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Passacantilli Campaign Knocks on 8,000th Door

August 17, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli’s campaign for Boston City Council District 1 has announced a major milestone.  This past week, the campaign knocked on their 8,000th door and leads all other campaigns in social media engagement with over 1,300 Facebook followers. Passacantilli is a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal...

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Will Starbucks Upset the Coffee Culture of Thompson Square?

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a lot of coffee consumed in Thompson Square. And the coffee culture around the Square is a delicate eco-system and balance whereby some folks define their allegiances and their social status to the outlet where they buy coffee. Nearly everyone knows that there are Dunkin’ Donuts (“Dunks”) people and there...

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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

August 10, 2017
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O’Neil Goes from the Streets to Cleaning the Streets

By Seth Daniel A year ago, when Charlestown’s Brian O’Neil came down the street, people did their best to get away from him. Living on the streets and rarely sober, it’s why he took on the nickname “Oh no,” with locals. “They called me ‘Oh No’ because it was like, ‘Oh no, he’s drunk...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Held

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time ever, a South Boston team has claimed victory in the Kitchen Kup roller-hockey tournament, and organizers in Charlestown are a little nervous that their cousin Kuppers across the way have the trophy in their hands. After the young Southie team beat the older Southie team last Sunday...

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Brother Francis Gillen, Charlestown Native, Passes at Age 87 in Philippines

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Brother Francis Joseph Gillen (George Carey Gillen), a native of Charlestown, died on Aug. 2 of pneumonia in Bulacan, Philippines. He was 87 years old and was in the service of God for 71 years before passing away. His brothers, Moe and Cmdr. Robert Gillen – both of Charlestown, announced that...

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Old Sully’s Boarded Up, Looks to be Closed for Good

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the local watering holes in the Town with major Hollywood connections may have have served its last Budweiser. The bar, officially Sullivan’s and operated by the Sullivan family, was one of the typical old-time Boston bars with only small windows and not even having an official sign – the...

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Councilor Hopes to Curb Discarded Needles with Ordinance

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The contrast of cascading fountains, well-appointed pathways and relaxing green spaces with playing fields interspersed with the discarded needles of intravenous drug users is a dangerous situation that has played out for too many of Charlestown’s parks and playing fields. Discarded needles are something that City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George has...

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Passacantilli Releases Veterans Platform Plan

August 10, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina, has released his Veterans Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Our veterans have sacrificed much to defend the...

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Kids are the Real Superheroes at Spaulding

August 5, 2017
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Kids are the Real Superheroes at Spaulding

By Seth Daniel Spaulding Rehab patient Michael Sassine wasn’t supposed to even still be alive, but this week, the young man was not only alive, but he was high-fiving Spider Man. Earlier this year, Sassine had not a care in the world, but in February, the young man got pneumonia that nearly took his...

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Our Streets Already Slow? Officials Reject Slow Streets Application

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A grass-roots group of residents in the Monument Avenue area are disappointed this week after having learned that their application was not accepted into the City’s first round of Neighborhood Slow Streets (NSS) districts, but already are organizing a stronger network throughout the Town to apply for next year. Five areas...

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