Wynn Boston Harbor Holding Vendor Fair for Local, Minority, Woman and Veteran-Owned Businesses

March 16, 2018
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Wynn Resorts is holding a vendor fair on Thursday, March 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Anthony’s of Malden (105 Canal Street, Malden) for all local, minority, woman and veteran owned businesses that are interested in supplying goods and services needed to operate the new $2.4 billion, five-star Wynn Boston Harbor Resort in Everett. All qualified...

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Charlestown Firm Chosen to Build First Three Custom Wynn Boston Harbor Water Shuttles

March 16, 2018
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Wynn Boston Harbor has long believed they could revolutionize transportation in Boston by using the Harbor, and now, they’ve picked a local ally to build upon that. After conducting an international review of companies, Wynn Boston Harbor announced on March 14, that a custom luxury yacht builder in Charlestown has been chosen to construct three...

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Surface Option Group Asks for Delay in Federal Funding to Review Tunnel Plan for Rutherford

March 16, 2018
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The fight for and against tunnels has gone federal. On March 13, the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) submitted a letter to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – the organization that decides upon federal transportation funding requests – requesting that the designated money for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square be delayed for one...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2018

March 16, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Bank 03/06/18 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a report of a bank robbery. A witness stated an unknown male approached the counter and demanded money. No note was given, but the suspect did show a knife. The victim complied, and the suspect fled towards Main Street. Detectives are...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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Townie Sports

March 16, 2018
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POPE JOHN WINS IN THE GARDEN It was a back and forth all afternoon at the TD Garden on Monday, March 12, when the Pope John Tigers met Mashpee for the Division 4 Semi-Finals, with Pope John narrowly defeating Mashpee. Head Coach Leo Boucher was a presence on the sideline, saying his kids used...

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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

March 10, 2018
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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

Charlestown’s Will Sutton slaps the puck past a Winchester player in Sunday’s Squirt championships, which the Townies won to claim the championship in the annual McGonagle/McGoff Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink. The annual tournament took place all last weekend and ended on Sunday with the championship games.

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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

March 10, 2018
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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

Tony Colton, former worker in the Navy Yard and member of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, holding his model ship Golden Hind that he built in an industrial light bulb. The model ship was one of about 65 now on display as part of the Guild’s annual show at the Constitution Museum. The...

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Flooding Issues in Charlestown an Eye-Opener for Many Last Friday

March 10, 2018
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Flooding has always been more of an East Boston thing when it comes to neighborhoods north of downtown, but last Friday coastal flooding quickly became a major Charlestown issue as water inundated places that usually stay dry like the Schrafft’s parking lot, the Navy Yard streets, and even the NewTown development surrounding the Little...

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One Charlestown Hearing to Focus on Community First

March 10, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards announced on Monday to the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce that her upcoming City Council hearing on One Charlestown will not only be in Charlestown, but also will take the rare step of letting the community speak before the developers. “These Council hearings traditionally start with departments and developers,” she said....

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Council Committee Votes to Release Rutherford Avenue Money

March 10, 2018
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The City Council Transportation Committee voted late last week to release the $250,000 grant to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) for the continued design of the Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square project – money that the committee had held up for most of February. City Councilor Lydia Edwards said the money is part of a much...

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‘Lion King’ Play at Warren Prescott Looks to Entertain Town This Weekend

March 10, 2018
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When Austin Sa first got on stage at the Warren-Prescott, it wasn’t something he really ever expected to do. Playing a small role as a seahorse in the W-P’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ some years ago, he was nervous, but he delivered his line, and it ignited the theatre bug in the young...

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DiDomenico St Pat’s Celebration, Flatley Luncheon, Warren Tavern Highlight Charlestown St Patrick’s Day Calendar

March 10, 2018
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The calendar has begun to get a little busy as St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, begins to roll around and the green suits will need to be broken out and ironed early this year as things kick off this Friday, March 9. State Sen. Sal DiDomenico and the DiDomenico Foundation will hold the fifth...

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CNC Community Corner

March 10, 2018
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2018 Spaulding-Cnc Community Partnership Fund grant request presentations are almost completed. With one more evening of presentations there is still an opportunity for Charlestown residents to learn more about some incredible programs led by our community non-profit organizations.  The final evening talks will be on Thursday, March 8 at the American Legion Hall, 23...

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Councilor Edwards Tells Chamber of Waterfront Business District Idea

March 10, 2018
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The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce held a blockbuster luncheon on Monday, and keynote speaker Councilor Lydia Edwards introduced to the crowd a new idea she’s exploring centered around protecting the waterfront through a public-private partnership. Edwards said one of the key issues to protecting the waterfront might be instituting a Waterfront Business District similar...

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Treasurer Deb Goldberg Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign for State Treasurer

March 10, 2018
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With the crowd overflowing from the room, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg kicked off her re-election campaign last night.  Goldberg, who was introduced by House Speaker Robert DeLeo, spoke of how her principles and values have guided her tenure as State Treasurer. “Economic stability, economic opportunity, and economic empowerment are the values I was raised...

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The 49th Annual Dinner Dance in Memory of Michael Patrick Quinn will be held April 7

March 10, 2018
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The 49th Annual Dinner Dance in memory of Michael Patrick Quinn will be held April 7, 2018 at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall located at 545 Medford St. With a healthy and sound setting, Michael was able to distinguish himself at St Francis De Sales Grammar School at the top of the...

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Local Resident Running Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center

March 10, 2018
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Mary Kate Powers, age 29, of Charlestown is running her first Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center, a world-renowned diabetes care and research organization in Boston, in honor of her late grandmother, Regina Callahan. Diabetes is a cause close to Mary Kate’s heart as both her grandmother and her cousin have lived with type...

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Charlestown Residents to Run in Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Team

March 10, 2018
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Four Charlestown residents will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16 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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Sen DiDomenico Elevated to Senate Assistant Majority Leader

March 10, 2018
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State Sen. Sal DiDomenico took yet another step up the leadership ladder last week, getting two major promotions within the legislative body. First, DiDomenico (D-Everett) was elevated to the position of Assistant Majority Leader by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester). In addition to this new leadership post, Senator DiDomenico will also now serve...

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RMV Announces Temporary Closure on March 23, 24, 25 During System Upgrade

March 10, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced that all RMV services, with the exception of law enforcement, will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m. March 26 due to the RMV changing over a new computer system that will allow the RMV to comply with...

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Encountering History with Curtis White: NPS 2018 Speaker Series Kicks-Off March 15 at Bunker Hill Museum

March 10, 2018
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The National Parks of Boston 2018 Speaker Series kicks off at the Bunker Hill Museum on March 15 from 7-8 p.m. with a presentation by National Park Service Ranger Curtis White, who will discuss how the attempted collection of taxes and duties by British customs officials in colonial Boston and Salem acted as a...

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‘No One Should be Turned Away:’ Frankie’s Friends Donate Major Funds to Charlestown Youth Hockey Association

March 10, 2018
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If there’s one thing that the late Frankie Stillman would have wanted, his friends and family said this week, it would have been that no child was ever turned away from the hockey rink because  they couldn’t afford to be there. And in the spirit of one of Charlestown’s most fun fellows, and a...

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First Discussion on Hood Park Height Increases to Be Held Monday

March 10, 2018
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A series of zoning changes to be considered for the Hood Park properties – changes that could result in buildings as high as 330 feet on the back side of Hood Park – will have their first salvo volleyed at a meeting on Monday, March 12, in the Schrafft’s Center. The meeting is sponsored...

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