Walking Tour

May 25, 2018
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Walking Tour

Brian Sullivan and Jeff Zettel look at a gravestone amongst the Phipps family in the Phipps Burial Ground, one of the stops on the new Charlestown Preservation Society’s walking tour app. The Phipps Burial Ground is one of the oldest in Boston and is typically closed to the public, but was open last Sunday,...

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Officials Seek Higher and Better Use Of Leased Land on Mystic River

May 25, 2018
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Details from a sublease between MassPort and its Charlestown tenant, Boston AutoPort, show that the Authority earned approximately $562,151 in rent on waterfront, City-owned land in Charlestown over a period of six years. It is the same City-owned land that MassPort leased from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for $1 over a...

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Training Field is a Place Where ‘Never Forget’ Cannot be Ignored

May 25, 2018
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As Memorial Day approaches, it becomes time for the community to remember those who perished in the act of defending the country in war. Many go to a cemetery or an official memorial – but in Charlestown there is no better place to go than the Training Field, which was founded for military purposes...

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Timing Wasn’t Right for Bunker Hill On Winthrop Square Tower Mitigation

May 25, 2018
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When the Winthrop Square tower got its final approvals at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board meeting last Thursday, May 17, it unlocked millions of dollars in mitigation payments – some of which went to housing developments being redeveloped. At first glance, many in the Town wondered why it was that Bunker...

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CNC Corner

May 25, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. At 6 p.m., we will be giving out the awards from the Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund. All are invited to attend, to celebrate, and to thank our...

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ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops Return

May 25, 2018
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Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at six Boston locations.  The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the annual ParkARTS program sponsored by...

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Hubway/Blue Bike Expansion with Locations in Charlestown

May 25, 2018
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A series of blues signs along fences and sidewalks throughout the Town – in numerous different languages – have popped up this week as the City continues to consider new locations for the former HubWay, now Blue Bike, expansion. In Charlestown, the City has identified 11 potential locations throughout Charlestown, and will eventually locate...

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Placement Evaluations for Charlestown Soccer Fall Season to Take Place

May 25, 2018
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Placement evaluations for Charlestown Soccer’s Fall 2018 travel soccer season will take place over the course of the first two weeks in June.  Sessions will run for roughly one hour and 15 minutes, following the check in period. Placements are field evaluations of all our potential players conducted by independent contractors, and are used...

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Zelma Lacey House Announces New Fitness Partnership Started

May 25, 2018
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Zelma Lacey House, an assisted living community located in Charlestown, and managed by full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties (www.peabodyproperties.com), recently announced a new fitness partnership with J. Fish Senior Fitness, a company specializing in physical fitness for seniors. As a result of this partnership, residents of Zelma Lacey House are...

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Menino Park in Navy Yard Transferred to Parks Department

May 25, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the transfer of Thomas Menino Park and the adjacent Drydock in the Navy Yard to the Boston Parks Department, along with a $37,500 activation payment. The BPDA approved the transfer of its property at Thursday’s Board meeting, with the Boston Parks Commission already voting to...

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Encore Soil Clean Up, Dredging Complete with $68 Million Price Tag

May 25, 2018
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After moving nearly a million tons of soil and sediment on land and water for more than 18 months – and spending in excess of $68 million in private funds – Encore Boston Harbor announced that it has completed final remediation and cleanup work on the 33-acre site. The final cost is $38 million...

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10 Years and Over $50,000 in Support for Aspiring Charlestown Students

May 25, 2018
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This marks the tenth year that a consortium of affiliates from Partners HealthCare – MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, MGH Institute of Health Professions, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – will award the Charlestown Community Health Care Merit Scholarship. Since the award’s inception, over $50,000 has been awarded to 22 high school seniors living in Charlestown who plan on enrolling...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2018

May 25, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Street 05/17/18 – A victim reported while walking on Green Street, she was jumped and robbed by two males and a female. At that time, one of the male suspects pushed her to the ground and took her cell phone and money.   Drugs 05/18/18 – As a result of...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Townie Tidbits

May 25, 2018
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CONSTITUTION TURNAROUND SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS Last Friday, May 18, the USS Constitution took its annual short trip into the harbor, then turned around and settled back at its US Navy berth at the Navy Yard. It was cold but sunny and the crowds came not just to see Old Ironsides, but also to honor...

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Townie Sports

May 25, 2018
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A PETITE BLITZ BY ALITZ  At the ACC Rowing Championships hosted by Clemson University, Miami sophomore rower Halle Alitz was part of the Second Varsity Four unit that finished first in its final race of the championships, winning its Petite Final with a time of 7:32.617 and finishing ahead of boats from Boston College...

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First Communion Class

May 17, 2018
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First Communion Class

Lilliana Telesford crowns the Blessed Mother on Sunday, May 6, during the 159th First Communicants of St. Francis de Sales Church on Bunker Hill Street. Father Dan Mahoney presided over the celebration as he has for many decades.

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Hood Park Sees Opportunity to Re-Imagine Campus with Town

May 17, 2018
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The Hood Park on the other side of Rutherford Avenue has been going through a very interesting transformation over the past several years – long before they began having meetings about the recently approved parking garage and the re-imagining process of the circa-2000 office park plan. Few know many of the treasures already located...

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Charlestown’s MacLetchie to Propose 22 Units on Sullivan Square Project

May 17, 2018
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Sullivan Square could be in for even more of a positive change as Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie reported this week that he is in the very early stages of developing a 22-unit condominium building on the Square behind the old Tweed School. “I’m in the very beginning stages of going through the permitting process,”...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys to Celebrate 105th Meeting; Distributed 23 Scholarships

May 17, 2018
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When the dean of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys picks up the old bronze hand bell and gives it a good ring on Sunday, May 20, it will mark the 105th time the organization has gathered in Charlestown to celebrate the long-time charitable organization. “In Charlestown, we are the oldest community in Boston, founded in...

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Mobile Historic Neighborhood Walking Application Rescheduled

May 17, 2018
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The rescheduled launch of the Mobile Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour application will start at Memorial Hall (14 Green St.) on Sunday May 20  from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. The Charlestown Preservation Society is launching the new Mobile Neighborhood Walking Tour Application.  Follow a fife and drummer through town with special family events at Monument...

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Edwards Calls for Hearing to Ensure Taxpayers Remain in Their Homes

May 17, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards has called a hearing to ensure the City of Boston uses every tool at its disposal to ensure taxpayers can stay in their home during times of economic difficulty – particularly for senior citizens. Today, seniors and low-income homeowners who are “house rich, cash poor” face a big hurdle when they...

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The Graphic Stacks Up Quickly With Large Modular Construction

May 17, 2018
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Things are stacking up at The Graphic on Sullivan Square as 129 modular boxes arrived at the site last week and are being craned into place to construct the new contemporary apartment building. Gathering in front of one of the first modular boxes to land at the project site last week included Dave Stockless, ICON Architecture, Inc.; Patrick Leblanc, RCM Group; Young...

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