Jack Kelly Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council District 1

October 27, 2017
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Jack Kelly, lifelong Charlestown resident and former city councilor-at-large candidate, endorsed Lydia Edwards for district one Boston city councilor. “I am proud to endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and my beloved home of Charlestown,” said Kelly. “Lydia will bring a fresh perspective, an independent voice...

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District 1 City Council Candidates Edwards and Passacantilli Square Off in Charlestown Debate

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night District 1 City Council Candidates squared off in one of the last debates or forums scheduled before the Tuesday, Nov. 7, municipal General Election. Hosted by the Charlestown Navy Yard Association, over 100 voters from District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, packed the...

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Billy Kelly Looking Forward to Friends of the Training Field Presidency

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No one was more surprised to become president of the Friends of the Training Field than the candidate himself, Billy Kelly. The life-long resident of the Training Field area – and former firefighter – never expected to be nominated, but after a nearly unanimous vote of the organization, Kelly took the...

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USS Constitution Celebrates 220th Birthday with Sail on the Harbor

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Making its first ‘underway’ since spending 18-months in drydock being repaired, the USS Constitution set sail last Friday, Oct. 20, for Castle Island with a full crew and a lively contingent of dignitaries and honored guests – a sail that was in celebration of the old ship’s 220th birthday (which was...

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Anthony’s Dream to Hold Time Friday in ‘Keys for Cadagan’

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hooley family never asked for help, but Charlestown and the Anthony’s Dream Foundation are ready to help their little girl, Cadagan Hooley. This Friday, Oct. 27, the Anthony’s Dream Foundation – made up of a generous group of Charlestown  residents who go under the radar – will activate the Town...

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Passacantilli: Traffic Congestion in Charlestown is Unacceptable

October 27, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1, has released a detailed plan to address Charlestown›s traffic crisis. Passacantilli said, “Traffic congestion could very well be the most pressing and pervasive quality of life issue facing Charlestown today. I hear concerns about traffic from Charlestown residents and...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2017

October 27, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary 10/18/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) cut the lock on his refrigerator trailer unit and stole various meat products. A surveillance video might have captured the incident, and detectives will investigate.   Burglary 10/20/17 – A victim on Monument Avenue reported unknown person(s) entered his home through...

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Townie Tidbits

October 27, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani BREAKING NEWS I always wanted to say the above. They say it all the time on TV news programs even if the news broke long ago. Earlier this week, a tractor-trailer going around Sullivan Square tipped over on its side spilling everything out onto the road tying up...

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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COMPLAINS OF LACK OF COVERAGE FOR EDWARDS Dear Editor, I have been a longtime reader of the Patriot-Bridge and count on its news to be informative and unbiased. It is therefore with great sadness that I have watched it transform itself over the course of this campaign season into little more than an arm...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Thank You, Steve Wynn

October 27, 2017
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The announcement last week of more than $197,000 in additional grants from Wynn Resorts to local nonprofits and organizations certainly comes as good news.  This brings the total for the Impact Fund to $397,000 in 2017.  A lot of the credit for these grants goes to Mayor Martin Walsh, who did a great job...

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E Inc’s Rubber Duck Dash

October 21, 2017
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E Inc’s Rubber Duck Dash

Finley and Michael Webber holding a purple and sunglass-wearing rubber ducks last Saturday, Oct. 14, during e-inc’s first-ever Duck Dash in the Navy Yard. The fundraiser sought to raise money for the organization to bring a second museum exhibit to the Town.

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We Have Wynn(ers):Impact Fund Gives Nearly $200,000 to Local Organizations

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Just when everyone was settled in to spend the first round of Charlestown Community Impact Funds from the Wynn Boston Harbor, now a second round has been delivered by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Impact Fund Committee. Mayor Walsh, in collaboration with the Charlestown Community Impact Fund, announced Monday the approval...

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Annual Halloween Parade Kicks Off on Oct 31

October 21, 2017
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Halloween at Monument Square and the Training Field provides lifelong memories for Charlestown’s children, families, and friends, and this year will bring the 32nd year of a special day in the Town. The 32nd annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, at 5 p.m. at the base of The Bunker Hill Monument/Monument Avenue Steps,...

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USS Constitution to Celebrate 220th Birthday

October 21, 2017
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USS Constitution will be getting underway for her first turnaround demonstration since October 2014 from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in commemoration of the Navy and Constitution’s 220th Birthday. The ship will be travelling to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will be firing a 21-gun salute at...

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House,Senate Pass Legislation to Help Open Up Casino Jobs

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has approved a major change aimed at helping those with minor criminal records from the past not be barred from getting casino jobs statewide, and particularly at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the Expanding Gaming Law was very stringent, and was...

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Edwards Releases Education Platform, Advocating Good Schools are to Everyone’s Benefit



October 21, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston city council, released a comprehensive education platform pushing for better neighborhood schools and promised to be a champion for public education across the district. “We need to approach education in Boston with a firm understanding that quality, local schools is in the best interest of not just parents but...

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Tangierino Owner Ventures into Spanish Tapas with ‘Madera 83’

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was about two years ago that Tangierino owner Samad Naamad began to notice that tastes were changing – people didn’t want the big meals and large multi-course productions when they were coming out to his longtime Main Street Moroccan eatery. He noticed it also at other restaurants he went to....

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Appalachian Mountain Club Makes Move to Charlestown

October 21, 2017
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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has officially moved into its new organizational headquarters at 10 City Square, positioning the outdoor recreation and conservation nonprofit to better support its staff, cultivate expanded community connections, and achieve its long-term growth and mission objectives. The company has also secured a space on Spice Street in Sullivan Square...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions to Receive the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

October 21, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions is the only health professions school in New England to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The MGH Institute is one of just 23 schools in the country to receive the Health Professions HEED Award, which recognizes medical,...

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Passacantilli:One Charlestown Proposal is Too Big for the Neighborhood

October 21, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1 has announced he will oppose the current One Charlestown proposal due to its unreasonable size and density.  Passacantilli also advocated for a more transparent community process that would give residents greater input on the proposal. Passacantilli said,...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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Charlestown beat Larceny 10/10/17 – A victim on O’Brien Court reported while he was out, a medical safe was taken from his home. The victim might know who took the property, and detectives will investigate.   Larceny 10/11/17 – A victim on Cedar Street reports Amazon delivered a package to her front door, and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani GERRY DOHERTY WRITES ABOUT “CHARLESTOWN 101” Former State Rep Gerry Doherty is a living Charlestown history book. Doherty first met Jack Kennedy back in 1946 at the Bunker Hill Day Parade as the future president walked past his home on Washington Street in his run for Congress, and Doherty...

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Townie Sports

October 21, 2017
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HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!! Boston Latin senior Devin Gallagher and the Wolfpack golf team clinched their second straight Dual County League championship, the first time in school history this has been accomplished. Monday’s 110-102 triumph over Weston was also the team’s 7th straight victory. With another MIAA tourney appearance on the horizon, Devin looks...

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