New School Year Starts

September 15, 2017
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New School Year Starts

Ned Shamon (7) says good-bye to kindergarten and hello to first grade as he steps into the Warren Prescott Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 7, as instructional coach Karen Scholz holds the door for him. Students across Boston Public Schools returned for a new term last Thursday, and are full into the new school...

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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

September 15, 2017
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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Bauman in the movie, and Tatiana Maslany, who plays Erin Hurley,...

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North Washington St Bridge Will Go Out to Bid this Month

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The $150 million, five-year re-construction of the North Washington Street Bridge is taking its first step off of the planning boards and onto the construction phase this month as the state Department of Transportation and the City prepares to put the project out to bid. The long-anticipated project has been in...

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Rubber Duckies Race is Set for Oct 14 to Raise Funds for Science Education

September 15, 2017
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On Saturday, Oct. 14, 3,000 rubber ducks will be released into the Boston Harbor to race in the inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash. Funds raised through the family friendly festival, which will include music, food, fair games and science activities, will go to support the second rotating exhibit, “Our House: Rethinking Home in a...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge to Proceed with Major Repairs on Chelsea Side

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major paving and steel repair project of the Mystic/Tobin Bridge was approved by the MassDOT Board of Directors on Tuesday, a project that concentrates on the Chelsea side of the structure and could cause more than three years of traffic nightmares. JF White was the low bidder on the project...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Lyndeboro Street Building

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A two-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of a home on Lyndeboro Street on Thursday morning, Sept. 7. Firefighters responded to the scene at 24 Lyndeboro Street – off of Middlesex Street – around 7:30 a.m. Fire was showing upon arrival in the top floor, and a second alarm was...

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Exam School Parents Call for Community to Attend Oct 4 School Committee Meeting

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several advocates who are still frustrated by this summer’s threat to cut the neighborhood buses to Boston Latin School (BLS) and Boston Latin Academy (BLA) are continuing to organize and hope to bring a crowd to the October School Committee meeting. One of the advocates who spoke loudly about the cut...

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Mayoral Debate Falls Flat with Last Minute Disagreement

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Tuesday night’s highly-anticipated mayoral debate between the two perceived leading candidates, Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson, fell flat on its face late last week when the two camps disagreed about who should be on stage. Political observers and media members all over the City had been anxiously awaiting the...

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Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Local Students

September 15, 2017
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More than a dozen Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 26th year, Massport’s program supported 19 Charlestown high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations. This summer, 338 area high school and college students were employed through...

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Second Annual ‘Disco for David’ Will Hit the Dance Floor Friday

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s hard to forget a person who was such a pillar of the community like David Whelan, and it’s even harder to forget such a person when they’ve imprinted their innovative and enduring disco dance moves on about three-quarters of the Town. That’s the spirit of what looks to be an...

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More Local Organizations Back Stephen Passacantilli for District 1 City Council

September 15, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Earlier this summer, Passacanillti was endorsed by other local labor...

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Two Teens Charged in Bomb Hoax

September 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and...

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New School Year Starts at MGH Instiute

September 15, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially began the 2017-2018 academic year on September 11, as the fall semester’s classes started for the more than 1,600 students who are enrolled in the Boston graduate school’s myriad health professions programs. First-year students in the direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Speech-Language...

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Townie Tidbits

September 15, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SAFE INJECTION SITES IS A COP OUT Recently the Patriot ran a news story   about a physician up at MGH Charlestown on High Street who thinks safe injection sites will safe many lives from fatal opiate overdoses. Seems the good doctor thinks rather than shooting up alone...

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When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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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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Townie Sports

September 15, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS In soccer action, Boston Latin (1-0-1) senior goalkeeper Jack Evans has backboned the Wolfpack to a solid start with clutch saves and nifty breakout passes…Pope John XXIII junior captain Conor Kelly notched several sensational defensive plays as the Tigers opened their season with a 4-2 conquest...

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Returning Home

September 8, 2017
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Returning Home

Former Harvard Kent student Richard Garcia (center) returned to his old elementary school on Aug. 31 with his employer, RSM of Charlestown, to give back to the community and help prepare the schoolyard for the first day of school, which is today, Sept. 7. He is pictured with Chris MacKenzie of RSM and Principal...

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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

September 8, 2017
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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

By Seth Daniel Abigail and Emery DeRoeve had been after their parents all summer to have a lemonade stand up at the Monument. The time just had never been right, until last week when the family looked at the devastating pictures of hurricane and rain damage done to homes in Houston. With great encouragement,...

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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

September 8, 2017
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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

By Seth Daniel It’s only been one short year since the Wynn Boston Harbor team and Suffolk Construction began to really ramp up the construction and environmental clean up on the old Monsanto Chemical site adjacent to Charlestown. For months, the polluted, vacant site was a large hole in the ground and a place...

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Federal Funds Announced for North Washington St Bridge

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City announced Wednesday that some $50.5 million in federal transportation funds had been allocated for two projects in the state – one of them being the long-awaited and dreaded North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. Mass DOT announced the two upcoming highway infrastructure...

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Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian This Weekend

September 8, 2017
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The 91st annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family this weekend – September 8, 9 and 10 – on Warren and Porter Streets in East Cambridge.  The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the...

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New Juicing Business Hopes to Open in Mid-September

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Cara Birritteri wanted to help her father improve his health, she turned to juice. Now, she’s bringing that same healing juice to Charlestown, hoping to open Boston Juicing on Main Street by mid-September. “I’m a small business, and this is my first store, but the first of many to come,”...

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Rep Ryan, Mayor Walsh Not Sold on Hosting Safe Injection Facility

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major showdown over safe injection facilities (SIFs) for opiate users took place on Beacon Hill this week, with a hearing on a proposed bill that would potentially allow such facilities in Massachusetts. However, though many in the medical community are in favor – including prominent physicians in Charlestown like Dr....

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