We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Townie Sports

February 9, 2018
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ECHL STANDINGS Manchester wing Mike Doherty delivered an assist in the Monarchs 8-3 walloping of the Adirondack Thunder. Walpole wing Will Ahearn scored a goal in the Express 5-0 wipeout of the Philadelphia Junior Flyers. MIAA WINTER TOURNAMENT PREVIEW Boys’ basketball THEY’RE IN: POPE JOHN XXIII (14-1) – Coach Leo Boucher has the Tigers...

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YMCA Kick-Off Party

February 2, 2018
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YMCA Kick-Off Party

Alex Robinson, new Charlestown YMCA board director, and Andrea Wilk, YMCA executive director, during the Community Kick-Off Party at Blackmoor Bar + Grill last Wednesday, Jan. 24. Donations from the event go to support teen memberships and mentorships, youth swim lessons, social activities for seniors, and enrichment programs.

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Monument Restaurant

February 2, 2018
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Monument Restaurant

CHECK PLEASE! Four-month old Alden Thayer proudly displays his Monument Restaurant gear on Sunday night at the restaurant’s one-year anniversary party. Joining the little guy in the celebration is mom, Valerie Beckwith Thayer, and grandma Carol Beckwith.

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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North Washington Street Bridge Bids Coming In, Start As Soon As Late April

February 2, 2018
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Community meetings are on the docket in relation to the five-year, $150 million North Washington Street Bridge replacement project – with bids ready to be open this month and construction ready for April or May. A meeting in the Navy Yard at the MGH Institute (36 First Ave.) will take place on Feb. 1...

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Morrissey Trial Continues With Testimony

February 2, 2018
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The murder trial for the three men accused of killing Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey and shooting James Lawton in 2014 continues this week with testimony from experts, police and neighborhood witnesses. The case is being tried by Judge Janet Sanders in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court, and with opening statement given last week, the heart of...

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Defendant Held After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Police Officer

February 2, 2018
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A man with a prior firearm conviction was arraigned today for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a Boston Police officer during a foot chase in Charlestown. Celestino Vicente, 37, of Dorchester, was arraigned Tuesday in Charlestown Municipal Court on charges of two counts each of assault and battery on a police officer and...

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Navy Yard Entrance Gates to Receive Upgrade

February 2, 2018
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The National Park Service has begun a project to rehabilitate the historic, visitor entrance-gates leading from Constitution Road into the Charlestown Navy Yard. Historic, illuminated, aluminum signs that had been mounted on the tops of Gate 1 and Gate 2 have been removed and will be repaired and refurbished off-site, and the chain link...

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Hood says It Had Nothing to Do with Mystery Phone Poll, Contained Misinformation

February 2, 2018
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The developers of the Hood Park garage and retail/entertainment venue said this week that they had nothing to do with a telephone poll that circulated through the Town last weekend, a poll that the developers said had very misleading information within it about the project. The phone poll quickly drew a stir in the...

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Evans Has Fueled Thousands of Young Hockey Players at Edie’s

February 2, 2018
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Whether Saturday morning or Monday nights, aside from the ice on the rink, the most anticipated thing for most youth hockey players in Charlestown is Edie’s Snack Shack and Edie Evans. She’s as much a part of hockey in the Town as a pair of sharp skates. As part of the exciting video produced...

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Steve Wynn, Company Push Back Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

February 2, 2018
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The gaming world was spun on its side last Friday afternoon when a Wall Street Journal report went public and described an alleged pattern of sexual harassment by Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – allegations that filtered through Las Vegas and into Everett where Wynn is building a $2.4 billion resort casino. Wynn, for...

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Charlestown Hockey Tradition Celebrated by Pure Hockey Video

February 2, 2018
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From the days of worshipping Bobby Orr to the modern successes of local players Brendan Collier, Matt Grzelcyk and Micaela Sindoris – the tradition of hockey in the Town was chronicled in expert fashion by a video released last Thursday designating Charlestown as the first winner of Pure Hockey’s Home Ice program. The Home...

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New Starbucks in Bank Building to Open Friday

February 2, 2018
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Work has been ongoing for months on the Starbuck’s store in the old Charlestown Five Cent Bank building, and this Friday the doors will finally open on the coffee company’s first store in the Town. Charlestown resident Jenae Ricci – the new manager of the store – announced that the store will open to...

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Super Bowl, Playoffs Bring Found Business During Slow Season

February 2, 2018
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If there’s one thing that all restaurateurs in Charlestown, and citywide for that matter, can agree upon, it’s a great big thank you to the New England Patriots. That’s because the Super Bowl runs and NFL playoff jaunts over the last several years – including the big game this weekend – have brought significant...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2018

February 2, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Laws 01/23/18 – As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a license.   Burglary – Residential – No Force 01/23/18 – A victim on Monument Square reported unknown person(s) removed various pieces...

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Townie Tidbits

February 2, 2018
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“YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG” This past Sunday morning I was listening to ‘Country Memories’ on am 740 WJIB and an old tune I remembered came on with the lyrics, ‘Yesterday when I was young.’ I remember listening to that tune years ago, when I was, indeed younger than today. Saturday night I went...

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A Home for all Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...

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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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WHY DOES EVERYTHING SEEM TO ALWAYS END UP AT SULLIVAN SQUARE? Dear Editor: Well, we were all back at the Knights last week for the latest Rutherford Avenue/ Sullivan Square Public Information Meeting run by the Boston Transportation Department. I got a chance to talk with James Gillooly, the department’s deputy commissioner, and I...

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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Townie Sports

February 2, 2018
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TIGERS CLAWING WAY TO TITLE Pope John XXIII Coach Leo Boucher has his “hoop” squad atop the Division 4 polls as they head into a Friday night matchup with bitter rival Matignon (11-2 overall, 8-2 league). In what promises to be a “donnybrook” in the Warrior “bandbox” gym, a Tiger win would all but...

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Meet the Champs

January 25, 2018
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Meet the Champs

Shown above are the Charlestown boys 2005 and younger  team who pulled off a 6-3 win against Jamaica Plain Celik (JP) Saturday evening, January 20. The win cinched the Mass Futsal B13 Central division championship for Charlestown, completing an undefeated season. Futsal is a 5-on-5 fast paced variant on soccer, using a heavier ball...

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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

January 25, 2018
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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

By Seth Daniel Signs intertwined in the fencing of the Monument announced yet another shutdown of the historical site this past weekend and through Monday, marking the second time in five years that a government-funding shutdown has affected the heart of Charlestown. At midnight on Friday, and without a funding deal in place, the...

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