Townie Hoop Action

January 20, 2016
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Townie Hoop Action

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, winning at home 60-53 in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris...

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Fighting the Drug Scourge

January 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Father Jim Ronan took the microphone Monday night at the Knights of Columbus to address more than 300 people who had gathered to see a provocative new movie on drug abuse and to hear a new call to fight harder against the scourge, he was quick to point out that...

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Residents Urged to Attend Flood Map Meeting

January 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at Boston community meeting Monday to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016 and tell residents how they can get more information. While the Federal Emergency Management...

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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

January 20, 2016
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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

By Seth Daniel When Jimmy Vesey sees Matt Grzelcyk, or Matt Grzelcyk sees Brendan Collier, the three young men don’t just see hockey jerseys from Harvard University, Boston University or Northeastern University – they see Charlestown. And Charlestown has enjoyed seeing them. Over the last four years, the hockey trio from the Town has...

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DiDomenico Leads Locals to New Hampshire for Clinton

January 20, 2016
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By Katy Rogers It’s been no secret that State Sen. Sal DiDomenico has been openly supporting Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president. As the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Primary Elections quickly approach, he has recently travelled to New Hampshire with many of his local supporters to put his energy behind that proclamation. Despite...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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Charlestown beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2016
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IF ONE SUFFERS, WE ALL SUFFER”  Quote to Note “Quincy’s drug problem has now reached the very serious stage. Drug use in high schools is sharply increasing. A tremendous amount of heroin is present in the city and is being used by teenagers. We have a serious problem here.”    -former Norfolk County District...

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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Sports 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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Townie students start winter sports By Kevin Kelly COLLEGE HOCKEY BU senior captain Matt Grzelcyk and Harvard senior wing Jim Vesey had a goal and an assist each in the Terriers exciting 6-5 conquest of the Crimson on Jan. 7…Grzelcyk also notched his first career hat trick in a 7-2 BU thumping of UMass…Northeastern...

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Boston Swears in New City Council

January 7, 2016
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Boston Swears in New City Council

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing Charlestown, East Boston and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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MGC Found to have Violated Open Meeting Law with Lunches and Staff Meetings

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) violated the Open Meeting Law during lunches, staff meetings and once during the casino licensing process and will have to have a training on the Open Meeting Law according to a letter sent to the MGC last week. Attorney General Maura Healy was asked by the...

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The ‘Other Side’ of Charlestown: Industrial Center or the Next Hot Address?

January 7, 2016
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Fronting Rutherford Avenue, at the corner of A Street, the new Bridgeview Center is under construction and finally taking shape. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved project on former BRA-owned land seeks to create 60 units of housing for low income, homeless and developmentally disabled folks. The long-expected project from Charlestown’s Life Focus Center...

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Police Briefs 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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Charlestrown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Dare U Resolute

January 7, 2016
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A new year and a new you! Sound familiar? There is so much pressure to make New Year’s resolutions and big changes in our lives, and most of the time we set ourselves up for failure. Maybe you want to quit smoking or learn a new language this year. Odds are, like most people,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 7, 2016
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QUOTE TO NOTE “We will open the book Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”   -Edith Lovejoy Pierce TOM MACDONALD RELEASES NEW CRIME NOVEL   The above quote seemed so appropriate when talking about...

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Letter to the Editor

January 7, 2016
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Caring and committed community To the Editor, On behalf of the Charlestown Tenants Task Force, it is with deep gratitude that I acknowledge all those that made this the best and merriest Christmas ever in the Bunker Hill housing development.  With the help and generosity of our friends and neighbors we distributed almost 1600...

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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

December 31, 2015
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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has held two meetings so far in December to begin including Bunker Hill Housing Development residents and the broader Charlestown community in the design process as the city prepares to revamp the aging housing developemnt.  “The process for redevelopment planning for the Charlestown public housing development will include both...

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Boston Officials Raise Age To Buy Tobacco Products

December 31, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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Charlestown is in the Middle of Boston Neighborhood Census

December 31, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The mid-decade U.S. Census numbers were released by the federal government earlier this month, and an analysis of those numbers for Boston neighborhoods, and for citywide trends, shows Charlestown is in the middle of the pack for most categories, except the numbers of foreign-born persons – which was shown to be...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Townie Tidbits

December 31, 2015
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WELCOME TO 2016, THE LATEST SEASON IN OUR GAME OF LIVE “We all must make changes today…Tomorrow may not come.”      -Anon  Independent Newspapers publish many community newspapers and among two of its newest are the Mission Hill Gazette and the Jamaica Plain Gazette. These two publications were founded by Sandy Storey over...

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Copley Singers Appear

December 24, 2015
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Copley Singers Appear

Dale Peak, a bass in the Copley Singers, sang from the center aisle with the rest of the choir to open up the St. Mary’s Church Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. All three aisles in the church where lined with the singers, giving hundreds in the audience a truly immersive “surround sound.”

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