Mayor’s Coffee Hour

June 3, 2017
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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Hundreds of residents turned out at the John Harvard Mall on Thursday morning, May 25, to join Mayor Martin Walsh for the annual Coffee Hour in Charlestown. Mayor Walsh visited with residents for an hour or so and then joined several young people, along with Liaison Chris Breen, State Rep. Dan Ryan and Councilor...

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Bunker Hill Associates Celebrates 32 Years of Week’s Worth of Events

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For more than three decades, the Bunker Hill Associates have planned and helped to plan exciting events for the Charlestown Pride Week – everything from the Family Feud to the Associates Breakfast and about 15 other singular events in between. It has turned out to be a 12-day spectacle that no...

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Antiphonal Brass Band to Play Concert on the Monument

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new tradition is forming for the annual Bunker Hill Concert on the Monument, and its forming around trumpets and trombones rather that tubas and crazy outfits. The Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society will bring its 22-piece orchestra back to the Monument this year for the Saturday evening concert, June 10, on...

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Wynn Mitigation Money Dispersed After Vote on Tuesday Meeting

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund committee voted on Tuesday to release almost $180,000 to 41 non-profits in the Town after getting barraged with 57 requests for more than $900,000 in the opening round of grant dispersals that comes from the licensing fee paid by Wynn Boston Harbor. State Rep. Dan Ryan...

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CNC Community Corner

June 3, 2017
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 6 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. There will be a presentation by the Appalachian Mountain Club who will be relocating to City Square from Beacon Hill, and the Fire Dept will report on the...

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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report On Water Quality at Area Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...

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Sail Boston Plans for Charlestown Taking Shape with Two Days of Fun Scheduled

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Plans for the Charlestown Navy Yard are taking shape for the Sail Boston 2017 extravaganza, with the bulk of activities in Charlestown taking place on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18 – activities that include music, food, prime viewing of the tall ships and loads of family activities. Since having...

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‘The Neck’ One of Nine Hot Spots Citywide for Major Flooding Potential, Remediation Efforts

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Often times, when tides rise to new highs or storm surges inundate typically dry areas, communities learn anew about their vulnerability to flooding and, potentially, sea level rise. Through using heavy data and months of study, the City has identified that the Sullivan Square area – especially Ryan Playground, the Main...

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Parade to Include Tribute to Doherty

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee and the US Navy Band Northeast announced this week that they will be presenting a special tribute to fallen Ensign John J. Doherty, killed in action in 1942, at Doherty Park during the Parade on June 11 – a park named after the fallen hero....

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Police Briefs 06-01-2017

June 3, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Found Ballistic Evidence 05/23/17 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who stated she heard four shots being fired, and that the rounds came through her window. Officers recovered bullet fragments at the scene. No injuries were reported at this...

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Townie Tidbits

June 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK GOD THEY CAME TO THEIR SENSES The Boston Transportation Department is to be thanked for announcing its support on the Sullivan Square traffic that includes the use of underpasses and not the surface only option. Many in the packed meeting at the Knights on May 18 were glad to hear...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Townie Sports

June 3, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS The MIAA softball and baseball tourney pairings were announced Tuesday and a plethora of “Townies” will be going for the glory. Good luck to Jake Scanlan (East Boston), Mike Ward (Latin Academy), Chris Tucker (Latin Academy), Gavin Kelsey (Wilmington), Carleigh Schievink (Latin Academy), Jessica Rynne (Latin Academy),...

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Daughters of Isabella #1 Banquet

May 26, 2017
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Daughters of Isabella #1 Banquet

The annual Daughters of Isabella# 1 May Banquet took place on Friday, May 19, and continued the May tradition that has been ongoing since 1903. Organizers had a good turnout and a good dinner. Pictured here are (Standing): Chris Rizzo, Leo Breen, Tommy White, Jack Pierce, and Rich Lyman. Seated: Diana White, Father Dan...

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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

May 26, 2017
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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

By Seth Daniel Years ago, while climbing across the deck of the USS Constitution time after time, E-7 Navy Chief Torpedoman Neil McLaughlin developed a certain respect for the Navy – something that always stuck with him as he observed the sailors and officers staffing the ship while growing up in the Town. He...

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Transportation to Move Forward With Sullivan Square Underpasses

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a standing room only meeting in the Knights of Columbus on May 18, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it intended to move forward on the long-term Sullivan Square traffic plan with the continued use of underpasses rather than pursue a surface-only option. The scene was electric last Thursday...

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Tree Removal Hearing Set for June 1

May 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees in Charlestown. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee) in the third...

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St Clement School in Medford to Close June 2017

May 26, 2017
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St. Clement School in Medford announced Friday, May 19, that it will close at the end of the school year in June 2017. Currently the school educates students in Pre-K and grades 6-12. The school had educated students in Pre-K through grade 12 through school year 2015-2016. A combination of factors has contributed to...

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‘Coffee with A Cop’ Comes to Grasshopper Café

May 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Commissioner William Evans of the Boston Police Department joined district officers and neighborhood residents for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Grasshopper Café on May 17. Each Wednesday, police visit a different city neighborhood in a casual setting where they can meet and hear from neighbors. Besides complimentary coffee, the department...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Pushing for Special, Limited 4 A.M. Liquor License

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing the need to be competitive in a business with narrow margins, Wynn Boston Harbor is pushing strongly for a provision in the State Budget that would allow the casino to serve liquor on the gaming floor for an extra two hours at night – until 4 a.m. A typical liquor...

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Owners of 6 Soley Street Seeking to Move-In

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After three years of contentious meetings, court battles, bitter discussions with some Soley Street neighbors and numerous volleys across the passageways of City Hall, the owners of the controversial property at 6 Soley St. still want to move in, still want to be neighbors to those who they are seemingly at...

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Unique BPDA Loan Program Helps Tea Bar Come to Main Street Area

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The former Sorelle’s location off of Main Street is about to be occupied by an exciting and innovative cold brew tea bar, and it’s in no small part due to the cooperation of a unique loan program that’s part of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and directed by native...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Law 05/15/17 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a license.   Assault and Battery 05/17/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported when he told the person in his business that he...

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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Quite A Year  Dear Editor: It’s Been Quite a year for my good friend,Grand Marshall Robert Beckwith. Bob had two children Tom and Valerie each walk down the aisle. A third child,Carolyn, gave birth to Grandson Robbie. He and his wife Carol and another Daughter Lauren welcomed their first Grandchild and Nephew home! Becky...

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