Not To Late To Pledge To Help Fund the Parade

June 4, 2015
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As the days wind down before the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday, June 14, time is of the essence when it comes to fundraising, and despite the fact that the community has rallied around an online funding effort, Parade organizer Arthur Hurley said this week that more is needed. “Last year we were...

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John F.Kennedy Family Service Center Celebrating 50th Year of Helping Families

June 4, 2015
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This year the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, (www.kennedycenter.org), a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in need, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing education, advocacy, and opportunity in Charlestown. To commemorate this important milestone, the Board of Directors are hosting the“Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary...

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Boston Snubs Baker Administration On Proposed Sullivan Sq. Traffic Plan

June 4, 2015
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Wynn Everett officials and a large contingent of state and municipal officials met Monday morning with state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in Boston about long-term casino-related traffic plans in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square, but noticeably absent at the table was anyone from the City of Boston or the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). State transportation officials...

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City Officials Announces Pilot Street Cleaning Program

June 4, 2015
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The City of Boston announced this week that a new street cleaning program will be piloted in Charlestown. Starting the week of July 1, tickets issued for parking in violation of the street cleaning regulation in Charlestown will increase from $40 to $90. Throughout the time period that the pilot program is in effect,...

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MGC Fires Back Against Boston Lawsuit, Calls for Dismissal July 9

June 4, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is striking back with strong language aimed at the City of Boston in a motion to dismiss its amended lawsuit, which was announced at a press conference in Charlestown May 21. The Boston amended lawsuit, among many other things, called for all five MGC members to be replaced and...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2015

June 4, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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I Can Catch Him

May 28, 2015
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I Can Catch Him

Charlestown runner #927 Max Gomez gives it his all for the Town Track Club last Thursday, May 21, during the organization’s first home meet at Charlestown High School track. The all-ages track club boasts around 300 participants and has existed for about three years.

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Walsh Administration Amend Lawsuit:Prepare for a Fight on Wynn Casino

May 28, 2015
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Surrounded by highway traffic and the freshly cut grass in the rarely-travelled center of Sullivan Square and Alford Street, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration held a major press conference last Thursday afternoon, May 21, to announce a significant amendment to their lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), and ultimately, the Wynn...

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Spaulding Chief Able to Combine Work and Home in Charlestown

May 28, 2015
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When it comes to commuting home, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital President David Storto gets in his car and prepares to drive…about one minute. That’s if he even uses a car at all. The president of the sparkling new rehab hospital at the tip of the Navy Yard came to be well known in Charlestown civic...

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Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race Returns to Its Roots on June 14

May 28, 2015
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This year marks the 47th Annual Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race on June 14.   The event initially began as a race for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club members and through the years it grew into a well-known and highly regarded competitive Road Race that raises crucial funds for the Club.  A...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2015

May 28, 2015
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 05/20/15 – A victim reported that he responded to an alarm on First Avenue. While inside the home, the victim observed a white male suspect, who saw him and fled the area. Officers observed pry marks on the door, but it was unknown at that time if anything was...

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If Neighborhood Supports Parking Change, Walsh Would Also

May 28, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh told the Patriot-Bridge last week that if all the required signatures are gathered and the neighborhood supports the proposed resident parking change, he would also back any such change. “If the neighborhood wants it, I would absolutely support it,” said the mayor. “We want to make sure the traffic patterns aren’t...

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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Thank you “Old Schoolboys” Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Charlestown “Old Schoolboys” Association, and the families of Philip X. Carr and William Powers, for selecting me as a scholarship winner.  The financial support they provide to “Townie” kids goes a long way to helping us obtain a college degree.  Again, thank...

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Imagine Boston in 2030

May 28, 2015
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Last week, I announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors who care and look out for one...

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Runner Completes Marathon

May 21, 2015
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Runner Completes Marathon

Charlestown resident Megan McNamara ran the 119th Boston Marathon in memory of her father Leo McNamara, who passed away in June of 2014 after five courageous years as a stroke survivor. Tedy’s Team was formed 10 years ago with the American Stroke Association following Tedy Bruschi’s stroke in 2005 to support and honor survivors...

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CWT to Present Award to Kelly Family

May 21, 2015
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CWT to Present Award to Kelly Family

The Charlestown Working Theater will present the second annual Creative Community Impact Award to the Kelly family, who had made significant contributions to the CWT and to the Charlestown creative community for over 15 years. The award will be presented at CWT’s Annual Comedy Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th starting at 7pm. For information...

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Navy Yard Ropewalk Project Receives BRA Approval

May 21, 2015
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Charlestown’s Ropewalk project down at the Navy Yard will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. The $34 million Ropewalk project, which received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval in April, will create 80 units of housing with 26    units being affordable. The funding,...

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Residents Dig in for Fight over Armory Project

May 21, 2015
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“Listen to me!” Charlestown resident Tom Ward yelled midway through the Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting last Thursday, May 14. “Just listen to me!” Ward’s sentiment echoed the goal of the 40 or so residents who gathered at the meeting for C-Town Ventures, the developers of the Charlestown Armory redevelopment project, to hear them out....

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Resident Starts Drive To Save Iconic Lightship

May 21, 2015
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The red glow of the Nantucket Light Ship – now docked in East Boston indefinitely – can be seen as a red dot on the other side of the Harbor from Charlestown, but it’s potentially sad story is resonating on this side of the Harbor thanks to a new partnership hoping to save the...

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Police Briefs 05-21-2015

May 21, 2015
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Charlestown Beat 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...

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Leadership Scholarship Awards Six Seniors, Brings in New Crop

May 14, 2015
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Leadership Scholarship Awards Six Seniors, Brings in New Crop

They had been so small, but they returned all grown up. Six high school seniors that once walked the halls of the Harvard-Kent School and received the Leadership Scholarship Award when they were much younger, much smaller students, at the school. Now, in their senior year of high school, all six students are headed...

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Armstrong is Ready to Entertain This Saturday for St. John’s

May 14, 2015
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Armstrong is Ready to Entertain This Saturday for St. John’s

When accomplished Soprano Nancy Armstrong moved to Charlestown, it was because of how easy it was to park. That should give a hint to just how long the talented early music singer has called the neighborhood home. “I lived in the Back Bay for 12 years, but as my private vocal student lessons began...

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