Sledding is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding is Not Just for Kids

Anabell Moody and her grandmother, Linda Moody, prepare to sled down the Bunker Hill last Friday during a break in the snowstorms. Scores of residents headed to the Hill for a day of sledding and snowball fights on an official snow day. With Sunday’s additional snow, the National Weather Service reported about 15 inches...

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Charlestown Preservation Society Opposes One Charlestown Plan

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) has issued and submitted a three-page letter of concerns to the City and the Mayor’s Office regarding the One Charlestown project in its current form. The three-page letter is signed by CPS President Ellen Kitzis and Design Review Chair Bill Lamb, and was a true collaborative...

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Wynn Mitigation Fund to Accept Applications

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn-funded Charlestown Community Trust Fund will soon be releasing applications for its first round of dispersals to community non-profits – with a target date for the first dispersal on May 31 of this year. Councilor Sal LaMattina said within the next few weeks they would begin accepting applications from Charlestown...

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Female Councilors Embark on Study,Meeting Series on Early Ed,Childcare

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While there is frequently a lot of emphasis on public schools and private schools, and where parents will send their school-age children, not much attention has been paid to policies surrounding and even more critical time in a child’s life – the years before school. Four female City Councilors look to...

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Acoustic on Main Ready to Rock (Quietly) in Charlestown,Citywide

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If a local restaurateur were wanting to have an acoustic live music show, in the past that would mean taking a trip to City Hall and sifting through red tape, yellow tape and Scotch tape to get a permit for a two-hour set with a musician or poet. It was hardly...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Holds Update Meeting on Construction

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor team visited Charlestown on Wednesday evening and was expected to brief residents on construction progress, upcoming roadwork this summer and job opportunities in one of the first project updates to the community in many months. The meeting came too late for Patriot Bridge deadlines, but Wynn was...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/03/17 – A victim on Eighth Street reported her blue Lexa bike was stolen from the garage of her building. The lock had cut from the bike, and video footage of the crime might be available.   Aggravated Assault 02/04/17 – Officers responded to Monument Street for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Townie Sports

February 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly KILLORAN WARRIOR LEGACY LIVES ON Congrats to Brigid Rita Killoran for her selection as a Sisters of St. Joseph Scholar. Kiloton will be attending Matignon in the fall of 2017. A multiple sport standout, Brigid hopes to continue the Warrior legacy of her Hall-of-Fame dad (Mike) and uncle (Kevin).   GOOD...

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Faster Mom – Please

February 10, 2017
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Faster Mom – Please

Kimberly Osborne pushed her son, Cameron, on milk crates across the ice rink during the Warren Prescott School Ice Skate Party on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Steriti Rink in the North End. Several students and their families enjoyed an hour of ice time to themselves to skate and socialize.

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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

February 10, 2017
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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel Members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group met in Charlestown on Thursday, Feb. 2, to gather input from local organizations and businesses on plans that have been formulated with the many members of the group over the past year. The group has ideas from water transportation to activating new I-93...

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Hometown Hockey Hero:Brendan Collier Skates Again at the TD Garden

February 10, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Brendan Collier is a role model for youth hockey players in Charlestown. He is a hometown kid who learned the sport here, took his high voltage game to Malden Catholic where he led his team to two Super 8 titles, scoring the winning goal in overtime in one spectactular moment at...

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BTD to Return on Feb 28 to Talk about Rutherford, Sullivan Plans

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As opposite sides have dug in on the either/or underpass versus surface option debate on Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) seems to be driving a vehicle of compromise to the Town. The newest plans for the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor won’t look anything like...

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Townie Tidbits

February 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani SMOKY LIKES 97.7 R & B TOO The other day while driving along Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester listening to 97.7 FM, Boston’s new R & B, 24/7 radio station, there on the radio was the voice of Smoky Cain from Charlestown touting this new station just on the air. Wasn’t surprised...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Sports 02-09-2017

February 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Worcester Academy high scoring wing Micaela Sindoris notched both of her team’s goals, including a controversial last-second score, as the Hilltoppers salvaged a 2-2 deadlock with Southfield. Matignon wings Charisse Flanagan (goal, assist) and Maeve Leahy (2 assists) continue to pile up the points as the...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

February 3, 2017
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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

The Charlestown Girl Scout troop from the Warren-Prescott School will be having their first cookie sale! Please show your support and purchase your favorite Girl Scout cookies at one of these scheduled times and locations. Staying away from sweets? Donate a box to the Charlestown Harvest on Vine Food Pantry and support two great...

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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

February 3, 2017
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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

By Seth Daniel With a lot of money comes the anxiety of not blowing it all due to poor planning or infighting. That’s exactly what members of the Charlestown community began trying to avoid on Tuesday night, Jan. 31, in a meeting sponsored by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) to discuss with City Councilor...

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Regional Working Group to Meet in Charlestown, Feb 2

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group is staging several small discussion groups over the next week to begin getting more input from Charlestown residents and others in the study area – including Everett, Charlestown and Somerville – about transportation improvements on Sullivan Square. While the Patriot Bridge has sought to do...

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Wynn Named Finance Director for Republican Party, Ready to Help Trump

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts has been named the new Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), and said he is ready ready to help President Donald Trump make American great again. Wynn is in the process of developing a $2.1 billion resort casino in Everett, just across the line...

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Local Teams Compete in Futsal League

February 3, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Futsal Club, sponsored by Charlestown Youth Soccer, entered three teams this season in the Massachusetts Futsal Association League. It was a great turnout with over 30 boys participating, making up three teams in different age groups. The u12 team had an undefeated season, capping it with a stunning victory over Brookline’s...

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