Training Field to Host Concert

July 28, 2018
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The Charlestown High School ensemble band will be center stage in the Training Field on Saturday afternoon, July 28, in a unique event to help bolster usage of the Field and bring students and neighbors together. Billy Kelly, president of Friends of the Training Field, said they will hold the concert in the Training...

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Neighborhood Round Up

July 27, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry this week is requesting bags of rice and cans of ravioli, two of the most popular items that fill the shelves. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food...

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Encore Announces RideShare Lot to Prevent Unnecessary Congestion

July 27, 2018
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In an effort to head off a problem long before it starts, Encore Boston Harbor said late last week that it has plans to debut a special RideShare (Uber, Lyft) lot specially designed to keep such vehicles off of Lower Broadway and not waiting in the neighborhoods around Charlestown and Everett. The lot has...

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Chain Forge Petitions to Remove Trees

July 27, 2018
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The Chain Forge Hotel project has petitioned the City of Boston to remove 10 mature street trees on First Avenue in the Navy Yard. A hearing on the matter will be held by the Boston Tree Warden on Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in 1010 Massachusetts Ave., Third Floor, Roxbury (ISD Building). The trees...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell After 39 Years at BPD

July 27, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Vesey Brothers to Headline Street Hockey Event at McGonagle Rink

July 27, 2018
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Two hockey stars with Charlestown ice in their veins will come back to the Town for a special pick-up game with the pros on Friday night, hosted by Bardown Strength and Conditioning. Jimmy Vesey of the New York Rangers and Nolan Vesey of the Edmonton Oilers/University of Maine are headlining the event, with both...

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CHS Graduates the Class of 2018

July 27, 2018
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Graduation exercises for the Class of 2018 took place on Monday, June 11, at the Case Gymnasium on the campus of Boston University. Shortly after 3 p.m., the graduaåtes clad in red caps and gowns filed into the arena and took their seats in a reserved front section as a newly formed school band...

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Encore Boston Harbor Looks at Temporary Parking

July 27, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor wants to develop a second, large hotel on vacant land across from its site in a few years. Until then, they are hoping to put in parking. Encore Boston Harbor is petitioning Everett City Hall to allow a zoning change for temporary parking of around 840 cars up to three years...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2018

July 27, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 07/16/18          – A victim on Chestnut Street reported an Amazon package containing electronics and a glass globe was stolen from his home.   Burglary – Residential 07/21/18          – A victim on Pleasant Street reported unknown suspect(s) forced open the rear door of his home, entered and removed various electronics. Detectives are...

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Townie Tidbits

July 27, 2018
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THE VIEW FROM THOMPSON SQUARE On this past Monday, I met up with Julie Hall is spearheaded today’s Engine 50 Birthday Party at at the Monument.  Engine Company #50 has been in operation since July 26, 1918, at 9 a.m. sharp.  The firehouse at Winthrop Street now being remodeled is the oldest firehouse in...

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Letters to the Editor

July 27, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor To Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund and the Morrissey family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for awarding me with your generous scholarship toward my education at Matignon High School. My family and I are extremely grateful for all you do for the...

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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 27, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...

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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 27, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...

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Vesey Signs Two-Year Contract with the New York Rangers

July 27, 2018
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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced this month that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Jimmy Vesey on a two-year contract. Vesey, 25, skated in 79 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 17 goals and 11 assists for 28 points, along with 20 penalty minutes. He established...

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Townie Sports

July 27, 2018
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KITCHEN KUP ON THE WAY Kitchen Kup founder Joe Brennan announced that the annual roller hockey summer spectacular will take place the first week of August once again, rolling out (no pun intended) on Aug. 4 and 5 in Eden Street Park – a/k/a/ The Kitchen. The competition is expected to be intense once...

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Edwards Coffee Hour

July 21, 2018
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Edwards Coffee Hour

City Councilor Lydia Edwards has started having coffee hours in Charlestown regularly, with her second one taking place at the Grasshopper Café on Friday, July 13. Edwards and her staff met with residents to talk about concerns and also gather opinions about her legislative priorities. Edwards said she will continue the meetings throughout the...

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Softball Action

July 21, 2018
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Softball Action

Kayla Vitale of the Charlestown girls softball U12 league rounds third base looking to score a run in the girls game against Winchester Monday, July 16, at the playing fields. The Charlestown girls took an exciting game, 18-15.

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Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 21, 2018
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Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Cookie Jar Roller Hockey Tourney Set for July 28

July 21, 2018
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When Joe Brennan’s famed Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament takes place at Eden Street Park in August, one of the common sights to see is young kids and teens leaning on the fence – dreaming of the day they could play. Charlestown’s Jamie and Shannon Chambers noted that scene many times, and four years...

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Neighborhood Round Up

July 21, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry this week is requesting bags of rice and cans of ravioli, two of the most popular items that fill the shelves. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food...

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Hood Files New Master Plan with State Environmental Regulators

July 21, 2018
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The Hood Park developers have filed their amended Master Plan proposal this week with the state’s environmental regulators – a process known as MEPA. In planning charrettes held in Charlestown over the last few months, the filing was announced to the public, and was filed with the state as discussed. Filings with the City’s...

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Ryan Busy During Budget Negotiations, End of Session

July 21, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan has been moving lots of legislation and negotiations through his Beacon Hill office over the past few weeks as the State Budget and end of session scramble has been in overdrive. The formal session for the Legislature ends July 31, and the State Budget compromise is expected to break later...

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O’Hara Makes a Service Retreat in Syracuse

July 21, 2018
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Ronan O’Hara of Charlestown, a junior at Boston College High School, spent a most rewarding and uplifting week, from June 17 to 23, at a service retreat at the Brady Faith Center in Syracuse, New York. O’Hara with nine of his classmates, under the guidance of BC High teachers, Nick Argento and Ryan Dacey, worked in the St. Lucy’s food pantry, which offers a...

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‘Mighty’ Net-Minder Erin Alves Wins Tommy Bryson Memorial Goalie Award

July 21, 2018
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For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players, known as the “Alumni,”...

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