The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

March 28, 2014
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The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

The Boston Conservatory’s annual fundraising gala, “An Evening Celebrating Sondheim” was held on Sunday night, March 9th, in two locations. First, guests were treated to an original student and alumni production, “Celebrating Sondheim” at the Boston Conservatory Theater in the Fenway. Immediately following, guests were shuttled-bused to the reception, dinner and auction at the...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 28, 2014
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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held on Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor from cozy and classic to sleek and modern. The Beacon Hill Village (BHV) is sponsoring the tour. “Kitchens and food...

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Townie Tidbits By Sal Giarratani: Charlestown Rocks with Personal Stories

March 28, 2014
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A neighborhood isn’t defined by its geographic borders but by its people and history. Charlestown is only one square mile but inside this little patch of land are a million stories past. present and hopefully into the distant future. My mother always told me that I was Irish like her. Her family settled in...

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Downtown View: Downtown Changing, Good for All

March 28, 2014
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An important part of Boston is in flux—good flux. It will be interesting to see how the details work themselves out. You have probably known the district as Downtown Crossing ever since it got a little seedy, the Washington Street subway station changed its name, Jordan Marsh became Macy’s, and Filene’s and the basement...

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Guest Op-ed Basic City Services From Mayor Martin J. Walsh

March 28, 2014
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As Mayor of Boston, I am fortunate to have the ability, and responsibility, to make a difference in the lives of our residents on a daily basis. One of the most important ways we do this is through basic city services – efforts that often times go unnoticed. The men and women who pick up our...

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Charlestown Beat

March 28, 2014
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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 Line at...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2014

March 28, 2014
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Warrant 03/18/14 – Officers in the area of Tufts Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant charging shoplifting. Robbery – Firearm – Residence 03/18/14 – A victim on Carney Court reported when she returned home, she saw two white males wearing black masks in her apartment building. The suspects...

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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

March 19, 2014
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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

Florence Johnson was laid to rest this past Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown.  More than 200 people attended her funeral, including members of the Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle group and many veterans from Charlestown. Johnson was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son Edward (Teddy) in the Vietnam War....

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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

March 19, 2014
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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

What was life like in Charlestown in in the early 1600’s? Just 10 years after the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth; a group of settlers from the Old World crossed the Atlantic on the ship Arabella and landed in Charlestown, just 2 years after it was founded. The passengers included Anne Bradstreet who was 18...

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BRA Grants Approval to Changes at Hood Site

March 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) this week approved a project change to the proposed research and office park planned for Hood Dairy Site in Charlestown.   The $25 million project at 500 Rutherford Ave.  is part of a 20-acre development plan that will transform the existing industrial plant into a state of the art...

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Attend the Casino Meeting on March 26

March 19, 2014
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Growing up in the 1960s, a popular show on television was Dragnet, where the main character Sergeant Joe Friday would always say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” For many Charlestown residents and organizations, the facts are what are missing from the Wynn Resort proposal in Everett.  There seems to be a huge chasm between the...

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Police Briefs 03-20-2014

March 19, 2014
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Breaking and Entering 03/10/14 – A victim on Pleasant Street reported while at home, she heard a male swearing in a loud voice and her lawn patio furniture being moved. Upon investigating, she found a male suspect had made his way through a rear door into the common hallway. The suspect, who was unsteady...

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High School Oratorical Contest

March 13, 2014
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High School Oratorical Contest

The Massachusetts Department of the American Legion held their high School Oratorical Contest in Charlestown on Sunday March 2 at the Constitution Inn. The JW Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 has been supporting this event for many years. Pictured are (from left) back row: Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman, Linda Neshamkin, Judge #1, Principal...

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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

March 13, 2014
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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, who was perhaps one of the most patriotic women to have walked the streets of Charlestown and dedicated her life to veterans affairs has died. Mrs. Johnson, who was a World War II  U.S. Navy Veteran and later became a Gold Star Mother after her son, Edward Johnson, was Killed...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Three Candidates Announce for Probate Clerk Position

March 13, 2014
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Longtime East Boston resident John Sepulveda, as well as former At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo Sr. and local attorney Martin J. Keogh will be tossing their hats into the ring for the Suffolk County’s Register of Probate and Family Court seat. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 9, and includes all...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Drugs 03/07/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class A substance (heroin). Robbery – Attempt 03/07/14 – A victim on Winthrop Street reported while he was exiting his motor vehicle, an Asian male approached him,...

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Local Town Track Registration for Spring/Summer Now Open

March 13, 2014
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Registration for Town Track Club’s 2014 Spring/Summer Track is now open-  On time registration deadline until march 30 $55 ($85 late registration after March 30) Register at www.towntrackclub.org There are some changes this year.  Note: there will be two seasons in which participants are welcome to join either one or both. * Stay Tuned...

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Obituaries 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Florence Johnson Gold Star Mother, Active in Many Organizations, ‘Mayor’ of Charlestown; First Woman Chief Marshall of the Bunker Hill Day Parade Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, (Gold Star Mother and United States Navy Veteran of World War II), a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, March 10 at her home...

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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

March 5, 2014
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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday’s special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed as formality but after Tuesday’s victory he will be the next state rep to serve Charlestown and Chelsea at the State...

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Award Winner

March 5, 2014
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Award Winner

Sonni Fazio received the Tommy Bryson Memorial Scholarship Award at the Charleston Yoth Hockey Association annual McGonagle Tournament that was held over this past weekend..

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Proposed Changes to Blackstone Block, Constitution Rd. Aims at Accessibility

March 5, 2014
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A standing-room crowd at a public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday got a glimpse of the latest concept designs for improving pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to the Blackstone Block, located between the Haymarket MBTA station and Faneuil Hall, and Constitution Road in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between...

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Sen. DiDomenico to Hold St. Pat’s Party on Friday

March 5, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced that he will hold his First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Jimmy Tingle and...

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Boston Parks Schedules Hearing on Warren St. Shade Tree, April 3

March 5, 2014
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 3, to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 78 Warren Street in Charlestown. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room of...

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