Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

July 22, 2015
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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

When Charlestown’s Jonathan Spencer picked up a video camera, the results were usually high-quality fun for family and friends to see. Now, though, his most recent video foray is currently being viewed and judged by renowned Hollywood Director Ron Howard and Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson as part of an exclusive nationwide contest for...

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Showdown on Boston, Revere:Lawsuits Ends with a Push of the Pause Button

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. The only action that came out of the highly-anticipated hearing was that Judge Janet Sanders allowed all...

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 22, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognized mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in American cities,...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis. I started writing in the Weymouth weekly paper back 30 years ago after moving to the South Shore from Charlestown. A colored photo taken at...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

July 9, 2015
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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

One of the great misnomers is that John Harvard actually had something to do with Cambridge. It is true, he donated his book collection and a sum of money to the Cambridge institution of higher learning that now bears his name, but that’s about as far as his history goes in Cambridge. In fact,...

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Wynn Calls Boston To Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods’ or Else

July 9, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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Somerville/Boston Paving Rehabilitation now Underway

July 9, 2015
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Continuing through late August, the section of I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston will undergo pavement milling and resurfacing improvements. The work will take place nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The end...

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OCPF Fines Company for Contributing to Local Officials

July 9, 2015
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The trash removal company once responsible for weekly trash pick up in Charlestown before the contract was handed over to Sunrise last year was fined by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) last week. Capitol Waste Services, of East Boston, was found to be funneling money from scrap metal sales into...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2015

July 9, 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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Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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Letter to the Editor

July 9, 2015
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Thank you Dear President FitzPatrick, I would like to thank you and the Charlestown Schoolboys Committee on allowing me to be fortunate enough to receive a Schoolboy Scholarship. This money is going to be extremely helpful as I go into my sophomore year at Merrimack College. Aaron Titcomb

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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 9, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Patriot Bridge, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

July 3, 2015
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Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

July 3, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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Obituaries 07-02-2015

July 3, 2015
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Anthony “Chubby” Sardo Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata. He moved to Revere and married his high school...

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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

June 30, 2015
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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

Damien Leach had a well-rounded, multi-faceted experience at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), the non-profit, private technical college located in the South End A resident of Roxbury, Leach was a member of the first graduating class from the only Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) in Massachusetts. He completed a 160-hour...

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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

June 30, 2015
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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

As the first member of her family to attend college, Tara Montgomery knows first hand the hard work and sacrifices necessary to realize her dream of a college degree. After being out of high school for eight years, Montgomery enrolled in the Building Technology and Design department at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT)...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

June 25, 2015
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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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PIC Application Latest Brouhaha In Casino Battle..

June 25, 2015
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Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the City’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square approval process for intermediate traffic improvements, Wynn officials say they met cordially with Mayor Martin Walsh and a top transportation planner to implement changes the City wanted and to increase the budget for the project...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

June 25, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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Townie Tidbits

June 25, 2015
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“CHARLESTOWN LIVE!” SIGNS OFF Charlestown Live! has signed off BNN-TV. It’s last show was this past Thursday, June 25. After nine years and 475 episodes, the show now goes into the Charlestown history book. When it began, it was immediately accepted as must TV along with the Charlestown Patriot newspaper, both Thursday traditions.  Charlestown...

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Community Revels in Bunker Hill Day festivities

June 18, 2015
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Community Revels in Bunker Hill Day festivities

Little one year old Eleanor Wood with her aunt Kathleen share a laugh during the youngster’s first Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown last Sunday, June 14, on what was a beautiful day for a parade – which brought out thousands to take in the annual commemoration of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Several...

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