CNC Community Corner

December 9, 2016
By

TUTORIAL ON GRANT APPLICATION The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the second year of funding.  A tutorial for applicants will be held next Monday Dec. 12 at 7pm at the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams Street. If interested applicants are not able to attend, there will be a second tutorial in...

Read more »

Charlestown Recovery House Looks For a Few More Beds,Confront Opiate Crisis

December 9, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Recovery House at 15 Bunker Hill St. will hold a public meeting on site for surrounding neighbors on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss its petition to add a few more beds to its long-time recovery home. John McGahan told the Patriot Bridge that the Recovery House...

Read more »

More Than Meets the Eye:Breaking Down the Plans for Assembly Row

December 9, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel Though it isn’t exactly in Charlestown, Federal Realty Investment Trust’s massive Assembly Row development in Somerville is only a stone’s throw from the Town on the other side of Sullivan Square – and looks to be a long-time complement to the future plans for the region that include Everett’s Lower Broadway...

Read more »

Lions Club Again Collecting Coats

December 9, 2016
By

The Charlestown Lions Club is again collecting coats to be distributed to needy babies, children and adults..  The coats may be delivered to the Co-operative Bank and  Lions Club members will deliver them to Anton’s Cleaners where they will be cleaned free of charge.   All coats should be in  good condition with no rips,...

Read more »

Painters’ Union Pitches in to Help E-Inc Museum Renovation Effort

December 9, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel As the e-Inc organization in the Navy Yard transformed itself into a museum over the past few months, one thing became very clear. The new walls were going to need some paint. That’s where the Painters Allied Trade Union District Council #35 stepped up to the plate, with Charlestown’s Chris Brennan...

Read more »

Police Briefs 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
By

CHARLESTOWN BEAT Burglary – Residential – Force 12/01/16 – A victim on Chappie Street reported when he returned to his job site, he saw it had been burglarized, and various power-tools were taken. Warrant Arrest 12/01/16 – Officers in the area of McNulty Court placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding United States...

Read more »

Townie Tidbits

December 9, 2016
By

By Sal Giarratani DANNY RYAN,  BRIAN HICKEY AND  TOWNIE PRIDE Last week, I was up near the Statehouse for a Downtown Fundraising Reception for State Rep. Danny Ryan at the 6B Restaurant & Lounge. The place was packed. It may have been raining outside but the sun was shining inside. Caught up with many...

Read more »

Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
By

We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

Read more »

E-Mails Show Early Coordination Rather than CoOperation With Neighbors in Edwards School Lot Towing Fracas

December 2, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel In e-mails obtained by the Patriot Bridge between Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Edwards Middle School officials regarding the towing of neighbors’ cars from the school parking lot in October, there is a trend that shows school officials dragged their feet on having a neighborhood meeting and let the towing situation...

Read more »

Fanning the Flames:Tkachuk Family Makes Special Visit to See their Young NHL Star

December 2, 2016
By
Fanning the Flames:Tkachuk Family Makes Special Visit to See their Young NHL Star

By Shanna McCarriston Don’t let the Boston accents fool you; the members of Charlestown’s Tkachuk family are rooting for the Calgary Flames. Decked out in Flames gear and Calgary red, Calgary Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk drew a crowd to the TD Garden last Saturday night, Nov. 26, even if most of it was family...

Read more »

Bradley Named ABCD Hero

December 2, 2016
By

By John Lynds Peggy Bradley has long been a recognizable figure in Charlestown through her work with the Charlestown Preservation Society, Charlestown Sprouts and Charlestown Neighborhood Council. This month, Bradley received the well deserved honor of being named an Action for Boston Community Development Community Hero. Bradley received the honor at ABCD’s annual Community...

Read more »

This Weekend Offers Opportunity to Meet and to Learn about Charlestown Artists

December 2, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel This coming weekend offers a unique opportunity for Charlestown resident to see inside the workings of a real studio gallery, observing how local artists work and seeing some of their most recent works, as the Artists Group of Charlestown (AGC) opens its doors at the StoveFactory on Medford Street during the...

Read more »

Santa,Enchanted Trolley Returns to Thompson Sq on December 4

December 2, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel For those little ones hoping to skip the middleman and get their Christmas list directly into Santa Claus’s hands, Sunday is the golden opportunity to speak directly with the big guy. Mayor Martin Walsh and Liaison Chris Breen announced this week that the Enchanted Trolley with the mayor and Santa Claus...

Read more »

Citywide Plan Looks to the Edges of Boston for Continued Growth

December 2, 2016
By

By Beth Treffeisen In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston can grow and expand,” said Mayor...

Read more »

Police Briefs 12-01-2016

December 2, 2016
By

CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny – Bike 11/21/16 – A victim on First Avenue reported sometime between 4 and 5 p.m., her charcoal-colored Rockhopper bike was stolen from a gated room in her building. The room was secure, but the bike wasn’t locked. Camera footage of the incident might be available.   Burglary – Residential 11/22/16...

Read more »

Townie Tidbits

December 2, 2016
By

By Sal Giarratani 2016 SILVER KEY RECIPIENTS The Charitable Irish Society which was founded in Boston in 1737 is the oldest Irish Society in America amd includes both Catholics and Protestants. Its mission has always been to provide assistance and aid to newly arrived Irish immigrants as they faced adjusting to life here in...

Read more »

Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
By

If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

Read more »

Sharing the Harvest

November 24, 2016
By
Sharing the Harvest

BAG THAT BIRD:   David Hennessey loads a Thanksgiving turkey into a bag as Jasline Torres helps out during the annual Harvest on the Vine Thanksgiving meal distribution on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18. Charlestown’s only food pantry, which is part of St. Catherine’s-St. Mary’s Church, once again served hundreds of families in the Town...

Read more »

BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

November 24, 2016
By
BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unanimously approved a 177-unit building for 480 Rutherford Avenue in the Hood Park – the first residential use allowed in the office-oriented area and only the third residential use permitted on the “other side” of Charlestown. “Most of the community has been excited to...

Read more »

Charlestown High Program Emerges from Budget Cuts to Become a Regional Leader

November 24, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel It was just one year ago that Charlestown High’s Sunny Pai was considering his employment options as he came to grips with the fact that highly-publicized funding issues in the Boston Public Schools were going to force his innovative Diploma Plus program to shut down. It didn’t look hopeful through the...

Read more »

Charlestown Open House Deemed A Major Success for City

November 24, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel Close to 900 Charlestown residents turned out on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the first-ever traveling City Hall in Charlestown – a pilot event that went so well the City will look to replicate it across the neighborhoods. “The City Hall Open House in Charlestown was a great opportunity for myself and...

Read more »

Hamersley Speaks on the ‘Beast’ That Is A Thanksgiving Turkey and Closing His Restaurant

November 24, 2016
By

By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself in the South End with a Red Sox cap always on his head and a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In his first talk since he and his wife, Fiona, closed their destination eatery...

Read more »

Police Briefs 11-24-2016

November 24, 2016
By

CHARLESTOWN BEAT Violation of Auto Law 11/08/16 – As a result of a motor-vehicle stop on Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle after suspension/revocation. Robbery – Bank 11/10/16 – Officers responded to the Citizens Bank on Austin Street for a bank robbery call. They were informed that...

Read more »

Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
By

The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats! Dear Editor: The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of November, December and into early January. Our Charlestown  Co-operative Bank and its manager, Tom Coots, have  generously offered to be the collection site for the coats again this year/  ...

Read more »