Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2017
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL Townie Tidbits wishes everyone a great St. Patrick’s Day! By the time you’re reading this I will have already had three corned beef and cabbage dinners and would at least have one more to go. So please pray for me. Growing up my mother always said her two...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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A great point Dear editor I have just read Mimi Tovar’s letter in the March 2 issue and just wish every resident of Charlestown could read it too. The couple thousand people currently living in the BHA certainly deserve to live in a safe, clean environment in just the same way as the majority...

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Townie Sports

March 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly ICON PASSES AWAY Townie icon Martin O’Brien Sr. passed away Wednesday morning, March 15. I am blessed and so very thankful to have had him (my father-in-law) be such an important part of my family’s life. NICHOLS WINS AGAIN! Nichols freshman midfielder Hughie O’Donnell, who will be recognized next month as...

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 10, 2017
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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Senator Sal DiDomenico and his wife, Trish, honor Charlestown’s Billy Boyle with the Golden Shamrock Award. The honor came at DiDomenico’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Roast, held each year at the Knights of Columbus. This year’s event attracted a record crowd from around the state and raised $50,000.

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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

March 10, 2017
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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa of Charlestown and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge Painting Project to Begin Next Week

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Another phase of painting the Mystic/Tobin Bridge will begin next week on the area of the bridge that elevates over Charlestown. At a meeting on Monday night in the Police Station, officials from MassDOT and the union contractor, Liberty Maintenance of Youngstown, OH, said they were ready to start the $15.61...

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Charlestown Resident Unveils Alternative One Charlestown

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Sy Mintz moved into the neighborhood, the long-time planner and architect – who had a major role in designing numerous buildings for Corcoran Jennison’s Harbor Point project – thought he was going to take it easy. That was until he casually met a few members of the community who sit...

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Wynn Excavation Nearly Complete, Very Few Complaints Logged

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Excavation on the Wynn Boston Harbor property is nearly completed, and there have been only a few complaints, yet there have been a few unearthed surprises underground. Chris Gordon, president of Wynn Design and Development, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last month that they are in the process of removing...

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Boston Landmarks Passes Changes to Five Cent Building

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Other than Old Glory, there is but one other kind of flag that’s allowed to fly in Charlestown, and it doesn’t bear the logo of the Starbuck’s coffee company. It’s blue and white and has a pine tree on it. However, if the coffee company had it their way, their black...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates, March 28

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Ward 2 will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School (50 Bunker Hill Street) on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will...

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Warren-Prescott to Put on ‘Hairspray’ this Weekend

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The students of the Warren-Prescott Elementary School will embark on their most ambitious drama project yet in putting on ‘Hairspray’ the musical for their 10th show since Music Director Olivia Thompson arrived 12 years ago and started the series. This time around, there will even be a special performance for the...

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Engine 50 to Close for Renovations this Month, to Move to Sullivan Square

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the coziest and oldest fire stations in the country is about to shut down for more than a year in order to be renovated, and some are worried that the temporary relocation plan could put the eastern side of the Town at risk. Fire officials confirmed that renovation plans...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/27/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported he informed the guest who had been staying with him for a while that it was time to leave. When he came back home, the victim realized his television and an Xbox gaming system were gone. Detectives are investigating   Burglary – Residential...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Quinn Scholarship Dear Editor: Commencing in 1970, with Robert Irgens, as the first Quinn Scholar, and with Ann Marie Duffy Keane as the first Female scholar in 1977, we have perpetuated the mission of Michael Quinn’s Scholarship to help his fellow Townies. Michael received his United State Marine Corps commission upon graduating from The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani FORTY FLIGHTS FITNESS PROGRAM Have you seen those silly $19.99 TV advertising spots for fitness training. There are all kinds out there in between shows like Law & Order. All kinds of toys to make you lose pounds without ever sweating. Who wants a workout that tires you out. Most of...

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How We’re Investing the Impact Fund

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh As Mayor of Boston, I have one priority: to fight for what is best for the people of Boston. In Charlestown, that priority took center stage when Wynn Resorts proposed building a new casino in Everett, directly and significantly impacting the residents of Charlestown. During my first two years...

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Sports 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MIAA MONDAY “HOOP” ACTION In the Division 4 North semi-finals, defending State champion St. Mary’s (18-5) used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Pope John XXIII (16-10) at Winthrop High School and prevail by a score of 60-48. Tiger senior forward Patrick Kelly (6 points, 8 rebounds, 4...

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Swimming for a Good Cause

March 3, 2017
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Swimming for a Good Cause

Simone C., Kevin, Claire, Debbie Standeford, Charlestown Recovery House Program Director, Scott, and David Bobick jumped into the water last Friday, Feb. 24, during the Recovery House’s Swim for Recovery event. Recovery House is located next to the Police Station on Bunker Hill Street and has been in operation since 2008.

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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

March 3, 2017
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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

By Seth Daniel One thing was readily apparent as the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) laid out two voluminous options for the community to digest regarding Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue redesigns Tuesday night, Feb. 28, and the realization being the Town is at a crossroads. Or rather, an intersection. Two competing proposals were on...

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BPDA to Bring Information Session on Review Process

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Accommodating a December request from State Rep. Dan Ryan, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) acted this week to schedule a special learning session for the Town regarding the standard City review process. The process, known as the Article 80 Large Project development review, has been used citywide for more...

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‘Loonie Noonie’ Meeting Finds Home at First Church

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After decades of finding support in the noon-time hour, members of the 30-year-old Alcoholics Anonymous meeting found themselves without a home at St. Catherine’s a few years ago. The popular local meeting – which has saved many a life over the years – got temporary space over the last two years...

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Online Tool for Summer Jobs Now Available

March 3, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available from Saturday, February 25th until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 31st. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment Division website...

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Compromise Seemingly Reached in Development of 40 Warren

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly five years of conflict and several different designs, it appears that the office building an parking garage at 40 Warren St. will get a facelift and and third story. Developer Dennis Morgan said that after a well-attended community meeting Thursday night, Feb. 23, it appears that the new plan...

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