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Townie Tidbits

October 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani HARVEST ON VINE FUNDRAISER  Keep the date Sunday, November 6 open from 100-400 pm for the Harvest On Vine Fundraiser at the Navy Yard Bistro. Tickets are $50 and going fast. Email Tom at tmacdonald03@yahoo.com. Don’t miss out on the gourmet food, fine wines and great company. NEW HIGH STREET (CHARLESTOWN)...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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Big Challenge Ahead  Dear Charlestown Bridge Editor. While Charlestown is slated to receive an amazing and truly beautiful bridge in 3 years, there is still a big challenge ahead.  At present, based on the presentations from the city, the architect, the engineering firm, etc., there is no mitigation plan in place for how to...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Sports 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Jr. Bruins Boucher and Delvalle in International Pee Wee Tournament Staff Report The Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Quebec will take place from February 9, 2017 to February 19, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada.  Aidan Boucher and Owen Delvalle, both of Charlestown, will compete in this international tournament representing the Greater Boston Junior...

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Obituaries 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Charles ‘Bob’ Fuller Retired Boston School Principal who cherished his family Charles R. “Bob” Fuller of Melrose died surrounded by family on October 8 at the age of 94. Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller and Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston...

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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

October 7, 2016
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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

By Seth Daniel The largest redevelopment project in the history of the Town – a $1 billion, three-phase mixed income rebuilding of the Bunker Hill Development – has filed project documents with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly BRA) and will begin community meetings over the next two weeks. “We are excited...

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State Names Harvard Kent as Level 1 School

October 7, 2016
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By John Lynds The Harvard Kent Elementary School, a Boston Public Schools in Charlestown, was named a Level 1 schools in the state’s school accountability measure report that measures how schools narrow proficiency gaps. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016 accountability results showed the Harvard/Kent demonstrated improved performance in various key assessments....

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Police Briefs 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/28/16 – A victim on Main Street reports that she left her bag unattended in her office, and when she returned, she saw that her wallet was missing. The suspect might have been caught on surveillance video.   O.U.I. 09/29/16 – As a result of a radio call to Rutherford Avenue...

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Letters to the Editor

October 7, 2016
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We Need to Address Our Traffic Issues NOW Dear Editor: Last month the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented the latest plans for the North Washington Bridge construction. The bridge, when completed, will be a spectacular, efficient and great addition to our roadway connecting Charlestown to the North End. Many in the audience, while appreciative...

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Townie Tidbits

October 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECT MEANS WHAT? As I viewed a recent rendering of the new re-branded Bunker Hill Housing Project, I wondered if it should be viewed as something good and worthwhile or something not to be see in positive light. For many years of my youth living in lower...

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