Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...

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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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It was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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Townie Sports

November 11, 2017
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TIGERS LOSE HEARTBREAKER Making their first appearance in the state tourney since 2003, the Pope John XXIII boys’ soccer team were unable to continue their “Cinderella story,” suffering a gut-wrenching 3-2 overtime loss to perennial power Lowell Catholic (12-3-5). The Tigers (10-8-1) held a 2-0 lead with five minutes left but the Crusaders stormed...

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Obituaries 11-09-2017

November 11, 2017
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Rosemarie King Lifelong Charlestown resident Rosemarie (Heffernan) King, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Monday, October 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 77 years old. Rosemarie was born in Boston on February 8, 1940, a daughter of the late George M. Heffernan and Mary R....

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Halloween 2017

November 3, 2017
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Halloween 2017

Halloween was as spectacular as ever on Tuesday evening on Monument Square and the Training Field. Thousands flocked to the event, young and old, to dress up as their favorite characters, meet up with neighbors and collect a fat bag of candy. As usual, the Town showed up in an extraordinary array of costumes....

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Keys for Cadagan

November 3, 2017
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Keys for Cadagan

KEY-ED UP: Cadagan Hooley (12) loves keys on key chains and any opportunity to get her hands on them. The Knights of Columbus was packed with supporters of Cadagan as Anthony’s Dream Foundation put on the ‘Keys for Cadagan’ time to help raise money for a van for her family to use to help...

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Voters to Head to Polls on Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds With the municipal election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 7 candidates for District 1 City Council and Mayor of Boston are making final preparations for what is sure to be an exciting Election Day. As of today, the election day forecast suggests a slight chance of rain but relatively warm Election...

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RCIC wants Consideration of Surface Option Ahead of Nov 15 Meeting

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Long-time proponents of the Surface Option for the Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square corridor – an option that eliminates underpasses and relies on surface streets and intersections – are asking that the City update their existing plan and give it serious consideration. To date, they say the City has not given it a...

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CNC Community Corner

November 3, 2017
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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE – The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Thursday Nov 9 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. The public is invited to attend and bring up issues during the open floor. CNC precinct elections will be held on Saturday Nov 18,...

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Wynn,Mayor Walsh Bring Community Together to Celebrate First Year of Grants

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For so long, Wynn Boston Harbor and the City of Boston were at odds with one another, and Charlestown was somewhere in the middle. The tension for the Town was apparent as concerns mounted and residents came down on either side of the casino issue. On Monday night, in a grand...

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AG Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards for Council

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and a Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the...

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Hood Park Owners Breaks Ground on First Residential Development

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hood Park hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, at 480 Rutherford Ave., where its 177-unit residential project will soon be underway. It will be the first residential project at Hood Park, a 20-acre development permitted for over 1.1 million square feet located at the former H.P. Hood Plant on...

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O’Leary Ends Distingusihed, 43-Year Career in Court System

November 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Robert O’Leary of Charlestown, retired first assistant clerk magistrate of Chelsea District Court, was honored at a celebration at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. The room was filled with tremendous love and respect for a man who served with distinction in the Massachusetts court system for 43 years. Professional court...

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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

November 3, 2017
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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

There’s nothing like a complete home renovation in Charlestown’s historic housing stock to drive one out of their mind. Such intensity usually happens behind closed doors, but for one Charlestown couple, the ups and downs of totally renovating their Russell Street home will be available for the world  to view this coming Saturday night, Nov. 4, on...

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Historical Society Hopes to Restore Iconic Paintinings

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since the 1990s, various historians and those who celebrate Charlestown’s past had their sights set on getting the three iconic American history paintings restored and moved of the Charlestown District Courthouse to a museum – and no voice was greater on that than the late Carl Zellner. That battle has raged...

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Passacantilli:On Tuesday I humbly Ask for Your Vote

November 3, 2017
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Election Day is less than one week away.  These past seven months have been exciting, exhausting, and inspiring.  I grew up in Boston, in District 1, and to this day, I live in the same building where I grew up.  To have earned the friendship and support of so many of my neighbors across...

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Townie Tidbits

November 3, 2017
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SNAFU OVER WORDING IN FLYER When a piece of paper shows the mayor with a candidate and the phrase “I’m with Stephen” shows up in someone’s mailbox or steps, the conclusion would be that was an endorsement being made. However, Mayor Walsh says no such thing when it comes to that phrase apparently in...

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Building a Future for All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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LETTER IN SUPPORT OF LYDIA EDWARDS Dear Editor: As you may know, Lydia Edwards came within just 77 votes short of claiming the top spot during the primary municipal election in late September and won our neighborhood of Charlestown.  Such a great showing demonstrates that many voters in her district have already concluded that Lydia is not...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Townie Sports

November 3, 2017
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Congrats to Pope John XXIII football head coach Craig Connors and assistant coaches Paul Blaikie, Nick Codair and Joe Codair on the Tigers 36-22 triumph over Madison Park. With the team returning all but two seniors next season, hope springs eternal for continued improvement…Kudos to Charlestown head coach Dave Cahill and local players Steve...

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USS Constitution

October 27, 2017
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USS Constitution

In the top photo, AM3 Sailor Amaury Gollier climbs the riggings of Old Ironsides with the towering Boston skyline in the background last Friday, Oct. 20, as the ship celebrated its 220th birthday with an excursion to Castle Island and back. In the bottom photo, Hundreds of sailors, officers and honored guests were included...

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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...

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The Wizard of Charlestown

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many years of leading the Halloween Parade at the Monument and reciting the Wizard’s Poem for excited Charlestown trick-or-treaters, Bruce Garr has passed his wand and robe over to longtime resident Jim Duane to be the new leaders of the Town’s most magical celebration. The fun kicks off at the...

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