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Community Groups Ready to Highlight Recovery Month

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) recently announced an exciting Recovery Month schedule of events that will be packed with fun social activities and solemn remembrances throughout September. “September is National Recovery Month,” said Sarah Coughlin of CSAC. “Recovery Month is to celebrate the victories of those who struggle with substance...

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Police Briefs 09-08-2016

September 8, 2016
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Charlestown Beat OUI 09/02/16 – As a result of a motor vehicle accident on High Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Larceny-Bike 09/03/16 – A victim reported he left two Priority bikes locked to a bike stand on Third Avenue on Sept. 2, but when...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Gorman Softball Tourney Makes Call for Scholarship Applicants

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel This coming Saturday, Sept. 10, the ladies of Charlestown and their friends and family members from near and far will take to the diamond for their annual softball tournament in memory of Mark and Michelle Gorman – but this year the organizers are rallying Charlestown parents to enter their children for...

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The Big Band Sound

September 1, 2016
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The Big Band Sound

Elise Roth and Matt Alderman danced on Pier 1 in the Navy Yard on Saturday night, Aug. 27, to the swinging music of the Tin Pan Band with the USS Cason Young as their backdrop. The public swing dance was part of a two-day celebration in the Navy Yard last weekend to commemorate the...

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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

September 1, 2016
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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

By Seth Daniel When Peggy (Merigo) Citarella took out the classified advertisements shortly after graduating from Somerville High School in the late 1930s and while working in a candy factory in Charlestown, she noticed that the jobs for men paid a lot better than the women’s jobs – and she especially noticed that welders...

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Casino Mitigation Fund Passed by Council, First Meeting This Month

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to accept Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposal to create the Charlestown Casino Impact Fund and begin meetings on how to move forward with distributing $1 million currently in the account and monies expected to come in years ahead. The matter came up...

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BTD Schedules Another Sullivan Square Meeting

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has scheduled a second meeting on Sullivan Square for October to discuss the design results that were crafted following input from the first meeting with he community in June. The meeting will take place on Weds., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus,...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 08/22/16 – Officers in the area of Main Street took an individual into custody on a Charlestown Court warrant for apprehension. Larceny 08/23/16 – A victim on Auburn Street reported that Federal Express delivered a package to her home at 4 p.m., but when she returned home at 7 p.m., she...

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Letter to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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Seeks election as  Registrar of Deeds Dear Editor: On Thursday, September 8th, Suffolk County Democrats will go to the polls to nominate their candidate for Suffolk County Register of Deeds.  This position has long been referred to as the “velvet coffin” – a cushy gig for a retired or ousted politician to sit back,...

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