A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

April 7, 2011
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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

-By Luke O’Neill A business innovation center is one proposal being floated for Charlestown’s long-vacant Pier 5 in the Navy Yard. Several other development proposals for the prized pier are expected to roll in as the Boston Redevelopment Authority plans to issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks.   The prime but...

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Repairs Discussed at the Bunker Hill Monument Interior Improvement Meeting

April 7, 2011
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-By Billy Galvin On Wednesday, March 30, the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) held a public hearing at the Bunker Hill Museum to discuss the up-coming interior repairs to the Bunker Hill Monument. NPS Superintendent Cassius Cash opened the meeting by emphasizing that the NPS is dedicated...

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The Olive’s Rehabilitation, Costly, Time Consuming

April 7, 2011
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Olive’s has been and will always be a Charlestown institution of the modern era of this neighborhood. The first day Todd English opened the doors to Olive’s 25 years ago everyone who eats out at finer restaurants took notice. Unlike many restaurants who open with rave reviews, run a few years and then decline,...

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Sports 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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“Nana’s Angels” fundraiser On Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Team “Nana’s Angels” will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  This is the fourth consecutive year Team “Nana’s Angels” will participate in the Avon Walk and, with the help of the Charlestown community, have provided over...

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Obituaries 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Katherine Lincoln-Messina Charlestown resident Katherine ‘Kate’ Lincoln-Messina of Charlestown died on March 27. She was 66 years old. She was the devoted mother of Jason A. Messina and his wife, April, of Lowell; loving sister of Walter Lincoln of Connecticut, Eleanor Barbuto and Mary Lincoln, both of Winchester, Rose Lincoln-Mullane of Charlestown, the late...

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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

March 31, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

Director reflects on his first year, looks to the future -By Luke O’Neill Greg Jackson may not look like your typical executive director – and perhaps that’s a good thing. On a recent visit to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, Jackson sported a royal-blue, long-sleeved Polo rugby shirt, the kind with the big...

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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

March 31, 2011
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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard (Friends) held its annual Winter Warm Up on March 10 at Parris Landing in the Navy Yard.  The event was attended by more than 150 people from all over Charlestown.  Members and guests enjoyed the festive environment and food catered by the Navy...

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CNC Seeks to fill Non-profit Seats

March 31, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is seeking to fill two vacant non-profit organization seats on its 21 member advisory board. Non-profit organizations are individually selected by the elected members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council for a term of two years, taking office in the odd year. The selected organizations will appoint Charlestown residents as their representatives to...

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Census Show Charlestown has been Growing Steadily

March 31, 2011
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-By John Lynds Charlestown’s population has been growing steadily for the past two decades according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Department with the Asian and African American population growing while the white and Latino population remains steady. As of 2010 Charlestown’s population is 16,439 an increase of 1,244 people when only...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting a Great City

March 31, 2011
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The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Radiation from Japan

March 31, 2011
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Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011
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The city begins its annual weekly street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Sports 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Bobby D. anniversary Mass Debbie DeCristoforo, Bobby’s sister, would like to pass the word in Charlestown that the first Anniversary Mass for Bobby D. will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Church on Hanover Street in the North End. Peter Looney Playground On Saturday, April 30 at 10...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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John Reveliotis Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court John F. Reveliotis of Charlestown died on March 25. He was 66 years old. The Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court, he was a member of Bunker Hill Associates and the Superior Court Clerks Association. He was the devoted and loving husband of 16...

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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

March 24, 2011
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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

Senator Sal DiDomenico visited the senior centers of Charlestown last Thursday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.    Senator DiDomenico is picturedwith his son Sal and members of the Golden Age Center.

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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

On Tuesday Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC hosted a contingent of five RAF cadets visiting from England. The day began with the visitors joining Major Chaisson, the ROTC commander,to experience an American classroom. It was a fun activity where all the students learned about ROTC, school, and culture in England and both sides got...

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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

March 24, 2011
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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

By Luke O’Neill Much like rush-hour traffic around Sullivan Square, the proposed reconstruction of the rotary and Rutherford Avenue appears snarled. After a couple years, several public meetings and a community consensus to remove the Rutherford Avenue underpasses and make a surface road, U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano recently expressed his concerns about the...

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Aggressive Spring Cleanup Program Enacted as Severe Winter Comes to an End

March 24, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently launched an early start to an aggressive spring cleanup effort, dispatching Clean Teams to city neighborhoods after a winter in which Boston experienced severe weather and unprecedented snowfall.   The Mayor has directed city agencies and departments to work together and engage residents to implement a...

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Bunker Hill Day Forever

March 24, 2011
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There has been much talk about Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day and about whether or not they are legitimate holidays. That question arises in Suffolk County because these two holidays are exclusively Suffolk County holidays and have been since 1941. These holidays have been called an insult to taxpayers by some senators and...

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Collier Corrals “super 8” Title for Lancers

March 24, 2011
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Capping off a storybook campaign, junior superstar Brendan Collier drove to the net with a Herculean move through two defensemen to score the game-winning goal in overtime, clinching the prestigious “Super 8” hockey title for Malden Catholic (22-1-2).  Despite trailing a determined St. John’s Prep team by a 3-1 score in the second period,...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

March 24, 2011
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If you know of a “Townie” who is participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information and/or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or...

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Don’t Be “left Out” of the Little League Draft

March 24, 2011
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With “opening day” only a month away, it is urged that players register for the 2011 Little League season as soon as possible.  The draft will be held in the first week of April and coaches will select only registered players for their teams.  Don’t get left out!  The cost is $50 per player...

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Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club Swim Team

March 24, 2011
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A “Texas Hold-Em” style fundraiser will be held at the Knights of Columbus Lower Hall, 75 West School Street, on Saturday, April 2 from 6 to 11 p.m.  The event will feature professional poker tables and trained volunteer dealers, with a $100 buy-in.  Contact Steve at 617-686-5939 to register, or for any questions. The...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown shocked heavily-favored Hyde Park by a score of 5-4 to capture the Boys Under-10 Squirt championship in a rollicking, back-and-forth hockey “classic.”  Hyde Park had crushed the “Townies” earlier in the season to the tune of 11-0, cheering each score as though it were a New Year’s Eve celebration.  The excessive reveling only...

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