Welcome Back to School

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

September 8, 2016
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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

Liliana Gomez, 4, hands some much-needed water to sailor Gerard Diaz during Navy Day at the Warren Prescott School on Aug. 23. Sailors from all over the world helped spruce up and get ready for classes, which begin today, Sept. 8.

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At Tide Pool Exhibit

September 8, 2016
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At Tide Pool Exhibit

Two-year-old Yu Chan of Charlestown and his mom Eleanor Ng check out the  New England  Aquarium  tide pool exhibit  at the  August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the  Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

September 8, 2016
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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting...

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School Committee Chair says Charter Question Might be Addressed at Meeting

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston School Committee might vote to oppose the charter school expansion question (Question 2) at one of its September meetings, according to Chair Michael O’Neill. The Committee was slated to meet last night, Sept. 7, but results of that meeting came too late for publication. A Sept. 21 meeting is...

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Community Groups Ready to Highlight Recovery Month

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) recently announced an exciting Recovery Month schedule of events that will be packed with fun social activities and solemn remembrances throughout September. “September is National Recovery Month,” said Sarah Coughlin of CSAC. “Recovery Month is to celebrate the victories of those who struggle with substance...

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Police Briefs 09-08-2016

September 8, 2016
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Charlestown Beat OUI 09/02/16 – As a result of a motor vehicle accident on High Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Larceny-Bike 09/03/16 – A victim reported he left two Priority bikes locked to a bike stand on Third Avenue on Sept. 2, but when...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Gorman Softball Tourney Makes Call for Scholarship Applicants

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel This coming Saturday, Sept. 10, the ladies of Charlestown and their friends and family members from near and far will take to the diamond for their annual softball tournament in memory of Mark and Michelle Gorman – but this year the organizers are rallying Charlestown parents to enter their children for...

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The Big Band Sound

September 1, 2016
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The Big Band Sound

Elise Roth and Matt Alderman danced on Pier 1 in the Navy Yard on Saturday night, Aug. 27, to the swinging music of the Tin Pan Band with the USS Cason Young as their backdrop. The public swing dance was part of a two-day celebration in the Navy Yard last weekend to commemorate the...

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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

September 1, 2016
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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

By Seth Daniel When Peggy (Merigo) Citarella took out the classified advertisements shortly after graduating from Somerville High School in the late 1930s and while working in a candy factory in Charlestown, she noticed that the jobs for men paid a lot better than the women’s jobs – and she especially noticed that welders...

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Casino Mitigation Fund Passed by Council, First Meeting This Month

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to accept Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposal to create the Charlestown Casino Impact Fund and begin meetings on how to move forward with distributing $1 million currently in the account and monies expected to come in years ahead. The matter came up...

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BTD Schedules Another Sullivan Square Meeting

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has scheduled a second meeting on Sullivan Square for October to discuss the design results that were crafted following input from the first meeting with he community in June. The meeting will take place on Weds., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus,...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 08/22/16 – Officers in the area of Main Street took an individual into custody on a Charlestown Court warrant for apprehension. Larceny 08/23/16 – A victim on Auburn Street reported that Federal Express delivered a package to her home at 4 p.m., but when she returned home at 7 p.m., she...

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Letter to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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Seeks election as  Registrar of Deeds Dear Editor: On Thursday, September 8th, Suffolk County Democrats will go to the polls to nominate their candidate for Suffolk County Register of Deeds.  This position has long been referred to as the “velvet coffin” – a cushy gig for a retired or ousted politician to sit back,...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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Townie Sports

September 1, 2016
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By Kevin Kelly If anyone knows of any fall season “Townie” high school and collegiate athletes, let us know and we will post periodic updates on their teams. FALL SPORTS (high school) GOLF Devin Gallagher, Boston Latin (junior) SOCCER Mark Williamson, Boston Latin (senior) Liam Kennedy, Matignon (senior) Maeve Fittz, O’Bryant (senior) Jackie Gentis,...

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Performing At City Square Park

August 29, 2016
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Performing At City Square Park

Howie Newman (right) and Jackie Damsky (left) performed at City Square park on August 11 to a large crowed of families on the lawn. The concert was sponsored by the Friends of City Square Park and the Charlestown Mothers’ Association.

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Bunker Hill Housing Development Moves Closer to Being Re-Done

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Developers responsible for the project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown officially filed their ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week. In its letter to the BRA, Corcoran-SunCal wrote that they plan to demolish the existing 1,100 units of public housing; construct 1,100 brand...

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Sweet Rice Gets Neigborhood Nod on Liquor License, Sidewalk Dining

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Sweet Rice Restaurant got positive reviews at a small abutters meeting on Monday night, clearing the path to an appointment with the Boston License Board in pursuit of an All Alcohol Restaurant license and permission for sidewalk dining. Sweet Rice, on Main Street, opened earlier this year after the...

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Boston Nearly Last in Rankings for Being Pet-Friendly City

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The population of dogs in Boston is em-“barking” on a continuing surge in numbers, but a recent study on pet-friendly cities has indicated that out of the top 100 cities in America, Boston ranks 98th – and some dog owners agree that the City needs to do more to accommodate pets...

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Rosie the Riveter to Invade the Navy Yard this Friday, Saturday

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Navy Yard is often a prime place for telling the story of the USS Constitution and the Cassin Young – not to mention the history of shipbuilding on the waterfront site that stretches back centuries. Tourists and locals flock to the Yard for such history. However, one story deeply...

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MassDot Moves Forward On All Electronic Tolling for Tobin Bridge,Turnpike

August 29, 2016
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board acted Monday to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike), the Tobin Bridge, and Boston tunnels. At Monday’s Board meeting,...

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