Tigers Take Title:Charlestown’s Coach Boucher Leads Pope John to First-Ever Title

March 23, 2018
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For the first time in Pope John XXIII High School history, the boys’ basketball team has been crowned as MIAA state champs. The Tigers (24-1) toppled Maynard (22-4) in the Division 4 title game on Saturday, March 17, by a score of 89-57 with a lethal, inside-out attack spearheaded by tourney MVP Angel Price-Espada...

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Digging Out

March 16, 2018
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Digging Out

With nearly 15 inches of snow falling on Charlestown Tuesday, the Town came to a standstill for about 24 hours along with the rest of the city. On Wednesday morning, though, things were much different as residents emerged from their homes to shovel the walk and their parking spaces. Here, Arthur Massaro cleans the...

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A Strong Delegation

March 16, 2018
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A Strong Delegation

Councilor Lydia Edwards flexed her muscles while standing with Sen. Sal DiDomenico and State Rep. Dan Ryan during one of many light-hearted moments at State Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Knights of Columbus’s Father Mahoney Hall on Friday, March 9. The sold-out celebration featured a fun “roast” of friends...

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Lease on Little Mystic Channel to Expire in 2019, Now’s the Time to Talk

March 16, 2018
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One portion of the City-owned Little Mystic Channel – lovingly referred to by many in the Town as Little Montego Bay – will have its 40-year lease expire in 2019, and more than a few residents and leaders are calling for a review of the use of that valuable, but currently underutilized, waterfront property....

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One Charlestown Hearing will be Absent BPDA Officials

March 16, 2018
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The show must go on. That’s the mantra in the circus, and it will also be how things operate at the One Charlestown City Council hearing tonight, March 15, as one major player will not be in attendance at all – that being the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). Councilor Lydia Edwards said...

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Community says ‘No’ to Increased Height Conversation at Hood, BPDA Recommends Passage

March 16, 2018
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Just a few days after several residents of the Town told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) they would not like to see a text amendment that would allow Hood Park to present building plans for higher buildings, the BPDA has issued a recommendation for its Board to approve the same text amendment....

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Pics in the Parks Returns April 8

March 16, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite Boston residents to participate in the free Pics in the Parks photography workshops taking place on five Sundays in April and May from 2 to 3 p.m. Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their cameras and participate...

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CNC Basic Services Committee Meeting Set for March 27

March 16, 2018
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The CNC Basic Services committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Spaulding, Conference Center A, located at 300 1st Ave in the Navy Yard. Representatives from Courageous Sailing will be on hand to discuss their 2018 entertainment license application for events on Pier  4 in the Charlestown...

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Owner of 40 Warren St Seeks to Sell to New York Firm

March 16, 2018
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The owner of the two-story commercial office building and parking garage on 40 Warren St. is petitioning the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to allow him to sell the property to a New York firm currently building up its Boston portfolio. The owner of 40 Warren St., Nova Partners, LLC, is requesting the...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Holding Vendor Fair for Local, Minority, Woman and Veteran-Owned Businesses

March 16, 2018
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Wynn Resorts is holding a vendor fair on Thursday, March 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Anthony’s of Malden (105 Canal Street, Malden) for all local, minority, woman and veteran owned businesses that are interested in supplying goods and services needed to operate the new $2.4 billion, five-star Wynn Boston Harbor Resort in Everett. All qualified...

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Charlestown Firm Chosen to Build First Three Custom Wynn Boston Harbor Water Shuttles

March 16, 2018
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Wynn Boston Harbor has long believed they could revolutionize transportation in Boston by using the Harbor, and now, they’ve picked a local ally to build upon that. After conducting an international review of companies, Wynn Boston Harbor announced on March 14, that a custom luxury yacht builder in Charlestown has been chosen to construct three...

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Surface Option Group Asks for Delay in Federal Funding to Review Tunnel Plan for Rutherford

March 16, 2018
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The fight for and against tunnels has gone federal. On March 13, the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) submitted a letter to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – the organization that decides upon federal transportation funding requests – requesting that the designated money for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square be delayed for one...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2018

March 16, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Bank 03/06/18 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a report of a bank robbery. A witness stated an unknown male approached the counter and demanded money. No note was given, but the suspect did show a knife. The victim complied, and the suspect fled towards Main Street. Detectives are...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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Townie Sports

March 16, 2018
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POPE JOHN WINS IN THE GARDEN It was a back and forth all afternoon at the TD Garden on Monday, March 12, when the Pope John Tigers met Mashpee for the Division 4 Semi-Finals, with Pope John narrowly defeating Mashpee. Head Coach Leo Boucher was a presence on the sideline, saying his kids used...

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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

March 10, 2018
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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

Charlestown’s Will Sutton slaps the puck past a Winchester player in Sunday’s Squirt championships, which the Townies won to claim the championship in the annual McGonagle/McGoff Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink. The annual tournament took place all last weekend and ended on Sunday with the championship games.

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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

March 10, 2018
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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

Tony Colton, former worker in the Navy Yard and member of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, holding his model ship Golden Hind that he built in an industrial light bulb. The model ship was one of about 65 now on display as part of the Guild’s annual show at the Constitution Museum. The...

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Flooding Issues in Charlestown an Eye-Opener for Many Last Friday

March 10, 2018
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Flooding has always been more of an East Boston thing when it comes to neighborhoods north of downtown, but last Friday coastal flooding quickly became a major Charlestown issue as water inundated places that usually stay dry like the Schrafft’s parking lot, the Navy Yard streets, and even the NewTown development surrounding the Little...

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One Charlestown Hearing to Focus on Community First

March 10, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards announced on Monday to the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce that her upcoming City Council hearing on One Charlestown will not only be in Charlestown, but also will take the rare step of letting the community speak before the developers. “These Council hearings traditionally start with departments and developers,” she said....

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Council Committee Votes to Release Rutherford Avenue Money

March 10, 2018
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The City Council Transportation Committee voted late last week to release the $250,000 grant to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) for the continued design of the Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square project – money that the committee had held up for most of February. City Councilor Lydia Edwards said the money is part of a much...

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‘Lion King’ Play at Warren Prescott Looks to Entertain Town This Weekend

March 10, 2018
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When Austin Sa first got on stage at the Warren-Prescott, it wasn’t something he really ever expected to do. Playing a small role as a seahorse in the W-P’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ some years ago, he was nervous, but he delivered his line, and it ignited the theatre bug in the young...

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DiDomenico St Pat’s Celebration, Flatley Luncheon, Warren Tavern Highlight Charlestown St Patrick’s Day Calendar

March 10, 2018
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The calendar has begun to get a little busy as St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, begins to roll around and the green suits will need to be broken out and ironed early this year as things kick off this Friday, March 9. State Sen. Sal DiDomenico and the DiDomenico Foundation will hold the fifth...

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CNC Community Corner

March 10, 2018
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2018 Spaulding-Cnc Community Partnership Fund grant request presentations are almost completed. With one more evening of presentations there is still an opportunity for Charlestown residents to learn more about some incredible programs led by our community non-profit organizations.  The final evening talks will be on Thursday, March 8 at the American Legion Hall, 23...

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Councilor Edwards Tells Chamber of Waterfront Business District Idea

March 10, 2018
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The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce held a blockbuster luncheon on Monday, and keynote speaker Councilor Lydia Edwards introduced to the crowd a new idea she’s exploring centered around protecting the waterfront through a public-private partnership. Edwards said one of the key issues to protecting the waterfront might be instituting a Waterfront Business District similar...

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