Wynn Boston Harbor Preparing to Bid Construction Work Needed

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies and vendors in order to keep the money local. Bids have already been awarded on the project to Ferguson Neurdorf Glass for the hotel curtain...

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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the area of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University campus, and though the injuries were non-life threatening, the accident this week highlighted the importance of the Vision Zero effort now underway by City planners...

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Charlestown Students Win MWRA Poster Contests

June 24, 2016
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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is pleased to announce that three students at the Warren-Prescott School, Charlestown, have won MWRA’s annual poster and writing contests. Gabriella Guadagno Kaluski, grade 3, won Second Place in the poster contest. Hannah McKenna, grade 2, won Honorable Mention in the poster contest. Hazel Catherine Collier, grade 5, won...

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BHCHP Honors Gov Baker

June 24, 2016
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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP’s ally and advocate, helping to ensure that its patients receive the top quality health care the state is known for.  BHCHP also honored Liberty Mutual Insurance with...

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BRA Approves Contract for Ferry Move,to be Done in July

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer in the Navy Yard will be the move of the MBTA commuter ferry back to Pier 4, and officials said it will happen sooner rather than later. At its last Board meeting on June 9, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved...

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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Meeting on traffic plans set for June 30 Dear Editor: On June 30, there will be an important meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street at  6:30 pm. The Boston Transportation Department will be discussing traffic plans from the Washington Avenue Bridge and City Square to Austin Street. In the Fall...

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Townie Tidbits

June 24, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani IT WASN’T MY FAULT Last week, at the Chamber of Commerce marketplace at the Bunker Hill Mall I was told I recently was in error in my recent piece on the People’s Firehouse story.  I never thought I wrote the word, “Butterflies,” I thought I said “Honeybees.” however, even that apparently...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

June 17, 2016
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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

By Seth Daniel As warm weather sets in, the ocean often beckons to folks on the shore and the lure of owning a boat and getting out on the water offers a strong siren from the deep waters. However, then winter comes, and one has to figure out how to repair and store that...

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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

June 17, 2016
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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

By Seth Daniel Were the late David Whelan still alive today, family members last week said he’d be busy finding someone to put a daily shine on the bronze plaque dedicated to him last Friday, June 10, in the Navy Yard – a plaque that memorializes him as the anchor of the community and...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Planning Re-Start with BTD on June 30

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Sometimes going back to the drawing board can’t be avoided. It wasn’t long ago that a plan was decided upon for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – a plan that saw the future of the area with a surface option and the elimination of the tunnel and more of a neighborhood...

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St Florian’s Arrival:After Many Years,Fr Mahoney gets Florian Statue at St Francis de Sales

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took some time, but St. Florian showed up for church last Saturday, June 11, at St. Francis de Sales. With hundreds looking on and Bunker Hill Street filled with spectators, Father Daniel Mahoney was all smiles as the long-sought statue of St. Florian – the protective saint of firefighters –...

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Caution Urged to Councilors in Lifting Cap on Suboxone

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city urged caution to lawmakers looking to lift the cap on Suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone, an opioid treatment medication much like methadone, is strictly regulated....

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Michael’s Mission:Family Looks to Remember Michael Cain on Anniversary

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just last year at this time, Michael Cain II – son of the Town’s notable DJ Smokey Cain – was celebrating his 24th birthday. As he tried to maintain his sobriety, family members said he struggled – and so much so that after a brief hospital stay in late June 2015,...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Warrant Arrest 06/0916 – Officers in the area of Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding U.S. district court warrant charging conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin. Larceny 06/09/16 – A victim on Old Ironsides Way reported that he was notified by UPS that a package had been delivered...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING A  REAL CHARLESTOWN HERO On Tuesday evening June 7, Peter Looney Park was packed to celebrate Peter Looney Night at the childrens’  park named in his honor. He passed away some four years ago now but he was there prior to his passing to see this park named in his...

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Harvard Kent Ceremony

June 10, 2016
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Harvard Kent Ceremony

He might have lost some cool points with his friends for getting a kiss from his parents, Rosie and Jose Munoz, on stage, but Harvard Kent 3rd grader Anthony Munoz was still all smiles after being named one of six new Leadership Scholars at a school ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The 11th Annual...

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Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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Bunker Hill Parade

The Bunker Hill Parade will be the highlight of more than a week-long celebration of activities commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Parade will begin in Hayes Square at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday June 12. See the special section in todays’s Patriot-Bridge starting on page 7 for full details and a wrap-up of...

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Mayor Moves to Establish Trust Fund for Wynn Mitigation Money

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a move on Monday that caught many in the Town off-guard – including elected officials involved in the process – Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a letter to the City Council Monday morning asking it to approve a newly-created Charlestown Impact Trust Fund – the conduit that will hold Wynn casino...

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Two-Way Tolling Tests to Roll Out This Summer on the Tobin Bridge

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers this week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has been reported in the Patriot Bridge since 2013. Tom Tinlin of the state Department...

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Leadership Scholarship Celebrates 11 Years of Dreaming Big for Harvard Kent Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Calling it the best public-private partnership in the Boston Public Schools, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the 11th Annual Harvard Kent Leadership Scholarship Awards on Thursday, June 2, and told the group of youngsters that he had wanted to be mayor since eighth grade – and though he went off track for...

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Bunker Hill Day Parade Roster – June 12

June 10, 2016
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This information is printed as an informational guide only. The parade lineup is subject to change by the parade committee.   BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL PARADE June 12, 2016 12:30 P.M. Sponsored by Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee   The 2016 Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade is dedicated to the memory of Ron...

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General Dr Joseph Warren: A Hero Who Could Have Been President?

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Gen. Dr. Joseph Warren is remembered for one simple fact on Bunker Hill Day, and that unfortunate fact is that it was the day he died – with the namesake of the famous Tavern in the Town having been killed as he summoned the retreating Americans to fire one last time...

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Doll Carriage Parade Continues Long Tradition in Delighting Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When one looks for the origins of the Edna Kelly Doll Carriage Parade as part of Charlestown Pride Week, they have to look pretty far back – and even then answers aren’t easy to come by. “I know it’s at least 80 years in existence,” said Maureen Collier, chair of the...

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