News

A Tribute:Dave Whalen Bridged both Charlestowns

June 4, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel Some say the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is the most important bridge in the Town. They might be right if they’re talking about a physical structure, but they would be wrong if they’re talking about something or someone that brings people together. In that sense, towering above the Tobin is the late David...

Read more »

Somerville Lawsuit Against Wynn to be heard June 2

June 4, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel A flurry of motions and decisions have been issued in the last week regarding the administrative hearing on June 2 between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Wynn Boston Harbor casino – including one motion by Curtatone to delay the Thursday hearing that the state denied. “The hearing includes a lot...

Read more »

BuildBPS Community Forum for School Renovations June 4

June 4, 2016
By

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Chang will host a community forum as part of BuildBPS, the school district’s 10-year educational and facilities master planning process. The forum will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury (MBTA: Dudley Square). Translation...

Read more »

Boston Parks Ranked Ninth in the Nation

June 4, 2016
By

By John Lynds It’s parks like the Monument Square, Doherty Playground, Edwards Playground and all the other city parks that dot Charlestown that helped put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s...

Read more »

Partners Building in Assembly Row Scheduled to Open June 13

June 4, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

Read more »

Training Field Planning Opening Celebration on June 14

June 4, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel It’s been a long go of it, but the Friends of the Training Field have applied for permits and intend to celebrate the opening of the refurbished, historic park on Tuesday, June 14, with a community celebration. The gathering will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “We are applying for permits and our...

Read more »

Town Democratic Ward Committe Elects New Officers

June 4, 2016
By

The Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee is comprised of elected members representing Boston’s Ward 2, Charlestown’s local wing of the Democratic party, and is responsible for organizing political activities for the Charlestown community and supporting Democratic candidates.  Congratulations to our newly elected Charlestown officers: Alexis Finneran-Tkachuk, Chair; Jay O’Brien, Vice Chair; Missy Sikorski, Secretary; and...

Read more »

Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

May 27, 2016
By
Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Like most children growing up in Czechoslovakia, Vít Hořejš developed a love and appreciation for the tradition of marionette puppetry. Now as the Artistic Director of the Czechoslovak- American Marionette Theatre (CAMT), Hořejš shares these special stories with families, performing large productions each year – including an exclusive...

Read more »

Could Charlestown High become Boston’s New Downtown High School?

May 27, 2016
By

By John Lynds During his speech last week at his annual Charlestown fundraiser, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is working towards making Charlestown High School Boston’s downtown high school. “We will spend $110 million next year in school transportation costs,” said LaMattina. “A portion of that money is spent every year to bus...

Read more »

Mummers Won’t Return This Year for Bunker Hill Concert,Parade

May 27, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel A sad tuba has blown its last note. After nearly three decades of making the trek from Philadelphia to the Town, the Mummers will not be coming to the Bunker Hill Day festivities and Parade this year. It’s a nod to the Parade Committee introducing something new with more energy and...

Read more »