Award Winner

March 5, 2014
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Award Winner

Sonni Fazio received the Tommy Bryson Memorial Scholarship Award at the Charleston Yoth Hockey Association annual McGonagle Tournament that was held over this past weekend..

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Proposed Changes to Blackstone Block, Constitution Rd. Aims at Accessibility

March 5, 2014
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A standing-room crowd at a public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday got a glimpse of the latest concept designs for improving pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to the Blackstone Block, located between the Haymarket MBTA station and Faneuil Hall, and Constitution Road in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between...

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Sen. DiDomenico to Hold St. Pat’s Party on Friday

March 5, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced that he will hold his First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Jimmy Tingle and...

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Boston Parks Schedules Hearing on Warren St. Shade Tree, April 3

March 5, 2014
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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, April 3, to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 78 Warren Street in Charlestown. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room of...

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Congratulations, Dan

March 5, 2014
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The legendary former Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas “Tip” O’Neil, was famous  for the political maxim, “All politics is local.” Dan Ryan’s convincing win on Tuesday proved the truth of Tip’s famous aphorism. Dan is a lifelong resident of Charlestown and  has never forgotten his roots. Whether it be in his capacity as...

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Sen. DiDomenico’s St. Patrick’s Party

March 5, 2014
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For years Charlestown residents have been treated to a St. Patrick’s Day party.  However, this year all that was in jeopardy as former State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, who was the driving force behind this event in recent years, had left office in January. State Senator Sal DiDomenico had planned last year to begin his...

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CYHA 20th Annual Bryan Mcgonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament

March 5, 2014
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This year marked the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR Emmon’s, O’Neill, Horrigan rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. All three...

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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

February 26, 2014
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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to request a license for Courageous Sailing to host summer events on Pier 4 with the agreements and limitations that were approved in 2013. Courageous Sailing hopes to hold 10 evening and 10 daytime events under an approximately 50’X100’ tent to help fund the Courageous Youth Program,...

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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

February 26, 2014
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Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 2nd Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Looking at Casino Impacts on Charlestown

February 26, 2014
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Rutherford Avenue is a road to be usually avoided at certain times of the day.  The recent potholes are not the reason as much as the traffic gridlock that one encounters.  For residents this gridlock usually means the side streets, such as Main Street, Chelsea Street,  Bunker Hill Street, Austin Street, Green Street or...

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CYHA McGonagle Tourney Is This Weekend

February 26, 2014
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CYHA hosts the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on Friday, February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. His family has been...

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Another Meeting Is in Order

February 26, 2014
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On February 4, a public hearing with Wynn officials about their plans and the impacts of the casino for Charlestown  was held that for many residents seemed to raise more questions. Local community leaders who sit on boards like the Charlestown Neighborhood Council have legitimate questions about the drawbacks for our community if a...

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Get out and Vote

February 26, 2014
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Next Tuesday,  Charlestown voters will be going to the polls to elect a new State Representative. There are two well-known and very capable candidates from Charlestown — Dan Ryan and Chris Remmes. There is also a third candidate, Roy Avallaneda who is running and comes from Chelsea. Not since Jimmy Collins was State Representative...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/18/14 – Officers responded to the Bunker Hill Mall for a report of a person with a knife. On arrival, police located the suspect, who attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant...

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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

February 21, 2014
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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

After a 15 year gap, a local not-for-profit organization known as the Townie Association has revived the traditional town race for Mayor. The successful re-launch of the tradition last summer brought an exciting and refreshing incentive for town unity. The honorary title has almost always been awarded to extremely active members of the community,...

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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

February 21, 2014
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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott and Principal Michel Davis was honored in welcoming Mayor Marty Walsh last Friday along with Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The Mayor met with the Warren-Prescott Student Council and toured several classrooms including reading a Valentine’s Day story in Ms. Mathew’s 2nd grade class. During the tour, the Mayor...

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Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Futures

February 21, 2014
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Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Martin Walsh and many residents of Charlestown to discuss a historic opportunity on the Everett side of our shared harbor. It has been clear to me for many years, since I first walked the streets of Charlestown as a candidate for State Senate in 2002, that...

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Charlestown Beat

February 21, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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 Line at...

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Police Briefs 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Unarmed robbery 02/13/2014  6:50Am  the victim reports while walking on monument street she was attacked from behind and robbed by an unknown white male.  The suspect took victims property and fled towards bunker hill street.  The officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. Drug possession 02/14/2014  6:25Pm  the suspect was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Lillian Eldredge Of Billerica, formerly of Charlestown Lillian G. Eldredge of Billerica died Friday, January 17 at Lowell General Hospital. She was 83 years old. Born in Charlestown, she was a daughter of the late Paul N. and Lillian G. (Crogan) Eldredge. She was raised in Charlestown and resided in Florida for a number...

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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

February 17, 2014
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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

The Charlestown community honored State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty at a farewell celebration Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus. Mr. O’Flaherty was appointed the new corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Pictured at the event are, from left, event co-chairperson Billy Boyle, former state representative Gerard Doherty, event co-chairperson Kathleen “Cookie” Giordano, and...

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