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Darcy Ertl Takes Second Place In Mayor’s Garden Contest

August 1, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2014 Garden Contest that included  Darcy Ertl from Charlestown who won a second place award for Porch, Balcony, Deck or Window Box Garden..   Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the...

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Sal Giarratani Plays a G-Man in ‘Black Mass’ Film

August 1, 2014
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Sal Giarratani is character even without the cameras rolling so it’s no wonder he landed a minor role in the upcoming Johnny Depp movie ‘Black Mass’ based on the life of Irish Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Giarratani, a retired police officer, part-time teacher and columnist for the Charlestown Patriot Bridge, will appear in the...

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Tiny Bubbles

July 25, 2014
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Tiny Bubbles

Children played with bubbles, ran around the pier, and danced together during the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center’s Injury Prevention Fair last Saturday, July 12.

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The Ones That Didn’t Get Away: Charlestown Resident Marco Savage Wins Youth Fishing Tournament

July 25, 2014
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The Ones That Didn’t Get Away: Charlestown Resident Marco Savage Wins Youth Fishing Tournament

More than 40 teens from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston took part in the 4th Annual Fan Pier Celebrity Youth Fishing Tournament on Thursday, July 17th. The tournament began at 7:30 with a quick breakfast at on the docks and a few encouraging words from tournament...

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BRA Approves $4m: Rutherford Ave. Project

July 25, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently approved a  $4 million transit orientated project on Rutherford Avenue. The Rutherford Landing project at 463 Rutherford Ave. promises to bring transit-oriented housing to Charlestown. The $4 million project will replace a dilapidated, three-story building at 463 Rutherford Avenue with a four-story residential building. The development, proposed by 463...

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New Tolling System in Effect on Tobin

July 25, 2014
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On Monday morning MassDOT activated the new all-electronic tolling system on the Tobin Bridge/US 1 southbound. The new system is the first phase in a plan to convert all of MassDOT’s tolled facilities to an all-electronic system. The new system is completely cashless; drivers should not stop to pay the toll. “This is a...

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USS Constitution Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

July 11, 2014
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USS Constitution Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

At 216 years old, the USS Constitution was still as majestic as ever during her July 4th turnaround in Boston Harbor. This is the last time Old Ironsides will be underway until 2018 as she goes into drydock later this year for restorations. The drizzly weather from the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur did not...

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Walsh to Host ‘Mondays With the Mayor’ July 14 At Bunker Hill CC

July 11, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the third “Mondays with the Mayor” on Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College, 250 Rutherford Ave.,  Charlestown. The event is part of a series of community town hall meetings designed to engage with residents and maintain accessibility and transparency in the Walsh administration....

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Walsh Close to Signing Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in  Revere. While Walsh’s press...

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Tour of ‘Inside Haymarket’ Offered

July 11, 2014
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Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least 100 years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties...

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