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Cold Spell Over Casino Likely After Ice Was Seemingly Thawing

October 1, 2015
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Just as Mayor Martin Walsh and the City’s administration had begun cursory meetings with Wynn executives and a relationship was seemingly forming last week – all of that goodwill has likely been thrown out the window with the filing of a new lawsuit this week. On Monday, the Mayor’s Office indicated that they had...

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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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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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Morrissey Scholarship Event Scheduled for This Friday Night

September 17, 2015
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By Seth Daniel   It would be virtually impossible to forget Ryan “Duce” Morrissey. His imprint and memory are written all over Charlestown. Nearly one year after the young man was shot and killed on Main Street in what has been described by law enforcement as a horrible case of mistaken identity, one can...

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St. John’s Sidewalk Sale Planned for Sept 26

September 17, 2015
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The annual sidewalk sale at St. John’s Episcopal Church is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church yard at 27 Devens Street in Charlestown.  In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the parish house next to the church.  The sale is sponsored by the...

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Walsh Says He’ll Run in 2017; Will Sit Down with Wynn Soon

September 17, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week in a live interview with the Boston Globe at Suffolk University that he plans to run again for mayor in two years and he will sit down soon with casino developer Steve Wynn to have a conversation about Charlestown. The interview, which was videotaped before a live audience...

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