New App for Charlestown History Looks to Spread Out Tourist Experience

April 13, 2018
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Tourists are a fun part of living in Charlestown, and every summer the neighborhood gets to enjoy a healthy throng of visitors following the red brick paths through the neighborhood to the various historic sights. However, a new effort by the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) looks to get people off the bricks and deeper...

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Marathon Daffodils Return for Fifth Year

April 13, 2018
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The Marathon Daffodils project will return for its fifth year of growing and delivering thousands of daffodils throughout Boston and along the Boston Marathon route. Charlestown’s Diane Valle envisioned Marathon Daffodils as tribute to Boston Strong five years ago and collaborates with hundreds of donors and volunteers each year who donate their money and...

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Number of Activities are Being Planned for ‘One Boston Day’ April 15

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced ways to get involved on April 15, to honor Boston’s resilience, generosity, and strength, for the fourth annual “One Boston Day.” The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston...

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Steve Wynn Attorneys Looking to Remove Him from MGC

April 13, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will begin looking at the process of how to remove Steve Wynn as a qualifier and a person involved with the Wynn Boston Harbor project at its meeting this Thursday. The MGC has included an item on its agenda for Thursday that would begin the process of removing Steve...

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Mayor DeMaria: ‘I Don’t Want to Work with Another Gaming Company’

April 13, 2018
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As rumors circulate through Boston and the nation about a potential sale of the Wynn Boston Harbor project, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said on Tuesday that he has strong reservations about working with any other gaming company that isn’t Wynn. Wynn, for its part, is not commenting on most of the rumors of a...

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Major Shore Stabilization Project to Help Flooding, Include Bike Path

April 13, 2018
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A $31.7 million shore stabilization project is about ready to get going full speed in the coming months on Alford Street at the Charlestown Bus Yard, where a new coastal resiliency project will help stabilize the shoreline and hold tight during coastal flooding storms. Andrew Brennan, senior director of Energy and the Environment for...

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Walsh to Fund Body Cameras Citywide after Successful Pilot

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh officially announced on Monday that he would fund the citywide rollout of police body cameras for the entire force – including officers in Charlestown – in his upcoming City Budget – a $2 million expenditure for the first year’s rollout. The announcement came on Monday as the mayor began to highlight...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2018

April 13, 2018
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Charlestown Police Beat Larceny – Bike 04/02/18 – A victim on Green Street reported unknown person(s) stole her daughter’s silver-and-blue bike, which was locked up the previous night.   Counterfeiting 04/03/18 – Officers on Austin Street spoke to a store manager who stated an unknown black/Latino man attempted to purchase groceries with a counterfeit...

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Putting Our Kids First

April 13, 2018
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Providing students with resources to help foster their physical, emotional, and mental health goes a long way on putting them, and keeping them, on a path to success. In Boston, we believe it’s our job to help ensure every part of a student’s needs are met — through innovative teaching methods; dedicated teachers; healthy...

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Townie Tidbits

April 13, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN AND BEYOND BIG TV HIT I am so glad that Cookie is back on BNN-TV with her weekly “Charlestown & Beyond.” The Town needs its own show and now it does once again. I was on the first show and had lots of fun doing it. Soon I think I will return. I am...

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Townie Sports

April 13, 2018
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PLAY BALL!!! BABE RUTH REGISTRATION UNDERWAY Registration for the 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer program is underway. Player registration fee is $75 and can be done on-line at http://charlestownbaberuth.website.siplay.com/. The program fields a 13-15-year-old team and a 16-18 year-old team and practices and home games are held at Ryan Playground (adjacent to the Schraffts Building)....

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Easter Egg Hunt

April 6, 2018
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Easter Egg Hunt

EGG-XACTLY! Bobby and Ally (2.5) Das are proud of their well-stocked Easter basket last Saturday, March 31, during the First Church in Charlestown’s Easter egg hunt on the Training Field. The Easter event was in conjunction with another hunt at the Monument held earlier on Saturday morning by the Charlestown Mothers’ Association.

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Grand Opening

April 6, 2018
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Chris DeLuca, CSB Branch Manager Jane Gricci, David Flannigan, and Kathy ‘Cookie’ Giordano, host of ‘Charlestown & Beyond,’ during the Cambridge Savings Bank’s Grand Opening celebration in the new Thompson Square branch on Weds., March 28. To celebrate the opening, the bank presented a $2,500 check to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club.

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Chain Forge Project to Move Foward

April 6, 2018
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Chain Forge Project to Move Foward

The Chain Forge building has long held a lot of promise in the Navy Yard, but the planned hotel and restaurant space in the former red-brick Navy building has to date only held delays and complications. All of that looks to change as CV Properties, the designated developer of the City-owned parcel, has filed...

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Spring Applications Available for Wynn Community Funds

April 6, 2018
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The Charlestown Community Fund, money supplied to the Town’s organizations by the Wynn casino, has its spring round of applications available for funding requests now. The annual deadline to submit spring grant applications is on April 15. Since the deadline falls on a Sunday over a holiday weekend this year, the Committee will accept...

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Capuano Campaign Reports More than $1.1M on Hand

April 6, 2018
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The re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano is reporting having $1.1 million cash on hand after raising more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2018. The 2018 1st quarter reports are due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission on April 16. “I am truly grateful for the support I am receiving...

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City Square Park Looks to Get More People into and Using the Park

April 6, 2018
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City Square Park Governor Grace Bloodwell is looking to make the area even more active this spring and summer than it already is, and the trend starts this coming Saturday, April 7, with a clean-up of the area. Bloodwell took over the reins of the Friends of City Square Park last year, and is...

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Councilor Flaherty, Sen Boncore Announce are out for District Attorney

April 6, 2018
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City Councilor at-Large Michael Flaherty, and State Sen. Joe Boncore, both announced this week they would not run for Suffolk County District Attorney. Flaherty cited medical issues for his decision, while Boncore said he wanted to focus on issues that are taken up in the Senate. Flaherty, a former prosecutor and former colleague of...

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CNC Discusses Plans for Old Duffy Building, Chappie Street Gets Ok

April 6, 2018
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The Charlestown Neigh-borhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night for their monthly meeting and, right off the bat, discussed what looks to be a major residential development at the former James Duffy Building on Main Street. Chair Tom Cunha said he had been contacted by the potential owners of the site about the preliminary...

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Repairs on Gilmore Bridge Start Sunday

April 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that starting on Sunday, April 8, MassDOT will be performing deck joint repairs on the Gilmore Bridge (Charlestown Avenue, Cambridge/Austin Street) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Work will be done under nightly westbound lane closures over the bridge and the road will be reopened each morning...

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Worker Dies on Wynn Boston Harbor site Tuesday

April 6, 2018
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A worker on the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site died on Tuesday night after an accident on the site. Details were scant, and Wynn officials said they were withholding the name and details out of respect to the family. “The Wynn Boston Harbor family regretfully learned this morning that a member of our construction...

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Re-Branding of Wynn Boston Under Serious Consideration

April 6, 2018
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The Wynn Boston Harbor tower hasn’t even reached the top floor, and already the name on the top is under serious reconsideration following the exit of the company’s founder Steve Wynn regarding sexual misconduct allegations. Responding to comments from Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey, Wynn Boston Harbor president Bob DeSalvio said...

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Greg Henning Vies for Suffolk County District Attorney Seat

April 6, 2018
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A Bostonian through and through, Greg Henning a prosecutor and mentor in the community he has served for over 12 years is stepping up and running for the office of District Attorney. For 10 years, Henning has worked as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County DA’s office, prosecuting a variety of cases...

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Pressley Raises $364,368 in Bid for Congress

April 6, 2018
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The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $364,368 in primary contributions from more than 1,500 donors in its first two months since launching at the end of January. More than 70 percent of the contributions received were under $100, reflecting the campaign’s early grassroots momentum and enthusiasm. “I am...

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