Holiday Festivities Set for this Weekend Here

December 4, 2014
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Charlestown has a big holiday weekend coming up, with activities for young and old to enjoy. Start on Friday evening with a visit from Mayor Marty Walsh and Santa as the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley rolls through Thompson Square for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  On Saturday and Sunday visit Charlestown Open Studios on all...

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‘Small Wonders Exhibit’ planned at Charlestown Open Studio

December 4, 2014
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The Charlestown Open Studio and “Small Wonders Exhibit”, hosted by the Artists’ group of Charlestown, will be held at the StoveFactory during the first two weekend in December. Open Studios will take place on all three floors of the StoveFactory at 523 Medford Street, Charlestown on December 6th and 7th from 11am until 5...

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Christmas Market Fair set for this Sunday

December 4, 2014
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On Sunday, December 7 the Townie Association Inc. will host the Charlestown Christmas Market Fair inside the Thompson Square Building (the old Five & Ten Cents Bank) from 10am – 3pm as a stop along the Charlestown Christmas Stroll. The Christmas Market Fair will feature various vendors and small business owners from Charlestown, who...

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Downtown View: Interesting Passageways are Returning

December 4, 2014
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In 2010 in this column, I urged developers to create permeability at the ground level of big buildings. I especially wanted them to replicate the historic little lanes of downtown Boston—Spring Lane, Pi Alley, Winthrop Lane—or to create Boston versions of the Burlington or Prince’s Arcade in London and Paris’s passage couverts. These covered...

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CSAC is Always There

December 4, 2014
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Charlestown is a community of great resilience that comes together in good times and in difficult times. You will often hear residents say, “How can I help?” or “What can I do?”.   The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC), a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, encourages participation in coalition activities. We...

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Letter to the Editor

December 4, 2014
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Why was street cleaning  stopped? To the Editor:  I, as much as anyone, can appreciate Department of Public Works employees’ desire to take off early on the day before Thanksgiving. It makes holiday travel “over the river and through the woods” so much more convenient—particularly if snow is predicted.  However, for those of us...

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Obituaries 12-04-2014

December 4, 2014
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Eugene F. “Buddy” Whelan Of Charlestown Eugene F. “Buddy” Whelan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 80 years old. Buddy was born in Boston on December 31, 1933, a son of the late Thomas...

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Mom, I have the Turkey

December 1, 2014
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Mom, I have the Turkey

Addison Ciccotelli in the photo above dashes to the finish of the Turkey Trot last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22. She was the winner of the 3-year-old race and took home a nice, plump turkey to her family. The 3rd Annual Turkey Trot was held at the Charlestown High School Stadium, with scores of folks...

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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

December 1, 2014
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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

When Richard E. Ring was told that he needed a heart transplant in 2009, he did not know what the future held. Facing a serious operation and an uncertain prognosis, Ring resigned from his position as Executive Director of FamilyAid Boston (then known as Travelers Aid Family Services), Boston’s only provider of 24/7 emergency...

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Man Pleads Guilty in 2013: Shooting Jones Killed while Trying to Breakup Fight

December 1, 2014
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The man who fatally shot 21-year-old Steven Jones in the course of a fistfight that Jones was trying to break up pleaded guilty on Monday as his trial was set to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Pablo Flores, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/17/93) of Charlestown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, unlawful possession...

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CNC Development Comm. to Meet Dec. 4

December 1, 2014
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On Thursday December 4th, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a Development Committee meeting at the Constitution Inn, 5th floor at 7:00 pm. Ann and Chuck Lagasse of the Charlestown Marina will be on hand to share proposed plans for the marina overhaul scheduled for Piers 6 and 8 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the Residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Extreme Books

December 1, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 21, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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Globe Possible Locating Here

November 21, 2014
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There been talk this week that the Boston Globe may be eying two location in Charlestown as its new headquarters in Boston. According to the Boston Business Journal the Globe, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, has possible interest in the Schrafft’s City Center in Charlestown and the Hood Park on Rutherford Avenue....

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Over 300 Residents Attend Public Safety Meeting

November 21, 2014
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In the wake of the senseless murder of Charlestown teen Ryan Morrissey, residents came together Tuesday night at the Harvard Kent School to discuss public safety in the neighborhood as Charlestown begins to heal following the tragedy. Close to 300 residents crowded the school Tuesday night to attended the regularly scheduled Boston Public Safety...

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Townie Tidbits

November 21, 2014
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The headline in last week’s Charlestown Patriot Bridge, “Senseless murder shocks community” seemed horrific just to read. Charlestown’s peace was shattered on the night of Wednesday, November 5 when two kids ended up being shooting victims.  Reportedly,standing on Main Street, they ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were...

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Obituaries 11-20-2014

November 21, 2014
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Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Boyle  A funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 14 at St. Charles Church in Woburn for Msgr. Robert J. Boyle.  A retired priest of the Archdiocese and living at Regina Cleri in the West End of Boston, he was 88 and died on Nov. 10. Msgr. Boyle grew up...

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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

November 18, 2014
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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

A teenager shot in Charlestown last week has succumbed to his injuries, officials said. At around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, officers responded to the area of 274 Main St. for a report of a person shot. On arrival, police located the now-deceased 17-year-old victim, identified as Ryan Morrissey, and another 19-year-old male...

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Senseless Murder Shocks Community:CMA Seeks Greater Community Resources

November 18, 2014
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It is with heavy hearts that we send this email to share with you that Ryan Morrissey, a 17-year-old Charlestown resident, died yesterday morning from fatal injuries he sustained in the shooting last Wednesday evening. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Morrissey family. We are asking for our members’ help, as...

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Lions Club Collecting Coats for Needy

November 18, 2014
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The Charlestown Lions Club will be collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of  November,  December and into early January of 2015. Our Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours.  All...

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CPS Design Review Committee to meet on Nov. 17

November 18, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the J. W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, American Legion hall located at 23 Adams Street on Monday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.  The hall is directly accessible from the sidewalk, or from the private parking area on the right hand...

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Engineering Happiness

November 18, 2014
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I recently met a happy man. Why shouldn’t he be happy? He has what most men want: loving parents, a wife, Jana, who was his high school sweetheart, two cute little boys, a house, good friends, family members who live nearby, good training and a good job. He also possesses a fine sense of...

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