Local Youths Give Ideas for Programs in City Budget

July 3, 2014
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Over the past few months Charlestown youth had their say on how the city’s budget could help programs near and dear to them or what they would like to see improved in the neighborhood. Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winning projects of the ‘Youth Lead the Change’, participatory budget initiative with Charlestown...

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BCYF Block Party Is on July 17

July 3, 2014
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Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free BCYF Neighborhood Block Party!  Every Thursday night in July and August from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the BCYF Neighborhood Block Party will offer a variety of activities which, depending on the location, will include an inflatable obstacle course, a DJ,...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2014
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“Who’s on first?” -Lou Costello Sometimes it is hard enough to know what time it is or how to shop when you forget the shopping. list on the kitchen table. Right? However, over the past year or two something has bugged me. Doesn’t anyone know when Charlestown was founded? I thought I knew until...

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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2014
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Thank you Sal  LaMattina Dear Editor: The members of the Abraham Lincoln Post want to take this opportunity to thank our city of Boston district councilor Sal La Mattina for his generous donation of a new flag on June 14 to celebrate Flag Day at Memorial Hall. Also a special thanks to Judy Evers...

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Obituaries 07-03-2014

July 3, 2014
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Carl Zellner Carl Zellner passed away Sunday June 29th at Cape Cod Hospital. As a local historian Carl was a dedicated and great friend of Charlestown. His obituary will be published next week in The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.  A memorial service is planned for the future at the Bunker Hill Museum and rather than flowers,...

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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

June 27, 2014
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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

Mayor Martin Walsh and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Francisco Urena attend the Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises in Charlestown on Tuesday, June 17. Children from the Warren Prescott School are seen here performing a musical medley.

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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

June 27, 2014
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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

The Townie Association had a very busy Bunker Hill Day weekend. On Friday, June 13th, Charlestown elected the 2014 Mayor of Charlestown, Kelliegh Harrington and said thank you to 17th Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin at the annual Night Before Banquet. The race lasted two months as each candidate sold votes in their name....

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot in November

June 27, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on repealing the casino law and...

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BRA Approves Ropewalk Project

June 27, 2014
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Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted to approve the $34 million Ropewalk project at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The board also voted to extend the designation of Frontier Enterprises, Inc. as the project developer. Frontier Enterprises, Inc., plans to rehab the existing historical buildings and build 90 residential units (20-30 percent...

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CNC to Meet on 463 Rutherford Ave.

June 27, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee will hear a presentation by Bruce Daniels of 463 Rutherford LLC with respect to the proposed development at 463 Rutherford Avenue (corner of Rutherford Avenue and Baldwin Street).  The meeting will be held on July 1 at the Schrafft’s Center located at 529 Main Street at 7:00 p.m....

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The SJC Ruling

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Townie Tidbits

June 27, 2014
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ANOTHER PARADE IS HISTORY Well, I had a great time at the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Father’s Day. It seems like a great twofer. One time the parade was almost never held on Father’s Day when it actually took p;lace only on the Seventeenth of June but since moving to the Sunday before...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 19, 2014
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Bunker Hill Day

Thousands of people lined the streets of Charlestown to celebrate Bunker Hill Day on Sunday, June 15. Here, Color Guard Eric Morin of the Westbrook Fife and Drum Corps unfurls his flag in preparation for marching through the parade route.

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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

June 19, 2014
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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

While Charlestown celebrated the Bunker Hill Day and all the history that goes along with it, the city of Boston scheduled a much needed upgrade for the Freedom Trail. Mayor Martin Walsh announced that $50,000 will be spent to replace 2,000 feet of the painted sections of the historic Freedom Trail in Charlestown, Downtown...

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Deadline Extended: Additional 14 Days Available For Surrounding Community Agreement

June 19, 2014
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The City of Boston and Wynn Everett will have another week to sort out a surrounding community agreement or face arbitration. On Monday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted the city one more week after the deadline to come to a mitigation agreement with Wynn came and went. Mass Gaming Commission spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said...

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Sullivan Square Gets Improvements

June 19, 2014
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The Mayor of Boston is thanking Charlestown residents for their patience as the city completes an extensive roadwork in Sullivan Square for the first time in 25 years. Mayor Martin Walsh said the Public Works Department (PWD) have worked for two weeks to pave heavily trafficked roads in the square to improve safety and...

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MGH Institute Takes Bunker Hill Race Team Prize

June 19, 2014
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Team IHP repeated as team champion, and third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Anna Haring won the women’s division, at the 2014 Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race on June 15. A total of 37 students, staff, and faculty were part of Team IHP, which won the team category for the second consecutive year....

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Sidney ‘Sid’ McComiskey Electrician Sidney J. “Sid” McComiskey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old. Sid was born in Boston on December 10, 1953, a son of the late...

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To Serve and to Protect

June 12, 2014
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To Serve and to Protect

Officer Rene Sanchez, K-9 Unit, and his dog, Rico, were an exciting part of the District A-15 Open House on Saturday morning that was part of the kick-off for Charlestown Pride Week. The exciting week of activities will conclude with the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday.

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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

June 12, 2014
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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

It’s the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill and all week long  Charlestown residents have been showing off their Townie Pride. From comedy fundraisers to dinners to special events Bunker Hill Pride Week will culminate in the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with Joe Zuffante...

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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

June 12, 2014
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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in Charlestown and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to the neighborhood. On...

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CHS Artworks on Display Monday

June 12, 2014
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On Monday night (June 16), Charlestown High School is opening up to the community, hosting a grand Student Show Art. Featuring artwork by students from the high school, the Edwards Middle School, the Warren Prescott, the Kennedy Center Child Focus, the Harvard Kent, and the Charlestown Nursery School, this Student Art Show displays the...

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Police Briefs 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 06/04/14 – Officers in the area of Corey Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant charging operation of a motor vehicle without a license Drugs 06/04/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Lexington Street, three individuals were placed under arrest for...

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