50 Years Later: Remembering The Trumbull Street Fire Tragedy

October 6, 2014
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Boston has certainly had its share of losing firefighters in the line of duty and only last March, the city mourned the loss of two firemen battling a blaze in an abandoned apartment building in the Back Bay.  The Vendome disaster in June, 1972 claimed the lives of 9 firemen.  Fifty years ago this...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Possession of a Firearm 09/23/14 – Officers in the area of Starr King Court were attempting to speak to several individuals, when two of them ran from the scene. Both suspects were apprehended, at which time one of them was found to be in possession of a loaded black .380 caliber handgun. They were...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Clergy urge residents to vote Yes on Question 3 Dear Editor: The Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts have taken a definitive position urging citizens to vote YES on Ballot Question # 3 and stop the expansion of gambling. One of their statements put it this way: “There is too much at stake for Massachusetts to...

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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

September 29, 2014
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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable In Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Sponsors Annual Community Day

September 29, 2014
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To most people, say the word marshmallow and visions of s’mores and campfires come to mind. For the 350 first-year students who participated in the MGH Institute’s third annual Community Day on September 19, a marshmallow now has a new meaning: interprofessional education. More than 35 teams of 6-8 students from the MGH Institute’s...

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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

September 20, 2014
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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was back on the campaign trail in Charlestown last week after the political newcomer won big last week over polished politician Warren Tolman. Healey’s victory last Tuesday during the Democratic Primary for Attorney General had energized her base here in Charlestown where Healey crushed Tolman. In Charlestown, Healey received 2,087 votes...

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TitleCase Sullivan Sq. Solution Was Key: for Wynn Getting Casino License

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the decision, oddly enough, the focal point of the entire process came down to Charlestown – specifically if...

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Local Officials React to Wynn Receiving Casino License

September 20, 2014
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Charlestown residents and elected officials are reacting to the Mass Gaming Commissioners decision to award the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett on Tuesday. Since the plan was first proposed several years ago, Charlestown residents have had serious concerns regarding a casino in Everett’s impacts on traffic and the quality of life here–especially in...

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Local Company Helping Housing to Go ‘Green’

September 20, 2014
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With construction on an environmentally friendly, two-family dwelling underway at 67 Beech Glen St. now underway, the Fort Hill section of Roxbury is a rapidly growing enclave of green housing in the city. Tend Developments of Charlestown is partnering with Placetailor, a Jamaica Plain-based, cooperative design and construction firm, to build the neighborhood’s newest...

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Stroll for Hope to Help Cancer Patients

September 20, 2014
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The First Annual Charlestown Stroll for Hope will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10 am starting and finishing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Registration starts at 8 am. The “Stroll” will raise funds for residents of Charlestown who are struggling with this terrible disease. All money...

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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

September 11, 2014
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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

Back in March, State Representative Dan Ryan easily toppled the competition during a special election for the  Second Suffolk District State Representative seat and Tuesday night was no different for the Charlestown native and incumbent. Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the seat during Tuesday’s special election against Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda who challenged...

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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

September 11, 2014
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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

Charlestown residents held a rally Monday night in Sullivan Square to state their opposition to the Wynn Resort hotel/casino that would be built on the site of former Monsanto site in Everett. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is set to vote Friday on the issuance of the Greater Boston casino license. Wynn Resorts is competing...

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Spaulding Is The Good Neighbour

September 11, 2014
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In recognition that the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) construction process and its future operations have had, and will continue to have, an impact on the Charlestown community, Spaulding is pleased to continue its longstanding commitment to the Charlestown community. Spaulding, through collaboration with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and the Department of Public Health,...

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CPS Design Comm. To Meet On Sept.15

September 11, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, September 15th, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building.  Our agenda includes...

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Letters To The Editor

September 11, 2014
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Thank you Judy Dear Editor: I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Judy Cleveland and the Micah Young Scholarship committee for selecting me as this year’s recipient.  Because of the generosity of Judy and her family, I am able to continue my studies in both biology and art at Westfield St. University....

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Primary Showdown

September 4, 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 9 incumbent State Representative Dan Ryan, of Charlestown will square off against challenger Roy Avellaneda, of Chelsea, for the Second Suffolk House District, which covers Charlestown and Chelsea. This week the Independent Newspaper Group submitted a questionnaire  to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the neighborhood. Dan Ryan: We...

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We Need to Address Our Gateway Corridors

September 4, 2014
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We Need to Address Our Gateway Corridors

Charlestown Patriot Bridge (CPB): As you travel around Charlestown, how has the response been to your campaign? Representative Dan Ryan (DR): To be honest, the past couple of weeks have been quiet in terms of volume of voter contact. However, the response from those who were around was great. The name and face recognition...

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Casino is the Most Pressing Issue for Charlestown

September 4, 2014
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Casino is the Most Pressing Issue for Charlestown

Charlestown Patriot Bridge(CPB): As you travel around Charlestown, how has the response been to your campaign? Roy Avellaneda (RA): Unlike the Special Election, I had much more time and have found these last six months campaigning in Charlestown to have been very rewarding. As I meet and converse with Charlestown residents about issues that...

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CPS Tour to Be On Sept. 20

September 4, 2014
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From a Richardsonian Romanesque townhouse — the only one in Charlestown — to an elegant brick Federal that dates from the early 1800s, the 2014 Charlestown Historic House Tour is a rare chance to explore private houses and public spaces in Boston’s oldest neighborhood. The tour, sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society, is on...

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Charlestown Stroll for Hope To Raise Funds for Cancer Patients

September 4, 2014
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The First Annual Charlestown Stroll for Hope will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10 am starting and finishing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Registration starts at 8 am. Charlestown has the highest cancer rate in all of Boston. The “Stroll” will raise funds for residents of...

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Charles River No Longer Known for Dirty Water

September 4, 2014
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EPA has given a grade of “A-” for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens,...

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Historic Election for Charlestown on Tuesday

September 4, 2014
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We have all heard the stories of a young Jack Kennedy running for Congress in 1946 and marching in the Bunker Hill Parade with friends like Dave Powers and future state representative Gerry Doherty or meeting workers at the docks between shifts. Charlestown has always been proud of its political history. This past spring...

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Healey Builds Momentum in Her Campaign for Ag

August 29, 2014
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Healey Builds Momentum in Her Campaign for Ag

Charlestown resident Maura Healey had another strong week in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Healey turned in an impressive performance in a candidates’ debate with Warren Tolman on the Channel 5 show, “On The Record” Sunday morning. The debate came on the heels of a feature story in Friday’s Boston...

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