Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Local Students

September 15, 2017
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More than a dozen Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 26th year, Massport’s program supported 19 Charlestown high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations. This summer, 338 area high school and college students were employed through...

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Second Annual ‘Disco for David’ Will Hit the Dance Floor Friday

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s hard to forget a person who was such a pillar of the community like David Whelan, and it’s even harder to forget such a person when they’ve imprinted their innovative and enduring disco dance moves on about three-quarters of the Town. That’s the spirit of what looks to be an...

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More Local Organizations Back Stephen Passacantilli for District 1 City Council

September 15, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Earlier this summer, Passacanillti was endorsed by other local labor...

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Two Teens Charged in Bomb Hoax

September 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and...

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New School Year Starts at MGH Instiute

September 15, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially began the 2017-2018 academic year on September 11, as the fall semester’s classes started for the more than 1,600 students who are enrolled in the Boston graduate school’s myriad health professions programs. First-year students in the direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Speech-Language...

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Townie Tidbits

September 15, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SAFE INJECTION SITES IS A COP OUT Recently the Patriot ran a news story   about a physician up at MGH Charlestown on High Street who thinks safe injection sites will safe many lives from fatal opiate overdoses. Seems the good doctor thinks rather than shooting up alone...

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When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Townie Sports

September 15, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS In soccer action, Boston Latin (1-0-1) senior goalkeeper Jack Evans has backboned the Wolfpack to a solid start with clutch saves and nifty breakout passes…Pope John XXIII junior captain Conor Kelly notched several sensational defensive plays as the Tigers opened their season with a 4-2 conquest...

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Returning Home

September 8, 2017
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Returning Home

Former Harvard Kent student Richard Garcia (center) returned to his old elementary school on Aug. 31 with his employer, RSM of Charlestown, to give back to the community and help prepare the schoolyard for the first day of school, which is today, Sept. 7. He is pictured with Chris MacKenzie of RSM and Principal...

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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

September 8, 2017
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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

By Seth Daniel Abigail and Emery DeRoeve had been after their parents all summer to have a lemonade stand up at the Monument. The time just had never been right, until last week when the family looked at the devastating pictures of hurricane and rain damage done to homes in Houston. With great encouragement,...

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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

September 8, 2017
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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

By Seth Daniel It’s only been one short year since the Wynn Boston Harbor team and Suffolk Construction began to really ramp up the construction and environmental clean up on the old Monsanto Chemical site adjacent to Charlestown. For months, the polluted, vacant site was a large hole in the ground and a place...

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Federal Funds Announced for North Washington St Bridge

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City announced Wednesday that some $50.5 million in federal transportation funds had been allocated for two projects in the state – one of them being the long-awaited and dreaded North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. Mass DOT announced the two upcoming highway infrastructure...

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Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian This Weekend

September 8, 2017
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The 91st annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family this weekend – September 8, 9 and 10 – on Warren and Porter Streets in East Cambridge.  The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the...

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New Juicing Business Hopes to Open in Mid-September

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Cara Birritteri wanted to help her father improve his health, she turned to juice. Now, she’s bringing that same healing juice to Charlestown, hoping to open Boston Juicing on Main Street by mid-September. “I’m a small business, and this is my first store, but the first of many to come,”...

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Rep Ryan, Mayor Walsh Not Sold on Hosting Safe Injection Facility

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major showdown over safe injection facilities (SIFs) for opiate users took place on Beacon Hill this week, with a hearing on a proposed bill that would potentially allow such facilities in Massachusetts. However, though many in the medical community are in favor – including prominent physicians in Charlestown like Dr....

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Author to Talk of Gen Putnam: Hero or Coward?

September 8, 2017
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Was General Israel Putnam a hero or coward at the Battle of Bunker Hill? Come learn about the life and role of Israel Putnam in the Revolutionary War from an author with lots of expertise on the matter. Author and historian Gene Procknow explores the story of a Bunker Hill soldier, Henry Dearborn, who...

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David Kingsley Named New Executive Director at Zelma Lacey House

September 8, 2017
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Full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties (http://www.peabodyproperties.com) has named David M. Kingsley of Windham, Maine, as Executive Director of Zelma Lacey House, an assisted living community in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Kingsley joins Peabody Properties with 17 years of experience as a healthcare administrator; his background also includes the real estate and brokerage...

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Passacantilli Outlines His Environmental Platform

September 8, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Environmental Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Protecting our environment is a global obligation that calls for innovative and determined...

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Police Briefs 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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Charlestown beat Warrant Arrest 08/24/17 – Officers in the area of Old Ironsides Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant charging assault and battery. Larceny from a Building 08/25/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported sometime between Aug. 25 and 28, unknown person(s) removed two Dell laptops. She...

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Townie Tidbits

September 8, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER IS FADING FAST Well, I hope everyone had a great Labor Weekend with family and friends or at least got to say good by to the Summer of ‘17. It went by so fast and wasn’t one of our best, especially when it came to lazing out...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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Townie Sports

September 8, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly “QUINN” GOLFERS PAR FOR THE COURSE The Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Committee would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the 128 golfers who participated in their 22nd annual tournament. The Quinn scholarship was established in September of 1969 in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Michael P. Quinn who...

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Schoolgirl Celebration

September 2, 2017
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Schoolgirl Celebration

Margaret Klessens celebrated being a Charlestown Schoolgirl and her 90th birthday during the Schoolgirls’ fundraiser show last Thursday night, Aug. 17, at the Knights of Columbus. Klessens is pictured with her daughter, Sally, and her son, Bill, during the time. Margaret Klessens graduated from the old Charlestown High in 1942 and served in the...

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