Obituaries 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Charles ‘Charlie’ Cochran Longtime Charlestown resident It is with great sadness that the family of Charles “Charlie” Walter Cochran announces his passing after a long illness at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 73 years old. Charlie, who was born March 22, 1943 died on February 15. He resided in Charlestown for many...

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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

May 19, 2017
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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans folded a flag to place alongside the newly marked grave of Civil War veteran Francis William Loan.

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Walsh Fundraiser

May 19, 2017
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Walsh Fundraiser

Mayor Martin Walsh addressed his supporters at his Charlestown Fundraiser this past Thursday night, May 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hundreds of residents turned out for the mayor’s campaign fundraising event in preparation for this year’s City Election.

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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

May 19, 2017
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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

By Seth Daniel Some 16 outfits submitted ideas and plans – from simple light installations to full-on urban plans – to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday in response to the agency’s Request for Ideas (RFI). The requests came from as nearby as Charlestown and as far away as Spain. There...

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Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds With four months to go until the City Preliminary Election, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been hitting the pavement in the district’s neighborhoods of Eastie, the North End and Charlestown. Over the past few weeks the candidates have been meeting constituents, knocking doors,...

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RFP Ready for Nanny Goat Hill Properties

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might struggle to find Nanny Goat Hill if they weren’t a grazing goat in the early 1800s, but neighbors around the seven hilly parcels on Mead and Russell Streets know of them, and could be in the running to acquire them from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) soon....

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Charlestown Resident Rights an Old Wrong for Civil War Ancestor

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no telling what one might find when they begin exploring their family tree. Sometimes it can be shocking or embarrassing. Other times it can be moving. And sometimes it’s simply ordinary. When Charlestown’s Eddie Loan began his discovery of an ancestor that fought valiantly in the Civil War, what he...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Trespassing 05/08/17 – Officers on Third Avenue placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny from a Building 05/12/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) entered his office and stole his wallet and laptop. A surveillance video is available, and will be reviewed by...

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Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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William Boyle, Jr. Of Tennessee, formerly of Charlestown Willam F. Boyle, Jr., of Greenville, TN, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 29  at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee.   Known to many as Bill and Dollar Bill, he passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. William loved life,...

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Old Schoolboys

May 13, 2017
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Old Schoolboys

Jack and Pete Tkachuk, father and grandfather of former NHL St. Louis Blue’s player, Keith Tkachuk, perform the bell ringing duties to call to order the 104th reunion of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association last Sunday, May 7, at the Knights of Columbus. Schoolboys came from as close as St. Martin Street and as...

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I Can Grow into It

May 13, 2017
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I Can Grow into It

Stephen Fabiano, 11, with his prize from his family’s highest bid at Trivia Night, a jersey from Charlestown’s own Jimmy Vesey – who now plays for the New York Rangers hockey team. The highlight came at the jam-packed Bunker Hill Associates fundraising Trivia Night on Thursday, May 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Bunker Hill Parade Route to be Shortened; Goes Up Green Street at Thompson Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Parade organizers have confirmed this week that the Bunker Hill Parade route will be shortened and will make some long-overdue changes from the traditional route, cutting out the Union Street jog, the Bartlett Street detour and the time-honored pause for a beer at Old Sully’s. The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade...

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Group says ‘Surface Option’ Best for Sullivan Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A coalition of die-hard involved residents concerned about the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor said this week that they’ve been through years of ups and downs with the project, and in anticipation of the May 18 Boston Transportation Department (BTD) meeting, they still believe that their long-touted ‘surface option’ for...

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Council Candidate Field Keeps Getting Smaller

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel No Charlestown candidates have emerged, nor are any expected to emerge, for the District 1 Council race, but the two established, City Hall-employed, candidates – one from Eastie and one from the North End – have been joined this week by a long-time Eastie community activist in the...

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MGH Institute Graduates Largest Class in its 40-Year History

May 13, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 40-year history on Saturday, May 6 at Commencement 2017. Among the 557 new graduates were students in the first classes of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. During the morning hooding and pinning events, graduating students in...

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BHA said Off-Site is a Consideration

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) said this week that they are considering splitting up the sites for the One Charlestown development, and they also are excited to speak with the community about their original Request For Proposals (RFP), as they believe there are some major misunderstandings about numbers in that document....

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New Name,New Leadership for Tenants of Bunker Hill Development

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Major changes have come quickly for the leadership, and even the name, of the tenants organization representing thousands of residents in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, with long-time president Betty Carrington stepping aside and a new board and new president leading under a new name. New President Tiara Murphy said they...

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Owners ‘Ready to Rebuild’ at Site of December Six-Alarm Fire

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of the building that burnt down on Bunker Hill Street last December, on likely the coldest day of the winter, has demolished the damaged building and said he is ready to rebuild. George Georges owned the apartment units and the laundromat that occupied the space until a terrible, six...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2017

May 13, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 05/03/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported while walking home a black male, approached him, brandished a knife and demand money. The victim complied before the suspect fled the area. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 05/03/17 – A victim on Chelsea Street reported a package delivered to her home...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2017
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KATHRYN WHITE, 82, ALWAYS FIRST LADY OF BOSTON The word ‹gracious› is always the first word that comes to my mind when I reflect on Kathryn White, the widow of Boston›s Mayor Kevin H. White. Hers was always as many have said a calm and steadying presence. Kathryn White, 82, and her husband were...

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