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Annual Brian McGonagle Tournament Held Sunday

March 5, 2015
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This past Sunday the 21st annual Brian J. McGonagle Tournament was held at Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink where teams from Charlestown and the North Shore competed for three days to see who was best.  The Revere/Everett Squirt team took home second place and the Charlestown Mite team took home first place in their respective divisions.  Brian...

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North Washington St. Bridge Plans Gets a New Look:Residents Like the Look, But Concerns Over Auto Capacity

February 26, 2015
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North Washington St. Bridge Plans Gets a New Look:Residents Like the Look, But Concerns Over Auto Capacity

Charlestown residents and members of the Charlestown Preservation Society’s (CPS) Design Review Board cheered the beautiful and modern design of the proposed, $90 million North Washington Street Bridge, but jeered the fact that the proposal didn’t seem to have expanded capacity to handle newfound traffic from projects like the proposed Wynn Casino. City Engineer...

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Neighborhood Gets Passing Grade for Sidewalk Shoveling

February 26, 2015
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As compared to other neighborhoods in Boston – and given the tight quarters of the neighborhood – Charlestown residents pulled their weight when it came to grabbing a shovel and getting to work throughout the Snowmageddon of the previous month. City officials told the Patriot Bridge that from Jan. 23 through Feb. 18, there...

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BPS Superintendent Search Narrowing

February 26, 2015
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It has come down to four candidates in the Boston Public Schools superintendent search for a job that many in the City and School Department have found – after an exhaustive 12-month process – to be one of the foremost urban school opportunities in the country. Those four candidates include Dr. Dana Bedden, supt....

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Harvard/Kent to See Extended School Hours

February 26, 2015
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It’s official. After the Boston Teachers Union voted in favor of extending the school day by 40 minutes at the Harvard/Kent School in Charlestown school the Boston School Committee voted in favor of the proposal. The historic vote was the last step in the process of giving Harvard/Kent student extra learning time. “This is...

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Townie Tidbits

February 26, 2015
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WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS WINTER? The Winter of 2015 was going along so well until the late evening of January 26 when the first blizzard hit us with something like over 26 inches. Since then, it has been one long continuous blizzard. I can now say the Blizzard of ’78 has...

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When Is a Lodging House Not a Lodging House?

February 26, 2015
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 I am not too sure what is a house sharing host and how does this person differ from an innkeeper or a lodge owner? I am glad that Joe Bianco’s experience sharing rooms in his Green Street house with out of town visitors to Boston. he alludes to former guests who stayed with him...

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Letters to the Editor

February 26, 2015
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Joe is great Dear Editor: I just wanted to send you a note relating to your story about Joe Bianco and his AirBNB place on Green Street. Joe’s great. My wife and I had been renting in Charlestown on Warren Street in 2013 when our son was born. Of course, my sister (from the...

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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB Host Defends Service

February 23, 2015
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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB  Host Defends Service

A package lay on the doorstep of Joe Bianco’s Green Street home some time back. The package had come from an Australian family. It contained candy, pictures of Australia, other Aussie cultural favorites and even some Vegemite to top it all off. It’s the kind of thing guests at his unit – a first...

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Engaged Charlestown Ready for Next Steps

February 23, 2015
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Engaged Charlestown Ready for Next Steps

After what has been termed a successful beginning last Wednesday, Feb. 11, in an initial all-Charlestown forum with some elected officials and Wynn Resorts, the effort has continued this week with the scheduling of regular office hours and ongoing meetings. John Tocco of Wynn Everett announced this week that he will begin holding monthly...

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