liberal” Karen Cordless Taylor think she is telling us that the sentence for the guilty Boston Marathon Bomber (April 16, 2015 Patriot) should be...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

May 7, 2015
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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Charlestown Little League Opening Day

May 7, 2015
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Charlestown Little League Opening Day

Charlestown Little League had its kick-off event last Saturday morning, May 2, at Ryan Field. Hundreds of kids turned out to begin another year of baseball. Here Athletics pitcher, Wily Acosta, 9, fires a fastball to home plate as the Mystic/Tobin Bridge towers in the background.

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Charlestown Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started

Charlestown resident Andrew Jay recalls reading in history books about a time in the distant past when the streets of downtown Boston were covered in oyster shells; when boats going up or down the Mystic River past Charlestown had to navigate around gigantic oyster reefs; and, before the Charles River dam, when oysters the...

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Running for Ryan Morrissey

May 6, 2015
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Running for Ryan Morrissey

Boston Police Runners Club Run Boston Marathon in Memory of Ryan Morrissey: On Friday, April 17, Commissioner William Evans, members of the Boston Police Runners Club, representatives from the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown, representatives from Operation Progress Boston and family and friends of Ryan Morrissey gathered at the Charlestown Boys & Girls...

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Residents Supporting Street Parking Changes

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown residents Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin seem to have struck a common bond of frustration amongst their neighbors as their effort to change parking restrictions in Charlestown has come out of the gate sprinting. Woods reported this week that the effort has already received 250 signatures of residents before organizers had really even...

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Papagayo Restaurant Closing City Square Location

May 6, 2015
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The popular local Mexican Food chain located in City Square will close its doors and reopen in Saugus, Mass. Papagayo Restaurant, Legendary Restaurant Group’s Mexican themed branch with four locations in the Boston area, made the announcement this week. According to the Legendary Restaurant Group the Charlestown location of Papagayo is setting up shop...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2015

May 6, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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 Line at...

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