Engine 50 to Close for Renovations this Month, to Move to Sullivan Square

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the coziest and oldest fire stations in the country is about to shut down for more than a year in order to be renovated, and some are worried that the temporary relocation plan could put the eastern side of the Town at risk. Fire officials confirmed that renovation plans...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/27/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported he informed the guest who had been staying with him for a while that it was time to leave. When he came back home, the victim realized his television and an Xbox gaming system were gone. Detectives are investigating   Burglary – Residential...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Quinn Scholarship Dear Editor: Commencing in 1970, with Robert Irgens, as the first Quinn Scholar, and with Ann Marie Duffy Keane as the first Female scholar in 1977, we have perpetuated the mission of Michael Quinn’s Scholarship to help his fellow Townies. Michael received his United State Marine Corps commission upon graduating from The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani FORTY FLIGHTS FITNESS PROGRAM Have you seen those silly $19.99 TV advertising spots for fitness training. There are all kinds out there in between shows like Law & Order. All kinds of toys to make you lose pounds without ever sweating. Who wants a workout that tires you out. Most of...

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How We’re Investing the Impact Fund

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh As Mayor of Boston, I have one priority: to fight for what is best for the people of Boston. In Charlestown, that priority took center stage when Wynn Resorts proposed building a new casino in Everett, directly and significantly impacting the residents of Charlestown. During my first two years...

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Sports 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MIAA MONDAY “HOOP” ACTION In the Division 4 North semi-finals, defending State champion St. Mary’s (18-5) used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Pope John XXIII (16-10) at Winthrop High School and prevail by a score of 60-48. Tiger senior forward Patrick Kelly (6 points, 8 rebounds, 4...

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Swimming for a Good Cause

March 3, 2017
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Swimming for a Good Cause

Simone C., Kevin, Claire, Debbie Standeford, Charlestown Recovery House Program Director, Scott, and David Bobick jumped into the water last Friday, Feb. 24, during the Recovery House’s Swim for Recovery event. Recovery House is located next to the Police Station on Bunker Hill Street and has been in operation since 2008.

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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

March 3, 2017
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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

By Seth Daniel One thing was readily apparent as the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) laid out two voluminous options for the community to digest regarding Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue redesigns Tuesday night, Feb. 28, and the realization being the Town is at a crossroads. Or rather, an intersection. Two competing proposals were on...

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BPDA to Bring Information Session on Review Process

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Accommodating a December request from State Rep. Dan Ryan, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) acted this week to schedule a special learning session for the Town regarding the standard City review process. The process, known as the Article 80 Large Project development review, has been used citywide for more...

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‘Loonie Noonie’ Meeting Finds Home at First Church

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After decades of finding support in the noon-time hour, members of the 30-year-old Alcoholics Anonymous meeting found themselves without a home at St. Catherine’s a few years ago. The popular local meeting – which has saved many a life over the years – got temporary space over the last two years...

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Online Tool for Summer Jobs Now Available

March 3, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available from Saturday, February 25th until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 31st. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment Division website...

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Compromise Seemingly Reached in Development of 40 Warren

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly five years of conflict and several different designs, it appears that the office building an parking garage at 40 Warren St. will get a facelift and and third story. Developer Dennis Morgan said that after a well-attended community meeting Thursday night, Feb. 23, it appears that the new plan...

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Applications for First Round of Wynn Money Available,Deadline Scheduled for April 15

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The waiting game for Wynn money is over as Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that applications for the mitigation fund money are now available for the first-ever distribution to come this spring. Walsh said in an op-ed (see inside) that there will be two rounds per year of mini-grants given...

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Jean Mclaughlin,Served as Special Assistant for Three Boston Mayors,Dead at 75

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Jean M. (Smith) McLaughlin, who served as special assistant for three Boston mayoral administrations, has died. Mrs. McLaughlin, a lifelong Charlestown resident and forty-year employee of the City of Boston that included serving Mayor Raymond Flynn, Mayor Thomas Menino and more recently Mayor Martin Walsh, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Assault 02/22/17 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported he heard a knock on his door, and when he opened it, a man demanded money to pay a debt. The suspect then swung at the victim and motioned to his waist as if he had a gun, although no weapon was shown. The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 3, 2017
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO JEANNIE I’ve known Jean McLaughlin for over 40 years through her husband Dennis. Often, I would walk into Boston over the High Bridge and join up with Denis on his way to work at Ray Flynn’s City Council office where he worked part-time. He walked all the time as a...

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One Charlestown? Yes, Please

March 3, 2017
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My name is Mimi Tovar and for 27 years I have lived in the Bunker Hill Apartments (BHA) or “projects” as it is also referred to. I, along with many other residents of the BHA have been negatively impacted by the crumbling infrastructure of the projects and for many of us, living here has...

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Sports 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MONDAY’S MIAA “HOOP” ACTION Pope John XXIII (15-9) and senior forward Patrick Kelly advanced to the Division 4 North quarterfinal round with a solid 77-64 triumph over Mystic Valley. The Tigers will play at #2 seed Hamilton-Wenham (17-3) this Friday at 7 p.m. Such was not the case for...

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Obituaries 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Shay Padric Kiely Charlestown resident Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member and umpire for the Melrose men’s softball league...

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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

February 28, 2017
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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

By Seth Daniel With a room full of parents, teachers and City officials, Harvard Kent School kindergartners marched proudly across the stage last Thursday night, Feb. 16, chanting, “We’re going to College! We’re going to College!,” which was followed up by a major announcement about a new savings program being piloted at the Harvard...

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One Charlestown Unveils New Ways to Stay Updated, Possible Revised Plan in Spring

February 28, 2017
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The developers of One Charlestown are hitting the streets of the Town to have an established presence to talk about their development of the Bunker Hill Housing development – a project that is currently in a 90-day review delay with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new initiative includes weekly office hours,...

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Ryan:Charlestown Needs to Stop the Infighting on One Charlestown

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan has come out this week with a strong call to the community to unite behind the official process involved in the review of One Charlestown rather than having individual organizations start leading the process – perhaps allowing the development to slip through without proper vetting while the...

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CNC Joins Preservation Society in Dissent on One Charlestown Plan

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) issued a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh on Saturday, Feb. 18, indicating the body had formally endorsed an earlier letter sent from the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) dictating serious concerns and opposition to the One Charlestown plan as proposed – a nod to the fact that...

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Wynn to Unveil ‘Mystic Mile’ Branding for Upcoming on Road Construction

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor has announced it will unveil a new website and campaign called the ‘Mystic Mile’ ahead of planned, major road construction projects in Everett, Charlestown and Medford this summer. President Bob DeSalvio told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, Feb. 16, at a regular meeting of the board...

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