Keeping Cool

July 18, 2016
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Keeping Cool

Charlestown youngsters Caroline Emrick, Bryce Stewart, and Elizabeth Emrick helped open the Boston Common Frog Pond wading pool for the summer on June 24. Hundreds of children and their families attended the event hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with The Skating Club of Boston. The celebration featured activities, a...

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City’s Top Planner Calls Charlestown Her Home,Draws Inspiration From Here

July 18, 2016
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City’s Top Planner Calls Charlestown Her Home,Draws Inspiration From Here

By Seth Daniel In quiet moments away from City Hall, when Sara Myerson contemplates in her mind what Boston should look like in 2030, or what it might look like in five years from now, those fleeting moments often come while she gazes out the window of her home in Charlestown. At times, they...

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BRA Looks to Pay Major Attention to Navy Yard Open Spaces,Facilities

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Following a very productive meeting in the Navy Yard with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last Wednesday, July 6, the agency has released a very ambitious Request for Interest (RFI) to activate the Navy Yard to include anything from public art projects on the water to a Farmer’s Market and new...

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City to Launch Body Cameras On Police

July 18, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced Tuesday an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to allow the City of Boston and Boston Police Department to launch a six-month Body Worn Camera Pilot Program.  Under the agreement, up to 100 volunteer patrol officers will be equipped with body...

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Developer,MassPort to Announce Working Agreement on D Street

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The developer for the Graphic Arts Building and MassPort were expected to announce a working agreement for the proposed development to use D Street as an entrance and exit to its parking garage during a meeting held last night, July 13, in the Schraffts Center. The meeting was a convening of...

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Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2016
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Comment on Sullivan Square was missed  Dear Editor: Your very well-written and informative article covering the crowded informational session on June 30 with the Boston Transportation Department regarding the Rutherford Avenue design did miss one important comment regarding the link between the short-term redesign of Sullivan Square and the proposal for the long-term redesign...

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Townie Tidbits

July 18, 2016
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MICHAEL’S MISSION IS MISSION POSSIBLE I turned out for Michael’s Mission recently at the Knights. The place was packed. Donations raised. Clothing collected for the Recovery House in Hayes Square. A good mix of folks young and old. It was all for a good cause in memory of a sad ending for a good...

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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Sports 07-14-2016

July 18, 2016
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McCarthy Brothers Little League team takes season championship The McCarthy Brothers and the Boys and Girls Club teams battled it out for the 2016 Charlestown Little League championship just before the All-Star break. The game was a lot closer than the score would indicate. With both teams running lean squads of nine players each,...

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Obituaries 07-14-2016

July 18, 2016
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Michael ‘Walshie’ Walsh Former Bunker Hill Billy and former “Townie Santa” Michael K. “Walshie” Walsh of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 30. He was 54 years old. He was a graduate of Charlestown High School and a Milt Schmitt Hockey Player,  AF & AM Mt. Vernon/Galilean Lodge, Allepo Shriner Order of...

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Courageous Sailing Gala on July 19

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Courageous Sailing center is planning a major milestone next Tuesday, July 19, with a party dubbed ‘Make-A-Mark’ that will celebrate 20 years in existence and also raise money for sailing scholarships to benefit Charlestown kids. The Make-A-Mark will take place on Pier 4 at the Courageous Sailing boathouse from 6-10...

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Charlestown YMCA Fundraiser

July 8, 2016
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Charlestown YMCA Fundraiser

Residents gathered last Wednesday night at Courageous Sailing Pier to help support the local YMCA. Shown at the fundraiser are, from left, Myer Segal (center), guest speaker, with his mother, Kara Ryan, and James Morton, President/CEO of the Greater Boston YMCA.

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Foster Opens New Massage Practice in Charlestown

July 8, 2016
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Foster Opens New Massage Practice in Charlestown

By Cary Shuman Cristina Foster has found her passion and life work and it is in the field of massage therapy. Cristina came to the United States in 2008 from Colombia, where she had practiced massage therapy to help family and friends. After studying under Teo Corely, director of the Teoma Institute of Massage...

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Mayor Stresses Investments in Parks, Schools at Coffee Hour

July 8, 2016
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Mayor Stresses Investments in Parks, Schools at Coffee Hour

By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh visited Doherty Park on Bunker Hill Street Tuesday morning, June 28, for a meet and greet with neighbors, and in doing so he highlighted several budget items that he believes will help Charlestown and the City overall. “We had the largest Parks budget ever submitted to the Council...

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Residents Give Input At Meeting on Rutherford Avenue Design

July 8, 2016
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Almost 200 residents attended an informational session at the Knights of Columbus Hall last Thursday night by city officials from the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) concerning some of the design changes that could affect the Sullivan Square-Rutherford Avenue Corridor. James Gillooly, BTD Deputy Commissioner told the crowd that the objective is to try to...

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2016 Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach Planned for July 22-24

July 8, 2016
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for...

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Street Closures Posted Near Longfellow Bridge

July 8, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close Memorial Drive/Land Boulevard westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge from 11:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, to 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 10. The closure is necessary to perform track work on the Longfellow Bridge using a crane positioned on the roadway. Detour routes and...

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Ninth Graders Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

July 8, 2016
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The 5th Annual BUILD Business Plan Competition was held at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston on Saturday, June 4th. More than 125 Boston high school freshmen gathered in teams to pitch their business plans to a panel of volunteer judges comprised of Boston business leaders, for the chance to win up to $1000...

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Townie Tidbits

July 8, 2016
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CATCH THE McTEGGARTS FEVER  I am down at Faneuil Hall Marketplace all the time. Over time I became a fan of the McTeggarts, a great Irish band that plays over at the Black Rose on a regular basis.  Recently, while selling items at Johnny Two Dogs stand, Jim Bryne and Mike O’Brien came over...

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Letter to the Editor

July 8, 2016
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Thank you Dear Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, I wish there were more words to describe how thankful I am to have been chosen to receive the prestigious James Cushman Scholarship. But a sense of pride is not the only thing I have obtained from your organization; the practical application is almost immeasurable for my...

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Sports 07-07-2016

July 8, 2016
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Sports Roundup WAY TO GO HUGHIE!!! Hats off to Malden Catholic senior Hugh O’Donnell for his selection as the 2016 Lt. Michael Quinn USMC Scholarship winner. Hughie, who plans to attend Norwich University in the fall, was a member of the Super 8 champion Lancer hockey team as well as a soccer and lacrosse...

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Obituaries 07-07-2016

July 8, 2016
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Sean Michael Boyle Former resident of Charlestown Sean Michael Boyle, formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on June 24.  He was 55 years old. The son of the late William Boyle and Edna (Doherty) Boyle of Charlestown, he leaves behind his son Sean Allison and his, wife Caroline of Methuen, his daughter, Noelle of Holbrook,...

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Preservation Reports Successful Cataloguing of Historic Homes Here

July 1, 2016
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Preservation Reports Successful Cataloguing of Historic Homes Here

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) reported last week at its annual meeting that a historic property cataloguing effort last month by Protect Charlestown was a tremendous success and will be the baseline for working to protect more historic properties in the Town. “The big thing we needed to do start documenting...

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Fence Issue Brings Divide between Essex Street,Mishawum Neighbors

July 1, 2016
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Fence Issue Brings Divide between Essex Street,Mishawum Neighbors

By Seth Daniel Mary Bailey has seen it all in her 90 years when it comes to Mishawum Park. She once lost her home on the now-defunct Mill Street to the affordable housing family development many years ago when it was built in the 1970s, having watched her home be taken through eminent domain...

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