Institute of Health Professions Receives Honors

July 28, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in the City of Boston named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Honor Roll in the prestigious education magazine’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. The MGH Institute is one of just 42 colleges in the United States listed on the survey’s highest category...

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Residents to Run in Falmouth Road Race for Dana Faber

July 28, 2017
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On August 20, Charlestown residents Stephanie Berdik, Molly Biedenbach and Meghan Leary, will run the 45th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Along with more than 300 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, they will cover the seven-mile race course with...

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Monuments at John Harvard Mall Get a Little Brighter this Summer

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For perhaps a generation, the stone monuments on the sides of the John Harvard Mall had important historic information on them, but the condition of the markers prevented most of that from being communicated to residents and tourists passing through the old mall. This week, that has all changed. Ivan Myjer...

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Passacantilli Officially to Open Charlestown Headquarters

July 28, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina, will officially open his Charlestown Campaign Headquarters this Saturday.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Council, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. On Saturday, July 29, Passacantilli will hold an office grand-opening...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Assault and Battery 07/19/17 – A victim on Polk Street reported he stopped his motor vehicle to allow a person to cross the street. At this time, a Latino male near the victim’s car thought he got too close to the person crossing and punched the victim in the mouth through his...

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Townie Tidbits

July 28, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani KUDOS TO CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY Sorry for being so tardy, but I wanted to congratulate the coaching staff, parents and player in the Charlestown Youth Hockey program, which had a well-attended Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Knights back  in June. As Steve Lakus observed, «We are proud of our...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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National Development is Undertaking Major Renovation, Rebranding at Constitution Center

July 20, 2017
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The Constitution Center, three-building campus, in the Charlestown Navy Yard might have the best view of the waterfront, the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge and the Boston skyline, and now owners National Development are looking to bank on that view with a major renovation and re-orientation of the property. Building trends and personal preferences often go full circle, and nowhere is that more apparent than in...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Gets 4 A.M. Liquor License

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The push by Wynn Boston Harbor to include a 4 a.m. liquor license for casinos in the state budget paid off Monday when Gov. Charlie Baker signed off on a Budget that included the special license in an “Outside Area” of the budget. Local officials responded with some concerns, including Charlestown...

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BLO Returns to Hatch Shell with Free Concerts

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...

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Victoria Johnston Quezada Recently Attends Space Camp

July 20, 2017
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Victoria Sofia Johnston Quezada of Charlestown, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Johnston...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hosts Annual Luncheon

July 20, 2017
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The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently hosted their annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 300 to the Four Seasons Boston Hotel. The event...

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Arts Facilities Report Addresses Longstanding Needs in Charlestown

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a year of studying the longstanding crisis regarding space for the performing arts, the City unveiled a study on July 10 that codifies the problem of affordability, unmet needs and basic space for the many artists looking to enliven the city’s cultural soul – a problem that had been only...

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Passacantilli Releases Senior Platform

July 20, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Senior Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli, the grandson of former City Councilor Frederick C. Langone, said, “As Boston...

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Police Briefs 07-20-2017

July 20, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary – Force 07/10/17 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a reported break-in. A witness said she saw a man push in an air conditioner and enter an apartment. Police investigated and found the suspect hiding in a back bedroom. The suspect was placed under arrest, and will be charged accordingly....

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Letters to the Editor

July 20, 2017
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THANK YOU  FOR SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Old Schoolboys Association and the Boys & Girls Club for awarding me a scholarship. These scholarships will help me as I further my education at UNH where I will be in the business program”. Nolan Doherty   APPRECIATVE OF SCHOLARSHIP Dear Editor:...

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Townie Tidbits

July 20, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani OLD IRONSIDES SPLASHING BACK INTO THE WATER On Sunday, July 23 the much-anticipated return to the water for the USS Constitution will have arrived . Hard to believe that those two years in dry dock went by so seemingly fast., huh?  The ship ain’t looking too bad at all for 220...

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Townie Sports

July 20, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly   TOWNIES TAKE OPENER The Charlestown Babe Ruth 16-18 year-olds kick-started their summer campaign in fine fashion with an impressive 7-1 triumph over Brighton. Southpaw Chris Tucker set the tone with a complete game allowing no earned runs and striking out 10 batters. Offensively, the Townies were led by Patrick Kelly...

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CPS Hold Meeting

July 14, 2017
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CPS Hold Meeting

Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) President Ellen Kitzis presents Pat Keohane and Doug MacDonald of C-Town Ventures LLC with an award recognizing their excellent work in developing the Charlestown Armory renovation. The CPS honored the renovation and restoration of the new residential project on Bunker Hill Street at its annual meeting on June 22.

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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

July 14, 2017
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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

Having a drink in Charlestown and dinner in East Boston might make sense on paper, but up to now, to do so would include an elongated and congested drive through tunnels and City streets – not to mention a dearth of parking when arriving in the Town’s close but inaccessible neighbor. The same is...

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Zoning Board Approves 6 Soley St Plan after Two Years of Battling

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than two years of legal and neighborhood fighting over plans to build a new single-family home at 6 Soley St., owner Nicolas Skiadas cleared what is likely the final hurdle to build his home – angering dozens of residents of the old, historic street and even dabbling into mayoral...

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Kitchen Kup Rolls Back to Eden Park in August

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the summer highlights is about to unroll itself on Eden Street Park during the first week of August as the annual Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament heats up the the beloved rink known as the “kitchen” with the most intense competition in the city and the region. Kup Founder...

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Haley Renda to Run Passacantilli Campaign

July 14, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has hired lifelong North End resident Haley Renda to run his campaign for Boston City Council.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Haley Renda grew up in the North...

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Wynn Begins Work on Living Shoreline

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When residents journey over the Alford Street bridge to the waterfront along the new Wynn Boston Harbor walkway, it won’t be like a lot of the HarborWalk areas in Boston where bulkhead walls provide a sharp cutoff between the land and the water. Instead, residents will see what was there before...

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