Abutters Meeting on School St. Project

August 1, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal for a rear dormer at 87 School Street.  This meeting will be held on Thursday August 1 @ 6:30 PM at 87 School Street, Charlestown. This matter will go before the Zoning Board of Appeal on August 6.

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Death and Taxes

August 1, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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Drugs  07/23/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, three individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Assault and Battery  07/23/13 – At about 7 p.m., officers responded to Main Street for a report of a fight.         Police...

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Beating the Heat

July 25, 2013
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Beating the Heat

Neighbors Ethan Greatorex, 4, and Reilley Bartlett, 5, of Charlestown found a fun way last week to beat the heat. They were happy for giveaways, fun activities, and a cool water spray feature to play in at Doherty Park in Charlestown during the Mayor’s free Splash Dance Party on July 18. The Boston Parks...

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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

July 25, 2013
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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll suggests that the Boston Mayoral race is still very much up for grabs with City Councilor At Large John Connolly and Representative Marty Walsh leading the pack. Twelve candidates are vying for the top two spots during the city’s primary scheduled for September 24. Those two candidates that...

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Menino Looks to Stop Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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The City of Boston last week raised the possibility that it could be considered a host community, along with the City of Everett, on the $1.2 billion Wynn Casino Resort being proposed for the former Monsanto property on Everett’s waterfront. As was reported in the Boston Globe last week city officials, in letters to...

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Suffolk County Owners Saved Money on Their Car Insurance

July 25, 2013
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A recent study shows that car insurance policyholders in Suffolk County have saved more than $379 million dollars over the past 10 years, in part as a result of investigations and prosecutions targeting fraudulent claims, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “When scammers file fraudulent claims, honest policyholders are left holding the bag,” Conley...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 25, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/17/2013 – The victim reported while he was delivering food to an address on Starr King Court at around 9 p.m., he was approached by four unknown white males, one of whom punched him in the mouth and took some money from him. The suspects then fled on foot. District detectives were...

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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

July 18, 2013
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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. presented a site plan for a proposed multi-family dwelling to the Design Review Committee of the Charlestown Preservation Society. During the July 15 hearing, members of the committee were particularly focused on maintaining the architectural character of the area and building a more unified, safe community. Architect John French and...

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Come on over to Our House: Spaulding Rehab to Hold Open House on Saturday; Fun Family Activities Planned

July 18, 2013
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Spaulding is proud to announce the rescheduled date for the Spaulding Open House and Family Fun Day for the Charlestown Community is Saturday July 20th from 1-5pm at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Avenue.  This will be a chance for attendees to tour the new facility and learn about the community...

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Whole Foods to Open on August 7

July 18, 2013
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Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7. In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea. The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline,...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Trespassing 07/09/13 – Officers in the area of Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Robbery – Knife 07/09/13 – At about 8 p.m., officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, two victims told police as they were walking...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Rhonda Reeder Lifelong Charlestown resident Rhonda A. Reeder, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Friday, July 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 47 years old. Rhonda was born in Somerville on August 24, 1965, a daughter of George E. Reeder and Irene T. (McGonagle) Reeder She...

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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

July 11, 2013
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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

Charlestown resident Justine Douvadijan participated in the 6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children on Saturday, June 9th at Boston College. Nearly 600 friends took part in the event, raising more than $75,000. Donations can still be made at www.franciscanhospital.org/5k Shown from left: Zach Nicoz, Justine Douvadijan...

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Suspect in Murder Still at Large

July 11, 2013
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Authorities are still searching for the Charlestown man wanted in connection with the May 7 murder of Steven Jones. Suffolk County D.A. spokesman Jake Wark said investigators are still hunting down leads to the whereabouts of Pablo Flores Jr. who is a fugitive from justice. Flores, 20, is being sought in connection with Jones’...

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Art Gallery at BHCC re-named After Fifield

July 11, 2013
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The art gallery at Bunker Hill Community College has been re-named the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery following a unanimous vote by the BHCC Board of Trustees on June 24. Mary L. Fifield, Ph.D., who retired as BHCC President on June 30 after more than 16 years of outstanding leadership, launched the gallery in...

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Charlestown Youth Hockey Seeks Coaches

July 11, 2013
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Charlesown Youth Hockey is currently accepting Coaches Applications for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Returning coaches should confirm their interest by sending an email to bod@cyha.com. New coaches should go to www.cyha.com and fill out a short application. There is availability for both head coaches and assistant coaches across many teams – boys, girls, all ages.

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Boston Public Market Closer to the Opening of Permanent Space on Greenway

July 11, 2013
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The Boston Public Market that will be located at the Orange Line entrance to the Haymarket MBTA Station has completed a series of major steps toward the opening of a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market on the Greenway in Boston’s downtown market district. The Boston Public Market announced last month that it has selected an...

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Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2013
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Grateful for scholarship To the Peter Looney Scholarship Committee: Thank you for your very generous scholarship.  I am honored to be the recipient of the Peter Looney Scholarship.   This scholarship will be put towards furthering my education at Tufts University.  My family and I, as well as all concerned townies, appreciate the difference CHAD...

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CB&GC News and Notes

July 11, 2013
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Summer Camp for ages 6-12 at the Green Street building will run Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16, 2013.  Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teen Summer Day program at the High Street building will run Monday through...

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Downtown View Are You a City Nerd?

July 11, 2013
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One day I was a passenger in a car on the Longfellow Bridge coming into Boston from Cambridge. Bob was driving and Ann was in the front seat. We began discussing the upcoming reconstruction of the bridge and the granite at Charles Circle that bordered a sidewalk. “How wide is that sidewalk anyway?” asked...

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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

July 4, 2013
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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

The Markey family of Monument Square, met with President Barak Obama when he came to Boston on June 12 to speak at a rally for Richard’s broth­er, Ed Markey, the new US Senator from Massachusetts. Shown with Obama are Richard, Cynthia and their daughter Samantha.

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