Deadline Extended: Additional 14 Days Available For Surrounding Community Agreement

June 19, 2014
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The City of Boston and Wynn Everett will have another week to sort out a surrounding community agreement or face arbitration. On Monday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted the city one more week after the deadline to come to a mitigation agreement with Wynn came and went. Mass Gaming Commission spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said...

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Sullivan Square Gets Improvements

June 19, 2014
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The Mayor of Boston is thanking Charlestown residents for their patience as the city completes an extensive roadwork in Sullivan Square for the first time in 25 years. Mayor Martin Walsh said the Public Works Department (PWD) have worked for two weeks to pave heavily trafficked roads in the square to improve safety and...

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MGH Institute Takes Bunker Hill Race Team Prize

June 19, 2014
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Team IHP repeated as team champion, and third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Anna Haring won the women’s division, at the 2014 Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race on June 15. A total of 37 students, staff, and faculty were part of Team IHP, which won the team category for the second consecutive year....

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Sidney ‘Sid’ McComiskey Electrician Sidney J. “Sid” McComiskey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old. Sid was born in Boston on December 10, 1953, a son of the late...

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To Serve and to Protect

June 12, 2014
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To Serve and to Protect

Officer Rene Sanchez, K-9 Unit, and his dog, Rico, were an exciting part of the District A-15 Open House on Saturday morning that was part of the kick-off for Charlestown Pride Week. The exciting week of activities will conclude with the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday.

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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

June 12, 2014
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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

It’s the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill and all week long  Charlestown residents have been showing off their Townie Pride. From comedy fundraisers to dinners to special events Bunker Hill Pride Week will culminate in the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with Joe Zuffante...

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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

June 12, 2014
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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in Charlestown and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to the neighborhood. On...

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CHS Artworks on Display Monday

June 12, 2014
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On Monday night (June 16), Charlestown High School is opening up to the community, hosting a grand Student Show Art. Featuring artwork by students from the high school, the Edwards Middle School, the Warren Prescott, the Kennedy Center Child Focus, the Harvard Kent, and the Charlestown Nursery School, this Student Art Show displays the...

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Police Briefs 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 06/04/14 – Officers in the area of Corey Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant charging operation of a motor vehicle without a license Drugs 06/04/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Lexington Street, three individuals were placed under arrest for...

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Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Joseph ‘Lee’ Doyle Lifelong Charlestown Resident Joseph L. “Lee” Doyle, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Thursday, June 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 56 years old. Lee was born in Boston on May 23, 1958, a son of the late Norman Doyle and Margaret (Dozier)...

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Hot Dogs and Baseball

June 4, 2014
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Hot Dogs and Baseball

Fun is a hot dog and a game of baseball for Cole McKenney, age 4, who is a member of the Charlestown Little League Indians, and was on hand last Saturday for the Family Fun Day. Hundreds of kids and parents packed Ryan Playground on what was a beautiful spring day for the annual...

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Townie Assoc. Makes Donation

June 4, 2014
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Townie Assoc. Makes Donation

Over the course of the past year, members of the Townie Association sponsored various events and campaigns which benefited the Parade. The Townie Association was able to raise $2,000 for the 2014 Bunker Hill Day Parade. Pictured is the 17th Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin handing the check to Doc Sheehan, Chairman of the...

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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you...

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Zuffante Named Parade Marshall

June 4, 2014
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The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Chief Marshall of this year’s parade is Joseph Zuffante. Joe is an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. He serves as president of the Abraham Lincoln Post 11 (Gar). This year’s parade will commemorate the 239th anniversary of the Battle...

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Veterans Exhibit to Open June 14

June 4, 2014
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The Next Opening of the Charlestown Veterans History Project exhibits at 20 City Square will be Saturday June 14th from 1:00 to 4:00PM. For more information contact Bill Durette at 617-595-7083

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The ‘Mayor of Charlestown’ Goes to Ireland

June 4, 2014
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Charlestown’s current mayor, Shannon Lundin, recently returned from her hard won trip to Ireland. As the tradition goes, whoever sells the most tickets and becomes mayor earns themselves and the guest of their choice a trip to Ireland to experience the Irish culture first hand. Shannon brought her 14 year old daughter Laneigh along...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Police Briefs 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Investigate Property 05/26/14 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a report of shots fired. At the time of the call, police were in the vicinity, but did not hear any shots or find any ballistic evidence. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 05/26/14 – During an investigation in the Bunker Hill housing...

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Have They Spelled out YMCA Correctly?

May 28, 2014
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Have They Spelled out YMCA Correctly?

Teen volunteers for the YMCA Patrick Sicotte, Liam Kennedy, Aidan Kelly, Alek Estrada, C.J. Valdez and Teen Director Michael Lerchfield spell out ‘YMCA’ last week during the Pahty on the Hahbah fundraiser for the Charlestown YMCA. More than 200 people attended the event.

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Warren-prescott K-8 Connects with Community

May 28, 2014
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Warren-prescott K-8 Connects with Community

On Friday, May 23, Principal Michele Davis welcomed key community businesses and partners to the school and classrooms.  The event has become a much- loved tradition that Mrs. Davis started during her first year as principal back in the fall of 2010.  “It is an event that I look forward to hosting each year...

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No Change in Trash Collection Planned

May 28, 2014
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While some neighborhoods in Boston will experience a change in trash pick up as part of new collection, hauling and disposal contract, Charlestown will be unaffected. Sunrise Scavenger will service Charlestown and the trash collection schedule here is unchanged. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Public Works announced the new collection hauling...

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Crackdown on Improper Trash and Recycling Disposal

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina has ordered Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers to begin cracking down heavily on improper trash and recycling disposal in Charlestown and elsewhere in his district. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in other neighborhoods. “Please be alert in the coming...

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ParkARTS Workshops Returning During June

May 28, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops will return during the month of June at five Boston locations. The series of eight workshops for budding artists ages nine and up is just one of the many offerings of the 18th annual ParkARTS program...

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Police Briefs 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Assault and Battery 05/19/14 – A victim reported while walking down Main Street, she was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The victim told police that she believes the bottle came from a fire-escape platform. She declined medical attention. Warrant Arrest 05/21/14 – Officers in the area of Warren Street placed an...

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