Charlestown Beat

October 3, 2013
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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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Honoring Judy Evers

September 26, 2013
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Honoring Judy Evers

On hand at the ceremony at the Boston Police Station on Vine Street hon­oring community activist Judy Evers were from left: Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Judy Evers, Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty.

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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

September 26, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina received 2,627 votes in Charlestown and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In Charlestown the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 4uu votes. John...

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ABCD Honors Lois Siegelman for Community Contributions

September 26, 2013
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On September 17, Lois Siegelman and 17 other outstanding volunteer’s contributions in their neighborhoods were celebrated at the annual ABCD Community Volunteer Celebration. The event was held at the Revere Hotel and was attended by the friends, family and colleagues of the awardees. At the event, Terry Kennedy, Executive Director of the John F....

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Blessing of the Animals on October 6

September 26, 2013
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The seventh annual blessing of the animals will be held on Sunday,  October 6, 2013 around the fountain in the Thompson Triangle at  9:30 a.m.   This ecumenical ceremony offers an opportunity for the  clergy and Charlestown’s residents to unite to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional, physical  and spiritual well...

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Boston Election

September 26, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor — Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. We also congratulate our own Jack Kelly for making it into the top eight finalists for an at-large seat. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks...

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Police Briefs 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 09/17/13 – As a result of a traffic stop on Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding Framingham Court warrant. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon  – Knife 09/17/13 – A victim told police after drinking with a friend, the friend became upset with the victim and began to...

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Lots of Fun

September 19, 2013
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Lots of Fun

Silly Willy amused children of all ages with his balloon twisting at Spaulding Boston’s Set Sail event that was held on September 8.

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CWT First Show Opens on October 3

September 19, 2013
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CWT First Show Opens on October 3

The Charlestown Working Theater presents Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin’s Who’s Hungry October 3-5. Who’s Hungry is an evening of experimental tabletop puppet plays that give a voice and face to hunger in America. The project aims to raise awareness of the lives of those of us who, on a daily basis, must choose...

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Local Resident Jack Kelly on Primary Ballot

September 19, 2013
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In spite of being a local political powerhouse, there has not been an at-large candidate from Charlestown in a muncipal election for more than 30 years.  However this  Tuesday’s primary ballot will include  Jack Kelly who is a lifelong Charlestown resident and the only one from the neighborhood vying for one of four At-Large...

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Gorman Scholarship Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $4500 in scholarships to eligible Charlestown students for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 7. College Scholarship Winners:  Matthew Johnson – Merrimack College Kayla DeRosa...

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Training Field Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

September 19, 2013
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The Training Field/Winthrop Square Cultural Landscape Plan community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 PM in the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in cooperation with the Friends of the Training Field and the Charlestown Preservation Society,...

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Charlestown Armory Redevelopment Meeting Set for September 26 at Schraffts Cafeteria

September 19, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on September 26th at 7 pm at the Schrafft’s Center Dining Hall at 525 Main Street. The Department of Neighborhood Development will be announcing their recommended developer for tentative designation for redevelopment of the Armory project and the CNC Development Committee will be outlining the...

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Chamber Night out Set for September 24

September 19, 2013
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Chamber Night Out! Join the Chamber for our monthly night out on Tuesday September 24th from 6-8pm. The event will be hosted by Olivia Browning at 20 City Square in Charlestown. They will be serving complimentary appetizers and beverages. If you would like to join the Charlestown Chamber, please contact us at CharlestownMAChamber@gmail.com. If...

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Get out and Vote

September 19, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 19, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats including local resident Jack Kelly, this election very likely will be decided by...

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Police Briefs 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Shoplifting 09/09/13 – Officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a shoplifter. Upon reviewing the in-store security cameras, officers were able to identify the suspect, and a warrant will be issued. Trespassing 09/11/13 – Officers responded to Constellation Wharf, where there have numerous complaints of kids jumping off the private decks of...

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Peter Looney Scholars

September 12, 2013
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Peter Looney Scholars

The Peter Looney Scholarships were recently awarded to local residents Conal Lynch and Patrick Kelly. In the top photo are shown awarding the scholarship from left Sgt Tom Lema, Leo Breen, Judy Evers, Billy Boyle, Conal Lynch, Shannon Lundin, Danielle Fitzgerald and Sean Getchell. In the photo to the right Billy Boyle awards the...

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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

September 12, 2013
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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

Hollywood or any other outside critic may say what they want about the culture in Charlestown, but for those on the inside who need support – such as Susan Rawlinson, the mother of murdered young man Stephen Jones – the neighborhood is a pillar of love and strength. Facing the accused murderer of her...

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Boston Officials Give Up Claim as Host Community Status to Wynn’s Project

September 12, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 12, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Remembering 9/11: The Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Obituaries 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Richard Francis Whalen Café Owner For More Than 50 Years Richard “Cheech” Francis Whalen, husband of the late Angela (Scalo) Whalen, died, surrounded by his children, on August 22 at Sherrill House, Jamaica Plain, after a long illness. Born in Meriden, CT on May 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Lawrence...

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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

September 5, 2013
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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald, Director of Charlestown’s Harvest on the Vine, along with team members Judy Burton and Mary Walsh over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown. This is the fifth year of the Jenny’s backpack program.  “We want all children to...

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