Council Candidate Field Keeps Getting Smaller

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel No Charlestown candidates have emerged, nor are any expected to emerge, for the District 1 Council race, but the two established, City Hall-employed, candidates – one from Eastie and one from the North End – have been joined this week by a long-time Eastie community activist in the...

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MGH Institute Graduates Largest Class in its 40-Year History

May 13, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 40-year history on Saturday, May 6 at Commencement 2017. Among the 557 new graduates were students in the first classes of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. During the morning hooding and pinning events, graduating students in...

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BHA said Off-Site is a Consideration

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) said this week that they are considering splitting up the sites for the One Charlestown development, and they also are excited to speak with the community about their original Request For Proposals (RFP), as they believe there are some major misunderstandings about numbers in that document....

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New Name,New Leadership for Tenants of Bunker Hill Development

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Major changes have come quickly for the leadership, and even the name, of the tenants organization representing thousands of residents in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, with long-time president Betty Carrington stepping aside and a new board and new president leading under a new name. New President Tiara Murphy said they...

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Owners ‘Ready to Rebuild’ at Site of December Six-Alarm Fire

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of the building that burnt down on Bunker Hill Street last December, on likely the coldest day of the winter, has demolished the damaged building and said he is ready to rebuild. George Georges owned the apartment units and the laundromat that occupied the space until a terrible, six...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2017

May 13, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 05/03/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported while walking home a black male, approached him, brandished a knife and demand money. The victim complied before the suspect fled the area. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 05/03/17 – A victim on Chelsea Street reported a package delivered to her home...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2017
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KATHRYN WHITE, 82, ALWAYS FIRST LADY OF BOSTON The word ‹gracious› is always the first word that comes to my mind when I reflect on Kathryn White, the widow of Boston›s Mayor Kevin H. White. Hers was always as many have said a calm and steadying presence. Kathryn White, 82, and her husband were...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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PARADE ROUTE LISTED Dear Editor: The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee has changed the route of the parade The parade will start, as usual, in Hays Square and proceed over Bunker Hill Street and turn left onto Main Street. It will then turn left onto Green Street and then turn right onto High...

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Townie Sports

May 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22 caused turnovers....

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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

May 5, 2017
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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

Braving pouring rain and horrible driving conditions, local community members gathered to celebrate “e” Inc.’s new Weather and Climate museum last month. The museum serves mostly elementary school classes in underserved areas, where the classes come for four hours during the day to take part in hands-on learning and teaching. The Grand Opening on...

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Play Ball

May 5, 2017
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Play Ball

Owen, Phillies second baseman, was ready for any action that may come out in right field on opening day at the Charlestow Little League.

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New Design:BTD to be Back in the Town to Unveil Preferred Concept for Sullivan/Rutherford

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it will be back in Charlestown on May 18 for the big unveil of the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue preferred design. The BTD has been holding re-design meetings since last fall with the community, after having announced it would re-start the process and take a...

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Two Strong Charlestown Candidates Drop Out of City Council Race

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than a few people believed that the time for a Charlestown city councilor might come in this year’s race when Councilor Sal LaMattina announced he wasn’t running for re-election last month, but this week two strong candidates vying to be that Charlestown candidate, and go up against candidates from Eastie...

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Charlestown High Corner: Lots to Offer at One of the Few Open Enrollment High Schools

May 5, 2017
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By Adam Calus One of the few open-enrollment high schools remaining in the district, Charlestown High School serves 925 students from across the city of Boston, with about 120 students who live in the Charlestown neighborhood. Under the leadership of Principal William Thomas, the school has come a long way in the last five...

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Boston Foundation to Match Donations to Harvest on Vine

May 5, 2017
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Did you know that 17 percent of Charlestown’s 7,931 households, or 1,355 homes, experience food insecurity? Half of these household have children under 18. One out of four Charlestown children depends on your generosity. (Data collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Feeding America, Department of Health and Human Services) Harvest on Vine was established in...

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Local Children Get Out on the Water Thanks to Efforts of Save the Harbor

May 5, 2017
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A group of kids and families from The Charlestown Residents Alliance were among the more than 650 people who joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Mass Bay Lines MV Freedom for 3 free Marine Mammal Safaris on Boston Harbor on Saturday, April 22. Participants came from across the city, around the region and...

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One Charlestown Process Gets Underway with IAG Meeting, Old Proposal is Out

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Project managers from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) told a meeting of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) on Thursday evening, April 27, that the original proposal presented to the community by Corcoran/Suncal last fall has been ruled out, and the developers were told to formulate a different...

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Dinsmore Receives Preservation Award to Kick Off City’s Preservation Month

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was a patient exercise for the former medical professional, but one by one over the last two years Charlestown’s Rob Dinsmore was able to compile a digital record of the oldest and most historic homes in the Town. At a gala event in Boston at the Old Station House, an...

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Police Briefs 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Warrant Arrest 04/25/17 – Officers in the area of Main and Green streets placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding federal probation-violation warrant charging weapons violations.   Trespassing 04/25/17 – Officers in the area of Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny 04/26/17...

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Townie Tidbits

May 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I’M A DAY SHORT Yeah, that is correcto. I was born on May 4 or as I like to say “Quartro de Mayo.” Which means I am almost Mexican. A day later and I would have been born on Cinco de Mayo. Get it? Almost Mexican. Never mind!...

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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Little League is underway Dear Editor: We kicked off our 57th season of Little League baseball in Charlestown last Saturday, and it is my first year as League President. There are so many people I would like to thank for helping me get this season off to a successful beginning. First and most notably,...

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Investing in Charlestown

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

April 29, 2017
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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

The Charlestown Mites won the Mayor’s Cup championship on Thursday, April 20, at the McGonagle Rink in Ryan Playground, with Mayor Martin Walsh congratulating the boys on their victory. Here, Owen McHale pushed the ball down the rink for another score. McHale scored three goals in the 9-2 win over Dorchester. The team went...

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Sail Boston to Land in Charlestown, Thousands Expected on June 17 to View Parade of Sail

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s Navy Yard will be one of the key landing points for Sail Boston 2017 this coming June, and is expected to be a prime viewing location for many thousands of people expected to come during the June 17 Parade of Sail – where some 52 sailing ships, some as long...

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