St Clement School in Medford to Close June 2017

May 26, 2017
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St. Clement School in Medford announced Friday, May 19, that it will close at the end of the school year in June 2017. Currently the school educates students in Pre-K and grades 6-12. The school had educated students in Pre-K through grade 12 through school year 2015-2016. A combination of factors has contributed to...

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‘Coffee with A Cop’ Comes to Grasshopper Café

May 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Commissioner William Evans of the Boston Police Department joined district officers and neighborhood residents for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Grasshopper Café on May 17. Each Wednesday, police visit a different city neighborhood in a casual setting where they can meet and hear from neighbors. Besides complimentary coffee, the department...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Pushing for Special, Limited 4 A.M. Liquor License

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing the need to be competitive in a business with narrow margins, Wynn Boston Harbor is pushing strongly for a provision in the State Budget that would allow the casino to serve liquor on the gaming floor for an extra two hours at night – until 4 a.m. A typical liquor...

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Owners of 6 Soley Street Seeking to Move-In

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After three years of contentious meetings, court battles, bitter discussions with some Soley Street neighbors and numerous volleys across the passageways of City Hall, the owners of the controversial property at 6 Soley St. still want to move in, still want to be neighbors to those who they are seemingly at...

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Unique BPDA Loan Program Helps Tea Bar Come to Main Street Area

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The former Sorelle’s location off of Main Street is about to be occupied by an exciting and innovative cold brew tea bar, and it’s in no small part due to the cooperation of a unique loan program that’s part of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and directed by native...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Law 05/15/17 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a license.   Assault and Battery 05/17/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported when he told the person in his business that he...

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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Quite A Year  Dear Editor: It’s Been Quite a year for my good friend,Grand Marshall Robert Beckwith. Bob had two children Tom and Valerie each walk down the aisle. A third child,Carolyn, gave birth to Grandson Robbie. He and his wife Carol and another Daughter Lauren welcomed their first Grandchild and Nephew home! Becky...

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Townie Tidbits

May 26, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES  TRIVIA NIGHT Members of the Bunker Hill Associates recently hosted its Trivia Night down at the Knights on May 4. Place was packed and lots of great fun for all. This fundraiser was held to raise funds for nonprofits that benefit kids in Charlestown. Beside being a great...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Sports 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly A NEW LACROSSE LEGEND Revere senior attacker Ed Sullivan scored five goals to go along with four assists to help the Patriots defeat Winthrop by a score of 16-11 and clinch the NEC championship. Ed also surpassed the 100 point mark (65 goals, 39 assists) for the second straight...

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Obituaries 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Charles ‘Charlie’ Cochran Longtime Charlestown resident It is with great sadness that the family of Charles “Charlie” Walter Cochran announces his passing after a long illness at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 73 years old. Charlie, who was born March 22, 1943 died on February 15. He resided in Charlestown for many...

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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

May 19, 2017
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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans folded a flag to place alongside the newly marked grave of Civil War veteran Francis William Loan.

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Walsh Fundraiser

May 19, 2017
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Walsh Fundraiser

Mayor Martin Walsh addressed his supporters at his Charlestown Fundraiser this past Thursday night, May 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hundreds of residents turned out for the mayor’s campaign fundraising event in preparation for this year’s City Election.

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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

May 19, 2017
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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

By Seth Daniel Some 16 outfits submitted ideas and plans – from simple light installations to full-on urban plans – to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday in response to the agency’s Request for Ideas (RFI). The requests came from as nearby as Charlestown and as far away as Spain. There...

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Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds With four months to go until the City Preliminary Election, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been hitting the pavement in the district’s neighborhoods of Eastie, the North End and Charlestown. Over the past few weeks the candidates have been meeting constituents, knocking doors,...

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RFP Ready for Nanny Goat Hill Properties

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might struggle to find Nanny Goat Hill if they weren’t a grazing goat in the early 1800s, but neighbors around the seven hilly parcels on Mead and Russell Streets know of them, and could be in the running to acquire them from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) soon....

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Charlestown Resident Rights an Old Wrong for Civil War Ancestor

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no telling what one might find when they begin exploring their family tree. Sometimes it can be shocking or embarrassing. Other times it can be moving. And sometimes it’s simply ordinary. When Charlestown’s Eddie Loan began his discovery of an ancestor that fought valiantly in the Civil War, what he...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Trespassing 05/08/17 – Officers on Third Avenue placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny from a Building 05/12/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) entered his office and stole his wallet and laptop. A surveillance video is available, and will be reviewed by...

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Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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William Boyle, Jr. Of Tennessee, formerly of Charlestown Willam F. Boyle, Jr., of Greenville, TN, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 29  at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee.   Known to many as Bill and Dollar Bill, he passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. William loved life,...

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Old Schoolboys

May 13, 2017
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Old Schoolboys

Jack and Pete Tkachuk, father and grandfather of former NHL St. Louis Blue’s player, Keith Tkachuk, perform the bell ringing duties to call to order the 104th reunion of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association last Sunday, May 7, at the Knights of Columbus. Schoolboys came from as close as St. Martin Street and as...

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