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Under the Bridge:Residents Seek to Re-Use Land Under Tobin

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The dead spaces under the Mystic/Tobin Bridge have long been reserved for a lot of nothing. Few people ever wanted to be caught there after dark and it was considered an area to drive by and not look too closely at – for fear of what one might see. Nowadays, it...

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Police Briefs 10-27-2016

October 28, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Larceny-Bike 10/18/16 – A victim said he parked his bike in front of 55 Constitution Road, but when he came back, it was gone. A witness said he saw a tall black male wearing a blue coat take the bike. Warrant Arrest 10/19/16 – Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 28, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani NO NEED FOR ANY HERO WORSHIP I enlisted in the United States Air Force right after graduating from Boston English High School  and lately when I go to public events, someone at the podium is always asking veterans in the audience to stand and everyone starts clapping for them like conquering...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Guess the Weight

October 21, 2016
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Guess the Weight

Will Allen holds the “guess the weight” pumpkin during the Grand Opening celebration of the John Harvard Mall on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Upper and Lower Malls underwent significant renovations over the past year and have now been re-opened to the public. The Friends of the John Harvard Mall helped to celebrate the occasion...

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Democrats Meet

October 21, 2016
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Democrats Meet

Jay O’Brien, vice chair of the Charlestown Ward 2 Democratic Committee, prepares to speak about the importance of the upcoming Nov. 8 election for Democratic voters. The Ward 2 Committee gathered at Blackmoor Restaurant on Monday night to talk about issues and to rally for the election.

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Walsh Arranges for City Hall Come to Charlestown for a Night

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There are questions and concerns – and times when one might be absolutely stymied – that cannot be resolved in a Mayor’s Coffee Hour or a Mobile City Hall visit. To that end, Mayor Martin Walsh and his Town Liaison Chris Breen have organized the first-ever Open House in Charlestown on...

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Halloween Plans Taking Shape for Activities

October 21, 2016
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Halloween will have one great big treat this year, and it’s not chocolate or sugar, but it’s still sweet. The colossal Halloween celebration this year will make a return to the fully-renovated Training Field after having been displaced for one year due to construction work on the park last Halloween. And yes, Mother Goose...

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Charlestown’s Best Dressed Launches Personal Styling Service

October 21, 2016
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By Marianne Salza When a woman slips on that perfect dress, she exudes boldness. Her posture is poised, her smile glows, and her wrists jingle with metallic bangles. It is the radiant expression that Best Dressed Co-Owner Nikoleta Lirantonakis loves to see when styling her clients. Now that she and her sister and co-owner,...

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