Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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Letter to the Editor

July 9, 2015
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Thank you Dear President FitzPatrick, I would like to thank you and the Charlestown Schoolboys Committee on allowing me to be fortunate enough to receive a Schoolboy Scholarship. This money is going to be extremely helpful as I go into my sophomore year at Merrimack College. Aaron Titcomb

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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 9, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Patriot Bridge, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

July 3, 2015
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Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

July 3, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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Obituaries 07-02-2015

July 3, 2015
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Anthony “Chubby” Sardo Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata. He moved to Revere and married his high school...

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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

June 30, 2015
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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

Damien Leach had a well-rounded, multi-faceted experience at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), the non-profit, private technical college located in the South End A resident of Roxbury, Leach was a member of the first graduating class from the only Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) in Massachusetts. He completed a 160-hour...

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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

June 30, 2015
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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

As the first member of her family to attend college, Tara Montgomery knows first hand the hard work and sacrifices necessary to realize her dream of a college degree. After being out of high school for eight years, Montgomery enrolled in the Building Technology and Design department at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT)...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

June 25, 2015
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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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PIC Application Latest Brouhaha In Casino Battle..

June 25, 2015
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Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the City’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square approval process for intermediate traffic improvements, Wynn officials say they met cordially with Mayor Martin Walsh and a top transportation planner to implement changes the City wanted and to increase the budget for the project...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

June 25, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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Townie Tidbits

June 25, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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Community Revels in Bunker Hill Day festivities

June 18, 2015
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Community Revels in Bunker Hill Day festivities

Little one year old Eleanor Wood with her aunt Kathleen share a laugh during the youngster’s first Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown last Sunday, June 14, on what was a beautiful day for a parade – which brought out thousands to take in the annual commemoration of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Several...

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Police Briefs 06-18-2015

June 18, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Charlestown is Ready for Bunker Hill Parade

June 11, 2015
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When Charlestown native Bob O’Toole steps to the head of the Bunker Hill Day Parade as Chief Marshal this coming Sunday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Hayes Square, it won’t be his first loop around the hill. The retired Boston Police deputy superintendent has been involved with the Parade as a spectator in...

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CNC Taps Discussion on Terminal St. Brewery

June 11, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) met last Tuesday, June 2, for the last meeting before its two-month summer hiatus. The meeting kicked off with two presentations from prospective business owners. The first duo was in the early stages of planning a new brewery and taproom they hope to bring to Terminal Street. They talked...

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Hero Sq. Dedication is Saturday

June 11, 2015
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On Saturday June 13, the JW Conway American Legion Post 26 supported by the Charlestown Veterans History Project will sponsor two hero square dedications. The dedications will take place on the corner of Monument Street and Monument Square in Charlestown to William J Ryan and James M Connolly. Both men, who came from Charlestown,...

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Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2015
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Thank you to Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association Dear Editor: I wish to thank the Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association Scholarship Committee for selecting me as recipient of the 2015 Jonathan Greatorex Scholarship Award. My family and I are profoundly grateful for this generous award as I prepare to begin my studies at Sacred Heart University...

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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 11, 2015
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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John Harvard Mall Renovation

June 4, 2015
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John Harvard Mall Renovation

The John Harvard Mall and park are about to undergo a major renovation by the City, and through an initiative by the Friends of the John Harvard Mall, the budget for that renovation has increased from $450,000 to $1.5 million. That will enable a full scale renovation of the upper and lower areas. However,...

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Not To Late To Pledge To Help Fund the Parade

June 4, 2015
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As the days wind down before the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday, June 14, time is of the essence when it comes to fundraising, and despite the fact that the community has rallied around an online funding effort, Parade organizer Arthur Hurley said this week that more is needed. “Last year we were...

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John F.Kennedy Family Service Center Celebrating 50th Year of Helping Families

June 4, 2015
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This year the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, (www.kennedycenter.org), a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in need, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing education, advocacy, and opportunity in Charlestown. To commemorate this important milestone, the Board of Directors are hosting the“Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary...

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Boston Snubs Baker Administration On Proposed Sullivan Sq. Traffic Plan

June 4, 2015
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Wynn Everett officials and a large contingent of state and municipal officials met Monday morning with state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in Boston about long-term casino-related traffic plans in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square, but noticeably absent at the table was anyone from the City of Boston or the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). State transportation officials...

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