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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2015
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Belated thank you Dear Editor: The Friends of Charlestown High School would like to thank (rather belatedly) all of those who supported Charlestown High’s participation in Pride Week this past June (June 9-14).  With the support of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Rep Dan Ryan, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Attorney Pat Sweeney, and members...

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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rampant throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with the monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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St. John School Summer Camp

August 28, 2015
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St. John School Summer Camp

St. John School held it’s 3rd year of summer camp which ran from July 6th through August 7th. The campers enjoyed many fun activities during their five weeks. This summer, Michele DeMarco of the SJS afterschool program directed the camp along with counselors: Ms. Jessica Nagle, K3B Teacher, Ms. Julie Fiore, K5A Aide and...

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Flip Flop Regatta

August 28, 2015
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Flip Flop Regatta

With the Nantucket Lightship in the background, Adrian Ionescu and his ship, the Migration, sail back to their homeport of Charlestown during last Saturday’s (Aug. 15) Flip Flop Regatta. The Regatta was held out of Courageous Sailing in Charlestown and raised funds for the Ally Foundation to end sexual violence.

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Capuano Hopes Casino Will Spur Regional Discussion

August 28, 2015
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Congressman Michael Capuano weighed in this week – as he has in the past – on the traffic discussions that have once again come up in Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – saying he hoped that the latest rounds of discussion spurred by the Wynn casino proposal could result in careful thought and a...

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Transportation Secretary Clears Wynn on Traffic Mitigation

August 28, 2015
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In a battle of the written word this week between top state officials, the power of the pen has seemed to swing the way of Wynn. Dueling letters of support and opposition from several officials ended on Monday with the top transportation official in the state writing that Wynn’s traffic plan had satisfied her...

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DiDomenico Took on Greater Budget Role

August 28, 2015
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For State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, the past summer has been unusually busy as he has spent the warm weather months with an inside seat to the State Budget process, serving a member of the Conference Committee that hashed out the funding document this year and completed its work earlier this month. As vice chair...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2015

August 28, 2015
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Drugs 08/18/15 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Carney Court, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of cocaine Breaking and Entering – Residence 08/21/15 – A victim on Cambridge Street reported when he returned home, he saw his front doors had been forced open, and both...

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Townie Tidbits

August 28, 2015
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“LUCKY” ENGINE 13 On my recent trip down to Texas, I found out they have an Engine 13 at the Downtown Austin firehouse. Most firefighters might cringe a bit if they were assigned to a company 13 but not Texans. One firefighter said everybody wants to be a part of Engine 13. One firefighter...

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