Townie Sports

October 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly and staff TOWNIES ON ICE In the Eastern Hockey League, Walpole Express wing Will Ahearn continues to make strides in his second year. Mike Doherty, a first-year wing for the Manchester Monarchs in the East Coast Hockey League, made a spectacular debut with a “Gordie Howe hat trick” — two goals,...

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Honoring Sal

October 6, 2017
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Honoring Sal

Retiring City Councilor Sal LaMattina thanks everyone for their support and entrusting him with representing District 1 for 11 years, as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and State Rep. Dan Ryan look on. The farewell party for the longtime East Boston, North End and Charlestown city councilor came on Sunday, Oct. 1, during the Friends...

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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

October 6, 2017
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Anne Considine Remembered as Original Hockey Mom in Tribute at Rink Sunday

By Seth Daniel In the 1970s, the world of Charlestown’s storied hockey history didn’t really include women or girls. Save for one hard-nosed coach that many opposing teams of the time learned to respect and to fear, relatives and friends said. That woman was Anne Considine, dubbed the “original hockey mom” during a banner...

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Let’s Debate:District 1 Candidates Will Participate in Neighborhood Debates

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Both District 1 candidates have agreed to participate in at least one debate/forum in each of the three neighborhoods leading up to the Nov. 7 election. Meanwhile, scheduling debates for the mayoral race seems to have gotten a little easier as well, with Mayor Martin Walsh’s camp indicating late last week...

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Residents Concerned Over Tree Cutting

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As residents grow concerned over the removal of about 40 trees on Constitution Wharf at the newly branded Constitution Center, the developer of the property said it is only temporary growing pains that will be rewarded with a first-class landscape in the near future. Nadine Firth, who lives in Constitution Marina,...

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Charlestown’s Grzelcyk Secures Bruins Roster Spot

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown hockey standout Matt Grzelcyk secured a major step in his professional career on Tuesday when he secured a roster spot on the Boston Bruins team – making complete his journey from the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink in Thompson Square to over the highway at the TD Garden on Canal...

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Many Wonder about One Charlestown’s New Plans

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel September is now in the rearview mirror, and still there has been no word, or even an inkling of activity, from the developers of One Charlestown regarding the new design that they were scheduled to unveil some time after Labor Day. Now, many in the Town are growing restless and wondering...

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Rosens on Committee for Storybook Ball

October 6, 2017
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Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scary for adults—and even scarier for children. This October, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will bring a heightened awareness to this growing problem at its Storybook Ball. Now in its 18th year, the Storybook Ball is one of Boston’s pinnacle events,...

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Former City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 6, 2017
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Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a Charlestown event hosted by Boston Public School (BPS) parents from across the district.  In the 2013 Mayoral Election, Connolly won both Charlestown and the North End in both the Preliminary and Final Elections. Connolly, a former teacher and past...

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Police Briefs 10-05-2017

October 6, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 09/29/17 – A victim on Main Street reported she left her bag with prescriptions on the counter and left the store. Upon realizing she forgot the bag, she returned to find it was gone. A surveillance video was available, and the suspect who took the bag was identified. Detectives will investigate....

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2017
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Expressing Our Gratitude for the Grasshopper Café Dear Editor: As the summer comes to a close and as we prepare for the year ahead we can’t help but reflect on the success stories from our last school year. The Harvard Kent School and the Eliot K-8 Innovation Schools worked hard to promote the social...

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Townie Tidbits

October 6, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER’S OVER BUSY NIGHTS AGAIN Over the summer months, there isn’t that much activity with community meetings or times but once Labor Day hits, the schedule for activists and newspaper guys like me gets busy, busy and more busy. I was back at the Knigts again  recently for...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Townie Sports

October 6, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS FOOTBAL FRIDAY’S GAMES BC High at Malden Catholic– 7 PM Br. Gilbert Stadium )Charlestown at New Mission – 6 PM (Almont Park) Everett at Lowell – 7 PM (Cawley Field) Melrose at Cochrane-Fountain City – 7 PM (Wisconsin) Cambridge at Malden Catholic – 7 PM SATURDAY’S...

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Candlelight Vigil

September 29, 2017
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Candlelight Vigil

Warren McMaster and Stephanie Shea listen as the names of the victims lost to addiction are read during the 9th annual Charlestown Vigil in Hayes Square on Saturday, Sept. 23. The vigil this year was dedicated to Timothy Monaco, who died due to addiction on Nov. 11, 2016.

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Walsh Cruises to Huge Victory in Charlestown and Citywide

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh made a strong showing in Charlestown on Tuesday night in the Preliminary Election, getting nearly five times more votes then second place finisher and Councilor Tito Jackson in the Town. Vote totals for the seven precincts in Charlestown showed that Walsh scored 1,891 votes to Jackson’s 409 –...

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Passacantilli Wins Preliminary; Edwards takes Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and John Lynds District 1 is known for nail-biter Council elections, and Tuesday was no exception as the top two candidates – Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards – battled it out to a close finish, with Passacantilli winning overall by 77 votes but Edwards winning Charlestown. In the final vote tally...

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CNC Community Corner

September 29, 2017
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations, the floor will be opened for public comment. Elections for CNC precinct representatives will be held on November 18 at the Hayes Square police station...

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Local Runners to be in BAA Half Marathon

September 29, 2017
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On October 8, Charlestown residents will be running in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. Residents include: Carly Taitz Emily Runey Georgianna Shoemaker Kate Dewey Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750...

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MGH Institute Students Volunteer A Day to Help People in Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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Making an IMPACT in the Community is what MGH Institute students recently did, spending a  day to help people in Charlestown and beyond. Savannah Marcelino was one of 17 MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate students who were at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on September 15 when Principal Jason Gallagher and Assistant Principal Mark Silva...

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Lower Mystic Unveils Transportation Scenarios

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Numerous ideas and “preferred suggestions” highlighted the first part of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group’s unveiling of ideas about how to transform transportation in the region that includes Everett, Somerville and Charlestown – a region mired in traffic and ignored by transportation planners for decades. “It really is the intersection...

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Charlestown Children Tour Boston Harbor Islands

September 29, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, more than 425 people joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free cruise to discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island, the first of two free cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park that they have planned for the fall. 

Among the passengers aboard Bay State Cruise...

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Passacantilli Tops Ticket in District 1 City Council Election

September 29, 2017
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In Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for Boston City Council, Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent, topped the ticket in District 1, consisting of Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. Passacantilli spoke to hundreds of supporters at his election night party at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.  He said,...

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Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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