Boston Meeting on Wynn Casino Set for Feb. 4

January 30, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh is not letting the proposed casino in neighboring Everett fall off his radar. The City of Boston will be hosting a public meeting on the proposed Wynn casino on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlestown High School, 240 Medford Street. “The City of Boston Public Meeting on the...

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Thank You, Sen. DiDomenico

January 30, 2014
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As the Mystic River winds its way to the sea, the Charlestown waterfront is the last area that this river empties into before mixing with the larger Boston Harbor. However, if you do not have a sturdy boat, then maybe you do not want to venture onto the river. When one thinks of how...

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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

January 22, 2014
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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

MGH Institute of Health Professions President Jan Bellack, right, presents a check for $1,891 to Charlestown YMCA Director Steve Telesmanick in support of the Dennis McLaughlin House as part of the Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign. The Y’s Annual Fund supports many charitable programs for the Charlestown community, including the McLaughlin House which provides...

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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

Charlestown’s Dan Ryan officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the Second Suffolk District late last week and held a meet and greet at the Warren Tavern Wednesday night. “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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CNC Awards 25 Non-profit Organizations a Total of $100,000 in Mitigation Money

January 22, 2014
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Over two dozen Charlestown non-profit organizations will share in a new round of Central Artery mitigation money. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved last week the distribution of $100,000 from the Charlestown mitigation fund. The fund was established to address the social impacts of development occurring on Central Artery North Area (CANA) parcels. The...

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Boat Builder Seeking to Locate on Waterfront

January 22, 2014
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A boat manufacturing operation that has been part of the fabric of the East Boston community for nearly two decades is planning a move to Charlestown. The company would still have to go through a community process but the owner is confident Charlestown will be Boston Boat Work’s new home. The Boston Boat Works,...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Obituaries 01-23-2014

January 22, 2014
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James Sadler Worked in Construction and Fire Equipment Manufacture James E. Sadler of 60 Washington St., Somerville passed away on January 12, 2012. He was 82 years old. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 17, 1931, he was raised in a family of six boys and one girl by his father, Raymond and his...

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Future Olympians

January 16, 2014
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Future Olympians

Kiley Stillman, Aidyn Reid, Cate McLaughlin and Lauren Bussell are having a great time ice skating together at the Warren Prescott Family Ice Skating Social.

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Going Underground in the Callahan Tunnel

January 16, 2014
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Going Underground in the Callahan Tunnel

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project running a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportunity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The scheduled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimistic that incentives for contractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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LaMattina Looking Forward to Busy Council Agenda

January 16, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fourth term as District 1 City Councilor last week at Boston College and said he looks forward to representing Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End for another two years. With many issues still facing Charlestown and several large projects ready to transform the future...

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Walsh Scouring Casino Documents for Benefits

January 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh just took office last week and one of his first tasks was to pore over the 43,000 pages of documents from both the Wynn and Mohegan Sun casino proposals and make an educated decision before entering into any agreement with either. So Walsh asked the Mass Gaming Commission for a 30...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 01/06/14 – Officers in the area of Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Cambridge Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife 01/07/14 – Officers on Polk Street observed a disturbance between two groups of youths. Police spoke to one of the parties, who stated a Hispanic...

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Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Michael Elwell Truck Driver and Lifelong Charlestown Resident Michael P. Elwell, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered eternal life suddenly on Sunday, January 12. He was 48 years old. Born in Boston on January 1, 1966, a son of Edward J. Elwell and Ann M. (Power) Elwell, he grew up in Charlestown. He was educated...

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New CNC Board Members

January 9, 2014
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New CNC Board Members

Tom Cunha (left) Chair of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) welcomed new board members Caitlin Kelly for Precinct 7 and Tom Hogan representng the Charlestown Preservation Society to the board at the monthly meeting of the CNC on Tuesday night.

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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

January 9, 2014
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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

Chris Remmes, a 20 year resident of Charlestown, made it official today by announcing a run for the Second Suffolk State Representative being vacated by Representative Eugene O’Flaherty. Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee, and active member of the Charlestown community.  A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and...

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O’Flaherty Resigns; Race Is on for Seat

January 9, 2014
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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly, a former At-Large City Council Candidate, Charlestown Democratic Ward Chair Chris Remmes and Dan Ryan, an Aid for U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano, will all be taking a shot at the soon to be open State Representative seat in the special election set for April 1. The seat will be availbe after...

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Warren Prescott Ice Skating Social

January 9, 2014
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The Warren Prescott Family Ice Skating Social will be held on this Saturday, January 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street in the North End. Skaters are urged to arrive between 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. there will be free skating...

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DiDomenico to Hold Local Office Hours Fri.

January 9, 2014
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will be hosting office hours in Charlestown on Friday, January 10th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Zume’s Coffee House (223 Main Street).  These office hours, which occur on a monthly basis, are open to all Charlestown residents to meet with Senator DiDomenico or a member of his staff...

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Walsh Has Full Agenda and He Deserves Our Support

January 9, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Police Briefs 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Larceny – Over $200 01/01/13 – The victim reported while he was at a business on Cambridge Street, unknown person(s) stole his Samsung Galaxy X4 cell phone, which was left on a table. Using a built-in tracking device on the phone, the location was shown to be a building on Morton Street in Dorchester....

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Obituaries 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Margaret ‘Peg’ Canney Lifelong Townie, Dedicated Parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Church Margaret T., “Peg” ( Ducey) Canney of Charlestown died on December 29 after a brief illness in the Mass. General Hospital surrounded by her family. Peg was a life long townie and a dedicated parishioner at St Francis de Sales Church,...

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Members of Missionsafe.

December 31, 2013
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Members of Missionsafe.

Xavier Jimenez, Zaire Richardson, Nelmary Hernandez, Yusmeiy Bruno, (back) Jakeyla Greene, Council Antwan Mills and Iris Baez were at the Open House of MissionSafe on December 11 and are all members of MissionSAFE.

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Wynn Resorts Has MGC Approval to Submit Application

December 31, 2013
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Wynn Resorts that will be located on Route 99 less than a quarter mile from the Charlestown line  has cleared all hurdles with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) after a unanimous vote recorded last Friday, Dec. 27, by Commissioners that officially declared the company suitable to submit a Phase 2 application. Earlier this month,...

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