Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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William Boyle, Jr. Of Tennessee, formerly of Charlestown Willam F. Boyle, Jr., of Greenville, TN, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 29  at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee.   Known to many as Bill and Dollar Bill, he passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. William loved life,...

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Old Schoolboys

May 13, 2017
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Old Schoolboys

Jack and Pete Tkachuk, father and grandfather of former NHL St. Louis Blue’s player, Keith Tkachuk, perform the bell ringing duties to call to order the 104th reunion of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association last Sunday, May 7, at the Knights of Columbus. Schoolboys came from as close as St. Martin Street and as...

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I Can Grow into It

May 13, 2017
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I Can Grow into It

Stephen Fabiano, 11, with his prize from his family’s highest bid at Trivia Night, a jersey from Charlestown’s own Jimmy Vesey – who now plays for the New York Rangers hockey team. The highlight came at the jam-packed Bunker Hill Associates fundraising Trivia Night on Thursday, May 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Bunker Hill Parade Route to be Shortened; Goes Up Green Street at Thompson Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Parade organizers have confirmed this week that the Bunker Hill Parade route will be shortened and will make some long-overdue changes from the traditional route, cutting out the Union Street jog, the Bartlett Street detour and the time-honored pause for a beer at Old Sully’s. The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade...

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Group says ‘Surface Option’ Best for Sullivan Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A coalition of die-hard involved residents concerned about the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor said this week that they’ve been through years of ups and downs with the project, and in anticipation of the May 18 Boston Transportation Department (BTD) meeting, they still believe that their long-touted ‘surface option’ for...

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Council Candidate Field Keeps Getting Smaller

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel No Charlestown candidates have emerged, nor are any expected to emerge, for the District 1 Council race, but the two established, City Hall-employed, candidates – one from Eastie and one from the North End – have been joined this week by a long-time Eastie community activist in the...

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MGH Institute Graduates Largest Class in its 40-Year History

May 13, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 40-year history on Saturday, May 6 at Commencement 2017. Among the 557 new graduates were students in the first classes of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. During the morning hooding and pinning events, graduating students in...

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BHA said Off-Site is a Consideration

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) said this week that they are considering splitting up the sites for the One Charlestown development, and they also are excited to speak with the community about their original Request For Proposals (RFP), as they believe there are some major misunderstandings about numbers in that document....

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New Name,New Leadership for Tenants of Bunker Hill Development

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Major changes have come quickly for the leadership, and even the name, of the tenants organization representing thousands of residents in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, with long-time president Betty Carrington stepping aside and a new board and new president leading under a new name. New President Tiara Murphy said they...

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Owners ‘Ready to Rebuild’ at Site of December Six-Alarm Fire

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of the building that burnt down on Bunker Hill Street last December, on likely the coldest day of the winter, has demolished the damaged building and said he is ready to rebuild. George Georges owned the apartment units and the laundromat that occupied the space until a terrible, six...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2017

May 13, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 05/03/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported while walking home a black male, approached him, brandished a knife and demand money. The victim complied before the suspect fled the area. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 05/03/17 – A victim on Chelsea Street reported a package delivered to her home...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2017
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KATHRYN WHITE, 82, ALWAYS FIRST LADY OF BOSTON The word ‹gracious› is always the first word that comes to my mind when I reflect on Kathryn White, the widow of Boston›s Mayor Kevin H. White. Hers was always as many have said a calm and steadying presence. Kathryn White, 82, and her husband were...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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PARADE ROUTE LISTED Dear Editor: The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee has changed the route of the parade The parade will start, as usual, in Hays Square and proceed over Bunker Hill Street and turn left onto Main Street. It will then turn left onto Green Street and then turn right onto High...

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Townie Sports

May 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22 caused turnovers....

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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

May 5, 2017
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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

Braving pouring rain and horrible driving conditions, local community members gathered to celebrate “e” Inc.’s new Weather and Climate museum last month. The museum serves mostly elementary school classes in underserved areas, where the classes come for four hours during the day to take part in hands-on learning and teaching. The Grand Opening on...

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Play Ball

May 5, 2017
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Play Ball

Owen, Phillies second baseman, was ready for any action that may come out in right field on opening day at the Charlestow Little League.

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New Design:BTD to be Back in the Town to Unveil Preferred Concept for Sullivan/Rutherford

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it will be back in Charlestown on May 18 for the big unveil of the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue preferred design. The BTD has been holding re-design meetings since last fall with the community, after having announced it would re-start the process and take a...

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Two Strong Charlestown Candidates Drop Out of City Council Race

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than a few people believed that the time for a Charlestown city councilor might come in this year’s race when Councilor Sal LaMattina announced he wasn’t running for re-election last month, but this week two strong candidates vying to be that Charlestown candidate, and go up against candidates from Eastie...

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Charlestown High Corner: Lots to Offer at One of the Few Open Enrollment High Schools

May 5, 2017
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By Adam Calus One of the few open-enrollment high schools remaining in the district, Charlestown High School serves 925 students from across the city of Boston, with about 120 students who live in the Charlestown neighborhood. Under the leadership of Principal William Thomas, the school has come a long way in the last five...

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Boston Foundation to Match Donations to Harvest on Vine

May 5, 2017
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Did you know that 17 percent of Charlestown’s 7,931 households, or 1,355 homes, experience food insecurity? Half of these household have children under 18. One out of four Charlestown children depends on your generosity. (Data collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Feeding America, Department of Health and Human Services) Harvest on Vine was established in...

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