Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

July 29, 2016
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Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

By Seth Daniel The smoke from a raging six-alarm fire on Thursday afternoon, July 21, could be seen from downtown Boston and Cambridge, but this week the charred structure at 284-286 Bunker Hill Street has been demolished – going from luxury condos with a great view to nothing in a week’s time. Crews reported...

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Eversource Purchases Land in Charlestown

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Eversource electric company has purchased a tract of land behind the Hood Milk plant from Boston Sand and Gravel for $6.5 million. The parcels of land include a maintenance yard with a solar array, an empty lot and another parcel with a smaller building on the property. The parcels abut land...

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Wynn Receives Chapter 91 License from DEP

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The suggested fishing pier near the Wynn Boston Harbor may have to be tallied up as the one that got away, but the bigger fish – that being the Wynn Boston Harbor – is in the pan and the project is ready to start cooking. On Friday, July 22, at noon,...

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August Happenings at Boston Public Market

July 29, 2016
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Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and...

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Bunker Hill Developer,BHA Launch One Charlestown Website

July 29, 2016
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By John Lynds In order to remain as transparent as possible regarding the enormous project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown, the developer and Boston Housing Authority have launched a website to keep the public informed. Corcoran-SunCal, in partnership with the BHA, launched the ‘One Charlestown’ website that can be...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 07/18/16 – A victim on Third Avenue reported that unknown person(s) entered his room and stole his iPhone that was on the counter top. No signs of forced entry could be found. Aggravated Assault 07/23/16 – As a result of a radio call for a man trying to hit a woman...

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Thanks firefighters Dear Editor: On behalf of the Braaten family, victims of the Bunker Hill Street fire on July 21, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to members of the Charlestown community for rallying around our friends during their day of crisis. Firefighters, police, first responders, The Red Cross and neighbors provided immediate...

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Speaker DeLeo and the Film Industry

July 29, 2016
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, who has done so many positive things for the state, is receiving praise from an area businessman for his support of the film industry in Boston. The business owner said DeLeo has been instrumental in Hollywood producers wanting to film major motion pictures in Massachusetts. The shooting...

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Clinton’s Speech Tonight

July 29, 2016
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Tonight at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton will deliver one of the most important speeches of her career. Millions of people will be watching the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State as she talks about why she wants to be the next President of the United States and what...

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Townie Sports

July 29, 2016
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By Kevin Kelly SMITH NO-HITS ARLINGTON Pitcher Jason Smith used the lethal combo of a dancing knuckle-ball and lights-out fastball to notch a no-hitter as the “Townies” vaporized Arlington to the tune of 18-0 in Babe Ruth action on July 24. Offensive standouts for Charlestown (3-5) included Oscar Jahn (2 hits, run 3 RBIs),...

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Local Author

July 22, 2016
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Local Author

Writer Tom MacDonald holds up a copy of his new book, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, with his wife Maribeth, at the Charlestown Library.

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

Lyndsey and Cameron Wickles sway and smile to the folk music of Honeysuckle on the Commandants’ House Lawn last Thursday, July 7, as part of the Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by the Berklee School of Music, Boston National Park, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Summer on the Waterfront.

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Wynn’s Quest For Chapter 91 License Receives Big Boost

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing in the case, but little else, recommending that the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and casino supporters. In a...

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From the Kitchen to the Seltzer Can: Spindrift Founder Got Started in His Charlestown Home

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Beverage enthusiasts gathered at Night Shift Brewery in Everett last week to celebrate “The Summer of Real” with America’s one and only fresh squeezed carbonated beverage company, Spindrift – a Charlestown original.   Night Shift hosted Bill Creelman, founder of Spindrift, the non-alcoholic fresh fruit beverage company that humbly began in...

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Casella Waste Begins Outreach into Charlestown Community After Transfer Station Opposition

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though the folks at Casella Waste spent decades in Charlestown on the industrial side of Rutherford Avenue, they are now the first to admit they didn’t often step foot into the Town – and it’s something they said they now fully regret. Since striking out with the community last fall and...

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Rhalimi Takes His Message to Voters in Suffolk County Sheriff’s Contest

July 22, 2016
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Alex Rhalimi has been talking to voters across Suffolk County since he turned in nomination papers for the September 8 Democratic Primary. “I’m running for Sheriff because I can do the job and do it for all the people of Boston, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop,” said Rhalimi. “As a founder and CEO of my...

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Free Cycling Clinics for Women Being Offered

July 22, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...

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Local Crime Novelist Gathering Awards, Kudos On Novel

July 22, 2016
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By Joe Prezioso When you meet Tom MacDonald around the Town, be careful what you say and how you say it, or you might become the next great characters in one of his novels. Taking inspiration from real life as he works and traverses the streets of Charlestown, MacDonald has cobbled together a marvelous...

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Letters to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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Boston Public Market now open daily Dear Editor: Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani STATE SENATE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST OPIOID ABUSE  I read the recent commentary in the Quincy Sun by state Senator Bill Keenan about the progress being made during the current opioid crisis reeling around society, I want to give kudos to Sen. Keenan for working to fix things rather than just make political soundbites...

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Our Summer Of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Sports 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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TOWNIE SPORTS: By Kevin Kelly Townies fall in mayor’s cup championship Congratulations to the Charlestown 9-year-old All Stars for advancing to the championship game of the 2016 Mayor’s Cup baseball tournament held at Moakley Park in South Boston. The coaches and players could often be seen practicing at the “Neck” and it is no...

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Obituaries 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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John ‘Jackie’ Dewey Retired Federal Bank of Boston Supervisor; member of Bunker Hill Council K of C, Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Assoc., Halligan Club, and the Bunker Hill Assoc. John A. “Jackie” Dewey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Wednesday, July 13 at Winchester Hospital in Winchester. He was 63...

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Fast Ball

July 18, 2016
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Fast Ball

STRONG EFFORT: Noah Zavolas surrendered three runs in the first inning but settled down to hold the Brighton Black Sox in check and the Yawkey League Townies rallied in the last inning to nab a 5-4 win on Friday night, July 8. The Yawkey League is now in full swing across the City with...

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