Warren Prescott Continue Strong Collaboration in ‘Hairspray’ Show

March 24, 2017
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Warren Prescott Continue Strong Collaboration in ‘Hairspray’ Show

One part of the neighborhood took care of another part on Friday night, March 10, as RSM in City Square presented the Warren Prescott Elementary School (WP) with a $110,903 grant as part of the company’s ongoing partnership with the school which started last summer. The partnership was born out of a call from...

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Designated Bike Lane in Sullivan Square, Rutherford Ave:Plan Cheered by Cyclists

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For more than a few in the Town, the mention of a dedicated bike path in the plans for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue brings on a frown or the rolling of the eyes – and is sometimes seen as a bit of expensive, wasted space to accommodate a small, but...

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Alternative Plan to One Charlestown Presented

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Former planner Sy Mintz said this week that he has presented his “alternative plan” for One Charlestown no fewer than 17 times to small groups around the Town, and that at one of those meetings a representative from the Corcoran Jennison team was in attendance to view his presentation. Last week,...

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A Calming State:Yoga at the Library Builds on Years of Commitment,Access for All Residents

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel On most Mondays when the sun is out, a beautiful swath of sunlight shines into the event room on the second floor of the Charlestown Branch Library. Sitting on the floor are several adults who have gathered there for a number of years. But there aren’t any books. There isn’t even...

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Re-Shaping the BPDA:Women Make Up Majority of Staff at the Agency

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was formed in 1957. Throughout the years, this agency has decided in many ways what direction the City should go in by having a tight fingertip on every major development that has come through Boston over the past...

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MGH Nursing Program Earns High Marks from US News and World Reports

March 24, 2017
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The Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown attained their highest rankings ever in the new U. S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools list. The rankings were released March 14, 2017. The three-year direct-entry master’s program, in which...

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LaMattina Calls for Unity in Development of One Charlestown

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As all parties prepare to come back to the public table at the end of the month on the One Charlestown development proposal, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for the community to unite behind the process, rather than splinter off into numerous separate groups. LaMattina explained his position in its...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2017

March 24, 2017
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Aggravated Assault 03/15/17 – Officers responded to a radio call for a person shot on Bunker Hill Street. On arrival, police observed a female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, and the matter is under investigation Aggravated Assault 03/15/17 – As a result of a prior...

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Unite Around One Charlestown

March 24, 2017
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By Councilor Sal LaMattina During my 10 years as your City Councilor, I have had many conversations about the challenges and opportunities in this neighborhood regarding the Bunker Hill Housing Development.  While hearing from many different neighborhood constituencies, I have been met with near unanimous agreement that something needs to be done about the...

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Townie Tidbits

March 24, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani KEEP TALKING ONE CHARLESTOWN I am still talking about One Charlestown here because whatever happens down there will like the Bunker Hill Projects be here for a long time to come. What is built needs to be the right fit for the area up on Bunker Hill Street. I am all...

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Townie Sports

March 24, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly A POINT FOR ST. PATRICK Freshman midfielder Hughie O’Donnell notched an assist in Nichols 16-7 setback to Berry. In his wearing of the Bison green, O’Donnell also recovered four ground balls and forced four turnovers.   SO CLOSE YET… Both Malden Catholic’s senior wing Cameron Delvalle and BC High’s sophomore wing...

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Warren Tavern

March 18, 2017
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The Warren Tavern was packed on this past Friday March 17th as revelers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  Sean Sanders was on hand from Ireland to perform as well as dancers from The Goulding School of Irish Dance. by Joseph Prezioso      

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Hockey Tournament

March 17, 2017
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Hockey Tournament

Gianna Scoppettuolo, of the Charlestown Youth Hockey Girls U10 team, chases down the puck on Sunday, March 5, during the championship game of the McGonagle/McGoff Memorial Tournament at the Charlestown rink. The tournament attracts hundreds of youth hockey players each year and is in memoriam to the late Dan McGoff and Bryan McGonagle.

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A Remarkable Story about A Townie Hero

March 17, 2017
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A Remarkable Story about A Townie Hero

By Kevin Kelly The 48th annual Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship banquet will be held on April 1 at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus at 545 Medford St. Friends, family and guest speakers will gather to pay tribute to a remarkable “Townie” and salute the 47th Quinn Scholar Hugh Bernard O’Donnell, a freshman...

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One Charlestown Developer Says Comments, Concerns to be Addressed When Process Resumes

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Developers of One Charlestown said this week that they have not seen or been invited to comment on the “alternative plan” unveiled by Charlestown resident Sy Mintz last week, but that they have been getting input all over the Town and are excited to share their new plan later this month....

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Liquor License Proposal Leaves Out Charlestown

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Beth Treffeisen City Council legislation filed last week that could unlock more than 150 new liquor licenses in Boston once again leaves Charlestown in the dark, with the proposal passing up the Town for neighborhood-specific licenses, potentially continuing to make opening a restaurant in the Town a difficult proposition. In...

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Tradition Tops Reasons Why Boston,Charlestown Rank High for St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 17, 2017
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When Kim Mahoney thinks about St. Patrick’s day, part of her goes to work planning a great celebration for the Warren Tavern – one of the go-to locations for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston – but another part beams with pride for the celebration of a culture brought to Charlestown from Donegal by her...

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Harvest on Vine to Distribute Easter Baskets to Local Families

March 17, 2017
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The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry in Hayes Square is preparing to provide more than 500 Charlestown families a delicious ham dinner, with all the fixings, to be enjoyed on Easter Sunday.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at noon in the Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. Some 500 hams have...

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Monument Ave Neighbors Hope to Establish Slow Street District

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residents of the Monument Avenue area are in the midst of putting together an application for the newly-established Slow Streets competitive application from the City. Amy Carlson said several neighbors from the area are looking to hopefully gain the designation from the Training Field to Green Street though their application, which...

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Sen DiDomenico Appointed to Ways and Means

March 17, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) was recently appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to once again serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. The Senator has also been newly tapped to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.  In addition to his Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship,...

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Residents to Run Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Team

March 17, 2017
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Two Charlestown residents will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17th as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer … One Step at a Time, and the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The two teams, which include former patients and family members, Mass General employees and longtime hospital...

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Police Briefs 03-16-2017

March 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary 03/06/17 – As a result of a radio call for cars being broken into on Mt. Vernon Street, officers stopped an individual who was carrying several coats and a number of tools. As a result of the subsequent investigation, police learned the property in his possession came from a car that...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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