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First Annual Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner

September 25, 2015
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First Annual Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner

Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey’s grandmother, parents, and siblings: Mary, Stephen, Carol, Michaela, and Craig. The family, along with some 300 friends, gathered last Friday, Sept. 18, at the Knights of Columbus for the 1st Annual Friends of Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner. Two local students, Noel Charbonnier and Elizabeth Pardy – were chosen to receive $4,000...

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Casino Decision Expected Soon

September 25, 2015
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By Seth Daniel A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license – the most prominent suit being that of the City of Boston. Despite all of the discussion, especially about the Boston case, Judge Janet Sanders did...

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Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for WNV

September 25, 2015
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The Boston Public HealthCommission (BPHC) last Thursday announced that a mosquito pool in Charlestown has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Earlier this summer, mosquito pools in West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan tested positive for WNV. A Boston male resident in his 40s was recently confirmed as a WNV case and...

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New BPS Superintendent Pays a Surprise Visit to CHS

September 25, 2015
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As Charlestown High Headmaster William Thomas moved through the cafeteria Thursday, Sept. 10, visiting with students during the lunch hour and getting things in order for the first week of school, he got a puzzling call from the front office. “The Superintendent is here,” was the message. That’s right, the first visit to Charlestown...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2015

September 25, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Letters to the Editor

September 25, 2015
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund Committee for the generous 2015 college scholarship award.  Mark and Michelle’s legacies live on through the scholarships the Gorman family and the Committee work so hard to provide to young Charlestown scholars every year.  My family and...

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Townie Tidbits

September 25, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI LOOMING IN THE HORIZON Last week when talking about the impact additional traffic will play on Sullivan Square from the Everett Casino and a the new construction on the other side of Sullivan Square from Assembly Row, I made a mistake. That new building rising up in Somerville is not a...

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Obituaries 09-24-2015

September 25, 2015
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Ralph Rizzo Member of Teamsters Union Local 25, Bunker Hill Council K of C and Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association Ralph J. Rizzo, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered into eternal life on September 17 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford following an extended illness. He was 78 years old. Ralph was born in...

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Charlestown Schoolgirls Association’s Reunion

September 17, 2015
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Charlestown Schoolgirls Association’s Reunion

The 35th annual Charlestown Schoolgirls Association’s Reunion was held this past Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Past presidents were honored, new scholarships were given and raffles were offered to raise money to support the association.

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Sailing Program

September 17, 2015
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Sailing Program

Kaela Winer and Giulia Fenton lower Ronald Messier into a sailboat during last Saturday’s (Sept. 12) adaptive sailing program. Messier is bound to a wheelchair, but he said sailing gives him a new freedom to move around on the water. Messier and 125 others were able to take to the water in the adaptive...

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