Sports 02-09-2017

February 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Worcester Academy high scoring wing Micaela Sindoris notched both of her team’s goals, including a controversial last-second score, as the Hilltoppers salvaged a 2-2 deadlock with Southfield. Matignon wings Charisse Flanagan (goal, assist) and Maeve Leahy (2 assists) continue to pile up the points as the...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

February 3, 2017
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Local Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

The Charlestown Girl Scout troop from the Warren-Prescott School will be having their first cookie sale! Please show your support and purchase your favorite Girl Scout cookies at one of these scheduled times and locations. Staying away from sweets? Donate a box to the Charlestown Harvest on Vine Food Pantry and support two great...

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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

February 3, 2017
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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

By Seth Daniel With a lot of money comes the anxiety of not blowing it all due to poor planning or infighting. That’s exactly what members of the Charlestown community began trying to avoid on Tuesday night, Jan. 31, in a meeting sponsored by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) to discuss with City Councilor...

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Regional Working Group to Meet in Charlestown, Feb 2

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group is staging several small discussion groups over the next week to begin getting more input from Charlestown residents and others in the study area – including Everett, Charlestown and Somerville – about transportation improvements on Sullivan Square. While the Patriot Bridge has sought to do...

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Wynn Named Finance Director for Republican Party, Ready to Help Trump

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts has been named the new Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), and said he is ready ready to help President Donald Trump make American great again. Wynn is in the process of developing a $2.1 billion resort casino in Everett, just across the line...

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Local Teams Compete in Futsal League

February 3, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Futsal Club, sponsored by Charlestown Youth Soccer, entered three teams this season in the Massachusetts Futsal Association League. It was a great turnout with over 30 boys participating, making up three teams in different age groups. The u12 team had an undefeated season, capping it with a stunning victory over Brookline’s...

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Unique Piece of Art Just One of Many for Boston Artist

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When one walks into Zume’s Coffee House, since July they would have been greeted with a four-foot by eight-foot mixed media piece of art by budding artist Markus Sebastiano – complete with a hand-made galvanized steel frame. It’s message is timeless, but has really picked up headlines as of late. Dressed...

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Council Undertakes Measures to Combat Climate Change

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At last week’s Boston City Council meeting, held on January 25, legislation was filed for a hearing to discuss dramatically increasing the share of renewable energy used to power Boston through a program called Community Choice Aggregation. City Council President Michelle Wu and District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed the...

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Chloe Cochener Attends Model United Nations forum at Yale

February 3, 2017
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Charlestown resident and Brimmer student Chloe Cochener ’19, daughter of Brigit-Mary Hannula and James Cochener, attended the Yale Model United Nations at Yale University in January. Cochener worked as a representative of Uganda on the Economic and Financial (ECOFIN) Committee. Students in the Brimmer Model UN club spent the fall learning about the nations...

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Local Turn It Around Youth Lead Lesson on MLK Legacy

February 3, 2017
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On Thursday, January 19, six members of The Charlestown Coalition’s Turn it Around Youth Group led a lesson in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) at the Boys and Girls Club. In it, members of the Club’s afterschool program, Friendship Club, learned about racism, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and MLK’s life...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Larceny 01/24/17 – A storeowner on Bunker Hill Street reported a white male entered his place of business and stole a bottle of Remy Martin. A video of the crime is available, and detectives will investigate. Larceny 01/26/17 – A victim reported while she was walking on Medford Street, a group of five males...

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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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Townie Tidbits

February 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani CITY SQUARE GAS STATION  NOW IN THIRD PLACE What’s happening to City Square Shell, they have fallen to third place in the highest priced gas pump price in Boston. City Square came in a $2.59 per gallon and were beaten out by Egleston Square Mobil at $2.69 and by the Shell...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Got That Super Bowl Feeling

January 29, 2017
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Got That Super Bowl Feeling

Erin DeGenova, Rob McDonald, and Natalie McManus enjoyed tasty items from the championship menu at Pier 6 in the Navy Yard last Sunday, Jan. 22, during the Pier 6/Harpoon Brewery AFC Championship game party. Scores of guests enjoyed a lively scene to take in the New England Patriots’ victory and prepare for Super Bowl...

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Charlestown Seniors Cite Problems with Bus at Assembly

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are no shortage of senior citizens in Charlestown who hop on the #92 bus and head over to Assembly Square to stores like the Christmas Tree Shops or K-Mart. However, that trek has gotten a little more difficult for seniors from the Town due to the bus stop being moved...

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E-Inc Getting Ready to Open Museum Space to Schools Next Week

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Between the interactive television screens and the green screen “weather man” exhibit, one will find an awful lot of learning potential in Charlestown’s e-Inc museum space – a space that is hosting its first exhibit starting next week. Dr. Ricky Stern, director of e-Inc, said this week that they are putting...

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Monument 251 Finds Its Culinary Place on Main Street

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it’s the reclaimed wood, the impressive skylights, or the delicious smells coming from the open kitchen, Charlestown’s newest restaurant on Main Street is causing a very positive stir in the community as the gap in dining options in the Town is further filled with good food and drink. Monument 251,...

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BYOB Licenses Approved by License Board, Would Apply to Charlestown

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu hailed a decision by the Boston License Board late last week in finally approving regulations that would allow small restaurants outside of the downtown neighborhoods to apply for a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ license. Wu proposed the measure more than a year ago, patterning it off of...

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MyCharlestown.Org Goes Live, Looks to Be Info Source for Community

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 30 Charlestown non-profits and residents turned out last Wednesday, Jan. 18, for a meeting to launch the new MyCharlestown.org website and to talk about what will be and can be offered on the new site operated by SCI, Inc. and sponsored by Spaulding and MGH. The site is up...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2017

January 29, 2017
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Warrants 01/17/17 – As a result of a radio call to Monument Street, an individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding Dorchester court warrant. Robbery 01/18/17 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street stated while he was walking from the corner store, two black males approached him, grabbed him by the collar and...

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The State of Our City

January 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Charlestown YMCA is Much More Than Just a Good Deal on Fitness Programs

January 29, 2017
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By Julia Ludwig and Rosemarie Boucher The Charlestown YMCA is so much more than the standard fitness center. Yes, with the renovated and expanded gym facilities and outstanding selection of group classes for reasonable rates, it is known as the “best deal in town” when it comes to fitness options. This is secondary to...

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