Police Briefs 09-17-2015

September 17, 2015
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Larceny – Bike – Attempt 09/07/15 – A victim on Eighth Street reported that a white male had gained access to the parking garage and attempted to steal a bike. The suspect was interrupted by security, but still able to flee the area. A surveillance video of the incident was turned over to Area...

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Letters to the Editor

September 17, 2015
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Wynn Casino in Everett –  more clarification      Dear Editor: In last week’s Patriot Bridge (9/3/2015) a press release entitled “Casino project to kickoff cleanup efforts” contains some misleading information that needs to be clarified.  As the title correctly states, Wynn has begun cleanup efforts, which are different from pre-construction efforts.  There are still several...

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Townie Tidbits

September 17, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  BLUE LIVES                    MATTER RALLY    This past weekend on Saturday, I was at the steps of the Statehouse at the Blue Lives Matter rally organized by WRKO›s talk show host Jeff Kauhner A large crowd assembled on Beacon Street up to the gates of the Statehouse to listen to Kuhner and...

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School Bells Ring for Local Students

September 10, 2015
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School Bells Ring for Local Students

The Herlihy girls were happy to return to the Warren Prescott School on Tuesday, Sept. 8, as Boston students returned to a new school term in Charlestown and across the City. Here, Marin and Devon Herlihy stop for a photo in front of the school before hurrying in excitedly to see their new classroom...

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Warren Prescott Opens Year With Innovations

September 10, 2015
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Say ‘Hola!’ Warren Prescott students. That will be the greeting amongst students and staff this year as a new Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant from the state has ushered in Spanish language teaching for the entire school, grades K1-8. It’s one of several changes at the elementary school on School Street that will be...

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New Medical Course Offered at BHCC

September 10, 2015
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This fall, Bunker Hill Community College (250 New Rutherford Ave., Charlestown) is offering a comprehensive certificate program in Medical Interpreting for those interested in interpretation for hospitals, clinics, and human services agencies. There is a high nationwide demand for medical interpreters for government agencies, hospitals, and healthcare organizations. In Massachusetts, where interpreters are legally...

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Walsh Announces Program to Help Seniors

September 10, 2015
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Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announed a new program that will help Charlestown seniors prepare for what is sure to be another harsh winter. Walsh has launched ‘Senior Saves’, a new, proactive program that will help eligible seniors in Charlestown  replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins. “With a very difficult winter...

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Townie Tidbits

September 10, 2015
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WHAT’S A TOWNIE TO SAY?    Once about a couple years back, a female friend asked me how she looked. I answered non-commitably, “How do you think you look? Knowing I had worked for the Department of Mental Health for decades, she told me, “Keep all  that psychobabble for someone who cares” OUCH!     Recenty,...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

September 10, 2015
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It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something....

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Police Briefs 09-10-2015

September 10, 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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Walsh Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

September 10, 2015
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By now we all know that smokeless tobacco leads to serious health problems like mouth and throat cancer. For years its been a mainstay in sports with thousands of players both at the amateur and professional level sticking huge wads of chew in their mouths and spitting constantly at games. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin...

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Volunteering at Kennedy Center

September 4, 2015
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Volunteering at Kennedy Center

     Wynn Casino provided 10 volunteers to paint the Kennedy Center for free last Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Top Boston Park Ranger Takes the Reins,Settles in Charletown

September 4, 2015
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Top Boston Park Ranger Takes the Reins,Settles in Charletown

When Michael Creasey landed the job of general superintendent of the National Parks of Boston, he hadn’t even applied for the coveted position that contains so many of America’s earliest Revolutionary War treasures. As one of the top planners for the future of the National Park Service (NPS), and in charge of a site...

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Lamattina Says Wynn Casino Forces a Plan Boston Has Previously Rejected

September 4, 2015
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While some elected officials gave the go-ahead to the Wynn environmental certificate last week, Charlestown’s City Councilor was not one of them. Despite several pertinent concerns raised by City Councilor Sal LaMattina about the certificate for Wynn, those concerns were not enough to derail the ultimate granting of the critical MEPA certificate last Friday,...

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Wynn Clears Big Hurdle with State Certificate,Concluding Two-Year Environmental Review

September 4, 2015
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After nearly two years of reviews and 10,000-plus pages of analysis, Wynn Everett received the go-ahead from state environmental regulators late Friday evening – gaining a critical approval that had stood in the way of construction on the casino since February. After having sent Wynn back to the drawing board regarding traffic plans last...

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Lions Club Awards Red Sox Tickets

September 4, 2015
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The Charlestown Lions Club would like to thank the many residents and friends who participated in the annual drawing for two tickets to the recent Red Sox-Yankee game. Whole Foods, Dunkin Donuts, the Patriot Bridge and the Charlestown Co-operative Bank were instrumental in aiding with the sale of the tickets and their help is...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing

September 4, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2015
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Belated thank you Dear Editor: The Friends of Charlestown High School would like to thank (rather belatedly) all of those who supported Charlestown High’s participation in Pride Week this past June (June 9-14).  With the support of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Rep Dan Ryan, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Attorney Pat Sweeney, and members...

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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rampant throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with the monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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St. John School Summer Camp

August 28, 2015
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St. John School Summer Camp

St. John School held it’s 3rd year of summer camp which ran from July 6th through August 7th. The campers enjoyed many fun activities during their five weeks. This summer, Michele DeMarco of the SJS afterschool program directed the camp along with counselors: Ms. Jessica Nagle, K3B Teacher, Ms. Julie Fiore, K5A Aide and...

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Flip Flop Regatta

August 28, 2015
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Flip Flop Regatta

With the Nantucket Lightship in the background, Adrian Ionescu and his ship, the Migration, sail back to their homeport of Charlestown during last Saturday’s (Aug. 15) Flip Flop Regatta. The Regatta was held out of Courageous Sailing in Charlestown and raised funds for the Ally Foundation to end sexual violence.

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Capuano Hopes Casino Will Spur Regional Discussion

August 28, 2015
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Congressman Michael Capuano weighed in this week – as he has in the past – on the traffic discussions that have once again come up in Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – saying he hoped that the latest rounds of discussion spurred by the Wynn casino proposal could result in careful thought and a...

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Transportation Secretary Clears Wynn on Traffic Mitigation

August 28, 2015
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In a battle of the written word this week between top state officials, the power of the pen has seemed to swing the way of Wynn. Dueling letters of support and opposition from several officials ended on Monday with the top transportation official in the state writing that Wynn’s traffic plan had satisfied her...

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