Police Briefs 12-21-2017

December 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny from a Building 12/12/17 – A victim on Monument Street reported she left her office for a moment, and when she returned, she saw that her iPhone was missing. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 12/13/17 – A victim on Monument Avenue reported she heard a UPS truck pull up to...

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Townie Tidbits

December 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani JUDY EVERS GREAT CHOICE FOR EDWARDS’ OFFICE Judy Evers will continue on as the Charlestown neighborhood liason as she did for District City Councilor Sal La Mattina for over 10 years and before that for Paul Scapicchio. District 1 has been well served by Judy Evers. She was among one of...

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Letter to the Editor

December 22, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: I would like to thank the members of the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 for their generosity in the presentation of a scholarship to me at their November 7, 2017 dinner. This scholarship will help to defray the costs of my education at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury. I am...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Townie Sports

December 22, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ALL STARS FOOTBALL Steven Williams, Charlestown (Boston Globe Div. 8 First Team) Malik Fields, Charlestown Dionix Villilo, Charlestown SOCCER Jacqueline Gentis, Latin Academy Haley McLaughlin, Latin Academy Carly Heffernan, Boston Latin Samuel Chavez, Charlestown Khorey James, Charlestown Marlon Maldonado, Charlestown Zedeizka Berlinge, Charlestown Mercy Lopez, Charlestown Chantelle Okornoe, Charlestown...

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Santa Style

December 14, 2017
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Santa Style

KEEPING COOL! The First Church in Charlestown was the place to catch Santa Claus last Saturday morning, Dec. 9, as the snow began to fall. The church sponsored a visit with Santa and a pancake breakfast free to all in the Town. Many families came out to enjoy the morning and Santa was aided...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 14, 2017
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Charlestown’s Bob Gillen – retired commander of the USS Constitution – stands at attention as he calls in the Color Guard during last Thursday’s (Dec. 7) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the decks of the Cassin Young in the Navy Yard. A large crowd turned out for the annual ceremony, along with two survivors...

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Donation for Babe Ruth

December 14, 2017
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Donation for Babe Ruth

Bunker Hill Associates gave more than $2,500 to local organizations. Shown above are Charlestown Babe Ruth President Kevin Kelly with Associates President Carolyn Wrenn Shannon.

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Graphic Arts Building Construction Progressing

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Ground broke quietly last September on the Graphic Arts building project, a pioneering project of 171 residential units in two buildings fronting Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. It wasn’t a place that many would have wanted to live when Eric Ekman and Berkeley Investments started looking at the site for what...

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New School Times Have Mixed Reviews

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For students and staff at Charlestown High School, last week’s Boston Public Schools (BPS) announcement about a new, later start time for the Medford Street school was a cause for celebration. Because many students come from far-away neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park, getting to the Town for what is...

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CNC Corner

December 14, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding. There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall. Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African-American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from her...

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Historical Talks Planned for Dec 16

December 14, 2017
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The Massachusetts Lafayette Society will sponsor two historical talks on Dec. 16 at the Bunker Hill Museum in Charlestown from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Selig, the National Park Service Historian for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, will summarize his Massachusetts report on W3R trails in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts routes include Lafayette landing...

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Drug Court at Charlestown Celebrates Recent Graduation

December 14, 2017
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Three new graduates of the Charlestown Drug Court program celebrated a graduation with friends, family, court officials and recovery coaches recently in a ceremony at the courthouse. The Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court and its Probation Department, which established the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Team (CHART) in partnership with the Charlestown Coalition, held...

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Post Office Not Moving — Right Now

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the hottest rumors around the Town this week is stamped and ready for the delivery. That rumor is that the Charlestown Post Office in the Bunker Hill Mall is planning to move to make way for a larger CVS pharmacy store. Numerous residents had passed the information around last...

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Pearl Harbor Survivors Honored at Local Ceremony

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Emery Arsenault was just 18 when he was stationed with the Army as a radioman at Pearl Harbor. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 – the day that would live in infamy – he was just coming off a 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift. As they were wrapping up...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2017

December 14, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 12/04/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported a female who made a purchase at his place of business removed a credit card from the counter. The suspect then left the premises and fled in a Toyota driven by a black male. A surveillance video of the incident will be reviewed....

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Townie Tidbits

December 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GERRY IS ON THE ROAD WITH HIS BOOK TOUR Gerald Doherty was on the road in Quincy on his book tour. Gerry the author of “They Were My Friends: Jack Bob and Ted” was over at the Council on Aging at the Kennedy Center for a meet, greet and autograph session...

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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 14, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans...

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Townie Sports

December 14, 2017
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2017 COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS Hockey Assumption wing Tommy Mahoney scored a goal and blasted seven shots on net as the Greyhounds fricasseed Post to the tune of 5-2. Mahoney added a goal and an assist in a 2-2 draw with Westfield St…Maine wing Nolan Vesey laser-beamed two shots on net in the Black Bears...

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Obituaries 12-14-2017

December 14, 2017
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Raymond Patton Retired accountant well known for his humor and willingness to help others Raymond S. Patton, long time resident of Charlestown, died Wednesday, December 6 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere following a long illness. He was 88 years old. A retired accountant who had many friends in Charlestown and was well known...

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Holiday Cheer

December 11, 2017
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Holiday Cheer

The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd annual Winter Wonderland and Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 2, to ring in the fun of the Christmas season. The Training Field was transformed into a Winter Wonderland with Santa holding court on the steps of the park courtesy of the Gorman Scholarship. Turn it Around...

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New Venue:4,000-Seat Concert/Entertainment Center at Hood Park

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When people in Charlestown think about seeing a show or a concert, they typically look to the south towards the TD Garden, but if a plan by Hood Park holds, a new 4,000-seat concert and entertainment venue could occupy the first floor of a newly proposed five-story parking garage on the...

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