Residents Turnout for Parking Meeting

May 7, 2015
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Some 35 Charlestown residents showed up on Monday night, May 6, for a community meeting to explore changing the resident parking program in the neighborhood. Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin have been leading the beginnings of an effort to make a major change to the Resident Only 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through...

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Charlestown Garden Tour on June 13

May 7, 2015
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Explore twelve private hidden gardens of historic Charlestown on Sat. June 13, 2015 from 10:00-3:00.  This year’s tour boasts a wide variety of horticulture and landscape features from fruit trees to cobble walkways and the garden at the PBS “This Old House” project of last year.  Described as a “work in progress” by the...

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Armstrong to Perform at St. John’s Church

May 7, 2015
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Soprano Nancy Armstrong will perform selections from the American Song Book at a celebratory concert on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Church. The concert will include works by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and others. Donations are welcome, but there is no charge for the concert, and a reception will follow in...

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Police Briefs 05-07-2015

May 7, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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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Opportunity Knocks on Charlestown’s Doorstep

May 7, 2015
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There has been much concern and consternation over the past year about the possibility of a Wynn Casino on Charlestown’s doorstep.  I share my neighbors’ and neighborhood’s concern about mega-development in our backyard. However, I have also consistently cautioned against having a laser focus on just the Wynn Development as our square mile is...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2015
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UNCLE JIM AND HIS POTATO SHED   My Uncle Jim (James Callahan) went to work as a young man over at F.J. Ward Produce Company at the old Charlestown Potato Sheds near Boston Sand & Gravel Company. Back as a kid my mother would often visit her brother at work while my brother and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Bomber should be executed Dear Editor: The Boston Marathon Bomber should be executed and the majority of Americans favor the death penalty for Tsarnaev..  Who does self admitted “devoted pandering liberal” Karen Cordless Taylor think she is telling us that the sentence for the guilty Boston Marathon Bomber (April 16, 2015 Patriot) should be...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

May 7, 2015
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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Charlestown Little League Opening Day

May 7, 2015
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Charlestown Little League Opening Day

Charlestown Little League had its kick-off event last Saturday morning, May 2, at Ryan Field. Hundreds of kids turned out to begin another year of baseball. Here Athletics pitcher, Wily Acosta, 9, fires a fastball to home plate as the Mystic/Tobin Bridge towers in the background.

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Charlestown Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started

Charlestown resident Andrew Jay recalls reading in history books about a time in the distant past when the streets of downtown Boston were covered in oyster shells; when boats going up or down the Mystic River past Charlestown had to navigate around gigantic oyster reefs; and, before the Charles River dam, when oysters the...

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Running for Ryan Morrissey

May 6, 2015
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Running for Ryan Morrissey

Boston Police Runners Club Run Boston Marathon in Memory of Ryan Morrissey: On Friday, April 17, Commissioner William Evans, members of the Boston Police Runners Club, representatives from the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown, representatives from Operation Progress Boston and family and friends of Ryan Morrissey gathered at the Charlestown Boys & Girls...

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Residents Supporting Street Parking Changes

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown residents Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin seem to have struck a common bond of frustration amongst their neighbors as their effort to change parking restrictions in Charlestown has come out of the gate sprinting. Woods reported this week that the effort has already received 250 signatures of residents before organizers had really even...

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Papagayo Restaurant Closing City Square Location

May 6, 2015
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The popular local Mexican Food chain located in City Square will close its doors and reopen in Saugus, Mass. Papagayo Restaurant, Legendary Restaurant Group’s Mexican themed branch with four locations in the Boston area, made the announcement this week. According to the Legendary Restaurant Group the Charlestown location of Papagayo is setting up shop...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2015

May 6, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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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Townie Tidbits

May 6, 2015
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Remembering the people’s firehouse takeover ›I›m sure many more protests will be planned.» Jay Farris, Boston Globe , April 25,1981 “If we tell when, they’ll (the police) will be ready for us.” Nancy McCaffrey Thirty one years ago right now, I was probably hanging out inside the occupied Winthrop Street firehouse and holding the Engine 50...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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Locals Play a Part in History

April 23, 2015
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Locals Play a Part in History

“Battalion Volley,” yelled the generals last Saturday, April 18, as hundreds of muskets fired into a grouping of British regulars. Cannon and musket fire filled the air with loud bangs, smoke rose from the field, explosions sounded and war broke out in earnest as the Battle Road reenactment in Lexington at Tower Park got underway....

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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

April 23, 2015
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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

It seems that 175th anniversaries don’t come too often, but for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, the church’s 175th milestone couldn’t come at a better time. Rev. Thomas Mousin sat down with the Patriot-Bridge recently to talk over the excitement around the coming anniversary and how it has contributed to an energy that...

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Townie Tidbits

April 23, 2015
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MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS BARROOM HISTORY    I bumped into Michael Murphy last week on Main Street by the Cooperative Bank and we ended up talking about the barrooms of Charlestown. He is just old enough to have remembered many of the names I was slightly too young to have known. Sometimes it is nice to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Thank You The Staff, Kids and Local Advisory Board at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club would like to thank our 12 Boston Marathon Runners; Alyssa Pesce, Jesse MacDonald, Deana Boucher, Meaghan Doherty, Kristen Pearless, Alexis Lemprereur, Inbar Hanouna, Kristin Catroppa, Ron Robinson, Colin Meharchand, Laura Roberts, Eric Fu for their hard work and...

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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

April 21, 2015
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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

On Saturday, April 25 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church will be hosting a gala at the old “Bank Building” at One Thompson Square. There will be historical presentations, guest speakers, refreshments and activities designed to “turn back the clock” on the Charlestown way of life. Also part of the festivities will be a...

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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

April 21, 2015
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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

Though it might seem like it, the multi-million dollar investment in building the new marina at Pier 8 in the Navy Yard didn’t just float into place – or did it. While residents continue to meet with Charlestown Marina developers on the details of such things as the Harborwalk and other plans, a fascinating...

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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

April 21, 2015
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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

Despite complaints from Boston and surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR...

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Police Briefs 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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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