Townie Tidbits

October 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECT MEANS WHAT? As I viewed a recent rendering of the new re-branded Bunker Hill Housing Project, I wondered if it should be viewed as something good and worthwhile or something not to be see in positive light. For many years of my youth living in lower...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as other state and county officers on the ballot. However, voters need to also pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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Obituaries 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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Philip ‘Phil’ Kelly Longtime Charlestown Youth Basketball Coach; Inducted into the Boston Park League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984 Philip P. “Phil” Kelly, a six year resident of Melrose. former 25-year resident of Medford and 62-year resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Thursday, September 29 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in...

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Asbestos Removal Traffic Will Be Key As One Charlestown Files Notice State Environmental Regulators

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) filing for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development on Vine Street has identified amounts of asbestos in the properties, and the developer indicates it will be removed with non-asbestos materials and shipped out in trucks through the Town. “Due to the presence of Asbestos...

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Main Streets Idea Has City Hall Support, Requires Lots Of Local Work

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though it’s been tried before, a number of rumblings around Charlestown now have gathered momentum for looking into the creation of a Main Streets District in the Town – something that Mayor Martin Walsh said he would support if the community were to unite in supporting the idea. After many local...

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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

October 1, 2016
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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

By Seth Daniel No matter where one drinks coffee in the Town, officials at the Harvard Kent want parents and students to know that the school near the Tobin Bridge is a great choice to stay local and get great instruction, and this week that claim was backed up by a City and state...

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Knights Of Columbus Hosts An Evening With Jim Plunkett Oct. 8

October 1, 2016
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The Boston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring “An Evening With Jim Plunkett” on Oct. 8, 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at 545 Medford St. in Charlestown. The fundraiser will allow the Boston Chapter to continue bringing children to “Day in the Country,” at Canobie Lake. Since 1902, the Boston...

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CNC Meeting October 4 – 7pm At The Knights Of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street

October 1, 2016
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Chair correspondence          Presentations          Open floor for community members          Committee Reports – Public Safety, Basic Services, Development, Transportation, Elections                      Report on Paolo’s/Monument LLC restaurant meeting held 9/17, changes in liquor license and hours of operation                      Report on the North Washington Street Bridge meeting held 9/14                      Report on the 7...

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Castle Group Celebrates 20 Years, Nine In Navy Yard

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last Thursday, the Castle Group in the Navy Yard celebrated 20 years as a business, a woman-owned business at that, and to celebrate the achievement, Mayor Martin Walsh proclaimed it ‘Castle Group Day’ in Boston. “That means they can do whatever they want until midnight, which gives them a little bit...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2016

October 1, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/19/16 – A victim on Medford Street reported unknown person(s) stole her cell phone from her backpack while she was at the football field. Larceny 09/20/16 – A victim on Bartlett Street reported unknown person(s) stole her blue UPPAbaby stroller from beside her home. Larceny 09/20/16 – A victim on Rutherford...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2016
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POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS The Charlestown Police Appreciation Night that was organized by the Grateful Community of Charlestown and hosted by the Boys and Girls Club was a great success last week and truly appreciated by the men and women of this community and beyond who serve and protect  that thin blue line...

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Pop-Up Art

September 22, 2016
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Pop-Up Art

Jungsoo Kim of Ground Inc., the landscape firm working on the Bunker Hill redevelopment project, holds a replica of the Monument with the real Monument in the background. The National Park Service and Corcoran Development unveiled a pop-up park on the corner of Bunker Hill Street and Monument Avenue last Friday afternoon to celebrate...

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Candelight Vigil

September 22, 2016
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Candelight Vigil

Sarah Pierce holds a candle with Bill Sapp, who lost his brother to addiction last year, during last Saturday’s 8th annual Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to addiction. A large number of people came out to honor the memory of their lost loved ones by having a reading of their names, followed by...

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Annual CPS House Tour Set for Saturday

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Seven diverse Charlestown homes will be featured this coming Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Charlestown Preservation Society’s (CPS) popular House Tour. This year the homes on the tour – which are not revealed until the day of the tour – will feature examples of newer homes, older homes with a modern...

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Graphic Arts Building Approved by BRA for Sullivan Square

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Berkeley Investments got approval from the Board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to move forward with its $52 million residential project fronting Sullivan Square. During the BRA’s monthly Board meeting, the project – known as the Graphic Arts building – received approvals within the Article 80 process. Eric Ekman of...

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CNC Monthly Meeting Oct 4

September 22, 2016
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will meet at 7pm on Tuesday October 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations by different agencies, the floor will be opened for public comment.    

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A New Post:53rd Postmaster of Boston Sworn in at State House

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Nick Francescucci took his first step as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 1985, it was on Mt. Vernon Street in Beacon Hill, where he happily delivered the mail to customers for years. So it was only fitting that on Friday, Sept. 16, he stood...

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MC Students Set to Dedicate Participation in ALS Walk for Living to One of Their Own

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When a busload of Malden Catholic (MC) High School students empty out onto Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea this coming Sunday, Sept. 25, to participate in the Leonard Florence Center for Living’s (LFCFL) Walk for Living, they will be mindful of two men in their own community – one of whom suffers...

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Training Field Fences Come Down,and Park Re-Opens to the Public

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though there were some delays to delivering the final product, neighbors and tourists alike rejoiced on Monday, Sept. 12, when the City’s Parks and Recreation Department removed the barriers and re-opened the Training Field after about one-year of closure for rehabilitation. “The fences came down this morning and the rest will...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2016

September 22, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Burglary – No Force 09/15/16 – A victim on West School Street reported when she returned home, she saw her front door was unlocked, and upon checking her apartment, she found her wallet and credit cards were missing. There were no signs of forced entry at that time Larceny 09/16/16 – A...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT This past Wednesday evening, a grateful community held a Charlestown Police Appreciation Night. It was sponsored by the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club and held there as well. People showed up in good numbers because Townies appreciate all that our police officers do for us and society as a whole....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Obituaries 09-22-2016

September 22, 2016
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Paul Clausen, Jr. Public spirited and generous resident of Charlestown and New Hampshire Paul E. Clausen Jr. of Charlestown and Freedom, NH died peacefully on September 14. He was 70 years old. He began his professional career as a summer tour guide at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH  and finished as an...

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