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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN WILL PICK NEXT DISTRICT COUNCILOR I can remember back in 1981 when Boston voters went to the polls to decide the future of the Boston City Council which at that time had been since 1949 a citywide body of nine members. On that ballot that year was...

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Bringing Bostonians Together

October 13, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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Townie Sports

October 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly and staff TOWNIES ON ICE In the Eastern Hockey League, Walpole Express wing Will Ahearn continues to make strides in his second year. Mike Doherty, a first-year wing for the Manchester Monarchs in the East Coast Hockey League, made a spectacular debut with a “Gordie Howe hat trick” — two goals,...

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Honoring Sal

October 6, 2017
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Honoring Sal

Retiring City Councilor Sal LaMattina thanks everyone for their support and entrusting him with representing District 1 for 11 years, as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and State Rep. Dan Ryan look on. The farewell party for the longtime East Boston, North End and Charlestown city councilor came on Sunday, Oct. 1, during the Friends...

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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

October 6, 2017
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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

By Seth Daniel In the 1970s, the world of Charlestown’s storied hockey history didn’t really include women or girls. Save for one hard-nosed coach that many opposing teams of the time learned to respect and to fear, relatives and friends said. That woman was Anne Considine, dubbed the “original hockey mom” during a banner...

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Let’s Debate:District 1 Candidates Will Participate in Neighborhood Debates

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Both District 1 candidates have agreed to participate in at least one debate/forum in each of the three neighborhoods leading up to the Nov. 7 election. Meanwhile, scheduling debates for the mayoral race seems to have gotten a little easier as well, with Mayor Martin Walsh’s camp indicating late last week...

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Residents Concerned Over Tree Cutting

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As residents grow concerned over the removal of about 40 trees on Constitution Wharf at the newly branded Constitution Center, the developer of the property said it is only temporary growing pains that will be rewarded with a first-class landscape in the near future. Nadine Firth, who lives in Constitution Marina,...

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Charlestown’s Grzelcyk Secures Bruins Roster Spot

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown hockey standout Matt Grzelcyk secured a major step in his professional career on Tuesday when he secured a roster spot on the Boston Bruins team – making complete his journey from the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink in Thompson Square to over the highway at the TD Garden on Canal...

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Many Wonder about One Charlestown’s New Plans

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel September is now in the rearview mirror, and still there has been no word, or even an inkling of activity, from the developers of One Charlestown regarding the new design that they were scheduled to unveil some time after Labor Day. Now, many in the Town are growing restless and wondering...

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Rosens on Committee for Storybook Ball

October 6, 2017
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Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scary for adults—and even scarier for children. This October, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will bring a heightened awareness to this growing problem at its Storybook Ball. Now in its 18th year, the Storybook Ball is one of Boston’s pinnacle events,...

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