School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 29, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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Police Briefs 08-29-2013

August 29, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 08/22/13 – Officers in the area of Russell Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Salem Court warrant charging larceny over $250. Larceny in a Building 08/22/13 – A victim reported while at the gym on Third Avenue, unknown person(s) broke into his locker and removed an iPod. A second...

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Charlestown, a Hockey Hotbed Attracting Players Across Boston

August 29, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to the North End after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut...

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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

August 22, 2013
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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

The Boston Police Department District A-1 Downtown/A-15 Charlestown hosted a women’s self-defense course on August 20. Sergeant Gary J. Eblan, Registrar of the Boston Police Academy, presented an engaging and informative class, Street Smarts: Reducing Your Odds, to about 40 people. Street Smarts emphasizes trusting one’s instincts, recognizing dangers, and knowing one’s options. “This...

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Award Winners

August 22, 2013
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Award Winners

William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Charlestown students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. Christian F. Whalen Labeck ‘16 (left) won an Exelauno Oratory award in Latin I. Matthew Gray Perkins ‘14 won an Excellence...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities for Greenspace

August 22, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Boat Owners Get More Time at Shipyard Quarters

August 22, 2013
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The owner of the Shipyard Quarters Marina in Charlestown who has spent the last year allegedly ignoring orders from city and state agencies to clean up his marina received an order from a judge this week. A judge has ordered that the shipyard’s owner, Martin Oliner, to halt any attempt to evict boats. Judge...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on 45 Vine St.

August 22, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on a proposed redevelopment at 45 Vine Street (the former St. Catherine’s Church) on September 5, 2013, at 8:30 pm at the former St. Catherine’s Auditorium space. The developer is seeking zoning variances for: Insufficient off-Street Parking, a Change of Use to Concert Hall, a...

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BPS Hotline is Up and Running

August 22, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced Tuesday that the back-to-school hotline (617-635-9046) is up and running. Operators have fielded 880 calls since the launch on Thursday. Multi-lingual operators are trained and ready to answer a wide variety of questions from parents and students. “We are making an intentional effort to ensure...

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Police Briefs 08-22-2013

August 22, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 08/13/13 – Officers in the area of Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Quincy Court warrant charging assault by means and intimidation of a witness. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon– Gun 08/15/13 – At about 3 a.m., officers responded to McNulty Court for a report of...

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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

August 15, 2013
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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

Students at the Good Shepherd School are learning to use new Apple Computers thanks to a donation by a generous benefactor. Good Shepherd School is aCatholic preschool, which serves children between the ages of 2.9 and 5, for more information on GSS, visit gsscharlestown.org or call 617-242-8800.

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A Little Privacy Restored

August 15, 2013
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A Little Privacy Restored

Mark Manley wrote to tell the Patriot Bridge that the door and surrounding area to the pay toilet near the Courageous Wharf has been fixed and cleaned. In last week’s issue, Manley sent in a picture that showed just a plywood door had been in use for several weeks for those seeking to use...

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Searching for the Past: Winthrop Sq. to Be Site of Archeological Dig in September

August 15, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pleased to announce that the City of Boston will be undertaking an archaeological dig of Training Field Park in Winthrop Square, Charlestown, to explore historical artifacts as part of a cultural landscape report being undertaken to guide officials in how best to preserve the property and manage the site...

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Federal Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Families

August 15, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in Charlestown buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Charlestown the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows them...

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Self Defense Techniques to Be Shown

August 15, 2013
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Charlestown Public Safety Meeting will meet on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room at District A-15, Charlestown Sgt. Gary Eblan will speak for one hour on self defense techniques. Sgt. Eblan will offer valuable survival tools that can be used for everyday life.

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Mayoral Candidate Forum on Small Business

August 15, 2013
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Small businesses form the backbone of each unique neighborhood of Boston, investing in the City through taxes, local purchasing and local hiring.  In addition, small businesses add vitality to the neighborhoods by attracting customers, beautifying their storefronts and improving the public safety and well-being of residents. The My Main Street, My Boston Coalition, representing...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 15, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 15, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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Police Briefs 08-15-2013

August 15, 2013
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Larceny – Bicycle 08/08/13 – A victim on Brighton Street reported someone stole his blue Diamond mountain bike from the garage in his building. It appears bolt cutters were used to snap the lock, police said. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon  08/10/13 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported at about...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer Continues Impressive Growth

August 15, 2013
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As the summer winds down, parents and children begin to turn their attention toward the upcoming fall youth sports programs offered in schools and local towns. While football dominates the professional sports landscape in the fall, families continue to choose youth soccer programs as a great way to get their children to exercise and...

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Whole Foods Opens Store

August 8, 2013
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Whole Foods Opens Store

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (right) and Tom Cunha (behind LaMattina) Chairman of the Charlestown Neighborhood Association helps Whole Foods officials break the bread to officially open the new store in the Bunker Hill Mall Charlestown.

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Health Center Eyed at Bunker Hill Development

August 8, 2013
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North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health), a federally funded health center and MGH affiliate, is seeking to open a satellite practice in the Bunker Hill Housing Development that will provide primary care, dental, and vision services. NEW Health is hoping to open the Teammates Center at 13 Tufts St. this winter. The facility’s name...

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Massport Helps Support Youth Summer Job Fund

August 8, 2013
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Massport has contributed $31,000 to support summer job programs in Charlestown. The money is part of $450,000 in funds for summer employment for more than 300 students as part of Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program. The money will give 20 Charlestown students summer employment at places like the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club; Charlestown...

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Rental Property Registration Deadline is August 31

August 8, 2013
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Last week the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) announced it is pushing back the deadline for Charlestown landlords to register their rental properties. Under the city’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, landlords had until August 1 to register their properties but that deadline has been pushed back to August 31. The new ordinance that...

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