Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens on Somerville Line

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A little-touted medical marijuana clinic has opened on Broadway in Somerville just over the Charlestown line in the Sullivan Square area. Revolutionary Clinics, a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company, made the announcement this week that its dispensary at 67 Broadway has now opened. Revolutionary Clinics has spent several years working with state...

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Mayor’s Office says CHAD Should Have Been Prepared on Bubble

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the Bubble at the Mel Stillman Tennis Center is set to unequivocally come down next week, officials in the Walsh administration said this week that the CHAD Tennis program should have been prepared for the demise of the facility known as the Bubble – which houses the courts in the...

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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Sports 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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PERFECTION!!! Congratulations to Melrose assistant coach Jim Kent as the Red Raiders (13-0) captured their first-ever Division 4 Super Bowl with a 21-0 dismantling of Nashoba (9-2) at Gillette Stadium. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (again) !!! Congrats to Everett assistant coach Joe McLaughlin and senior center/linebacker Jonte Joseph (an alum of the Charlestown Youth...

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Softball Banquet

December 1, 2017
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Softball Banquet

The Charlestown Girls Softball League held their annual banquet on Nov. 16 Shown above is Grace Tinlin (center) is presented with the Joseph D. Hayes Award by Judy, Janet, and Jimmy Hayes and coaches Kendall Austin (Spring and Summer), Ellen Pistorino (Spring and Summer), and Jack Schievink.

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A Special Thanksgiving, a Special Goal for the Grzelcyk Family

December 1, 2017
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A Special Thanksgiving, a Special Goal for the Grzelcyk Family

By Eric Russo/BostonBruins.com Charlestown’s John Grzelcyk has worked at TD Garden – and before that Boston Garden – for nearly 50 years. And through the decades there was one Causeway Street moment that stood out above the rest: Bobby Orr’s iconic Stanley Cup-winning goal on May 10, 1970, of course. That was until his...

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The Bubble Bursts:Tennis Center Threatened with Closure after Decades

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It appears to be game, set and match for the Stillman Tennis Center and the CHAD tennis program – as the City plans to tear down the beloved ‘Bubble’ tennis center next week after unexpectedly determining it to be structurally unsound. The Bubble has offered tennis leagues and instruction at affordable...

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Former Navy Yard Power Plant to be Razed

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The former Central Power Plant in the Navy Yard – known as Building 108 – is set to finally be demolished at a much lower cost than expected, Boston Planning and Development officials said. The highly contaminated plant sits at the corner of Third Avenue and Ninth Street, and Edward O’Donnell...

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CNC Community Corner

December 1, 2017
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will be held on Tuesday December 5 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. The public is invited to attend and bring up issues during the open floor.   The 2018 Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund will be accepting grant requests starting...

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Warren Tavern Ready to Host Toys for Tots

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the signature events in the Charlestown holiday season is all about giving to those less fortunate, and this year the Warren Tavern’s Toys for Tots Open House effort is pleased to announce all donations will stay local in Charlestown. The annual Open House is on Sunday, Dec. 3, from...

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Kennedy Center Holding a Holiday Drive

December 1, 2017
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Help Charlestown children this holiday season by participating in the Kennedy Center’s Annual Holiday Drive. The Kennedy Center has identified more than 200 individual families representing more than 500 children throughout Charlestown that need your help! Many of the families served by the Kennedy Center are surviving on extremely limited incomes and struggle to...

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Hood Park Ready to Build Parking Garage, Significant Retail on Campus

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Owners of the Hood Park have filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) this week to commence with building its long-promised parking garage, but with a new twist – that being a significant addition of 70,000 square feet of retail space. “After 35 years, Charlestown...

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School Committee Set to Review New School Start Time

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Within the Boston Public Schools (BPS), there are numerous different start and end times to the school day, and after more than a year of study, the School Committee is ready to review a policy as early as next week that could change those times significantly across the city. After hearing...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Breaking and Entering 11/18/17 – As a result of a radio call to Devens Street for a report of a break-in, a suspect was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.   Indecent Exposure 11/20/17 – A victim in City Square reported she observed the suspect – a male about 50 years old...

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Townie Tidbits

December 1, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani A DOG NAMED AFTER TOM BRADY IN SOUTH AUSTIN On my recent vacation to Texas, I was enjoying the fantastic temperatures taking many long powerwalks wearing shorts and cut off tee shirts. Yes, the days  start off in the mid-40s but by noon things go up to say  60-65 degrees or...

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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Townie Sports

December 1, 2017
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COUPLA CHARLESTOWN FIRSTS Congrats to Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk for notching his first NHL goal on Friday in front of the home crowd at the TD Garden – also with his dad, John, watching. He also scored his first point (an assist) in a 3-2 shootout triumph against the New Jersey Devils last...

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Obituaries 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Joan Matarazzo Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Joan G. (Curran) Matarazzo, a 55 year resident of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, Nov. 27 at home. She was 82 years of age.
Joan was born in Boston on June 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Lawrence R. Curran and Elizabeth...

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CMA Annual Gala

November 25, 2017
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CMA Annual Gala

Finnish ex-pats Juho Jousta and Katri Jousta enjoying the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA) gala recently, at the Education First Headquarters in North Point.

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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

By Seth Daniel It was like a well-oiled machine on Tuesday afternoon as volunteers and coordinators for the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry provided all the ingredients for 695 families to have Thanksgiving dinner. Around 1 p.m. the line of about 500 families – all from Charlestown – began to form around the distribution...

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Doherty to Speak at Knights about His Book

November 25, 2017
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by Kathy Whelan Giordano Eighty-nine years ago the Doherty family on Washington Street was blessed with a baby boy who they called Gerard. Looking back now, what a remarkable event this was for Charlestown and America.  This Irish kid who loved to play football, suffered through dyslexia in grade school and the bullying it...

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Pier 5 Found to be Severely Structurally Deficient

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several things came from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on Nov. 14 about the status of things in the Navy Yard, but none were as disappointing as the news that Pier 5 is far more deteriorated than anyone expected – and likely cannot support anything on it, including...

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CNC Community Corner

November 25, 2017
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NO CONTESTS FOR COUNCIL SEATS The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has received the required nomination papers for each of the seven precinct seats up for consideration this year. A minimun of 25 signatures from residents of the precinct were necessary to secure a position on the ballot for the Nov. 18, 2017, election. Since there is only one person running...

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DiDomenico Receives Legislator of the Year Award

November 25, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently received the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) for his work on behalf of Massachusetts public schools and the students of the Commonwealth. Senator DiDomenico was nominated for this recognition by the Everett School Committee and accepted his award at the MASC...

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