CNC Corner

January 6, 2018
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Happy New Year to All from the Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership.  There is still time to submit an application for the 2018 grants and to attend a required tutorial.The final tutorial for applicants will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams Street. Applications will...

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Councilor Edwards Wants Transparency on One Charlestown

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Lydia Edwards this week said she expects to have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to addressing local issues as a new city councilor, but one issue she plans to take on immediately is the One Charlestown development. Following the first meeting of the year at City...

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YMCA to Hold Event on Jan 24

January 6, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community. Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. After being founded in 1917 to serve military families only, the Charlestown YMCA was acquired by the YMCA of Greater Boston...

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The Town’s Family Bible:Old Charlestown Patriot Newspapers Now Digitized

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel From busing to birthdays, and the Big Dig to the Old Charlestown Schoolboys, the comings and goings of Charlestown were chronicled with great precision for decades by the old Charlestown Patriot. It was where everyone went to find out not only the news, but also the tidbits about family members and...

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Growing Feral Cat Population a Concern During Bitter Cold Weather

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and one local woman are putting out a warning to watch out for feral (or stray) cats during the bitter cold weather that has hit the Town, and will linger for at least another week. Rosemarie Boucher of Charlestown, a volunteer on the organization’s...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2018

January 6, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 12/25/17- A victim on Polk Street reported that both her and her husband’s vehicles had their windows smashed out. The victim believes this might be a result of a prior dispute, and the matter is under investigation,   Larceny 12/27/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported that she received a...

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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING JOE TIMILTY As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty, and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember back in 1969 when I could vote for the first time when I lived on Pearl Street next...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Townie Sports

January 6, 2018
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ECHL UPDATE In a two-game sweep of the Reading Royals, Manchester wing Mike Doherty contributed a goal and an assist. Also, in a two-game sweep of the Worcester Railers, Doherty added two goals and an assist.   2017 COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS HOCKEY Merrimack defenseman Aaron Titcomb blasted a shot on net in the Warriors...

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From a New Councilor to New Money to a Re-Floating of the Constitution – 2017 Was a Packed Year

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it was sailing the high seas on the Constitution, debating transportation on Rutherford Avenue or welcoming a new City Councilor, Charlestown found itself in the news a lot over the year of 2017 – which was anything but quiet.   In reviewing the news of the year, the following are...

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Ryan to Focus on Opiates and Transportation

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan is ready to embark on a new legislative year, and this week, he said he believes it will be even busier than 2017 as his committee takes up new legislation on the opiate epidemic.   Ryan is Vice Chair of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse and...

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Housing Program Helps Families Survive Crises Without Turning to Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 29 families in Charlestown with a total expenditure of $64,362 locally.   The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program provides families with a small amount of cash assistance and provides an...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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Sports 12-28-2017

December 28, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS GIRLS HOCKEY Reading wing Abbie Collins notched an assist in the Lady Rockets 5-1 pummeling of Wakefield. BASKETBALL In an early season showdown for Catholic Central League supremacy, Pope John XXIII (ranked #1 in Division 4 North) destroyed defending champion Matignon 70-39 to keep Coach Leo Boucher and the...

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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

December 22, 2017
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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Residents Alliance for the Charlestown Development held its first-ever Christmas toy distribution this week since forming earlier this year. President Tiara Murphy said they were happy to continue a long-standing tradition, but as a new organization with a new structure. “This is CRA’s first toy drive as it is...

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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

December 22, 2017
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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

By Seth Daniel There’s no question that the Boston Pops is anchored at Symphony Hall in the winter, but there’s also no question they don’t mind pulling up anchor once in a while to travel to Charlestown. For the 7th year in a row, the Boston Pops brought their holiday show to the Spaulding...

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Residents Sound Off on Hood Park Plan for Concert Venue, Restaurant

December 22, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett After the bombshell news earlier this month at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting that the Hood Park was pursuing a concert venue operator for the first floor of its proposed new parking garage, residents were able to digest and comment on the proposal at a public meeting help at Hood...

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High-Value Homeowners Can Pre-Pay Property Tax

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new national tax policy has bled significantly into City Hall this week as many residents – particularly those in high-value properties – scramble to City Hall to pre-pay their property taxes for the next two quarters ahead of what is expected to be a significant change to the federal property...

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CNC Corner

December 22, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding.  There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall.  Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Paula Milone-Nuzzo Recently Installed President of MGH Institute of Health

December 22, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, was officially installed on December 7,   as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions. Speaking to an audience of members from the MGH Institute community, representatives from area colleges and Partners HealthCare, family, and friends, President Milone-Nuzzo pledged to build upon the Boston graduate school’s 40-year...

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Loud and Clear:Charlestown Wants More Liquor Licenses for Restaurants

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The call has been heard at City Hall that Charlestown residents and businesses would like to see more liquor licenses available in the neighborhood for restaurants and pubs, and Economic Chief John Barros said a proposed new ordinance would reserve 15 such licenses just for the Town. “We have heard loud...

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The Finials are Back at St John’s Episcopal

December 22, 2017
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The final step in the restoration and painting of the Parish House of St John’s Episcopal Church at 27 Devens Street  began in late November  with the installation of three new finials on the third floor dormers. The work began over a year ago with the start of St John’s capital campaign and a...

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Councilor LaMattina says Farewell in Final Speech

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds After more than 11 years as District 1 City Councilor, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time during the Dec. 13 Council meeting – the final meeting of the current session....

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