Police Briefs 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Aggravated Assault 07/26/16 – Officers responded to Samuel Morse Way for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told police that he confronted a suspect, whom he believes broke into his car. The victim said the suspect then brandished a knife and lunged at him before fleeing the area....

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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering should be banned Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of...

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Townie Tidbits

August 8, 2016
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO PEGGY FLAHERTY Recently, Peggy Flaherty passed away at the age of 81 years young. She always seemed to be so active, one hardly could tell her age. She was always smiling, in great spirits and enjoyed her life as the wife of a politician and the mother of another. Every...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

August 4, 2016
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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

There’s no doubt that hockey rules the scene in Charlestown for young and old, but in the summer, one would think that ice rinks, hockey skates and sticks are put up in storage for the warmer months. Think again. It’s Charlestown. One of the most highly anticipated hockey events in the Town and beyond...

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Night Sailing

July 29, 2016
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Night Sailing

A sailboat heads toward the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge at sunset during the Courageous Sailing Make-A-Mark Fundraiser on the pier last Wednesday, July 20. The gala on the pier celebrated 20 years of the program and raised money for the Courageous Kids scholarship program to help fund sailing opportunities for Charlestown kids.

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Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

July 29, 2016
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Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

By Seth Daniel The smoke from a raging six-alarm fire on Thursday afternoon, July 21, could be seen from downtown Boston and Cambridge, but this week the charred structure at 284-286 Bunker Hill Street has been demolished – going from luxury condos with a great view to nothing in a week’s time. Crews reported...

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Eversource Purchases Land in Charlestown

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Eversource electric company has purchased a tract of land behind the Hood Milk plant from Boston Sand and Gravel for $6.5 million. The parcels of land include a maintenance yard with a solar array, an empty lot and another parcel with a smaller building on the property. The parcels abut land...

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Wynn Receives Chapter 91 License from DEP

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The suggested fishing pier near the Wynn Boston Harbor may have to be tallied up as the one that got away, but the bigger fish – that being the Wynn Boston Harbor – is in the pan and the project is ready to start cooking. On Friday, July 22, at noon,...

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August Happenings at Boston Public Market

July 29, 2016
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Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and...

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Bunker Hill Developer,BHA Launch One Charlestown Website

July 29, 2016
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By John Lynds In order to remain as transparent as possible regarding the enormous project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown, the developer and Boston Housing Authority have launched a website to keep the public informed. Corcoran-SunCal, in partnership with the BHA, launched the ‘One Charlestown’ website that can be...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 07/18/16 – A victim on Third Avenue reported that unknown person(s) entered his room and stole his iPhone that was on the counter top. No signs of forced entry could be found. Aggravated Assault 07/23/16 – As a result of a radio call for a man trying to hit a woman...

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Thanks firefighters Dear Editor: On behalf of the Braaten family, victims of the Bunker Hill Street fire on July 21, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to members of the Charlestown community for rallying around our friends during their day of crisis. Firefighters, police, first responders, The Red Cross and neighbors provided immediate...

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Speaker DeLeo and the Film Industry

July 29, 2016
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, who has done so many positive things for the state, is receiving praise from an area businessman for his support of the film industry in Boston. The business owner said DeLeo has been instrumental in Hollywood producers wanting to film major motion pictures in Massachusetts. The shooting...

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Clinton’s Speech Tonight

July 29, 2016
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Tonight at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton will deliver one of the most important speeches of her career. Millions of people will be watching the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State as she talks about why she wants to be the next President of the United States and what...

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Townie Sports

July 29, 2016
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By Kevin Kelly SMITH NO-HITS ARLINGTON Pitcher Jason Smith used the lethal combo of a dancing knuckle-ball and lights-out fastball to notch a no-hitter as the “Townies” vaporized Arlington to the tune of 18-0 in Babe Ruth action on July 24. Offensive standouts for Charlestown (3-5) included Oscar Jahn (2 hits, run 3 RBIs),...

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Local Author

July 22, 2016
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Local Author

Writer Tom MacDonald holds up a copy of his new book, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, with his wife Maribeth, at the Charlestown Library.

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

Lyndsey and Cameron Wickles sway and smile to the folk music of Honeysuckle on the Commandants’ House Lawn last Thursday, July 7, as part of the Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by the Berklee School of Music, Boston National Park, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Summer on the Waterfront.

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Wynn’s Quest For Chapter 91 License Receives Big Boost

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing in the case, but little else, recommending that the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and casino supporters. In a...

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From the Kitchen to the Seltzer Can: Spindrift Founder Got Started in His Charlestown Home

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Beverage enthusiasts gathered at Night Shift Brewery in Everett last week to celebrate “The Summer of Real” with America’s one and only fresh squeezed carbonated beverage company, Spindrift – a Charlestown original.   Night Shift hosted Bill Creelman, founder of Spindrift, the non-alcoholic fresh fruit beverage company that humbly began in...

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Casella Waste Begins Outreach into Charlestown Community After Transfer Station Opposition

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though the folks at Casella Waste spent decades in Charlestown on the industrial side of Rutherford Avenue, they are now the first to admit they didn’t often step foot into the Town – and it’s something they said they now fully regret. Since striking out with the community last fall and...

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Rhalimi Takes His Message to Voters in Suffolk County Sheriff’s Contest

July 22, 2016
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Alex Rhalimi has been talking to voters across Suffolk County since he turned in nomination papers for the September 8 Democratic Primary. “I’m running for Sheriff because I can do the job and do it for all the people of Boston, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop,” said Rhalimi. “As a founder and CEO of my...

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Free Cycling Clinics for Women Being Offered

July 22, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...

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Local Crime Novelist Gathering Awards, Kudos On Novel

July 22, 2016
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By Joe Prezioso When you meet Tom MacDonald around the Town, be careful what you say and how you say it, or you might become the next great characters in one of his novels. Taking inspiration from real life as he works and traverses the streets of Charlestown, MacDonald has cobbled together a marvelous...

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