Walsh Cruises to Huge Victory in Charlestown and Citywide

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh made a strong showing in Charlestown on Tuesday night in the Preliminary Election, getting nearly five times more votes then second place finisher and Councilor Tito Jackson in the Town. Vote totals for the seven precincts in Charlestown showed that Walsh scored 1,891 votes to Jackson’s 409 –...

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Passacantilli Wins Preliminary; Edwards takes Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and John Lynds District 1 is known for nail-biter Council elections, and Tuesday was no exception as the top two candidates – Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards – battled it out to a close finish, with Passacantilli winning overall by 77 votes but Edwards winning Charlestown. In the final vote tally...

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CNC Community Corner

September 29, 2017
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations, the floor will be opened for public comment. Elections for CNC precinct representatives will be held on November 18 at the Hayes Square police station...

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Local Runners to be in BAA Half Marathon

September 29, 2017
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On October 8, Charlestown residents will be running in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. Residents include: Carly Taitz Emily Runey Georgianna Shoemaker Kate Dewey Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750...

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MGH Institute Students Volunteer A Day to Help People in Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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Making an IMPACT in the Community is what MGH Institute students recently did, spending a  day to help people in Charlestown and beyond. Savannah Marcelino was one of 17 MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate students who were at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on September 15 when Principal Jason Gallagher and Assistant Principal Mark Silva...

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Lower Mystic Unveils Transportation Scenarios

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Numerous ideas and “preferred suggestions” highlighted the first part of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group’s unveiling of ideas about how to transform transportation in the region that includes Everett, Somerville and Charlestown – a region mired in traffic and ignored by transportation planners for decades. “It really is the intersection...

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Charlestown Children Tour Boston Harbor Islands

September 29, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, more than 425 people joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free cruise to discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island, the first of two free cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park that they have planned for the fall. 

Among the passengers aboard Bay State Cruise...

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Passacantilli Tops Ticket in District 1 City Council Election

September 29, 2017
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In Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for Boston City Council, Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent, topped the ticket in District 1, consisting of Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. Passacantilli spoke to hundreds of supporters at his election night party at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.  He said,...

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Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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Recovery Month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Townie Sports

September 29, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS On the gridiron, Everett (3-0) and assistant coach Joe McLaughlin and senior linebacker Jonte Joseph are ranked #1 in the latest Boston Herald Top 25 poll. BC High (3-0) and sophomore defensive end Henry Alitz are ranked #3 while Melrose (3-0) and assistant coach Jim Kent...

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Disco for Dave

September 22, 2017
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Disco for Dave

Cheryl McGurty, and mom Eileen Fleming dancing during the 2nd annual Disco for David event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event honored the life of the late David Whelan and helped to raise money for the scholarship in his name.

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BPDA Scouring the Town for Existing, Forgotten Agreements

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to Charlestown, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal in the Town – things like the Newtown development and the...

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UMass Boston says Walsh Never Confirmed for Sept 12 Debate,Likely No Debate Before Tuesday’s Preliminary

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With less than a week before the much-anticipated Sept. 26 Preliminary Election, debates – or no debates – have taken center stage in the four-person mayoral contest. At issue this week is a debate that was to occur on Sept. 12 between Mayor Martin Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson at UMass...

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AutoPort in Charlestown Celebrates $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since re-locating to the Mystic River waterfront 19 years ago, the AutoPort in Charlestown has grown exponentially for lessee Diversified Auto – which leases the property from MassPort for its operations. But as they have grown their business, which relies upon shipments of cars in huge transport boats on the water,...

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Lydia Edwards Releases Her Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston. “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,” says Edwards....

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District One Candidates Continue to Get Out and Meet Voters

September 22, 2017
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With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. The candidates include (in alphabetic order) Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli. In the final week of the election East Boston’s Edwards and Farmer and the...

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Frankie’s Friends Set to Remember Frankie Stillman

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown, helped...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End on the City Council since 2006. Passacantilli has also been endorsed by East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee and...

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Police Briefs 09-21-2017

September 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary – Force 09/12/17 – A victim on Main Street reported she was notified by her house cleaner that her apartment had been broken into. Police arrived and saw that the front door had been damaged and a screwdriver was on the floor. Two MacBook computers were taken.   Aggravated Assault 09/17/17...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2017
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On the Council race Dear Editor: The departure of Councilor Sal LaMattina leaves an open city council seat and an opportunity for a new voice in City Hall for the first time in almost ten years. Although there isn’t a candidate native to Charlestown, I’ve found a bold and independent voice for Charlestown in...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I WAS DISCO-ING FOR DAVID LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Dave Whelan is a hard person to forget. There are some people who exist day to day around us. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t They leave no footprints behind them. His sudden passing from us left us emptied....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Townie Sports

September 22, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly TOWNIES MAUL TIGERS In a highly entertaining game of ebbs and flows, Charlestown outlasted Pope John XXIII 29-20 in a Friday night (Sept. 15) gridiron matchup at Firefighters Field in Charlestown. The Townies (1-0) jumped out to a 15-0 halftime lead before the Tigers (0-2) stormed back with 20 unanswered points...

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