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Councilor Edwards Wants Transparency on One Charlestown

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Lydia Edwards this week said she expects to have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to addressing local issues as a new city councilor, but one issue she plans to take on immediately is the One Charlestown development. Following the first meeting of the year at City...

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YMCA to Hold Event on Jan 24

January 6, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community. Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. After being founded in 1917 to serve military families only, the Charlestown YMCA was acquired by the YMCA of Greater Boston...

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The Town’s Family Bible:Old Charlestown Patriot Newspapers Now Digitized

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel From busing to birthdays, and the Big Dig to the Old Charlestown Schoolboys, the comings and goings of Charlestown were chronicled with great precision for decades by the old Charlestown Patriot. It was where everyone went to find out not only the news, but also the tidbits about family members and...

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Growing Feral Cat Population a Concern During Bitter Cold Weather

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and one local woman are putting out a warning to watch out for feral (or stray) cats during the bitter cold weather that has hit the Town, and will linger for at least another week. Rosemarie Boucher of Charlestown, a volunteer on the organization’s...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2018

January 6, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 12/25/17- A victim on Polk Street reported that both her and her husband’s vehicles had their windows smashed out. The victim believes this might be a result of a prior dispute, and the matter is under investigation,   Larceny 12/27/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported that she received a...

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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING JOE TIMILTY As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty, and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember back in 1969 when I could vote for the first time when I lived on Pearl Street next...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Townie Sports

January 6, 2018
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ECHL UPDATE In a two-game sweep of the Reading Royals, Manchester wing Mike Doherty contributed a goal and an assist. Also, in a two-game sweep of the Worcester Railers, Doherty added two goals and an assist.   2017 COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS HOCKEY Merrimack defenseman Aaron Titcomb blasted a shot on net in the Warriors...

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From a New Councilor to New Money to a Re-Floating of the Constitution – 2017 Was a Packed Year

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it was sailing the high seas on the Constitution, debating transportation on Rutherford Avenue or welcoming a new City Councilor, Charlestown found itself in the news a lot over the year of 2017 – which was anything but quiet.   In reviewing the news of the year, the following are...

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