Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tourney Coming

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament in partnership with the Boston Bruins on April 17, 18, and 19 during the April public school vacation week. “Every year, young players from neighborhoods across Boston compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament for...

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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...

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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association Announces Scholarships

March 30, 2018
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The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s round of scholarships are now available. Young men that have lived in Charlestown for the past four years, and that are seniors in high school or Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors in college or trade school are eligible to apply. Applications...

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Potato Sheds Were a Vital Part of Charlestown Before Fires

March 30, 2018
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Though the highway-like Rutherford Avenue runs through it today, the old Charlestown Potato Sheds were once as much a part of the Town’s culture as the Monument is today. Nothing remains of the sheds today, after being taken by a horrendous fire in 1962, though a smart-looking monument with a sculpture of potatoes and...

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Police Commissioner says BPD Ready to Implement Drones

March 30, 2018
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is interesting and ready to try to roll out the use of drones in its police work, according to Commissioner William Evans, but Councilor Lydia Edwards said she would like to discuss new technology with the police and community before putting it on the streets. During a discussion with...

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Townie Tidbits

March 30, 2018
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IF YOU LIKE TONY V,  YOU CAN GO TO… Charlestown stand up guy Tony V will be headlining a fundraising comedy show for St. John Chrysostom›s Parish in West  Roxbury on Saturday night, April 7. Dinner at 630 p.m. and Comedy Show at 800 p.m. It will all be happening at the Irish Social...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Irish Step Dancing

March 23, 2018
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Irish Step Dancing

Maeve Mahoney (14) and instructor Shannon Considine (R) of the Goulding School Of Irish Dance in Medford assist junior dancers Kallie McHugh (4) and Kathleen Leahy (6) with their performance on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

March 23, 2018
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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

State Rep. Dan Ryan and the Flatley Companies sponsored the annual St Patrick’s Day luncheon on Friday, March 16, at the Knights of ColumbusFather Mahoney Hall. Numerous Charlestown residents attended and enjoyed a traditional boiled dinner and Irish music. Pictured here (L-R)Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Moe Gillen, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Elderly...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Sound Off at Council Hearing

March 23, 2018
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When Councilor Lydia Edwards started off the hearing on One Charlestown at the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall last Thursday, March 15, she made one thing crystal clear. The hearing wasn’t about whether or not the project was going to happen. “We are going to do this,” she said. She also clarified that...

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MassDOT Approves North Washington Street Bridge at $177 Million

March 23, 2018
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At long last, there is a contract. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors on Monday approved the awarding of a $177 million contract to J.F. White for replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge that carries traffic between the North End and Charlestown. “This bridge is an important link into the...

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Dollar Tree Locates in Former St Catherine’s Church

March 23, 2018
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The former St. Catherine’s Church on Vine Street will be the new home to a Dollar Tree retail store in the next few months, and according to a recent building permit taken out, perhaps much more. The Dollar Tree store has been rumored to be coming to Charlestown for a few months, but this...

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Generous Donor Pledges $50,000 Match to USS Constitution Museum

March 23, 2018
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A generous donor has pledged to match all gifts up to $50,000 until March 31, 2018, announced the USS Constitution Museum this week. This is an exciting opportunity for supporters of the Charlestown non-profit to double their impact, said the museum. The Museum’s admission is by suggested donation, thus its operations and activities exploring the...

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DCR to Replace Skating Rink Chiller with New $1.2 Million System

March 23, 2018
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As the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil skate rink shuts down for the season, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that they will be installing a brand new, energy efficient refrigeration equipment. The DCR told the Patriot Bridge that the DCR has invested $12 million in new refrigeration equipment at nine rinks in...

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Coalition Hopes Peace Park Project Will Help Community Heal

March 23, 2018
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In an effort to help the community heal, the Charlestown Coalition has successfully won a Love Your Block Grant from the City that will allow them to build a Peace Park on Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. Sarah Coughlin and Ginaya Green Murray of the Charlestown Coalition said that in the wake of divisiveness lately...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2018

March 23, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 03/12/18 – A victim on Mystic Street reported unknown person(s) used an object to cut the right front tires of his car. Detectives are investigating.   Violation of the Auto Laws 03/14/18 – As a result of a traffic stop on Terminal Street, an individual was placed under arrest for failure...

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Townie Tidbits

March 23, 2018
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HOPE ONE AND ALL HAD A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY There will be an Easter Rising Event 1916 at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April 8. There will be live music by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody and dancing by O›Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance. For more information, call...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT IN BOSTON Dear Editor: Last week I was privileged to witness an extraordinary event:  the Boston gathering of hundreds of students and youth marching to the State House was an inspiring experience. These young people are stepping forward and using their voices to begin a dialogue on making a better and...

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Bunker Hill Housing Community Had Their Voices Heard at Last Week’s Meeting

March 23, 2018
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Last week, Charlestown turned out in force for a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing community. I thank each and every resident, community organization, municipal and state official and prospective developer who attended. In particular, I am grateful for the participation of residents of BHA housing who are most impacted by...

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We’ve Made Great Strides, But There’s Still Work to Do: Celebrating Women’s History Month in Boston

March 23, 2018
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It’s important to pause and celebrate the women who impact us every day. Those we interact with on a daily basis, and those women who came before us that have made positive changes in the workplace and our world. Making sure all women and girls have equal opportunity is not only an important issue...

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Tigers Take Title:Charlestown’s Coach Boucher Leads Pope John to First-Ever Title

March 23, 2018
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For the first time in Pope John XXIII High School history, the boys’ basketball team has been crowned as MIAA state champs. The Tigers (24-1) toppled Maynard (22-4) in the Division 4 title game on Saturday, March 17, by a score of 89-57 with a lethal, inside-out attack spearheaded by tourney MVP Angel Price-Espada...

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Digging Out

March 16, 2018
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Digging Out

With nearly 15 inches of snow falling on Charlestown Tuesday, the Town came to a standstill for about 24 hours along with the rest of the city. On Wednesday morning, though, things were much different as residents emerged from their homes to shovel the walk and their parking spaces. Here, Arthur Massaro cleans the...

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