Treasurer Deb Goldberg Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign for State Treasurer

March 10, 2018
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With the crowd overflowing from the room, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg kicked off her re-election campaign last night.  Goldberg, who was introduced by House Speaker Robert DeLeo, spoke of how her principles and values have guided her tenure as State Treasurer. “Economic stability, economic opportunity, and economic empowerment are the values I was raised...

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The 49th Annual Dinner Dance in Memory of Michael Patrick Quinn will be held April 7

March 10, 2018
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The 49th Annual Dinner Dance in memory of Michael Patrick Quinn will be held April 7, 2018 at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall located at 545 Medford St. With a healthy and sound setting, Michael was able to distinguish himself at St Francis De Sales Grammar School at the top of the...

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Local Resident Running Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center

March 10, 2018
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Mary Kate Powers, age 29, of Charlestown is running her first Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center, a world-renowned diabetes care and research organization in Boston, in honor of her late grandmother, Regina Callahan. Diabetes is a cause close to Mary Kate’s heart as both her grandmother and her cousin have lived with type...

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Charlestown Residents to Run in Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Team

March 10, 2018
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Four Charlestown residents will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16 as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer … One Step at a Time, and the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The two teams, which include former patients and family members, Mass. General employees and longtime hospital...

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Sen DiDomenico Elevated to Senate Assistant Majority Leader

March 10, 2018
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State Sen. Sal DiDomenico took yet another step up the leadership ladder last week, getting two major promotions within the legislative body. First, DiDomenico (D-Everett) was elevated to the position of Assistant Majority Leader by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester). In addition to this new leadership post, Senator DiDomenico will also now serve...

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RMV Announces Temporary Closure on March 23, 24, 25 During System Upgrade

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...

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Encountering History with Curtis White: NPS 2018 Speaker Series Kicks-Off March 15 at Bunker Hill Museum

March 10, 2018
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The National Parks of Boston 2018 Speaker Series kicks off at the Bunker Hill Museum on March 15 from 7-8 p.m. with a presentation by National Park Service Ranger Curtis White, who will discuss how the attempted collection of taxes and duties by British customs officials in colonial Boston and Salem acted as a...

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‘No One Should be Turned Away:’ Frankie’s Friends Donate Major Funds to Charlestown Youth Hockey Association

March 10, 2018
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If there’s one thing that the late Frankie Stillman would have wanted, his friends and family said this week, it would have been that no child was ever turned away from the hockey rink because  they couldn’t afford to be there. And in the spirit of one of Charlestown’s most fun fellows, and a...

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First Discussion on Hood Park Height Increases to Be Held Monday

March 10, 2018
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A series of zoning changes to be considered for the Hood Park properties – changes that could result in buildings as high as 330 feet on the back side of Hood Park – will have their first salvo volleyed at a meeting on Monday, March 12, in the Schrafft’s Center. The meeting is sponsored...

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New Wynn CEO Maddox Ready to Lead Wynn Organization, Wynn Boston Harbor

March 10, 2018
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Matt Maddox has been no stranger to the Everett casino, and above anyone else, the new CEO of Wynn Resorts – which includes Wynn Boston Harbor – is probably the one person most responsible for bringing the $2.4 billion resort casino across the Mystic River to Everett. It was Maddox, who last month became...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2018

March 10, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Open and Gross Lewdness 03/01/18 – Officers responded to Medford Street for a report of a fight. Information gathered at the scene indicated that a man was exposing himself. As a result of the subsequent investigation, an individual was placed under arrest for open and gross lewdness.   Burglary – Residential –...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2018
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GOOD SIZE CROWD AT SPAULDING REHAB There was a recent community meeting at Spaulding Rehab to discuss the Charlestown Community Alternative Plan regarding the fixing of the old Bunker Hill housing project.. Diane Valle presented a PowerPoint Presentation, the overview of the alternative plan to Corcoran Jennison Plan for “ONE CHARLESTOWN.” While historically, on...

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Letters to the Editor

March 10, 2018
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WAITING ON COST ANALYSIS Dear Editor: In all the back and forth about the proposals for Austin Street/Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square, I am wondering why we have yet to see any cost comparisons of the alternatives.  I have made requests to Boston Transportation Department for the financial analysis that must have been part of their...

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Offshore Resources: Digging Up the Facts

March 10, 2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling has set off a bipartisan uproar among politicians and pundits from coastal states. Critics paint pictures of black beaches, tar balls, and wildlife slicked with oil. They point to the damage done from the wreck of the Exxon Valdez and the...

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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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Townie Sports

March 10, 2018
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TIGERS CLAW WAY INTO FINALS It wasn’t easy, but talent and effort allowed Pope John XXIII to outlast a scrappy City of Boston Fenway team and notch a 78-71 Division 4 North semifinal triumph. The hard-earned victory over the Panthers (13-6) moved the Tigers (21-1) into the championship game on Friday, March 9 (at...

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Dr Tuck Receives Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award

March 1, 2018
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Dr Tuck Receives Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award

Charlestown resident Inez Tuck, PhD, MBA, MDiv, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions, has received a 2018 Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association. Dr. Tuck, who since 2016 has led the nursing program at the Charlestown Navy Yard graduate...

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Edwards Pushing for Rutherford Avenue Surface Option, City Officials Say Plan Will Still Contain Underpasses

March 1, 2018
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Rutherford Avenue is a rather straight piece of road, but planning for it has had as many twists and turns as a mountain pass. In what has been an unexpected twist in the planning for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, members of the City Council’s Transportation Committee – including Charlestown Councilor Lydia Edwards –...

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Model Shipbuilding Guild Work at Constitution Museum

March 1, 2018
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Model shipbuilding is an art featured in maritime museums and the finest of fine arts museums, but it’s a skill that doesn’t require patience, according to veteran model shipbuilder Rob Napier – it requires perseverance. After all, he said, patience is required for something that one doesn’t like, and model shipbuilders love what they...

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Edwards Schedules One Charlestown Hearing for March 15

March 1, 2018
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 Councilor Lydia Edwards has scheduled a City Council hearing in Charlestown to review the One Charlestown development. Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, will hold a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill development in an effort to bring transparency to the Charlestown community and ensure the needs of residents...

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CNC Community Corner

March 1, 2018
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GRANT PROCESS UNDERWAY 2018 Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund grant request presentations have begun. There is still an opportunity for Charlestown residents to learn more about some incredible programs led by our community non-profit organizations.  The final talks will be on March 7 and 8, at the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams St. at...

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Bunker Hill Development Resident Davis Wins Full Northeastern Scholarship

March 1, 2018
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Charlestown resident MaiTai Davis has had no shortage of challenges as a single mother holding down two jobs, but life has gotten a lot more exciting this week as Davis – a resident of the Bunker Hill housing development – learned she had won a full scholarship to Northeastern University. Each year, Northeastern awards...

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Crazy ATV Drivers Pour Into Paul Revere Park Before Terrorizing City

March 1, 2018
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Prior to taking the entire City of Boston by storm last Saturday, Feb. 24, a large amount of dirt bike and four-wheeler operators stormed suddenly into Paul Revere Park, frightening many dog owners and pets that frequent the park. Walter Hope, who lives in the Marina at the Navy Yard, was walking his dog...

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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor, School Committeeman and Clerk Magistrate in Need of a Kidney Transplant

March 1, 2018
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Throughout his political career, whether it was running for Boston School Committee, City Council or Suffolk County clerk magistrate, John Nucci has relied on the help of others to help him win. Now, Nucci needs the help of others more than ever to help him win the biggest battle of his life. In his...

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