Toxic Soil Clean-Up at Wynn Site Set to Begin Next Week

October 15, 2015
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After decades of toxic dormancy on the old Monsanto site, a Boston company will begin removing the environmental sins of the past from the former chemical plant next week in preparation for construction on the Wynn Everett casino. In dual meetings this week in Everett on Tuesday night, and in Charlestown on Wednesday night...

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Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2015
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Thank you for coverage Dear Editor: I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to both Seth Daniels and Sal Giarratani at the Patriot Bridge who not only wrote some pretty remarkable stuff in the last two weeks’ editions about the work I do as both a recovery coach and DJ in the community,...

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Townie Tidbits

October 15, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI TONY V HOSTING COMEDY NITE TIME     Don’t forget Sunday, October 25 is “Comedy Nite” in Charlestown with Tony V hosting this fundraising event. Donations should be made out to the Brothers of Mercy St. John of God. Special guests this evening are Charlestown’s own Steve Sweeney and other funny folks...

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Obituaries 10-15-2015

October 15, 2015
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Carmine Bartolo Longtime employee of Revere Sugar Refinery Carmine A. Bartolo, a resident of Charlestown for over 60 years, went to the Lord surrounded by his family on September 25. He was 87 years old. Carmine was born in Everett on September 13, 1928, a son of the late Carmine Bartolo and Mariannina (D’Amore)...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 8, 2015
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Blessing of the Animals

Yvette DiFrummolo and Maggie the dog pose for a photo at last Sunday’s (Oct. 4) Blessing of the Animals in Thompson Square. Rev. Thomas Mousin and Father James Ronan led the service to recognize the multitudes of God’s creatures we share the Earth with.

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Blood Moon

October 8, 2015
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Blood Moon

Local resident Ed Loan caught this picture of the Blood Moon over Charlestown on Sunday, September 27. The next time the moon will make the closest approach again to the earth will be in 2033.

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Wynn Files Lawsuit Regarding Allegations

October 8, 2015
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By Seth Daniel After having restrained itself for many months, Wynn Everett owner Steve Wynn said Wednesday that his company is fed up with the treatment its received in Boston and they were now going to do something about it – filing a one-count, 10-page libel suit in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. The...

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Latin Academy Bus Elimination Causes Parents’ Nightmare

October 8, 2015
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When seventh graders going to Boston Latin Academy, which is in Roxbury, wake up in Charlestown on a school day,  the long journey to school requires taking an MBTA bus to Haymarket – often in the dark long before 7 a.m. The new situation has been caused by the elimination of last year’s dedicated...

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Hubway Bike to Expand to More Locations

October 8, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with the Boston Transportation Department/Boston Bikes ann-ounced this week that work is underway to expand the Hubway Bike Share System to 15 additional station locations throughout the City, including two locations in Charlestown. “Hubway is a healthy, affordable option for Boston residents to get to school or work, and...

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Police Briefs 10-08-2015

October 8, 2015
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Charlestown Beat 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...

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Letters to the Editor

October 8, 2015
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor I would like to thank the Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund Committee for selecting me as a 2015 scholarship recipient. Having been my first time participating in the tournament it was amazing to see this community come together for such a great cause honoring Mark, Michelle and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 8, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI COOKIE AND CHARLESTOWN BACK ON BNN-TV I am so happy that Cookie Giordano will once again be doing a Charlestown program on BNN-TV. Her old show, «Charlestown Live›› was on the air for nine years and became a vital part of Charlestown›s life. Her new show is called «All Charlestown &...

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Candlelight Vigil

October 1, 2015
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Candlelight Vigil

A Charlestown resident looked solemn while holding her candle at the CSAC and CHAD 7th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Saturday night. The vigil remembers those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol. The vigil is especially important this year with the spike in opiate overdoses and deaths in the neighborhood and throughout the...

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Music,Community Keep Smokey On the Right Path in a Tough Year

October 1, 2015
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Music,Community Keep Smokey On the Right Path in a Tough Year

By Seth Daniel Michael Cain – known more appropriately the neighborhood as Smokey – frequently jokes that in turning around his life from drugs and addiction, he made a move from the back of this newspaper where the police log is located, to the front of this newspaper, where the positive community news is...

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Boston Files New Suit to Strip Wynn of Mepa Certificate

October 1, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The City of Boston – just as it spoke of productive meetings last week with Wynn executives – quietly filed a new lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court’s Civil Division on Monday asking for a declaratory judgment that would void the environmental certificate (MEPA) awarded to Wynn by the state in late August...

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Cold Spell Over Casino Likely After Ice Was Seemingly Thawing

October 1, 2015
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Just as Mayor Martin Walsh and the City’s administration had begun cursory meetings with Wynn executives and a relationship was seemingly forming last week – all of that goodwill has likely been thrown out the window with the filing of a new lawsuit this week. On Monday, the Mayor’s Office indicated that they had...

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Police Briefs 10-01-2015

October 1, 2015
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Charlestown Beat 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...

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Taxi Versus Uber Battle Has Genesis in Charlestown

October 1, 2015
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When Winthrop resident Tiffany Mitchell – one of the largest taxi cab operators in Boston, running Top Cab and City Cab – first saw Uber ride share vehicles move into the Boston market, she could never have predicted it would threaten the very existence of her second-generation cab company. She wasn’t sure what to...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  Cross Pollination Charlestown Style    “With the Charlestown Working Theater next door, they and the Gardens of Charlestown provide a cross pollination of creativity for the community both serve so well.”     -Cathy Shanks, president, Gardens for Charlestown    This past Saturday was a beautiful day, especially over in Charlestown where...

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First Annual Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner

September 25, 2015
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First Annual Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner

Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey’s grandmother, parents, and siblings: Mary, Stephen, Carol, Michaela, and Craig. The family, along with some 300 friends, gathered last Friday, Sept. 18, at the Knights of Columbus for the 1st Annual Friends of Ryan Morrissey Scholarship Dinner. Two local students, Noel Charbonnier and Elizabeth Pardy – were chosen to receive $4,000...

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Casino Decision Expected Soon

September 25, 2015
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By Seth Daniel A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license – the most prominent suit being that of the City of Boston. Despite all of the discussion, especially about the Boston case, Judge Janet Sanders did...

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Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for WNV

September 25, 2015
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The Boston Public HealthCommission (BPHC) last Thursday announced that a mosquito pool in Charlestown has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Earlier this summer, mosquito pools in West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan tested positive for WNV. A Boston male resident in his 40s was recently confirmed as a WNV case and...

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New BPS Superintendent Pays a Surprise Visit to CHS

September 25, 2015
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As Charlestown High Headmaster William Thomas moved through the cafeteria Thursday, Sept. 10, visiting with students during the lunch hour and getting things in order for the first week of school, he got a puzzling call from the front office. “The Superintendent is here,” was the message. That’s right, the first visit to Charlestown...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2015

September 25, 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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