Police Briefs 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

March 25, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani  I always try and make it to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie. When I was a kid growing up in Roxbury, my family would board the City Point bus at Dudley Station to Andrew Square where the parade once kicked off from before the parade was turned inside out.Back...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

The annual St. Patrick’s Senior Luncheon returned this year on Thursday, March 10, at the Knights of Columbus Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Sal LaMattina join Mary Lacey, Annette Marchetta and Lola Saviano.

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Spring Art Show Set to Open This Friday

March 17, 2016
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Spring Art Show Set to Open This Friday

By Seth Daniel The Artist Group of Charlestown (AGC) will premiere its Spring Art Exhibition this coming Friday night, March 18, at 6 p.m. with works of all sorts – from photography to oil painting. The show will also include gallery hours on March 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...

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Ferry Returning to Pier 4

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took research and it took not giving up, but residents of Flagship Wharf are raising their flag in victory this week after Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the commuter ferry will be moved back to Pier 4 after a nine-year absence. Walsh made the announcement on Thursday night, March 10,...

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Breen Appointed New Liason to Charlestown by Walsh

March 17, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week the appointment of Chris Breen as the Charlestown Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. In this role, Breen – who is a Charlestown resident – will work as an advocate to the Charlestown community. He replaces Tom McKay, who served in the role for...

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MBTA Hikes Fares 9.3 Percent Overall

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved several fare changes that translate into a system-wide average increase is approximately 9.3 percent. Following a series of community meetings MBTA Director of Operations Charles Plank heard from residents on how the now approved fare increase would affect working people. The fare increase...

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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

March 17, 2016
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By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...

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Wynn comes to Boston to Showcase Casino in Everett

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn visited Boston on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the full-scale model of his Everett resort casino, and in true Wynn form, debuted the newly-named Wynn Boston Harbor and kicked around other subjects as well, from the U.S. presidential election to the environmental appeal of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone to the...

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Spring into Fitness

March 17, 2016
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Written by Tim Khanoyan,Dare U Fitness | Charlestown Throw a ball around on Bunker Hill Monument, shoot some hoops at Doherty or Edwards playground, go hike Blue Hills reservation in Milton, have a walk during your lunch break, or simply join like-minded community members at our outdoor bootcamp on Bunker Hill (indoors until May)....

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Police Briefs 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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My First Visit to Ireland

March 17, 2016
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By John F. Mahoney I was in the army stationed at Bad Kreuznach Germany in 1966 when a letter from home informed me that my Godmother Agnes Daly was on a visit in Ireland. She was born and raised in West Cork. But she and two sisters had immigrated to America many years ago....

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani QUOTE TO NOTE “We should all, as citizens of this great nation, be frightened by the latest drug statistics. We should all question what that means to our futures and those of our children. We should all resolve not to be silent any longer. By the latest drug statistics and the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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My farewell to Charlestown Recovery House. Dear Editor: In July 2008 Bay Cove Human Services celebrated the opening of the Charlestown Recovery House, located at 15 Bunker Hill Street. This was their first half way house to open and a first for the Charlestown Community.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me to return...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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St Clement Hoop Action

March 11, 2016
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St Clement Hoop Action

St. Clement’s Coach Leo Boucher, of Charlestown, talks to Luis Velasquez (4), of Chelsea, during a classic game last Friday, with major Charlestown connections, between St. Clement and Pope John. The State Tournament game was a rematch from last year’s barnburner where Coach Boucher’s charges prevailed. However, on Friday, it was Pope John that...

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‘Annie’ Delights Warren-Prescott Community

March 11, 2016
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‘Annie’ Delights Warren-Prescott Community

The sun certainly came out last weekend on the Warren Prescott School in it’s moving production of ‘Annie.’ It’s not often that one finds an elementary school production of a musical as moving and comical as the Warren Prescott School’s recent production of ‘Annie.’ Presented this past weekend, ‘Annie’ tells the story of a...

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Warren Prescott Not Included in State Building Pipeline Dollars

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Despite numerous letters to Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office, advocacy from Councilor Sal LaMattina and a strong petition circulating throughout the school community, the Mayor’s Office and Boston Public Schools said this week that the Warren Prescott School would not be submitted to the state for a Statement of Interest (SOI) this...

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DiDomenico Foundation St Patrick’s Day Celebration was A Huge Success

March 11, 2016
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The DiDomenico Foundation once again held their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus hosted by Senator Sal DiDomenico and it was a resounding success. While everyone enjoyed a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus they heard political leaders from throughout the Commonwealth...

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Charlestown Democrats to Elect State Convention Delegates on Tuesday

March 11, 2016
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown will be holding a caucus at Charlestown Lacrosse Center, 14 Green Street on March 15th at 7pm to elect 13 delegates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Action Agenda. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 4th at...

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Wynn Officials Have No Preferences in Rutherford Ave Tunnel Debate

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As talk of re-commencing the discussion on whether or not there should be a tunnel on Rutherford Avenue has come to light, Wynn Everett officials said they do not have a preference and will work with any solution the City and the Town come up with. “We are taking no position...

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Residents are Urged to Get Educated on New FEMA Flood Maps

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds With the new Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps set to go into effect next week on Wednesday, March 16, local Boston environmentalists have jumped into action to alert Charlestown homeowners of the upcoming deadline to purchase flood insurance. If a home is in the new flood zone that...

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