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Charlestown High’s Change Starts from the Top

January 4, 2017
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By George K. Regan Jr. In 1974, as Mayor Kevin White’s Press Secretary, I became the spokesperson for bussing in Boston. I saw first-hand how bussing tore the fabric of the city apart. Busses carrying children were pelted with rocks, students were dropping out of school at alarming rates, and violence became so widespread,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 4, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani TOWNIES ALWAYS WELCOME IN SAUGUS I recently attended a Christmas Party dinner/dance over at the VFW Beachmont Post in Revere. The catering was done by The Tumble Inn Diner in Saugus on Lincoln Avenue. The co-owners are Laura Cuhna and Rick Scirocco. When Rick discovered I had a Townie connection, he...

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Letter to the Editor

January 4, 2017
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First year anniversary Dear Editor: This December marks the one year anniversary of the founding of CharlestownDogs. Time has flown by and yet we are proud of our accomplishments and growth in our initial year. We have about 300 registered members and expect to gain many more in 2017! We look forward to ramping...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. 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 the old, ring in...

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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

December 23, 2016
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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

By Seth Daniel The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of cozy, smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story...

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Grass Roots Group Now Opposing One Charlestown; Seeks Answers

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Most worthwhile things have their beginnings over a cup of coffee. And so it is the case that four Charlestown women sharing a cup of coffee three months ago began their passionate opposition and quest for answers regarding the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development – a project...

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Monument Laundry Owner Grateful to Firefighters for Response

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everyone appreciates the work of firefighters, but that appreciation isn’t really felt in one’s gut until they’ve experienced a major fire. That gratitude is certainly felt this week by Monument Laundromat owner George J. Georges, who owns the building where the fire occurred, as well as many other properties in the...

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Ryan Calls for a More Structured Moratorium on One Charlestown

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When City officials informed State Rep. Dan Ryan about the 90-day delay on review of the One Charlestown development, his said he took it all in slowly, and ended up with more caveats to that course of action than comments on the actual delay. This week, Ryan said he is most...

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Welcome Sign Makes A Mysterious Disappearance in Thompson Square

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel All signs are now pointing at mischief and thievery in the disappearance of the custom-made wooden ‘Welcome to Charlestown’ sign that recently vanished from the median strip on Thompson Square. Many residents who paid for and maintained the sign now fear it could be hanging in a dorm room somewhere in...

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BPS Officials Take Positive Approach In Working on Edwards School Lot

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials took a more collaborative and positive approach in dealing with residents about the Edwards Middle School parking lot in a meeting on Monday night, Dec. 19, and believe they may have carved out a solution that works for everyone. After a contentious meeting on Oct. 27...

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