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Sen. DiDomenico to Hold St. Pat’s Party on Friday

March 5, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced that he will hold his First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Jimmy Tingle and...

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Boston Parks Schedules Hearing on Warren St. Shade Tree, April 3

March 5, 2014
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 3, to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 78 Warren Street in Charlestown. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room of...

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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

February 26, 2014
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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to request a license for Courageous Sailing to host summer events on Pier 4 with the agreements and limitations that were approved in 2013. Courageous Sailing hopes to hold 10 evening and 10 daytime events under an approximately 50’X100’ tent to help fund the Courageous Youth Program,...

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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

February 26, 2014
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Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 2nd Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Looking at Casino Impacts on Charlestown

February 26, 2014
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Rutherford Avenue is a road to be usually avoided at certain times of the day.  The recent potholes are not the reason as much as the traffic gridlock that one encounters.  For residents this gridlock usually means the side streets, such as Main Street, Chelsea Street,  Bunker Hill Street, Austin Street, Green Street or...

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CYHA McGonagle Tourney Is This Weekend

February 26, 2014
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CYHA hosts the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on Friday, February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. His family has been...

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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

February 21, 2014
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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

After a 15 year gap, a local not-for-profit organization known as the Townie Association has revived the traditional town race for Mayor. The successful re-launch of the tradition last summer brought an exciting and refreshing incentive for town unity. The honorary title has almost always been awarded to extremely active members of the community,...

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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

February 21, 2014
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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott and Principal Michel Davis was honored in welcoming Mayor Marty Walsh last Friday along with Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The Mayor met with the Warren-Prescott Student Council and toured several classrooms including reading a Valentine’s Day story in Ms. Mathew’s 2nd grade class. During the tour, the Mayor...

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Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

February 17, 2014
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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

The Charlestown community honored State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty at a farewell celebration Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus. Mr. O’Flaherty was appointed the new corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Pictured at the event are, from left, event co-chairperson Billy Boyle, former state representative Gerard Doherty, event co-chairperson Kathleen “Cookie” Giordano, and...

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