Captain Hasson District A-1′s New Commanding Officer

November 7, 2013
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Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer, Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We have been fortunate that crime in our neighborhood has been decreasing during...

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The Charlestown Spartans

November 7, 2013
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Our team is made up of 5th and 6th graders. The Spartans Captains are Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6, Jared Burhoe #22, Jason Smith #17 and Eireann Mcmaster #34. These four players have kept our whole team motivated, aggressive, determined and showed the true meaning of sportsmanship. Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6 is our Quarterback and...

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Obituaries 11-07-2013

November 7, 2013
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Francis “Nipper” Harrigan Served on Bunker Hill Parade Committee; member of American Legion and Old Charlestown School Boys Association Francis W. “Nipper” Harrigan of Charlestown died on October 22. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the old Charlestown School Boys Association, American Legion post 26 and served...

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Halloween Bash

October 30, 2013
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Halloween Bash

Kathryn Blaikie is dressed as a leopard and President of Townie Association Sean Boyle is dressed as a city worker at the Townie Association’s Second Halloween Bash held at the Memorial Hall on Friday Night.

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Town Track Club Youth X-country Team

October 30, 2013
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Town Track Club Youth X-country Team

Congratulations to the Town Track Club youth X-Country team! They competed in the 23rd annual Mayors Cup Championship X-Country meet held this past Sunday in Franklin Park. There were many excellent performances and personal bests on the challenging 1.1 mile X-Country course. The races also served as a good prep for the upcoming Junior...

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Maura Healey Announced Her Candidacy for Attorney General

October 30, 2013
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Maura Healey Announced Her Candidacy for Attorney General

Charlestown resident and Attorney General Martha Coakley’s top deputy Maura Healey announced her candidacy for Attorney General last Thursday. Healey will try and fill the AG spot as her boss runs for Massachusetts Governor. Healey lead two prominent divisions of the state’s chief law enforcement office, the Business & Labor and Public Protection &...

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Voters to Go to the Polls on November 5

October 30, 2013
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Charlestown residents will head to the polls Tuesday to pick a new mayor, vote for District 1 City Councilor and choose four of eight At-Large City Councilors. Incumbent City Councilor Sal LaMattina will square off against challenger Brian Gannon. During the Primary Election LaMattina, in a three-way race against Gannon and John Ribiero, came...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 30, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Charlestown Patriot Bridge has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Disturbing the Peace 10/21/2013 – At around 11:30 a.m.,         members of the School Police responded to a report of a fight inside of the school on Medford Street. Upon arrival, police observed two students fighting. They were separated and escorted to the school office for further actions.   Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage...

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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

October 25, 2013
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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

The Good Shepherd School held their annual field trip to Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick, MA. Many children were excited to experience riding on a school bus for the first time. The Manatee, Dolphin, Whale and Turtle classrooms all attended, and with the help from staff and family chaperones, the day was...

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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

October 25, 2013
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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce Charlestown resident, Marc W. Pelletier as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the announcement of the 125th Anniversary of The Boston Architectural College. Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace whose work with clients...

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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

October 25, 2013
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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

The city has designated a developer for the former Charlestown Armory. Mayor Thomas Menino and the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development Sheila Dillon made the announced last week. According to officials C-Town Ventures has been granted tentative designation as developer for the $22 million redevelopment of the historic building into housing on...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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School Bus Drivers Action Uncalled for

October 25, 2013
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Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a public...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Warren Prescott Get Together

October 16, 2013
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Warren Prescott Get Together

On Oct. 11, many parents from the Warren Prescott (WP) School attended a fun Wine Tasting Party on the Waterfront A fundraiser for the WP Foundation, hosted by Helen Gallo Bryan and Suzi Briggs. The venue was kindly donated by the Boston Sailing Center. Helen Gallo Bryan provided a fine array of Italian wines...

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LaMattina, DiDomenico Back Connolly for Mayor

October 16, 2013
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LaMattina, DiDomenico Back Connolly for Mayor

Mayoral Candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, picked up two key Charlestown endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Senator Sal DiDomenico. LaMattina, who stayed out of the Primary Election decided last week to...

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BNAN Sponsors Free Fall Tree Giveaway to Residents

October 16, 2013
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Boston Natural Areas Network  (BNAN), the City of Boston and the Department of Conservation and Recreation have partnered to distribute 100 free trees to Boston residents and neighborhood organizations on Saturday, Oct. 26 The tree giveaway is aimed at broadening community level tree planting efforts by giving away free trees to Boston residents, non-profits...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2013

October 16, 2013
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Investigate Property 10/07/2013 – At about 8:47 p.m., officers responded to Corey Street on a report of shots being fired. Police searched the area, but did not find any evidence.   Sick Assist 10/09/2013 – At approximately 9:47 a.m., officer responded to Russell Street on a report of downed power-lines. Upon arrival, police met...

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5th Annual Blessing of the Animals

October 12, 2013
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5th Annual Blessing of the Animals

The Fifth Annual Blessing of the animals took place last Sunday inside St. John’s Episcopal Church. Pets of all kinds came to the joint service that was offciated by Rev. Thomas Mousin, Pastor of St. John’s and Rev. James Rowan, Pastor of St. Mary-St. Catherine. In the photo  Rev. Mousin (left) and Rev. Ronan...

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Police Investigate Stabbing on Polk Street

October 12, 2013
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Boston Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Sunday in Charlestown. The victim told police he was walking down Polk Street on Sunday morning when he was approached from behind and was stabbed twice by an unknown assailant. The victim was rushed to the hospital with non-life  threatening injuries and is expected to make...

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CNC to Host Meeting Oct. 23

October 12, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighbor-hood Council will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm at the Schrafft’s Cafeteria, for the purpose of hearing development plans and details for the Charlestown Armory Building, as presented by C-Town Ventures, the tentatively designated developer for the property. The developer will make a presentation of the...

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Local Officials React to Rogue School Bus Strike

October 12, 2013
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Buses were rolling Wednesday morning but not before an unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in Charlestown stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 1 station to shuttle kids to school. District 1′s command kept the midnight...

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