Not for Nothin’

February 7, 2014
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Legal Seafoods update Officials from Legal Seafoods announced at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting on Tuesday night that the  popular restaurant may have their official opening in late spring or early summer if all goes well with city licenses and repairs to the space. On Wynn Casino plan The meeting on Tuesday night...

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Letters to the Editor

February 7, 2014
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Charlestown is not Beacon Hill Dear Editor, The Charlestown neighborhood has changed much over the past twenty years. A new demographic of people have become part of this community, opening shops and participating in a wide array of local activities. Nonetheless, I feel that many people may need to be politely reminded that Charlestown...

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Charlestown High School Basketball Team Senior Night

February 7, 2014
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The Charlestown High School boys basketball team honored five seniors prior to the game with New Mission last Friday evening in the school gymnasium.  Freddy Oliveira, Edler Kris-Porter, Taris Wilson, Maxwell Spinola and Oliver Benner address the crowd and presented flowers to the parents/guardians attending.  Also attending and honored at half time was basketball...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2014

February 7, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

January 30, 2014
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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

Charlestown resident and candidate for state representative, Dan Ryan’s campaign is moving full steam ahead and getting support from outside the neighborhood. Ryan is hoping to bring the seat back to Charlestown for the first time since Jimmy Collins held the seat back in 1977. In 1978 the seat was redistricted and Collins was...

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Charlestown Democrats Will Caucus on Feb. 11

January 30, 2014
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown (WARD 2) will be holding a caucus at the Harvard-Kent School located at 50 Bunker Hill Street on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 to elect 13 delegates and 3 Alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. The...

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Boston Meeting on Wynn Casino Set for Feb. 4

January 30, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh is not letting the proposed casino in neighboring Everett fall off his radar. The City of Boston will be hosting a public meeting on the proposed Wynn casino on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlestown High School, 240 Medford Street. “The City of Boston Public Meeting on the...

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Thank You, Sen. DiDomenico

January 30, 2014
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As the Mystic River winds its way to the sea, the Charlestown waterfront is the last area that this river empties into before mixing with the larger Boston Harbor. However, if you do not have a sturdy boat, then maybe you do not want to venture onto the river. When one thinks of how...

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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

January 22, 2014
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Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign

MGH Institute of Health Professions President Jan Bellack, right, presents a check for $1,891 to Charlestown YMCA Director Steve Telesmanick in support of the Dennis McLaughlin House as part of the Charlestown Y’s Annual Fund Campaign. The Y’s Annual Fund supports many charitable programs for the Charlestown community, including the McLaughlin House which provides...

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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Seeking Representative Seat

Charlestown’s Dan Ryan officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the Second Suffolk District late last week and held a meet and greet at the Warren Tavern Wednesday night. “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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CNC Awards 25 Non-profit Organizations a Total of $100,000 in Mitigation Money

January 22, 2014
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Over two dozen Charlestown non-profit organizations will share in a new round of Central Artery mitigation money. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved last week the distribution of $100,000 from the Charlestown mitigation fund. The fund was established to address the social impacts of development occurring on Central Artery North Area (CANA) parcels. The...

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Boat Builder Seeking to Locate on Waterfront

January 22, 2014
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A boat manufacturing operation that has been part of the fabric of the East Boston community for nearly two decades is planning a move to Charlestown. The company would still have to go through a community process but the owner is confident Charlestown will be Boston Boat Work’s new home. The Boston Boat Works,...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Obituaries 01-23-2014

January 22, 2014
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James Sadler Worked in Construction and Fire Equipment Manufacture James E. Sadler of 60 Washington St., Somerville passed away on January 12, 2012. He was 82 years old. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 17, 1931, he was raised in a family of six boys and one girl by his father, Raymond and his...

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Future Olympians

January 16, 2014
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Future Olympians

Kiley Stillman, Aidyn Reid, Cate McLaughlin and Lauren Bussell are having a great time ice skating together at the Warren Prescott Family Ice Skating Social.

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Going Underground in the Callahan Tunnel

January 16, 2014
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Going Underground in the Callahan Tunnel

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project running a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportunity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The scheduled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimistic that incentives for contractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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LaMattina Looking Forward to Busy Council Agenda

January 16, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fourth term as District 1 City Councilor last week at Boston College and said he looks forward to representing Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End for another two years. With many issues still facing Charlestown and several large projects ready to transform the future...

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Walsh Scouring Casino Documents for Benefits

January 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh just took office last week and one of his first tasks was to pore over the 43,000 pages of documents from both the Wynn and Mohegan Sun casino proposals and make an educated decision before entering into any agreement with either. So Walsh asked the Mass Gaming Commission for a 30...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 01/06/14 – Officers in the area of Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Cambridge Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife 01/07/14 – Officers on Polk Street observed a disturbance between two groups of youths. Police spoke to one of the parties, who stated a Hispanic...

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Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Michael Elwell Truck Driver and Lifelong Charlestown Resident Michael P. Elwell, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered eternal life suddenly on Sunday, January 12. He was 48 years old. Born in Boston on January 1, 1966, a son of Edward J. Elwell and Ann M. (Power) Elwell, he grew up in Charlestown. He was educated...

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New CNC Board Members

January 9, 2014
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New CNC Board Members

Tom Cunha (left) Chair of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) welcomed new board members Caitlin Kelly for Precinct 7 and Tom Hogan representng the Charlestown Preservation Society to the board at the monthly meeting of the CNC on Tuesday night.

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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

January 9, 2014
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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

Chris Remmes, a 20 year resident of Charlestown, made it official today by announcing a run for the Second Suffolk State Representative being vacated by Representative Eugene O’Flaherty. Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee, and active member of the Charlestown community.  A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and...

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O’Flaherty Resigns; Race Is on for Seat

January 9, 2014
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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly, a former At-Large City Council Candidate, Charlestown Democratic Ward Chair Chris Remmes and Dan Ryan, an Aid for U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano, will all be taking a shot at the soon to be open State Representative seat in the special election set for April 1. The seat will be availbe after...

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Warren Prescott Ice Skating Social

January 9, 2014
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The Warren Prescott Family Ice Skating Social will be held on this Saturday, January 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street in the North End. Skaters are urged to arrive between 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. there will be free skating...

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