Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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My farewell to Charlestown Recovery House. Dear Editor: In July 2008 Bay Cove Human Services celebrated the opening of the Charlestown Recovery House, located at 15 Bunker Hill Street. This was their first half way house to open and a first for the Charlestown Community.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me to return...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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St Clement Hoop Action

March 11, 2016
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St Clement Hoop Action

St. Clement’s Coach Leo Boucher, of Charlestown, talks to Luis Velasquez (4), of Chelsea, during a classic game last Friday, with major Charlestown connections, between St. Clement and Pope John. The State Tournament game was a rematch from last year’s barnburner where Coach Boucher’s charges prevailed. However, on Friday, it was Pope John that...

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‘Annie’ Delights Warren-Prescott Community

March 11, 2016
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‘Annie’ Delights Warren-Prescott Community

The sun certainly came out last weekend on the Warren Prescott School in it’s moving production of ‘Annie.’ It’s not often that one finds an elementary school production of a musical as moving and comical as the Warren Prescott School’s recent production of ‘Annie.’ Presented this past weekend, ‘Annie’ tells the story of a...

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Warren Prescott Not Included in State Building Pipeline Dollars

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Despite numerous letters to Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office, advocacy from Councilor Sal LaMattina and a strong petition circulating throughout the school community, the Mayor’s Office and Boston Public Schools said this week that the Warren Prescott School would not be submitted to the state for a Statement of Interest (SOI) this...

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DiDomenico Foundation St Patrick’s Day Celebration was A Huge Success

March 11, 2016
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The DiDomenico Foundation once again held their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus hosted by Senator Sal DiDomenico and it was a resounding success. While everyone enjoyed a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus they heard political leaders from throughout the Commonwealth...

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Charlestown Democrats to Elect State Convention Delegates on Tuesday

March 11, 2016
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown will be holding a caucus at Charlestown Lacrosse Center, 14 Green Street on March 15th at 7pm to elect 13 delegates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Action Agenda. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 4th at...

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Wynn Officials Have No Preferences in Rutherford Ave Tunnel Debate

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As talk of re-commencing the discussion on whether or not there should be a tunnel on Rutherford Avenue has come to light, Wynn Everett officials said they do not have a preference and will work with any solution the City and the Town come up with. “We are taking no position...

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Residents are Urged to Get Educated on New FEMA Flood Maps

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds With the new Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps set to go into effect next week on Wednesday, March 16, local Boston environmentalists have jumped into action to alert Charlestown homeowners of the upcoming deadline to purchase flood insurance. If a home is in the new flood zone that...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

March 11, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani BIL BRATTON SR, RIP William Bratton Sr., dad of NYPD Commissioner Billy Bratton recently passed away on March 3 at age 89. He was born in Charlestown. He met his wife June while both were living in the Bunker Hill projects in the early 40s.. Like many Townies back then when...

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Quinn Scholarship Fund Dinner is April 2

March 11, 2016
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By Ronan Fitzpatrick What’s the score? To date 24 female and 22 males have become Quinn Scholars. Since the inception in 1969 we have awarded $163,500.00, to this distinguished group, to achieve their college degrees. As we continue our mission, we will be celebrating our 47th annual dinner dance on 4/2/2016 at the Knights...

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Charlestown Working Theater Marks its 40th Year of Stage Performances

March 4, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater Marks its 40th Year of Stage Performances

By Seth Daniel When the Charlestown Working Theatre (CWT) prepared to open up for its first show in 1975 – a short play called ‘The Lottery’ – founder Peggy Ings and those helping her form the innovative theatre didn’t know whether they were going to get greeted with eggs or roses. It turned out...

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Council Approves Detective Contract

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to approve an arbitration award for a 29 percent pay increase over six years for the Boston Police’s Benvolent Society of Detectives Benevolent Society. Councillors did not choose to reject the measure, which was suggested by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau – as...

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Bunker Hill Tenant Task Force Retains GBLS

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds As the project to replace the state’s oldest public housing development progresses, tenants from the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development have secured legal counsel to help navigate the complex issues surrounding the project. Late last month, the Bunker Hill Tenant Task Force voted unanimously to retain Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)...

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Tunnel Removal Plan to be Reassessed,Planning Process to Begin

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In 2013, the City and a group of some residents decided to move forward with the ‘surface option’ plan for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square that would, among other things, remove the tunnel pass-through, but just as that plan moves further into design, this week the City said it will reassess...

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Police Briefs 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Chapter 61 and Charlestown Dear Editor: Chapter 61 has been bandied about in the local newspapers recently regarding Somerville’s lawsuit against the proponents of the Wynn Casino. Just what is chapter 61 and why we in Charlestown should be concerned? Chapter 61 is a Mass. law that determines a project’s impact on the surrounding...

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Townie Tidbits

March 4, 2016
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REMEMBER LAST WINTER WHO DOESN’T, RIGHT? I found a great photo that shows just how bad last winter was. This year›s winter has been beautiful to date. Even with minus 9 degrees, if it gets followed in 24 hours by a 52 degree day, everything is fine with us. MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE HOLDS UP...

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In like a Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out in the parks ans playgrounds. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or just outdoors enjoying the weather. What a difference from two weeks ago when to venture outside even for a few minutes was...

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Townie Sports

March 4, 2016
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Matignon whirling dervish Rose Sullivan, daughter of Patrick and Janet “Twinkle” Sullivan, and St. Clement rugged winger Matt Dighton, son of George and Juliann Dighton, reached a significant milestone during the winter sports season by surpassing the 100 point mark for their high school career. What makes the achievement so special for the pair...

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Labeck Signs with UMass/Amherst

February 26, 2016
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Labeck Signs with UMass/Amherst

On National Signing Day, Christian Labeck ,17, Boston College High School Senior from Charlestown, committed to play soccer with the UMass-Amherst Minutemen (Atlantic 10-Division 1). Labeck has been a three year starter for the BC High Varsity Soccer team. In 2015, he was a Senior Captain, lead the Catholic Conference with 21 points and...

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Wynn Halts Construction:Thousands of Jobs in Limbo Following Curatone’s Environmental Appeal

February 26, 2016
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Wynn Halts Construction:Thousands of Jobs in Limbo Following Curatone’s Environmental Appeal

By Seth Daniel In a shocking follow up to the environmental license appeal filed by Somerville on Feb. 12, Wynn Everett officials made a startling announcement Wednesday afternoon in saying that they would halt all construction activities, put off seven job fairs, institute a hiring freeze and cancel the April groundbreaking – but they...

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Cunha sees Charlestown Housing Development as an Opportunity for the Entire Neighborhood

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown Neighborhood Council Chair Tom Cunha said the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development could be an opportunity for the entire neighborhood to leave a legacy for future generations. Cunha, who grew up in the state’s oldest public housing development as a kid, said he is happy that the developer...

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