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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Local Children Get Out on the Water Thanks to Efforts of Save the Harbor

May 5, 2017
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A group of kids and families from The Charlestown Residents Alliance were among the more than 650 people who joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Mass Bay Lines MV Freedom for 3 free Marine Mammal Safaris on Boston Harbor on Saturday, April 22. Participants came from across the city, around the region and...

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One Charlestown Process Gets Underway with IAG Meeting, Old Proposal is Out

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Project managers from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) told a meeting of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) on Thursday evening, April 27, that the original proposal presented to the community by Corcoran/Suncal last fall has been ruled out, and the developers were told to formulate a different...

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Dinsmore Receives Preservation Award to Kick Off City’s Preservation Month

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was a patient exercise for the former medical professional, but one by one over the last two years Charlestown’s Rob Dinsmore was able to compile a digital record of the oldest and most historic homes in the Town. At a gala event in Boston at the Old Station House, an...

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Police Briefs 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Warrant Arrest 04/25/17 – Officers in the area of Main and Green streets placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding federal probation-violation warrant charging weapons violations.   Trespassing 04/25/17 – Officers in the area of Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny 04/26/17...

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Townie Tidbits

May 5, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani I’M A DAY SHORT Yeah, that is correcto. I was born on May 4 or as I like to say “Quartro de Mayo.” Which means I am almost Mexican. A day later and I would have been born on Cinco de Mayo. Get it? Almost Mexican. Never mind!...

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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Little League is underway Dear Editor: We kicked off our 57th season of Little League baseball in Charlestown last Saturday, and it is my first year as League President. There are so many people I would like to thank for helping me get this season off to a successful beginning. First and most notably,...

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Investing in Charlestown

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

April 29, 2017
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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

The Charlestown Mites won the Mayor’s Cup championship on Thursday, April 20, at the McGonagle Rink in Ryan Playground, with Mayor Martin Walsh congratulating the boys on their victory. Here, Owen McHale pushed the ball down the rink for another score. McHale scored three goals in the 9-2 win over Dorchester. The team went...

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Sail Boston to Land in Charlestown, Thousands Expected on June 17 to View Parade of Sail

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s Navy Yard will be one of the key landing points for Sail Boston 2017 this coming June, and is expected to be a prime viewing location for many thousands of people expected to come during the June 17 Parade of Sail – where some 52 sailing ships, some as long...

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Sail Boston vs Bunker Hill Day: Sacred Ceremonies Moved Back to Avoid Impacts

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are thousands of reasons to love the idea of Sail Boston if one lives in Charlestown. But there’s one reason to have some concerns. The date, June 17. While the Bunker Hill Parade Day will be a week earlier, on Sunday, June 11, the official National Park Service and Bunker...

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Remembering the Hotel Vendome:Teamsters Donate $60,000 to St Francis

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Father Dan Mahoney of St. Francis DeSales Church was a young priest in Charlestown, still then the chaplain of the Boston Fire Department, he had one of the hardest days of his life – June 17, 1972. On that day, he said, the Hotel Vendome in the Back Bay caught...

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Boy Still in Hospital after Baseball Accident at Ryan Playground

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A 9-year-old boy remains in the hospital after what appears to be a freak accident while playing baseball with his mother’s boyfriend on McKeon Field in Ryan Playground Sunday afternoon. The most recent press accounts indicated the boy, identified as Eddy Quinn, who does not live in Charlestown, was in a...

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Navy Yard Restaurant Group Opens New Venture in Eastie, to Provide Water Shuttle from Charlestown

April 29, 2017
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The owners of Pier 6 Restaurant in the Navy Yard have expanded across the Harbor in Eastie to open their newest venture, ReelHouse, and will offer a complimentary water shuttle between the Charlestown and Eastie restaurants starting in June. ReelHouse is the highly anticipated restaurant located inside the hot new apartment building in Eastie,...

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Police Briefs 04-27-2017

April 29, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Warrant Arrest 04/20/17 – Officers on Old Ironsides Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant charging probation violations.   Warrant Arrest 04/20/17 – As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Pearl Street, an individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant charging breaking and...

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Townie Tidbits

April 29, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BACK TO ONE CHARLESTOWN The May 1 proposed meeting between Charlestown residents and Joe Corcoran is quickly approaching and many in the Town anticipate that this meeting will be well attended by both supporters and opponents of the proposed development of the old Bunker Hill projects. I am hoping that everyone...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Townie Sports

April 29, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASEBALL LEADERS BATTING AVG. Mike Ward, Latin Academy .667 Chris Tucker, Latin Academy .545 Patrick Kelly, Pope John XXIII .286 Conor Kelly, Pope John XXIII .286 RBIs Mike Ward, Latin Academy 6 Patrick Kelly, Pope John XXIII 3 Chris Tucker, Latin Academy 3 Conor Kelly, Pope John...

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Life Imitating Art

April 22, 2017
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Life Imitating Art

Wayne Muller and Amelia Leason imitate art! That of artist Tim Evans, who painted a vision of frustration in his new work during the Artist Group of Charlestown’s (AGC) Spring Show reception at the StoveFactory Gallery.

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Paul Rides Again

April 22, 2017
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Paul Rides Again

Paul Revere (Richard Reale) gallops out of City Square on on Patriot’s Day morning, April 17, after warning the good people of Charlestown that the British regulars were coming. Having seen the two lanterns posted in the Old North Church, he set out to deliver the message to every Middlesex Village and Farm. The...

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Field of District 1 City Council Candidates Begins to Take Shape

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds The announcement last week that longtime District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina would not seek reelection this fall has led to several potential candidates from Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End eyeing the open seat. Already, two candidates from Eastie, one from the North End and one candidate from Charlestown...

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