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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

January 4, 2017
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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

By Seth Daniel There were no shortage of issues in Charlestown to debate and celebrate in 2016. From devastating fires to development tangles, the Town was alive with activity this year. Below are the top 16 stories from 2016. New Parks Open – The Training Field opens on Sept. 12 and the John Harvard...

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Ten Most Borrowed Book at BPL Listed

January 4, 2017
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The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library locations in 2016 took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many places in between. It’s not too late to read one or more of these great titles before the end of the year. Stop by and...

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MGH Institute Helps Charlestown Charities During Holidays

January 4, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and throughout Greater Boston during this season of giving. The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $3,175 to support the initiative, which includes collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the US Veterans Administration....

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Police Briefs 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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Charlestown Beat 12/20/16 – Officers in the area of Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Vandalism 12/22/16 – Officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a suspicious device (small box with wires). Upon further investigation, it was revealed the device was just an ATM card-reader that had...

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Helping Boston Homeowners

January 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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Charlestown High’s Change Starts from the Top

January 4, 2017
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By George K. Regan Jr. In 1974, as Mayor Kevin White’s Press Secretary, I became the spokesperson for bussing in Boston. I saw first-hand how bussing tore the fabric of the city apart. Busses carrying children were pelted with rocks, students were dropping out of school at alarming rates, and violence became so widespread,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 4, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani TOWNIES ALWAYS WELCOME IN SAUGUS I recently attended a Christmas Party dinner/dance over at the VFW Beachmont Post in Revere. The catering was done by The Tumble Inn Diner in Saugus on Lincoln Avenue. The co-owners are Laura Cuhna and Rick Scirocco. When Rick discovered I had a Townie connection, he...

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Letter to the Editor

January 4, 2017
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First year anniversary Dear Editor: This December marks the one year anniversary of the founding of CharlestownDogs. Time has flown by and yet we are proud of our accomplishments and growth in our initial year. We have about 300 registered members and expect to gain many more in 2017! We look forward to ramping...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

December 23, 2016
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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

By Seth Daniel The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of cozy, smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story...

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