Graduation Day

June 17, 2017
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Graduation Day

Little Charlotte Sutton contemplates her future in kindergarten last Thursday morning as she and her classmates graduated from the Good Shepherd School at St. Mary’s Church. Scores of students, family members, teachers and Father Jim Ronan joined in the celebration – with some grandparents coming from as far away as Florida to mark the...

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Navy Yard,National Parks Ready for Sail Boston 2017

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In 2014, when the Sail Boston return was announced for 2017, the National Park Service stood side by side with the organizers and have been “all-in” every since. This weekend, the Navy Yard will be a featured location for the Parade of Sail on Saturday morning and the overall Family Festival...

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Wynn Money Part of Larger Plan at Kennedy Center Relocation

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When the recipients of the new Charlestown Community Mitigation Fund – money from the Wynn Boston Harbor development – became public last week, one of the top recipients was The Kennedy Center in Hayes Square, but the $10,000 received from that was just one piece of a larger story that involves...

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Renovations to Start at Engine 50

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a few delays in starting the historic renovation of the Engine 50 Fire House off the Training Field, this time the Boston Fire Department is ready to get things moving on the project – saying that on Aug. 1 they would move everyone out and get started. “It’s going to...

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Michael’s Mission: Cain Remembers His Son Through Dedication to Recovery

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Michael Cain never touched a drug in his life, but pain medications after breaking his back while playing football introduced him to a life of drugs that would eventually take his life. The statistics are plain, said his father, well-known Town DJ Michael ‘Smokey’ Cain, in that his son, Michael, was...

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Water Main Work on Medford Street to Continue Next Summer as Well

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) said this week that major water line work on Medford Street would likely stretch through all of this summer and into next summer as well. The major project is one of several throughout the City to replace major water lines, and the Medford Street...

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Students Earn Degress from UNH

June 17, 2017
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The following students participated in the University of New Hampshire Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Durham, N.H. Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and students who received...

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BCYF Pools to Open June 17

June 17, 2017
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The City of Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End, are opening for the season on Saturday, June 17. These pools, along with 16 others that are open year-round, are operated by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) the City of...

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Bunker Hill Monument Association Announces Annual Meeting New Schedule

June 17, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Monument Association (BHMA) will be 194 years old this year. The Association oversaw fund raising, construction, operations, finances and maintenance of the monument for 96 years, when it was turned over to Massachusetts. This exclusive organization included 11 Presidents, 20 Governors, 30 Generals and over 500 clergy, physicians, and lawyers distinguished...

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BPDA Officials Schedule Meeting for June 22 on One Charlestown to clarify BHA Process

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has scheduled an informational meeting for June 22 to discuss the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) request for proposal (RFP) process that took place several years ago. “The Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Boston Housing Authority will be providing an overview of the...

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Developmental Delay: Chain Forge and Rope Walk Projects Ask for Another Delay in Projects

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major redevelopment projects of old Navy buildings in the Navy Yard will likely have additional extension granted at the June 15 meeting of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) – adding another 90 days to what already has been several years of planning and delays. The Chain Forge Hotel...

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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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Charlestown beat Robbery 06/07/17 – Officers responded to City Square for a report of a robbery. The victim said when he met with two men to sell his phone, one of them took it and stated the phone was his before motioning to his waist as if he had a weapon. The suspects then...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN TRYS TO CHILL DURING PARADE I stopped by Steve Passacantilli’s Main Street headquarters to find Dougie MacDonald passing out free slurpie-like ice cones to cool down everyone during one of most hot and humid Bunker Hill Day parades in a long time. Dougie looked like the most...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Bunker Hill Parade Starts On Sunday at 12:30

June 9, 2017
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Bunker Hill Parade Starts On Sunday at 12:30

Kim Johnson of the 5th Massachusetts Battery Right Artillery holds her regiment’s Union flag high in the air as she prepared to march in the 2016 Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade. This year’s historic and fun festivities begin in Hayes Square at 12:30 p.m. and will proceed up Bunker Hill Street and throughout...

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First Round of Wynn Community Money sees 41 Projects Funded in Charlestown

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund made the first-ever disbursal of funds late last week to 41 non-profits in the community, having to turn away 15 applications, and giving out $179,000 of the $1 million chunk of money now sitting in the Fund. The money comes from a portion of the licensing...

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BPDA Issues Scoping Document on One Charlestown, to Take Summer Off

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced to the Patriot Bridge this week, after issuing a detailed Scoping Document to the One Charlestown developer, that they plan to take the summer off and come back full speed, having the developer unveil a revised plan after Labor Day. “Our big goal...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Pride Week finds new entry with an old idea – a block party By Seth Daniel Charlestown Pride Week is well underway by now with a host of cherished events already having been held and others about ready to go off. No Parade week would be complete without the Family Feud, which was...

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May Sees Two Robberies, Two Aggravated Assaults and A Breaking-and-Entering

June 9, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Two robberies, two aggravated assaults and one breaking-and-entering were among the incidents of Part One crime reported in Charlestown in May, according to Community Service Officer Robert Luongo of District A-1. During one robbery, the suspect entered the Speedway gas station at 123 Cambridge St. at night and motioned that he...

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Stephen Passacantilli to Launch Campaign for District 1 Councilor on June 13

June 9, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina will formally launch his campaign for Boston City Council (District 1) in Charlestown next week. Passacantilli’s Charlestown Kickoff is next Tuesday, June 13 from 6-8pm at the Warren Tavern. Passacantilli said, “I’m excited to officially launch my...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Law 05/31/17 – As a result of a traffic stop on Medford Street, an individual was taken in to custody for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. Robbery 05/31/17 – Officers responded to Decatur Street for a reported armed robbery. The victim told police two male suspects...

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Townie Tidbits

June 9, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU CHARLESTOWN Thank you for your hard work and your generous donations. The spring fundraiser was a huge success, raising roughly $25,000 to buy food for the neediest families in our community. And the distributions went without a hitch, thanks to your efforts.   TOWNETTES RUNNING BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES TODAY...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Townie Sports

June 9, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly A HIDDEN TREASURE While attending the jam-packed 3rd annual Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship banquet, in which $12,000 was awarded to deserving “Townie” high school and college students, I came across this gem courtesy of Jack Morrissey. It is a poem written in 1956 by Joe Morrissey (class of ’42) as a...

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