O’Donnell Receives Fulbright Award

July 21, 2018
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Peter O’Donnell of Centre College has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Kosovo from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. O’Donnell will support the teaching of English at the University of Gjilan as part of a project to provide assistance to the local English teachers...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 21, 2018
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KEOGH GRADUATES FROM LASELL Tyler C. Keogh of Charlestown received his bachelor’s degree in December 2017 from Lasell College and was honored at Lasell’s 164th commencement ceremony on May 12. The college granted 398 bachelor’s and 125 master’s degrees. Keogh majored in Hospitality Management during their time at Lasell. Commencement speaker Donato Tramuto, president...

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DiDomenico Secures $2M for Charlestown in Bond Bill

July 21, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently passed H.4613, An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity, colloquially known as the ‘environmental bond bill.’ The legislation authorizes the issuance of more than $2 billion in bonds to implement climate change...

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Encore Boston Harbor Books First Wedding, with Local Ties

July 21, 2018
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Weddings take time. So it is that one year before opening the doors, bookings have started for weddings at the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino, and the first person to book a wedding celebration at the luxury resort has deep roots in Charlestown. Caitlin Ellis – who is originally from Everett but has Townie...

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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

July 21, 2018
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Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...

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Bunker Hill CC Gets $25M Grant for Major Renovations

July 21, 2018
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was awarded $25.7 million from the Baker-Polito administration to fund a major renovation project at the College’s Charlestown Campus. The announcement was made on July 10, on the Westfield State University campus at a ceremonial bill-signing, authorizing approximately $3.9 billion to address the Commonwealth’s statewide capital needs, including higher education campuses,...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2018

July 21, 2018
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Breaking and Entering 07/10/18 – Officers responded to Dunstable Street for a breaking and entering in progress. As a result of the subsequent investigation, an individual was placed under arrest, and will be charged accordingly.   Warrant 07/10/18 – Officers in the area of Old Ironsides Way placed an individual under arrest for an...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor I would like to thank the Ryan “Duce” Morrisey Scholarship Committee for awarding me one of the high school scholarships this year. It means so much to me to be a part of remembering Duce.  It will help with the cost of my senior year at Malden Catholic. Thank you...

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Townie Tidbits

July 21, 2018
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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated I LOVE PEACE. We all love peace no matter where we live. We all...

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Townie Sports

July 21, 2018
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COOKIE JAR ROLLER HOCKEY Another year of junior roller hockey is here and the Cookie Jar Junior Roller Hockey Tourney is coming on July 28. Please reserve your spot sooner than later so organizers can order shirts and food. The kids had a great time last year and this is becoming a great summer...

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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

July 14, 2018
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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

Commander Robert L. ‘Bob’ Gillen passed away on July 6 at the age of 85, and the life-long Townie and retired U.S. Navyman was laid to rest in a grand procession and funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, July 11. Commander Gillen was remembered by many lately for his extreme service to his community, helping...

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Engine 50 to Celebrate 100 Years

July 14, 2018
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One of the most beloved fire stations and fire companies in the City of Boston will celebrate its 100th year on July 26 with a grand ceremony put on by the Charlestown Historical Society and the Boston Fire Department – among others. July 26, 1918, began the current Engine 50 Firehouse, and Julie Hall...

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Councilor Edwards to Hold Coffee Hours on Friday

July 14, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards will hold Charlestown neighborhood Coffee hours on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grasshopper, 229 Bunker Hill St. The Councilor or her staff will be available to answer questions and take comments. For questions, contact Gabriela at (617) 635-3200.

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Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Wu

July 14, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council President,...

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Charlestown Organizations, Residents Getting on Board with CPA

July 14, 2018
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Earlier this year, some $20 million came knocking at the door of the Town, but surprisingly, no one answered the bell. That large bundle of cash came from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that was ushered in over the past 12 months following approval on the November 2017 citywide ballot – with millions of...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Kim Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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High Bail in Charlestown Armed Robberies Case

July 14, 2018
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A Dorchester man identified in a string of armed robberies was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment last week. Brandon McCallop, 29, of Dorchester, was arraigned in Charlestown Municipal Court on three counts of armed robbery while masked in connection with armed robberies of Charlestown businesses that occurred in March and June. ...

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Charlestown Officers Awarded for April Response on Walford Way

July 14, 2018
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Several Boston Police officers from the Charlestown station were awarded Commissioners Commendations for a great response in April last week during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. On Friday, April 20, Officers Wong and Henriquez responded to the area of 106 Walford Way for an emotionally disturbed person armed with a knife. The officers responded...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Season Begins July 11

July 14, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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Short-Term Rental Hosts Applaud New Ordinance from City Council

July 14, 2018
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Joe Bianco has been one of the most popular short-term (Airbnb) hosts in Charlestown for quite some time at his Green Street home. Many tourists rent a unit from him, and many from the Town put up friends and relatives in his home. He’s been doing it for years, and also for many years,...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2018

July 14, 2018
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Charlestown Police Beat O.U.I. 06/28/18 – As a result of a traffic stop on Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence.   Robbery – Bank 06/28/18 – Officers responded to a radio call for a report of a bank robbery in Thompson Square. A description...

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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2018
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CALL GOING OUT FOR ALL CHARLESTOWN POTATO HEADS A while back Charlestown started a town-wide conversation right here concerning the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed fire of 1962 Monument  over on Bunker Hill Community College property near the on-ramp for the Chelsea-bound Tobin Bridge. It has been there for a while and until recently...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 14, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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