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Police Briefs 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny – Bike 11/21/16 – A victim on First Avenue reported sometime between 4 and 5 p.m., her charcoal-colored Rockhopper bike was stolen from a gated room in her building. The room was secure, but the bike wasn’t locked. Camera footage of the incident might be available.   Burglary – Residential 11/22/16...

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Townie Tidbits

December 2, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani 2016 SILVER KEY RECIPIENTS The Charitable Irish Society which was founded in Boston in 1737 is the oldest Irish Society in America amd includes both Catholics and Protestants. Its mission has always been to provide assistance and aid to newly arrived Irish immigrants as they faced adjusting to life here in...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Sharing the Harvest

November 24, 2016
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Sharing the Harvest

BAG THAT BIRD:   David Hennessey loads a Thanksgiving turkey into a bag as Jasline Torres helps out during the annual Harvest on the Vine Thanksgiving meal distribution on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18. Charlestown’s only food pantry, which is part of St. Catherine’s-St. Mary’s Church, once again served hundreds of families in the Town...

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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

November 24, 2016
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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unanimously approved a 177-unit building for 480 Rutherford Avenue in the Hood Park – the first residential use allowed in the office-oriented area and only the third residential use permitted on the “other side” of Charlestown. “Most of the community has been excited to...

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Charlestown High Program Emerges from Budget Cuts to Become a Regional Leader

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was just one year ago that Charlestown High’s Sunny Pai was considering his employment options as he came to grips with the fact that highly-publicized funding issues in the Boston Public Schools were going to force his innovative Diploma Plus program to shut down. It didn’t look hopeful through the...

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Charlestown Open House Deemed A Major Success for City

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Close to 900 Charlestown residents turned out on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the first-ever traveling City Hall in Charlestown – a pilot event that went so well the City will look to replicate it across the neighborhoods. “The City Hall Open House in Charlestown was a great opportunity for myself and...

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Hamersley Speaks on the ‘Beast’ That Is A Thanksgiving Turkey and Closing His Restaurant

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself in the South End with a Red Sox cap always on his head and a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In his first talk since he and his wife, Fiona, closed their destination eatery...

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Police Briefs 11-24-2016

November 24, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Violation of Auto Law 11/08/16 – As a result of a motor-vehicle stop on Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle after suspension/revocation. Robbery – Bank 11/10/16 – Officers responded to the Citizens Bank on Austin Street for a bank robbery call. They were informed that...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats! Dear Editor: The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of November, December and into early January. Our Charlestown  Co-operative Bank and its manager, Tom Coots, have  generously offered to be the collection site for the coats again this year/  ...

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