Little Bruins Program Premieres to Huge Young Hockey Audience Here

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel  One of the best deals in youth hockey hit Charlestown this fall with the Little Bruins program expanding to the Town and finding huge success in its inaugural year – spurring hope for organizers than more young boys and girls will continue through the Charlestown Youth Hockey (CYH) program. The program...

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Obituaries 11-10-2016

November 11, 2016
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Mary ‘Mae’ Looney Lifelong resident of Charlestown Mary E. “Mae” (Sullivan) Looney, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Saturday, November 5 at the Courtyard Nursing Home in Medford. She was 73 years old. Mae was born in Boston on December 15, 1942, a daughter of the late James P. Sullivan...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Marching Around the Monument

November 4, 2016
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Marching Around the Monument

The 31st March Around the Monument went off without a hitch once again this year on Monday, Oct. 31. Candy flowed like a river into the bags of trick-or-treaters and the Training Field was outfitted with the best decorations to date. Here, the Frederick Family stood outside their Monument Avenue home, which appeared to...

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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

November 4, 2016
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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown-based after-school program e-inc has come a long way from operating an inventive program for kids out of an empty apartment in a housing development along Medford Street some 14 years ago, but now they are ready to take an even bigger step in converting most of their building in...

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Residents Upset Over Change for Parking at Edwards School

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Townies around the Eden Street area have been parking their cars in the Edwards Middle School parking lot since, perhaps, Mr. Edwards was still alive. No one can be quite sure how long the gentlemen’s agreement has been ongoing between the school and the community regarding the very valuable parking lot,...

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One Charlestown Comment Period Extended Through Nov 23

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced that it would be extending the community comment period for the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development for several more weeks. The current comment period with its extension on the first leg of the process, known as the Project Notification...

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St John’s Turns 175: Ready to Celebrate a Milestone Around the Capstone

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The old St. John’s Episcopal Church doesn’t look a day over 150 years old, but its appearance belies its true age of 175 years, and this coming week, on Sunday, Nov. 6, the Parish community will come together to celebrate that major milestone. Rev. Tom Mousin told the Patriot Bridge that...

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Sullivan Sq Design Meeting Brings Out Residents

November 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani Last week, the Boston Transportation Department hosted a Sullivan Square Design meeting in a packed Knights of Columbus Hall. Residents came to listen to city and state officials explain a number of options still on the table to make Sullivan Square work for both pedestrians and motorists that use this passage...

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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 4, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger...

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St John’s Episcopal Church to Hold Annual Harvest Fair on November 12

November 4, 2016
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St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street invites everyone to the 177th Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church’s Parish House. Admission is free and items for sale include books, crafts, plants, toys, jewelry, and baked goods. There will also be a Silent Auction with a...

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Counseling Center Renamed at MC

November 4, 2016
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The School Counseling Center at Malden Catholic High School was recently dedicated in honor of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation in recognition of the Foundation’s $250,000 gift in support of the school’s Essential Malden Catholic Campaign. “Malden Catholic is grateful to the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and its Trustees for their support of the...

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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet, Says He’s All in for Re-Election

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds While he’s not on the ballot next week, Mayor Martin Walsh will run for reelection in 2017 and already has his sights set on another term as Boston’s mayor. On Sunday, Walsh held a meet and greet in East Boston with supporters and signaled he wants his reelection to not only...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Townie Todbits

November 4, 2016
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REMEMBERING BOB FITZGERALD Recently read an obituary in the Boston Globeon the passing of Robert P. Fitzgerald, grandson of legendary Boston Mayor John «Honey Fitz» Fitzgerald. His son Robert Jr. stated, «When you›d walked  down the streets of Boston with him, it wasn’t just him, it wasn’t just the guys in suits who came...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Parking at Edwards School lot Dear Editor, I have been a resident of Charlestown for about seven years, and have resided across from the Edwards Middle School for the last five. During this time, I and many of my fellow residents have utilized the school parking lot adjacent Main Street. Signs posted around the...

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Little League MVPs

October 28, 2016
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Little League MVPs

Co-MVP Award recipients, Noel Gallagher and Hayden Groh, showing off the hardware during the Charlestown Little League Banquet on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The League honored several young people and teams from last summer’s season.

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Resident Advocacy Results in Reversal Of ‘Highway Up the Hill’ on Allston Street

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Allston Street is one of the narrowest streets on the back side of the Town. It’s also one of the most used cut-throughs for drivers, and as residents have watched a growing number of cars speed up the big hill to Bunker Hill Street – they began to hit a breaking...

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Spirits of Charlestown Tell a Unique Story; Give a Voice to the Voiceless

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel History is a way of life in the present of Charlestown, and there are lots of people who know volumes about the life and times of residents of the Town in periods gone by. But few have actually talked to them. That’s where Charlestown’s MaryLee Trettenero comes into the picture, leading...

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Sullivan Sq Underpass Closed this Weekend

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Public Works Department announced today that the Sullivan Square Underpass will be closed for routine maintenance this weekend.  No traffic will be allowed to use the underpass from 9 PM on Friday, October 28, through 6 PM on Sunday, October 30. The maintenance to be performed is in preparation for the upcoming...

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CNC Community Corner

October 28, 2016
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Candidates sought for seats on CNC The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will be conducting its At-Large election to fill seven seats on the CNC. Prospective candidates are asked to collect a minimum of 25 signatures from any Charlestown resident 18 years of age and older to secure a spot on this year’s ballot. Once completed,...

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CSAC to Change Name to The Charlestown Coalition

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel With more than enough abbreviated organizations in the Town and the state, the former CSAC is moving to something much simpler. The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) has been in existence as an umbrella organization under the auspices of Mass General Hospital community benefits for years, but this month – during...

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