Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Halloween 2015

November 5, 2015
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Halloween 2015

Thousands of Halloween revelers marched around the Monument and the Training Field last Saturday evening during the 30th Annual March Around the Monument celebration. The safe and family-friendly event was bigger than ever. Here, Lauren Lizewski the Mummy could be seen wandering around the Monument in search of her tomb.

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Boston Reaches Out to Wynn for Meeting on Traffic, Planning

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the phone rang at the Wynn Everett headquarters last week, it was an unfamiliar voice – it being the voice of a person at Boston City Hall. Wynn Everett and officials from the City of Boston – excluding Boston Mayor Martin Walsh – met last Thursday, Oct. 29, in a...

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Charlestown Voters Pick the Election Winners

November 5, 2015
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By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday night’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out longtime At-Large City Councilor and former Council President Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983. doubled women...

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Single Family Homes, Condos Are Hot in Charlestown

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown real estate market is undoubtedly as healthy as a top professional athlete, but delving into the most recent numbers shows that prices for single-family homes and condos have been the foods that have fed the recent surge in the market. According to the MLS Property Information Network (PIN) and...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

November 5, 2015
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BY SAL  GIARRATANI UNCLE JOE’S MAUREEN  O’HARA STORY   By now the world must know that my mother was a Harrington from Charlestown. I remember the last time I saw my Uncle Joe, it was the Summer of 1977. He was 64 years old at that time I thought he was an old guy...

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This is a Halloween You Can Enjoy with Your Children

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Halloween is a lost art in most places. Trick-or-treaters are on the downswing in most communities and the further you go out in the suburbs, the less of the traditional one sees. Most places rely on “safe” indoor Halloween events, or organized parties rather than the old door-to-door stuff where kids...

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Obituaries 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Fine Otolaryngologist and former professor at UMass Medical School and former Chief of Surgery at     St. Vincent’s Hospital Dr. Jeffrey R. Fine of Charlestown, formerly of Worcester, died  on October 25. A graduate of Dickenson College and Hahneman Medical College, he served in the United States Air Force as a Major during...

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District 1 Champions

October 29, 2015
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District 1 Champions

Congratulations to the Charlestown Midget 1 hockey team on winning the District 1 title. The team moves onto the State Championship in November. Pictured left to right standing – Coach and new dad Harry Sullivan, Nolan Doherty, Quinlan Sullivan, Eddie Evers, Will Ahearn, Nolan McLaughlin, Danny Settipani, Colin Nestor – Bottom left, Jack Lonergan,...

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For A Good Cause

October 29, 2015
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For A Good Cause

Charlestown’s own comedians Tony V and Steve Sweeney, with Irene (Gillen) Moffat, sister of Brother Francis Gillen, were all on hand last Sunday night, Oct. 25, for a special fundraiser to help continue to the work of Brother Gillen – an elderly man who left Charlestown in the 1940s to do God’s work in...

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City and NHL Jointly Agree to Renovate McGonagle Rink

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The City of Boston and the National Hockey League (NHL) are combining forces to renovate the Brian McGonagle Street Hockey Rink at Ryan Field this fall – and will hold a blockbuster ceremony in December to mark the occasion and prepare for the NHL’s WinterFest game to roll into Fenway Park...

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Voters to go to Polls on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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Charlestown residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quite election. With no Mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats and Charlestown’s incumbent City Councilor running unopposed voter turnout here is expected to be light...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

October 29, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI GILLEN FAMILY’S MISSIONS FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCESS    Over 300 folks showed up to help raise needed funds for missionary work in the Philippines at a hospice called San Juan De Dios. There the Brothers of Mercy tend to the needs of the sick especially the mentally ill abandoned by their families....

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Letter to the Editor

October 29, 2015
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Letter from Charlestown Democrats Dear Editor: Greetings Fellow Charlestown Democrats! Every four years, all good Democrats cast their vote for their favorite Presidential candidate during the primary election in March. We always have a great turnout in Charlestown and we know you will want to be part of this exciting election on March 1,...

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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

October 29, 2015
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Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that the are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as the annual daylight savings time goes into effect.  However, daylight savings time is also the perfect time not only...

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Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” Drawing

October 22, 2015
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Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” Drawing

Bob Collier and Lyn Addison, friends since childhood and lifelong residents of Charlestown, were on hand to try to win some prizes during the annual Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” drawing on Monday evening.

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Halloween March Celebrates 30 years Around the Monument

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Some 30 years ago Charlestown was a far different place than it is today, and Halloween in Charlestown was a far different event than the community-driven, family-friendly celebration that it is today. Not to say there was anything particularly sinister about Halloween in those days, but there was no organized effort...

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Election Set for Open Seats on the CNC

October 22, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library, electronically from the CNC website or election chair, BarbaraBabin@comcast.net. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown,...

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Charlestown Democrats Endorse 3 Council Candidates

October 22, 2015
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At a meeting of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee on October 6th, committee members endorsed three candidates for At-Large City Council seats: current Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu along with challenger Annissa Essaibi-George. These three candidates—along with incumbent Councilors Stephen Murphy and Michael Flaherty—will compete for four At-Large Council seats in the municipal...

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Health Commission Study Shows Migration of Local Young Children

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It’s no secret that many couples and families start out in Charlestown – enjoying the parks, close proximity to downtown and the tight-knit community – and then leave once children come along, and a new study by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) this month puts that trend into numbers and...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools, Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Healey Endorses Essaibi-George

October 22, 2015
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With no Mayoral election this year and most incumbent city councilors running unopposed in November’s upcoming election is a perfect situation for a candidate Annissa Essaibi-George. Essaibi-George, who is running for one of the four At-Large Council seats, just missed last time around when she finished fifth two years ago in a field of...

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