N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 21, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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Globe Possible Locating Here

November 21, 2014
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There been talk this week that the Boston Globe may be eying two location in Charlestown as its new headquarters in Boston. According to the Boston Business Journal the Globe, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, has possible interest in the Schrafft’s City Center in Charlestown and the Hood Park on Rutherford Avenue....

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Over 300 Residents Attend Public Safety Meeting

November 21, 2014
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In the wake of the senseless murder of Charlestown teen Ryan Morrissey, residents came together Tuesday night at the Harvard Kent School to discuss public safety in the neighborhood as Charlestown begins to heal following the tragedy. Close to 300 residents crowded the school Tuesday night to attended the regularly scheduled Boston Public Safety...

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Townie Tidbits

November 21, 2014
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The headline in last week’s Charlestown Patriot Bridge, “Senseless murder shocks community” seemed horrific just to read. Charlestown’s peace was shattered on the night of Wednesday, November 5 when two kids ended up being shooting victims.  Reportedly,standing on Main Street, they ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were...

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Obituaries 11-20-2014

November 21, 2014
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Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Boyle  A funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 14 at St. Charles Church in Woburn for Msgr. Robert J. Boyle.  A retired priest of the Archdiocese and living at Regina Cleri in the West End of Boston, he was 88 and died on Nov. 10. Msgr. Boyle grew up...

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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

November 18, 2014
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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

A teenager shot in Charlestown last week has succumbed to his injuries, officials said. At around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, officers responded to the area of 274 Main St. for a report of a person shot. On arrival, police located the now-deceased 17-year-old victim, identified as Ryan Morrissey, and another 19-year-old male...

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Senseless Murder Shocks Community:CMA Seeks Greater Community Resources

November 18, 2014
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It is with heavy hearts that we send this email to share with you that Ryan Morrissey, a 17-year-old Charlestown resident, died yesterday morning from fatal injuries he sustained in the shooting last Wednesday evening. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Morrissey family. We are asking for our members’ help, as...

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Lions Club Collecting Coats for Needy

November 18, 2014
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The Charlestown Lions Club will be collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of  November,  December and into early January of 2015. Our Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours.  All...

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CPS Design Review Committee to meet on Nov. 17

November 18, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the J. W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, American Legion hall located at 23 Adams Street on Monday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.  The hall is directly accessible from the sidewalk, or from the private parking area on the right hand...

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Engineering Happiness

November 18, 2014
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I recently met a happy man. Why shouldn’t he be happy? He has what most men want: loving parents, a wife, Jana, who was his high school sweetheart, two cute little boys, a house, good friends, family members who live nearby, good training and a good job. He also possesses a fine sense of...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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Wynn proposal not a done deal yet! Dear Editor With all due respect to Patriot-Bridge writer John Lynds and to Representative Dan Ryan, I would suggest a bit of caution around the statement “Casino definitely headed to neighboring Everett.”  There are significant hurdles for Wynn to overcome before he can break ground in Everett. ...

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Obituaries 11-13-2014

November 18, 2014
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Ryan J. Morrissey Ryan J. “Duce” Morrissey, passed away tragically at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the young age of 17. Ryan was born in Boston on July 20, 1997, a son of Stephen G. Morrissey and Carol A. (Powers) Morrissey. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated...

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A Good Day for Charlestown’s Elected Officials:Ryan Receives Huge Vote of Confidence

November 10, 2014
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A Good Day for Charlestown’s Elected Officials:Ryan Receives Huge Vote of Confidence

After two hard fought battles one in Marchand again  during the September primary against Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda  it was made official Tuesday night and Rep. Dan Ryan will be heading back up to the State House to represent Charlestown and Chelsea. Ryan ran unopposed during the state’s General Election and received 5,065 votes from...

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Healey Elected State Attorney General

November 10, 2014
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Healey Elected State Attorney General

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was elected Attorney General Tuesday night, beating Republican challenger John Miller in the state election to become the country’s first openly gay Attorney General. Charlestown came out huge for Healey, a Charlestown resident that served as Attorney General Martha Coakley’s top deputy. In Charlestown, Healey received 4,792 votes to Miller’s 1,510...

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Halloween. Monument Style

November 10, 2014
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Halloween. Monument Style

  Maxamillion…er, Spider Man, and his dad, Nicolas Caruso, parade down the street in front of the Monument last Friday night during the 29th Annual Halloween Parade. Thousands showed up to march and sport their finest costumes.

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Community Leaders Remember Menino

November 10, 2014
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Charlestown, like every other neighborhood in Boston, mourned the loss of Mayor Thomas Menino this week. In his 20 years as Mayor of Boston, Menino, the self proclaimed Urban Mechanic, worked to improve areas of Charlestown and helped transform the neighborhood to what it today. Menino’s efforts can be seen in the redevelopment of...

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Candidates for Seats on CNC Posted

November 10, 2014
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The following candidates have submitted nomination papers with the required signatures seeking to be elected to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC). At-Large Candidates  Barbara Babin Margaret Bradley Thomas Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Erin Sullivan  Precinct 6 candidates: Tera Brereton Lally  The election is currently scheduled for November 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2014
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Thank you Dear Editor: We appreciate Charlestown community’s support of our Twenty-Ninth Annual Halloween Parade on Friday night, October 31, 2014.  We are grateful for Mayor Marty Walsh, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who are enthusiastic collaborators. The generosity of the residents of The Monument Square area and The Training Field...

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A Monument Ave. Early Introduction to Healey

November 10, 2014
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On Feb. 1, with the Bunker Hill Monument as a backdrop and amid community and comestibles, Charlestown resident and newly-announced candidate for Attorney General Maura Healey outlined a stately political platform based upon her values, commitment and experience. It was an early stop on her nascent campaign, which had been announced in October. With...

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Residents are Ready for Halloween on Friday

November 1, 2014
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Residents are Ready for Halloween on Friday

Halloween 2014 will be bigger and better than ever, with many more people able to participate because it is a Friday night.  
The Halloween Parade begins at 5:00 at the Monument Avenue steps, with glow in the dark necklaces provided by Charlestown Mothers Association. We will have special guests and a poem read by...

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Rep. Ryan Weighing in on Ballot Questions

November 1, 2014
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With the state election set for Tuesday, State Rep. Dan Ryan of Charlestown is weighing in on the state’s ballot questions. Ryan said he is urging Charlestown residents and residents across the Commonwealth to vote no on Question 1. A yes vote on Question 1 would eliminating gas tax indexing. This proposed law would...

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St. John’s Harvest Fair on Nov. 15

November 1, 2014
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown is sponsoring its 175th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 15th  from 10 a.m. until 2 .p.m. upstairs in the parish house at 27 Devens Street.   Admission to this festive event is free and everyone is invited to attend.     For sale at the fair will be books, collectables,...

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Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

November 1, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Charlestown residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at the...

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