St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Warren Tavern

March 18, 2017
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The Warren Tavern was packed on this past Friday March 17th as revelers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  Sean Sanders was on hand from Ireland to perform as well as dancers from The Goulding School of Irish Dance. by Joseph Prezioso      

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Hockey Tournament

March 17, 2017
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Hockey Tournament

Gianna Scoppettuolo, of the Charlestown Youth Hockey Girls U10 team, chases down the puck on Sunday, March 5, during the championship game of the McGonagle/McGoff Memorial Tournament at the Charlestown rink. The tournament attracts hundreds of youth hockey players each year and is in memoriam to the late Dan McGoff and Bryan McGonagle.

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A Remarkable Story about A Townie Hero

March 17, 2017
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A Remarkable Story about A Townie Hero

By Kevin Kelly The 48th annual Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship banquet will be held on April 1 at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus at 545 Medford St. Friends, family and guest speakers will gather to pay tribute to a remarkable “Townie” and salute the 47th Quinn Scholar Hugh Bernard O’Donnell, a freshman...

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One Charlestown Developer Says Comments, Concerns to be Addressed When Process Resumes

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Developers of One Charlestown said this week that they have not seen or been invited to comment on the “alternative plan” unveiled by Charlestown resident Sy Mintz last week, but that they have been getting input all over the Town and are excited to share their new plan later this month....

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Liquor License Proposal Leaves Out Charlestown

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Beth Treffeisen City Council legislation filed last week that could unlock more than 150 new liquor licenses in Boston once again leaves Charlestown in the dark, with the proposal passing up the Town for neighborhood-specific licenses, potentially continuing to make opening a restaurant in the Town a difficult proposition. In...

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Tradition Tops Reasons Why Boston,Charlestown Rank High for St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 17, 2017
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When Kim Mahoney thinks about St. Patrick’s day, part of her goes to work planning a great celebration for the Warren Tavern – one of the go-to locations for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston – but another part beams with pride for the celebration of a culture brought to Charlestown from Donegal by her...

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Harvest on Vine to Distribute Easter Baskets to Local Families

March 17, 2017
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The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry in Hayes Square is preparing to provide more than 500 Charlestown families a delicious ham dinner, with all the fixings, to be enjoyed on Easter Sunday.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at noon in the Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. Some 500 hams have...

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Monument Ave Neighbors Hope to Establish Slow Street District

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residents of the Monument Avenue area are in the midst of putting together an application for the newly-established Slow Streets competitive application from the City. Amy Carlson said several neighbors from the area are looking to hopefully gain the designation from the Training Field to Green Street though their application, which...

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Sen DiDomenico Appointed to Ways and Means

March 17, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) was recently appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to once again serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. The Senator has also been newly tapped to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.  In addition to his Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship,...

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Residents to Run Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Team

March 17, 2017
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Two Charlestown residents will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17th as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer … One Step at a Time, and the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The two teams, which include former patients and family members, Mass General employees and longtime hospital...

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Police Briefs 03-16-2017

March 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary 03/06/17 – As a result of a radio call for cars being broken into on Mt. Vernon Street, officers stopped an individual who was carrying several coats and a number of tools. As a result of the subsequent investigation, police learned the property in his possession came from a car that...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2017
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL Townie Tidbits wishes everyone a great St. Patrick’s Day! By the time you’re reading this I will have already had three corned beef and cabbage dinners and would at least have one more to go. So please pray for me. Growing up my mother always said her two...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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A great point Dear editor I have just read Mimi Tovar’s letter in the March 2 issue and just wish every resident of Charlestown could read it too. The couple thousand people currently living in the BHA certainly deserve to live in a safe, clean environment in just the same way as the majority...

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Townie Sports

March 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly ICON PASSES AWAY Townie icon Martin O’Brien Sr. passed away Wednesday morning, March 15. I am blessed and so very thankful to have had him (my father-in-law) be such an important part of my family’s life. NICHOLS WINS AGAIN! Nichols freshman midfielder Hughie O’Donnell, who will be recognized next month as...

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 10, 2017
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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Senator Sal DiDomenico and his wife, Trish, honor Charlestown’s Billy Boyle with the Golden Shamrock Award. The honor came at DiDomenico’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Roast, held each year at the Knights of Columbus. This year’s event attracted a record crowd from around the state and raised $50,000.

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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

March 10, 2017
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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa of Charlestown and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge Painting Project to Begin Next Week

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Another phase of painting the Mystic/Tobin Bridge will begin next week on the area of the bridge that elevates over Charlestown. At a meeting on Monday night in the Police Station, officials from MassDOT and the union contractor, Liberty Maintenance of Youngstown, OH, said they were ready to start the $15.61...

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Charlestown Resident Unveils Alternative One Charlestown

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Sy Mintz moved into the neighborhood, the long-time planner and architect – who had a major role in designing numerous buildings for Corcoran Jennison’s Harbor Point project – thought he was going to take it easy. That was until he casually met a few members of the community who sit...

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Wynn Excavation Nearly Complete, Very Few Complaints Logged

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Excavation on the Wynn Boston Harbor property is nearly completed, and there have been only a few complaints, yet there have been a few unearthed surprises underground. Chris Gordon, president of Wynn Design and Development, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last month that they are in the process of removing...

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Boston Landmarks Passes Changes to Five Cent Building

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Other than Old Glory, there is but one other kind of flag that’s allowed to fly in Charlestown, and it doesn’t bear the logo of the Starbuck’s coffee company. It’s blue and white and has a pine tree on it. However, if the coffee company had it their way, their black...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates, March 28

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Ward 2 will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School (50 Bunker Hill Street) on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will...

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Warren-Prescott to Put on ‘Hairspray’ this Weekend

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The students of the Warren-Prescott Elementary School will embark on their most ambitious drama project yet in putting on ‘Hairspray’ the musical for their 10th show since Music Director Olivia Thompson arrived 12 years ago and started the series. This time around, there will even be a special performance for the...

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