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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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

June 3, 2017
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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Hundreds of residents turned out at the John Harvard Mall on Thursday morning, May 25, to join Mayor Martin Walsh for the annual Coffee Hour in Charlestown. Mayor Walsh visited with residents for an hour or so and then joined several young people, along with Liaison Chris Breen, State Rep. Dan Ryan and Councilor...

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Bunker Hill Associates Celebrates 32 Years of Week’s Worth of Events

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For more than three decades, the Bunker Hill Associates have planned and helped to plan exciting events for the Charlestown Pride Week – everything from the Family Feud to the Associates Breakfast and about 15 other singular events in between. It has turned out to be a 12-day spectacle that no...

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Antiphonal Brass Band to Play Concert on the Monument

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new tradition is forming for the annual Bunker Hill Concert on the Monument, and its forming around trumpets and trombones rather that tubas and crazy outfits. The Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society will bring its 22-piece orchestra back to the Monument this year for the Saturday evening concert, June 10, on...

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Wynn Mitigation Money Dispersed After Vote on Tuesday Meeting

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund committee voted on Tuesday to release almost $180,000 to 41 non-profits in the Town after getting barraged with 57 requests for more than $900,000 in the opening round of grant dispersals that comes from the licensing fee paid by Wynn Boston Harbor. State Rep. Dan Ryan...

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CNC Community Corner

June 3, 2017
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 6 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. There will be a presentation by the Appalachian Mountain Club who will be relocating to City Square from Beacon Hill, and the Fire Dept will report on the...

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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report On Water Quality at Area Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...

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Sail Boston Plans for Charlestown Taking Shape with Two Days of Fun Scheduled

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Plans for the Charlestown Navy Yard are taking shape for the Sail Boston 2017 extravaganza, with the bulk of activities in Charlestown taking place on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18 – activities that include music, food, prime viewing of the tall ships and loads of family activities. Since having...

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‘The Neck’ One of Nine Hot Spots Citywide for Major Flooding Potential, Remediation Efforts

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Often times, when tides rise to new highs or storm surges inundate typically dry areas, communities learn anew about their vulnerability to flooding and, potentially, sea level rise. Through using heavy data and months of study, the City has identified that the Sullivan Square area – especially Ryan Playground, the Main...

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Parade to Include Tribute to Doherty

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee and the US Navy Band Northeast announced this week that they will be presenting a special tribute to fallen Ensign John J. Doherty, killed in action in 1942, at Doherty Park during the Parade on June 11 – a park named after the fallen hero....

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Police Briefs 06-01-2017

June 3, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Found Ballistic Evidence 05/23/17 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who stated she heard four shots being fired, and that the rounds came through her window. Officers recovered bullet fragments at the scene. No injuries were reported at this...

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Townie Tidbits

June 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK GOD THEY CAME TO THEIR SENSES The Boston Transportation Department is to be thanked for announcing its support on the Sullivan Square traffic that includes the use of underpasses and not the surface only option. Many in the packed meeting at the Knights on May 18 were glad to hear...

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