Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/03/17 – A victim on Eighth Street reported her blue Lexa bike was stolen from the garage of her building. The lock had cut from the bike, and video footage of the crime might be available.   Aggravated Assault 02/04/17 – Officers responded to Monument Street for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Townie Sports

February 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly KILLORAN WARRIOR LEGACY LIVES ON Congrats to Brigid Rita Killoran for her selection as a Sisters of St. Joseph Scholar. Kiloton will be attending Matignon in the fall of 2017. A multiple sport standout, Brigid hopes to continue the Warrior legacy of her Hall-of-Fame dad (Mike) and uncle (Kevin).   GOOD...

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Faster Mom – Please

February 10, 2017
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Faster Mom – Please

Kimberly Osborne pushed her son, Cameron, on milk crates across the ice rink during the Warren Prescott School Ice Skate Party on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Steriti Rink in the North End. Several students and their families enjoyed an hour of ice time to themselves to skate and socialize.

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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

February 10, 2017
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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel Members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group met in Charlestown on Thursday, Feb. 2, to gather input from local organizations and businesses on plans that have been formulated with the many members of the group over the past year. The group has ideas from water transportation to activating new I-93...

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Hometown Hockey Hero:Brendan Collier Skates Again at the TD Garden

February 10, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Brendan Collier is a role model for youth hockey players in Charlestown. He is a hometown kid who learned the sport here, took his high voltage game to Malden Catholic where he led his team to two Super 8 titles, scoring the winning goal in overtime in one spectactular moment at...

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BTD to Return on Feb 28 to Talk about Rutherford, Sullivan Plans

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As opposite sides have dug in on the either/or underpass versus surface option debate on Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) seems to be driving a vehicle of compromise to the Town. The newest plans for the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor won’t look anything like...

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Townie Tidbits

February 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani SMOKY LIKES 97.7 R & B TOO The other day while driving along Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester listening to 97.7 FM, Boston’s new R & B, 24/7 radio station, there on the radio was the voice of Smoky Cain from Charlestown touting this new station just on the air. Wasn’t surprised...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Sports 02-09-2017

February 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Worcester Academy high scoring wing Micaela Sindoris notched both of her team’s goals, including a controversial last-second score, as the Hilltoppers salvaged a 2-2 deadlock with Southfield. Matignon wings Charisse Flanagan (goal, assist) and Maeve Leahy (2 assists) continue to pile up the points as the...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

February 3, 2017
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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

The Charlestown Girl Scout troop from the Warren-Prescott School will be having their first cookie sale! Please show your support and purchase your favorite Girl Scout cookies at one of these scheduled times and locations. Staying away from sweets? Donate a box to the Charlestown Harvest on Vine Food Pantry and support two great...

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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

February 3, 2017
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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

By Seth Daniel With a lot of money comes the anxiety of not blowing it all due to poor planning or infighting. That’s exactly what members of the Charlestown community began trying to avoid on Tuesday night, Jan. 31, in a meeting sponsored by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) to discuss with City Councilor...

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Regional Working Group to Meet in Charlestown, Feb 2

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group is staging several small discussion groups over the next week to begin getting more input from Charlestown residents and others in the study area – including Everett, Charlestown and Somerville – about transportation improvements on Sullivan Square. While the Patriot Bridge has sought to do...

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Wynn Named Finance Director for Republican Party, Ready to Help Trump

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts has been named the new Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), and said he is ready ready to help President Donald Trump make American great again. Wynn is in the process of developing a $2.1 billion resort casino in Everett, just across the line...

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Local Teams Compete in Futsal League

February 3, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Futsal Club, sponsored by Charlestown Youth Soccer, entered three teams this season in the Massachusetts Futsal Association League. It was a great turnout with over 30 boys participating, making up three teams in different age groups. The u12 team had an undefeated season, capping it with a stunning victory over Brookline’s...

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Unique Piece of Art Just One of Many for Boston Artist

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When one walks into Zume’s Coffee House, since July they would have been greeted with a four-foot by eight-foot mixed media piece of art by budding artist Markus Sebastiano – complete with a hand-made galvanized steel frame. It’s message is timeless, but has really picked up headlines as of late. Dressed...

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Council Undertakes Measures to Combat Climate Change

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At last week’s Boston City Council meeting, held on January 25, legislation was filed for a hearing to discuss dramatically increasing the share of renewable energy used to power Boston through a program called Community Choice Aggregation. City Council President Michelle Wu and District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed the...

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Chloe Cochener Attends Model United Nations forum at Yale

February 3, 2017
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Charlestown resident and Brimmer student Chloe Cochener ’19, daughter of Brigit-Mary Hannula and James Cochener, attended the Yale Model United Nations at Yale University in January. Cochener worked as a representative of Uganda on the Economic and Financial (ECOFIN) Committee. Students in the Brimmer Model UN club spent the fall learning about the nations...

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Local Turn It Around Youth Lead Lesson on MLK Legacy

February 3, 2017
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On Thursday, January 19, six members of The Charlestown Coalition’s Turn it Around Youth Group led a lesson in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) at the Boys and Girls Club. In it, members of the Club’s afterschool program, Friendship Club, learned about racism, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and MLK’s life...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Larceny 01/24/17 – A storeowner on Bunker Hill Street reported a white male entered his place of business and stole a bottle of Remy Martin. A video of the crime is available, and detectives will investigate. Larceny 01/26/17 – A victim reported while she was walking on Medford Street, a group of five males...

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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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