National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

February 17, 2014
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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

The National Parks Services are calling for RFP’s for two properties located within the Charlestown Navy Yard. Building 125 located on Baxter St. and the old Hoosac Stores Warehouse on Constitution Road will be offered for lease by the end of the month. The Boston National Historic Park will be accepting proposals for both...

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Meeting on Improvements to Caldwell Play Area on Feb. 13

February 17, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Caldwell Play on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The park is located  at 9 Caldwell Street.This meeting will be held at the SEIU 888 located on 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA...

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Officials Concerned Over an Increase in Heroin Deaths Here

February 17, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a rash of deaths and overdoses in Charlestown and across the region according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2014
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Concerned over impacts of Wynn casino Dear Editor: The Charlestown Neighborhood Council was formed in 1987 to facilitate effective communication between Charlestown and the government of the City of Boston, its departments and agencies. According to our Bylaws, we provide structured participation in city government decisions affecting land use, development, service delivery, and other...

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Charlestown Beat

February 17, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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 Line at...

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Police Briefs 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 02/03/14 – A victim on Starr King Court reported that a male and a female forced their way into her home. An argument ensued, during which the male threatened to shoot the victim, although no gun was shown. As a result of the subsequent investigation, a suspect...

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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

February 7, 2014
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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius M. Cash appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night  to explain  that the National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a $4.8 million contract to replace the water main, hydrants, valves and water distribution pipes within the park in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The project will also...

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Super Shabazz Is Honored

February 7, 2014
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Super Shabazz Is Honored

When one thinks of the Charlestown High School boys basketball teams of the past few years, the name Shabazz Napier comes to mind. The talented UConn senior was at his old high school court for a jersey number retirement ceremony during the annual Senior Night. Shabazz is pictured with his family.

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Few Specifics Offered for Wynn Casino

February 7, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina criticized Wynn Casino’s plans to mitigate traffic through Charlestown to its proposed casino in Everett at a meeting Tuesday night at Charlestown High School. While Wynn representatives said at the meeting they would spend millions to remedy traffic problems in Sullivan Square and add ferry service from Boston LaMattina said...

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Charlestown Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony to Be on April 25

February 7, 2014
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The 22nd Peter Looney Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 25th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7:30. Awards Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the awards’ ceremony is to recognize those who have...

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Not for Nothin’

February 7, 2014
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Legal Seafoods update Officials from Legal Seafoods announced at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting on Tuesday night that the  popular restaurant may have their official opening in late spring or early summer if all goes well with city licenses and repairs to the space. On Wynn Casino plan The meeting on Tuesday night...

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Letters to the Editor

February 7, 2014
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Charlestown is not Beacon Hill Dear Editor, The Charlestown neighborhood has changed much over the past twenty years. A new demographic of people have become part of this community, opening shops and participating in a wide array of local activities. Nonetheless, I feel that many people may need to be politely reminded that Charlestown...

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Charlestown High School Basketball Team Senior Night

February 7, 2014
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The Charlestown High School boys basketball team honored five seniors prior to the game with New Mission last Friday evening in the school gymnasium.  Freddy Oliveira, Edler Kris-Porter, Taris Wilson, Maxwell Spinola and Oliver Benner address the crowd and presented flowers to the parents/guardians attending.  Also attending and honored at half time was basketball...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2014

February 7, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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 Line at...

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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

January 30, 2014
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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

Charlestown resident and candidate for state representative, Dan Ryan’s campaign is moving full steam ahead and getting support from outside the neighborhood. Ryan is hoping to bring the seat back to Charlestown for the first time since Jimmy Collins held the seat back in 1977. In 1978 the seat was redistricted and Collins was...

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Charlestown Democrats Will Caucus on Feb. 11

January 30, 2014
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown (WARD 2) will be holding a caucus at the Harvard-Kent School located at 50 Bunker Hill Street on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 to elect 13 delegates and 3 Alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. The...

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Boston Meeting on Wynn Casino Set for Feb. 4

January 30, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh is not letting the proposed casino in neighboring Everett fall off his radar. The City of Boston will be hosting a public meeting on the proposed Wynn casino on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlestown High School, 240 Medford Street. “The City of Boston Public Meeting on the...

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Thank You, Sen. DiDomenico

January 30, 2014
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As the Mystic River winds its way to the sea, the Charlestown waterfront is the last area that this river empties into before mixing with the larger Boston Harbor. However, if you do not have a sturdy boat, then maybe you do not want to venture onto the river. When one thinks of how...

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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

January 22, 2014
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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

MGH Institute of Health Professions President Jan Bellack, right, presents a check for $1,891 to Charlestown YMCA Director Steve Telesmanick in support of the Dennis McLaughlin House as part of the Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign. The Y’s Annual Fund supports many charitable programs for the Charlestown community, including the McLaughlin House which provides...

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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

Charlestown’s Dan Ryan officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the Second Suffolk District late last week and held a meet and greet at the Warren Tavern Wednesday night. “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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CNC Awards 25 Non-profit Organizations a Total of $100,000 in Mitigation Money

January 22, 2014
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Over two dozen Charlestown non-profit organizations will share in a new round of Central Artery mitigation money. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved last week the distribution of $100,000 from the Charlestown mitigation fund. The fund was established to address the social impacts of development occurring on Central Artery North Area (CANA) parcels. The...

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Boat Builder Seeking to Locate on Waterfront

January 22, 2014
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A boat manufacturing operation that has been part of the fabric of the East Boston community for nearly two decades is planning a move to Charlestown. The company would still have to go through a community process but the owner is confident Charlestown will be Boston Boat Work’s new home. The Boston Boat Works,...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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