Sen DiDomenico to Host Annual St Patrick’s Celebration on March 3

February 28, 2017
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown. This event has become the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary – Residential 02/13/17 – A victim on Walford Way reported an unknown person was kicking and banging on his door in an attempt to gain entry. The victim also said his apartment had been broken into a few days before.   Larceny 02/13/17 – A victim on Third Avenue reported he...

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Townie Tidbits

February 28, 2017
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ON THE BOOK SHELF NEAR YOU I am a book reader and have been since a little kid growing up on the gritty streets of Roxbury and the South End. As I grew out of childhood, my love for reading morphed into a love for writing. I was first published in the old Boston...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Street Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Townie Sports

February 28, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly The basketball and hockey high school State Tournament pairings come out later this week, and several Townies are primed for post-season action. Here is a list of “Townie” hoopsters who, incredibly, will all be participating in the MIAA tournament: Leo Boucher, St. Clement (head coach) Patrick Kelly, Pope John XXIII (SR/forward)...

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Eastie VS Boston Latin Academy Gallery

February 24, 2017
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Boston Latin Academy defeated East Boston in the Championship game at Matthews Arena 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday. The game ended in the third period 3-3, then followed by a 7:30min overtime which lead to the best of 5 penalty shots. Latin scored one shot and Eastie none, leading to Latin’s victory. Click...

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YMCA Fundraiser

February 17, 2017
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YMCA Fundraiser

Jimmy Lister, Rosemarie Boucher, chair of Public Relations, and James Morton, CEO/President of the Greater Boston YMCA chat on Feb. 2, during the Charlestown YMCA fundraiser.

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Sledding is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding is Not Just for Kids

Anabell Moody and her grandmother, Linda Moody, prepare to sled down the Bunker Hill last Friday during a break in the snowstorms. Scores of residents headed to the Hill for a day of sledding and snowball fights on an official snow day. With Sunday’s additional snow, the National Weather Service reported about 15 inches...

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Charlestown Preservation Society Opposes One Charlestown Plan

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) has issued and submitted a three-page letter of concerns to the City and the Mayor’s Office regarding the One Charlestown project in its current form. The three-page letter is signed by CPS President Ellen Kitzis and Design Review Chair Bill Lamb, and was a true collaborative...

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Wynn Mitigation Fund to Accept Applications

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn-funded Charlestown Community Trust Fund will soon be releasing applications for its first round of dispersals to community non-profits – with a target date for the first dispersal on May 31 of this year. Councilor Sal LaMattina said within the next few weeks they would begin accepting applications from Charlestown...

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Female Councilors Embark on Study,Meeting Series on Early Ed,Childcare

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While there is frequently a lot of emphasis on public schools and private schools, and where parents will send their school-age children, not much attention has been paid to policies surrounding and even more critical time in a child’s life – the years before school. Four female City Councilors look to...

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Acoustic on Main Ready to Rock (Quietly) in Charlestown,Citywide

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If a local restaurateur were wanting to have an acoustic live music show, in the past that would mean taking a trip to City Hall and sifting through red tape, yellow tape and Scotch tape to get a permit for a two-hour set with a musician or poet. It was hardly...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Holds Update Meeting on Construction

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor team visited Charlestown on Wednesday evening and was expected to brief residents on construction progress, upcoming roadwork this summer and job opportunities in one of the first project updates to the community in many months. The meeting came too late for Patriot Bridge deadlines, but Wynn was...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/03/17 – A victim on Eighth Street reported her blue Lexa bike was stolen from the garage of her building. The lock had cut from the bike, and video footage of the crime might be available.   Aggravated Assault 02/04/17 – Officers responded to Monument Street for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Townie Sports

February 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly KILLORAN WARRIOR LEGACY LIVES ON Congrats to Brigid Rita Killoran for her selection as a Sisters of St. Joseph Scholar. Kiloton will be attending Matignon in the fall of 2017. A multiple sport standout, Brigid hopes to continue the Warrior legacy of her Hall-of-Fame dad (Mike) and uncle (Kevin).   GOOD...

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Faster Mom – Please

February 10, 2017
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Faster Mom – Please

Kimberly Osborne pushed her son, Cameron, on milk crates across the ice rink during the Warren Prescott School Ice Skate Party on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Steriti Rink in the North End. Several students and their families enjoyed an hour of ice time to themselves to skate and socialize.

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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

February 10, 2017
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Lower Mystic Working Group Seeking Local Input on Plans

By Seth Daniel Members of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group met in Charlestown on Thursday, Feb. 2, to gather input from local organizations and businesses on plans that have been formulated with the many members of the group over the past year. The group has ideas from water transportation to activating new I-93...

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Hometown Hockey Hero:Brendan Collier Skates Again at the TD Garden

February 10, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Brendan Collier is a role model for youth hockey players in Charlestown. He is a hometown kid who learned the sport here, took his high voltage game to Malden Catholic where he led his team to two Super 8 titles, scoring the winning goal in overtime in one spectactular moment at...

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BTD to Return on Feb 28 to Talk about Rutherford, Sullivan Plans

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As opposite sides have dug in on the either/or underpass versus surface option debate on Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) seems to be driving a vehicle of compromise to the Town. The newest plans for the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor won’t look anything like...

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Townie Tidbits

February 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani SMOKY LIKES 97.7 R & B TOO The other day while driving along Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester listening to 97.7 FM, Boston’s new R & B, 24/7 radio station, there on the radio was the voice of Smoky Cain from Charlestown touting this new station just on the air. Wasn’t surprised...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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