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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Townie Sports

February 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly KILLORAN WARRIOR LEGACY LIVES ON Congrats to Brigid Rita Killoran for her selection as a Sisters of St. Joseph Scholar. Kiloton will be attending Matignon in the fall of 2017. A multiple sport standout, Brigid hopes to continue the Warrior legacy of her Hall-of-Fame dad (Mike) and uncle (Kevin).   GOOD...

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Faster Mom – Please

February 10, 2017
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Faster Mom – Please

Kimberly Osborne pushed her son, Cameron, on milk crates across the ice rink during the Warren Prescott School Ice Skate Party on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Steriti Rink in the North End. Several students and their families enjoyed an hour of ice time to themselves to skate and socialize.

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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

February 10, 2017
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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel Members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group met in Charlestown on Thursday, Feb. 2, to gather input from local organizations and businesses on plans that have been formulated with the many members of the group over the past year. The group has ideas from water transportation to activating new I-93...

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Hometown Hockey Hero:Brendan Collier Skates Again at the TD Garden

February 10, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Brendan Collier is a role model for youth hockey players in Charlestown. He is a hometown kid who learned the sport here, took his high voltage game to Malden Catholic where he led his team to two Super 8 titles, scoring the winning goal in overtime in one spectactular moment at...

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BTD to Return on Feb 28 to Talk about Rutherford, Sullivan Plans

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As opposite sides have dug in on the either/or underpass versus surface option debate on Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) seems to be driving a vehicle of compromise to the Town. The newest plans for the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor won’t look anything like...

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Townie Tidbits

February 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani SMOKY LIKES 97.7 R & B TOO The other day while driving along Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester listening to 97.7 FM, Boston’s new R & B, 24/7 radio station, there on the radio was the voice of Smoky Cain from Charlestown touting this new station just on the air. Wasn’t surprised...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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