The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Irish Step Dancing

March 23, 2018
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Irish Step Dancing

Maeve Mahoney (14) and instructor Shannon Considine (R) of the Goulding School Of Irish Dance in Medford assist junior dancers Kallie McHugh (4) and Kathleen Leahy (6) with their performance on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

March 23, 2018
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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

State Rep. Dan Ryan and the Flatley Companies sponsored the annual St Patrick’s Day luncheon on Friday, March 16, at the Knights of ColumbusFather Mahoney Hall. Numerous Charlestown residents attended and enjoyed a traditional boiled dinner and Irish music. Pictured here (L-R)Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Moe Gillen, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Elderly...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Sound Off at Council Hearing

March 23, 2018
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When Councilor Lydia Edwards started off the hearing on One Charlestown at the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall last Thursday, March 15, she made one thing crystal clear. The hearing wasn’t about whether or not the project was going to happen. “We are going to do this,” she said. She also clarified that...

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MassDOT Approves North Washington Street Bridge at $177 Million

March 23, 2018
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At long last, there is a contract. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors on Monday approved the awarding of a $177 million contract to J.F. White for replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge that carries traffic between the North End and Charlestown. “This bridge is an important link into the...

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Dollar Tree Locates in Former St Catherine’s Church

March 23, 2018
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The former St. Catherine’s Church on Vine Street will be the new home to a Dollar Tree retail store in the next few months, and according to a recent building permit taken out, perhaps much more. The Dollar Tree store has been rumored to be coming to Charlestown for a few months, but this...

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Generous Donor Pledges $50,000 Match to USS Constitution Museum

March 23, 2018
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A generous donor has pledged to match all gifts up to $50,000 until March 31, 2018, announced the USS Constitution Museum this week. This is an exciting opportunity for supporters of the Charlestown non-profit to double their impact, said the museum. The Museum’s admission is by suggested donation, thus its operations and activities exploring the...

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DCR to Replace Skating Rink Chiller with New $1.2 Million System

March 23, 2018
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As the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil skate rink shuts down for the season, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that they will be installing a brand new, energy efficient refrigeration equipment. The DCR told the Patriot Bridge that the DCR has invested $12 million in new refrigeration equipment at nine rinks in...

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Coalition Hopes Peace Park Project Will Help Community Heal

March 23, 2018
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In an effort to help the community heal, the Charlestown Coalition has successfully won a Love Your Block Grant from the City that will allow them to build a Peace Park on Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. Sarah Coughlin and Ginaya Green Murray of the Charlestown Coalition said that in the wake of divisiveness lately...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2018

March 23, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 03/12/18 – A victim on Mystic Street reported unknown person(s) used an object to cut the right front tires of his car. Detectives are investigating.   Violation of the Auto Laws 03/14/18 – As a result of a traffic stop on Terminal Street, an individual was placed under arrest for failure...

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Townie Tidbits

March 23, 2018
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HOPE ONE AND ALL HAD A HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY There will be an Easter Rising Event 1916 at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April 8. There will be live music by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody and dancing by O›Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance. For more information, call...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT IN BOSTON Dear Editor: Last week I was privileged to witness an extraordinary event:  the Boston gathering of hundreds of students and youth marching to the State House was an inspiring experience. These young people are stepping forward and using their voices to begin a dialogue on making a better and...

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Bunker Hill Housing Community Had Their Voices Heard at Last Week’s Meeting

March 23, 2018
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Last week, Charlestown turned out in force for a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill housing community. I thank each and every resident, community organization, municipal and state official and prospective developer who attended. In particular, I am grateful for the participation of residents of BHA housing who are most impacted by...

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We’ve Made Great Strides, But There’s Still Work to Do: Celebrating Women’s History Month in Boston

March 23, 2018
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It’s important to pause and celebrate the women who impact us every day. Those we interact with on a daily basis, and those women who came before us that have made positive changes in the workplace and our world. Making sure all women and girls have equal opportunity is not only an important issue...

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Tigers Take Title:Charlestown’s Coach Boucher Leads Pope John to First-Ever Title

March 23, 2018
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For the first time in Pope John XXIII High School history, the boys’ basketball team has been crowned as MIAA state champs. The Tigers (24-1) toppled Maynard (22-4) in the Division 4 title game on Saturday, March 17, by a score of 89-57 with a lethal, inside-out attack spearheaded by tourney MVP Angel Price-Espada...

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Digging Out

March 16, 2018
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Digging Out

With nearly 15 inches of snow falling on Charlestown Tuesday, the Town came to a standstill for about 24 hours along with the rest of the city. On Wednesday morning, though, things were much different as residents emerged from their homes to shovel the walk and their parking spaces. Here, Arthur Massaro cleans the...

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A Strong Delegation

March 16, 2018
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A Strong Delegation

Councilor Lydia Edwards flexed her muscles while standing with Sen. Sal DiDomenico and State Rep. Dan Ryan during one of many light-hearted moments at State Sen. Sal DiDomenico’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Knights of Columbus’s Father Mahoney Hall on Friday, March 9. The sold-out celebration featured a fun “roast” of friends...

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Lease on Little Mystic Channel to Expire in 2019, Now’s the Time to Talk

March 16, 2018
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One portion of the City-owned Little Mystic Channel – lovingly referred to by many in the Town as Little Montego Bay – will have its 40-year lease expire in 2019, and more than a few residents and leaders are calling for a review of the use of that valuable, but currently underutilized, waterfront property....

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One Charlestown Hearing will be Absent BPDA Officials

March 16, 2018
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The show must go on. That’s the mantra in the circus, and it will also be how things operate at the One Charlestown City Council hearing tonight, March 15, as one major player will not be in attendance at all – that being the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). Councilor Lydia Edwards said...

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Community says ‘No’ to Increased Height Conversation at Hood, BPDA Recommends Passage

March 16, 2018
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Just a few days after several residents of the Town told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) they would not like to see a text amendment that would allow Hood Park to present building plans for higher buildings, the BPDA has issued a recommendation for its Board to approve the same text amendment....

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Pics in the Parks Returns April 8

March 16, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite Boston residents to participate in the free Pics in the Parks photography workshops taking place on five Sundays in April and May from 2 to 3 p.m. Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their cameras and participate...

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CNC Basic Services Committee Meeting Set for March 27

March 16, 2018
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The CNC Basic Services committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Spaulding, Conference Center A, located at 300 1st Ave in the Navy Yard. Representatives from Courageous Sailing will be on hand to discuss their 2018 entertainment license application for events on Pier  4 in the Charlestown...

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Owner of 40 Warren St Seeks to Sell to New York Firm

March 16, 2018
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The owner of the two-story commercial office building and parking garage on 40 Warren St. is petitioning the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to allow him to sell the property to a New York firm currently building up its Boston portfolio. The owner of 40 Warren St., Nova Partners, LLC, is requesting the...

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