LaMattina Not to Seek Re-Election

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the Charlestown Patriot Tuesday that he will not seek reelection during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a...

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Lancers,Paul Revere Ride Celebrates 240 Years of Re-Enactment on Monday

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Paul Revere rides into City Square over the North Washington Street Bridge on Patriots Day every year, a certain magic comes alive every within the crowds gathered to take in the storied Patriot’s warning about the advance of the British. This year, those crowds will be witnessing the 240th re-creation...

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BGCA Swim Team Takes Part in Florida Competition

April 14, 2017
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Charlestown Swimming put their hard work to the test this past weekend at the ‪2017 BGCA National Swim Championship in St. Petersburg, FL. Ten athletes from Charlestown were selected to compete for Team New England, a group of swimmers that represent Boys & Girls Clubs across the region. All of the Charlestown athletes were...

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Christopher Remmes Recognized with Coldwell Banker Diamond Award

April 14, 2017
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Christopher Remmes of Boston, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Charlestown, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This award is presented to the top 11 percent of approximately 88,000 Coldwell Banker®-affiliated sales associates worldwide. Remmes was honored during a special celebration and reception...

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Summer Hours to Start for USS Constitution

April 14, 2017
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USS Constitution and its crew will shift to their summer hours of operation starting on Saturday, April 15. Constitution will be open to the general public, free of charge, Tuesday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each tour, self-paced, takes visitors through...

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Holy Week and Easter Services are Listed at St John’s Church

April 14, 2017
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Holy Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church continue with a Maundy Thursday potluck supper and service, starting at 6 pm on on Thursday April 13th. Good Friday services will be held on April 14th, with a service for children at 4:30 pm and the traditional service at 7 pm. The Great Vigil of...

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Marathon Daffodils to Line 26.2 Mile Route

April 14, 2017
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the fourth year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by...

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Sen DiDomenico Joins Colleagues to Fight Federal Cuts in Legal Services

April 14, 2017
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Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Will Brownsberger have sent a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to fight against the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of funding for Legal Services. Last year, 23,000 low-income and elderly people in Massachusetts got help at Legal Services with foreclosures and evictions, domestic...

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Site of Revere’s Landing Hidden in the Charlestown Navy Yard

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous stories in American History – that of Paul Revere’s covert trip across the Charles River from the North End to Charlestown – has its genesis right in Charlestown’s Navy Yard, and though the site of Paul Revere’s exact landing site is well marked and yards from...

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Girl Scouts Revive in the Town, Donate Cookies to Harvest on the Vine

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel This year, Harvest on the Vine was fortunate enough to have enough donations to put together an Easter food distribution that includes 500 hams and all the fixings, but there will be an extra surprise of Girl Scout cookies for the needy families in Charlestown this Easter courtesy of a newly...

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Townie Tidbits

April 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani ATTENTION MICHAEL SULLIVAN! Attention Michael Sullivan. I heard that you think you might be my cousin. Someone at the Knights told me you were looking to talk to me. Email me at sal.giarratani@gmail.com.   REMEMBERING PEGGY FLAHERTY This year over in Southie at the convention center for the annual Evacuation Day...

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Looking at the Project:One Charlestown

April 14, 2017
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By Ann Kelleher Many in Charlestown have been attending meetings regarding a proposed new development, One Charlestown. This is an exciting mixed-income development that will benefit not only the present residents but future tenants as well. The bottom line is that all of the community in Charlestown is in favor of providing, better, safer...

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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...

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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...

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Townie Sports

April 14, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly ONCE A TOWNIE, ALWAYS A TOWNIE Recently, I was asked about some of the athletes that are mentioned in TOWNIE SPORTS who do not live in Charlestown. It is a fair question. Let’s take, for example, senior standout Yale hockey player Michael Doherty. I remember Michael as a talented Charlestown Little...

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Obituaries 04-13-2017

April 14, 2017
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Helen Hoey Of Charlestown Helen V. (Carroll) Hoey of Charlestown died on February 10. The beloved wife of the late George F. Hoey, Jr.,, she was the cherished mother of Carolyn M. Hoey of Severna Park, MD, Patricia A. Wood and her husband Mark of Ballwin, MO.; much loved grandmother to Ryenn M. Gaebler,...

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Just Relax

April 7, 2017
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Just Relax

Pam Esselstyn gets a bit of a surprise as she has her hair styled on Monday night, March 27, during the ‘Relax for a Reason’ fundraiser at Element Day Spa. The event raised money for the Charlestown YMCA.

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Marathon Bombing Survivor,Sister Unite on Racecourse for MGH this Year

April 7, 2017
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Marathon Bombing Survivor,Sister Unite on Racecourse for MGH this Year

By Seth Daniel Wherever two or more runners come together, in Boston, a Marathon is likely to be run, and this year one Charlestown woman and her sister – a survivor of the 2013 Marathon Bombing – will celebrate a special bond in running the Boston Marathon together for the first time to help...

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Warren Prescott to Celebrate Decade of Parents Foundation on Sunday

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the City’s schools, when parents run late picking kids up from school, if they don’t have a relative close at hand, it can be an extremely stressful situation. A parent can feel all alone, trapped unexpectedly in traffic or at work while their children need to be picked up. At...

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Waterfront Coalition Submits Letter Criticizing IAG Process, says it is Frustrating Residents

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Steering Committee for the Charlestown Waterfront Coalition (CWC) has submitted a letter this week to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) asking for a more thoughtful use of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) process in the wake of the One Charlestown review last fall. The 90-day delay in development...

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Wynn Money for Charlestown Organizations Deadline is April 15

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The deadline for the first-ever round of funding from the Charlestown Community Impact Fund, money that is provided and will be provided by Wynn Boston Harbor, is fast approaching with the close of applications coming next week. The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is April 15. The...

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St John’s Episcopal Welcomes Community to Holy Week and Easter Observances

April 7, 2017
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The parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church will mark the most important week in the Christian year with a series of events and services to which the entire community is invited. The Palm Sunday services on Sunday, April 9th , at 8 am and 10 am will include the blessing of palms, the reading...

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Charlestown Scholar Athletes Shine at Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial Classic

April 7, 2017
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Boston’s best and brightest high school players were in the spotlight at the Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial Basketball All-Star Classic at Northeastern University’s Cabot Center on March 25. The All-Star Classic is presented by Scholar Athletes, the nonprofit organization founded by Suffolk Construction Chairman & CEO John Fish to support achievement through athletics...

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Wynn Removes Last Load of Soil at Everett Site

April 7, 2017
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After filling more than 8,800 truckloads and 4,300 railcars over seven months, Wynn Boston Harbor announced this week that it had excavated and removed the last pile of contaminated soil from its construction site on Lower Broadway in Everett. The ‘bottoming out’ of the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor project marks the completion of...

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