CPS Design Review Committee to meet on Nov. 17

November 18, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the J. W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, American Legion hall located at 23 Adams Street on Monday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.  The hall is directly accessible from the sidewalk, or from the private parking area on the right hand...

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Engineering Happiness

November 18, 2014
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I recently met a happy man. Why shouldn’t he be happy? He has what most men want: loving parents, a wife, Jana, who was his high school sweetheart, two cute little boys, a house, good friends, family members who live nearby, good training and a good job. He also possesses a fine sense of...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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Wynn proposal not a done deal yet! Dear Editor With all due respect to Patriot-Bridge writer John Lynds and to Representative Dan Ryan, I would suggest a bit of caution around the statement “Casino definitely headed to neighboring Everett.”  There are significant hurdles for Wynn to overcome before he can break ground in Everett. ...

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Obituaries 11-13-2014

November 18, 2014
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Ryan J. Morrissey Ryan J. “Duce” Morrissey, passed away tragically at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the young age of 17. Ryan was born in Boston on July 20, 1997, a son of Stephen G. Morrissey and Carol A. (Powers) Morrissey. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated...

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A Good Day for Charlestown’s Elected Officials:Ryan Receives Huge Vote of Confidence

November 10, 2014
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A Good Day for Charlestown’s Elected Officials:Ryan Receives Huge Vote of Confidence

After two hard fought battles one in Marchand again  during the September primary against Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda  it was made official Tuesday night and Rep. Dan Ryan will be heading back up to the State House to represent Charlestown and Chelsea. Ryan ran unopposed during the state’s General Election and received 5,065 votes from...

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Healey Elected State Attorney General

November 10, 2014
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Healey Elected State Attorney General

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was elected Attorney General Tuesday night, beating Republican challenger John Miller in the state election to become the country’s first openly gay Attorney General. Charlestown came out huge for Healey, a Charlestown resident that served as Attorney General Martha Coakley’s top deputy. In Charlestown, Healey received 4,792 votes to Miller’s 1,510...

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Halloween. Monument Style

November 10, 2014
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Halloween. Monument Style

  Maxamillion…er, Spider Man, and his dad, Nicolas Caruso, parade down the street in front of the Monument last Friday night during the 29th Annual Halloween Parade. Thousands showed up to march and sport their finest costumes.

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Community Leaders Remember Menino

November 10, 2014
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Charlestown, like every other neighborhood in Boston, mourned the loss of Mayor Thomas Menino this week. In his 20 years as Mayor of Boston, Menino, the self proclaimed Urban Mechanic, worked to improve areas of Charlestown and helped transform the neighborhood to what it today. Menino’s efforts can be seen in the redevelopment of...

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Candidates for Seats on CNC Posted

November 10, 2014
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The following candidates have submitted nomination papers with the required signatures seeking to be elected to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC). At-Large Candidates  Barbara Babin Margaret Bradley Thomas Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Erin Sullivan  Precinct 6 candidates: Tera Brereton Lally  The election is currently scheduled for November 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2014
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Thank you Dear Editor: We appreciate Charlestown community’s support of our Twenty-Ninth Annual Halloween Parade on Friday night, October 31, 2014.  We are grateful for Mayor Marty Walsh, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who are enthusiastic collaborators. The generosity of the residents of The Monument Square area and The Training Field...

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A Monument Ave. Early Introduction to Healey

November 10, 2014
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On Feb. 1, with the Bunker Hill Monument as a backdrop and amid community and comestibles, Charlestown resident and newly-announced candidate for Attorney General Maura Healey outlined a stately political platform based upon her values, commitment and experience. It was an early stop on her nascent campaign, which had been announced in October. With...

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Residents are Ready for Halloween on Friday

November 1, 2014
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Residents are Ready for Halloween on Friday

Halloween 2014 will be bigger and better than ever, with many more people able to participate because it is a Friday night.  
The Halloween Parade begins at 5:00 at the Monument Avenue steps, with glow in the dark necklaces provided by Charlestown Mothers Association. We will have special guests and a poem read by...

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Rep. Ryan Weighing in on Ballot Questions

November 1, 2014
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With the state election set for Tuesday, State Rep. Dan Ryan of Charlestown is weighing in on the state’s ballot questions. Ryan said he is urging Charlestown residents and residents across the Commonwealth to vote no on Question 1. A yes vote on Question 1 would eliminating gas tax indexing. This proposed law would...

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St. John’s Harvest Fair on Nov. 15

November 1, 2014
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown is sponsoring its 175th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 15th  from 10 a.m. until 2 .p.m. upstairs in the parish house at 27 Devens Street.   Admission to this festive event is free and everyone is invited to attend.     For sale at the fair will be books, collectables,...

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Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

November 1, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Charlestown residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at the...

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Townie Tidbits

November 1, 2014
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WHO  IS THIS GIARRATANI GUY? I hear time to time from folks who wonder why I care so much about Charlestown but live in East Boston. The answer is simply economics. If I could afford Charlestown again, I would be here again. Hopefully, I will end up back in my favorite neighborhood going back...

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Co-op Bank Announces Appointment of Rufo

October 25, 2014
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Co-op Bank Announces Appointment of Rufo

The Cooperative Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of David J. Rufo, Mortgage Originator. Previously, David worked at Washington Trust Mortgage Corp, as a Senior Mortgage Consultant David specializes in all residential home purchases, first time buyers, jumbo loans, refinances and more. David says, “Clients are not just one transaction” David works...

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Casino Business:Ryan Facilitates Meeting of Residents and MGC

October 25, 2014
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Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners (MGC) met with Charlestown residents last Wednesday at the Schrafts building to discuss the  designation of Wynn Everett as the recipient of the Boston-area casino license. Commissioners James McHugh and Gayle Cameron were on hand to answer any questions and clear up any confusion Charlestown residents had regarding the process and...

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Wynn to Hold Forum for Employment and Vendors

October 24, 2014
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As soon as Wynn Resorts received the Greater Boston casino license, the calls began pouring in from potential employees and vendors. All of them had questions. Now, through a series of six information sessions, Wynn Resorts hopes to provide some initial answers to the throngs of folks wanting to know how to get involved...

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Campaign Commercial Stresses Environmental Clean-Up

October 24, 2014
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A new ‘No on 3’ commercial now being broadcast on Boston television stations features former Everett teacher Mary Bagarella and stresses the importance of keeping the casino legislation in order to clean up the extremely polluted former site of the Monsanto Chemical Company – a site that’s just a few hundred yards from Charlestown....

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Letters to the Editor

October 24, 2014
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The Insidious Gaming Industry Influence Dear Editor: In the last six weeks, the insidious influence and impact of the gaming industry on the Commonwealth’s political and criminal justice systems has become clear.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the federal and state law enforcement offices have embraced and responded to the casino influence public policy...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 24, 2014
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Helen Paz Worked at Schraffs Candy Company in Charlestown Until Its Closing Helen F. Paz, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Friday, October 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 71 years old. Helen was born in Somerville on September 6, 1943, a...

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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

October 16, 2014
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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

In celebration of archeology month, City of Boston Archeologist, Joseph Bagley, led a tour from the Bunker Hill Monument, through the big dig, and down to City Square on Oct. 7. Presented by The Charlestown Historical Society and the Charlestown Preservation Society, the tour was free and open to the public. It covered 3,000...

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