CNC Wants Study of Bunker Hill St Section

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) voted unanimously at its Oct. 2 meeting to ask the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to re-examine last year’s change in direction of one-way Allston Street, and to look at a comprehensive solution that solves the issue once and for all. “I think we should ask the...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

October 13, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.  Passacantilli recently topped the ticket in the Municipal Preliminary Election held on September 26. Passacantilli said,...

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Program Underway to Identify, Create Outreach All Charlestown Veterans

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new program funded by the Charlestown Community Mitigation Fund is preparing to get underway to identify all veterans and reach out to them to see if they need services or help accessing service. The program came from what previously was a volunteer effort by Stan Leonard, Dr. Jeff Fine and...

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Alden to Speak at Branch Library

October 13, 2017
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Ellen B. Alden will talk about her book Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., on Monday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. Local author Ellen B. Alden found a leather box in her attic, filled with Civil War letters from her Irish immigrant great-great-grandfather Florence Burke to his family...

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Historical Society to Sponsor Play on First Woman in American Military

October 13, 2017
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Deborah Sampson was the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. Actor and historical interpreter Judith Kalaora will deliver a stimulating re-enactment which chronicles Sampson’s life.  An indentured servant by the age of five, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, where women were naught but...

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E-inc Ready for Ducks to Dash into the Little Mystic

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If anyone has ever wanted to race rubber ducks on the Little Mystic, this Saturday is the time to do it as e-inc. holds its first-ever Duck Dash fundraiser and fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fundraiser will be to help raise money to bring a second museum...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2017
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COMMENTING ON TRAFFIC LETTER Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to last month’s letter regarding traffic, transportation, and Mayor Walsh not following through on his statements. Mr. Rob Pelychaty states that “over 300 residents” signed a petition for a so-called “preferred plan” for Rutherford Ave. that calls for more open, pedestrian/bicycle friendly areas,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN WILL PICK NEXT DISTRICT COUNCILOR I can remember back in 1981 when Boston voters went to the polls to decide the future of the Boston City Council which at that time had been since 1949 a citywide body of nine members. On that ballot that year was...

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Bringing Bostonians Together

October 13, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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Townie Sports

October 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly and staff TOWNIES ON ICE In the Eastern Hockey League, Walpole Express wing Will Ahearn continues to make strides in his second year. Mike Doherty, a first-year wing for the Manchester Monarchs in the East Coast Hockey League, made a spectacular debut with a “Gordie Howe hat trick” — two goals,...

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Honoring Sal

October 6, 2017
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Honoring Sal

Retiring City Councilor Sal LaMattina thanks everyone for their support and entrusting him with representing District 1 for 11 years, as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and State Rep. Dan Ryan look on. The farewell party for the longtime East Boston, North End and Charlestown city councilor came on Sunday, Oct. 1, during the Friends...

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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

October 6, 2017
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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

By Seth Daniel In the 1970s, the world of Charlestown’s storied hockey history didn’t really include women or girls. Save for one hard-nosed coach that many opposing teams of the time learned to respect and to fear, relatives and friends said. That woman was Anne Considine, dubbed the “original hockey mom” during a banner...

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Let’s Debate:District 1 Candidates Will Participate in Neighborhood Debates

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Both District 1 candidates have agreed to participate in at least one debate/forum in each of the three neighborhoods leading up to the Nov. 7 election. Meanwhile, scheduling debates for the mayoral race seems to have gotten a little easier as well, with Mayor Martin Walsh’s camp indicating late last week...

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Residents Concerned Over Tree Cutting

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As residents grow concerned over the removal of about 40 trees on Constitution Wharf at the newly branded Constitution Center, the developer of the property said it is only temporary growing pains that will be rewarded with a first-class landscape in the near future. Nadine Firth, who lives in Constitution Marina,...

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Charlestown’s Grzelcyk Secures Bruins Roster Spot

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown hockey standout Matt Grzelcyk secured a major step in his professional career on Tuesday when he secured a roster spot on the Boston Bruins team – making complete his journey from the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink in Thompson Square to over the highway at the TD Garden on Canal...

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Many Wonder about One Charlestown’s New Plans

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel September is now in the rearview mirror, and still there has been no word, or even an inkling of activity, from the developers of One Charlestown regarding the new design that they were scheduled to unveil some time after Labor Day. Now, many in the Town are growing restless and wondering...

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Rosens on Committee for Storybook Ball

October 6, 2017
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Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scary for adults—and even scarier for children. This October, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will bring a heightened awareness to this growing problem at its Storybook Ball. Now in its 18th year, the Storybook Ball is one of Boston’s pinnacle events,...

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Former City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 6, 2017
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Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a Charlestown event hosted by Boston Public School (BPS) parents from across the district.  In the 2013 Mayoral Election, Connolly won both Charlestown and the North End in both the Preliminary and Final Elections. Connolly, a former teacher and past...

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Police Briefs 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 09/29/17 – A victim on Main Street reported she left her bag with prescriptions on the counter and left the store. Upon realizing she forgot the bag, she returned to find it was gone. A surveillance video was available, and the suspect who took the bag was identified. Detectives will investigate....

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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Expressing Our Gratitude for the Grasshopper Café Dear Editor: As the summer comes to a close and as we prepare for the year ahead we can’t help but reflect on the success stories from our last school year. The Harvard Kent School and the Eliot K-8 Innovation Schools worked hard to promote the social...

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Townie Tidbits

October 6, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER’S OVER BUSY NIGHTS AGAIN Over the summer months, there isn’t that much activity with community meetings or times but once Labor Day hits, the schedule for activists and newspaper guys like me gets busy, busy and more busy. I was back at the Knigts again  recently for...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Townie Sports

October 6, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS FOOTBAL FRIDAY’S GAMES BC High at Malden Catholic– 7 PM Br. Gilbert Stadium )Charlestown at New Mission – 6 PM (Almont Park) Everett at Lowell – 7 PM (Cawley Field) Melrose at Cochrane-Fountain City – 7 PM (Wisconsin) Cambridge at Malden Catholic – 7 PM SATURDAY’S...

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Candlelight Vigil

September 29, 2017
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Candlelight Vigil

Warren McMaster and Stephanie Shea listen as the names of the victims lost to addiction are read during the 9th annual Charlestown Vigil in Hayes Square on Saturday, Sept. 23. The vigil this year was dedicated to Timothy Monaco, who died due to addiction on Nov. 11, 2016.

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