Obituaries 08-13-2015

August 14, 2015
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Laurence E. Dewey Formerly of Charlestown Laurence E. “Larry” Dewey, a longtime resident of Somerville and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire following a brief illness. He was 69 years old. Larry was born in Somerville on November 29,...

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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

August 7, 2015
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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

On July 10, a cloudy Friday morning, Coleen Lynch of Charlestown and about 100 other swimmers from the Boston area – along with former Olympian swimmers – met up at the Boston Harbor Hotel to take part in the 22-mile relay Swim Across America (SAA) event in Boston. Lynch joined Olympians Carlton Bruner, Kristy...

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Street Light Conversions Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 7, 2015
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The new electric streetlights may be a brighter white, but they have saved the City some deep green in a hurry. Just one year into the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) streetlight conversion program, the City of Boston estimates that it saved $4.7 million in 2014 with just 71 percent of the City retrofitted. Also, through...

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WNV Risk Level Raises in Boston

August 7, 2015
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively small geographic area of the Commonwealth...

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Walsh Announces the Creation Of 175 More Youth Jobs

August 7, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on August 3 the creation of 175 additional youth summer jobs for nine community-based organizations, according to a press release. The jobs were created through $230,000 in corporate and individuals sponsorships to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund. “Jobs provide Boston youth with meaningful work experience,” said Walsh, according to the...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2015

August 7, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Townie Tidbits

August 7, 2015
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SAY A PRAYER FOR JOE SHADROUI      I just returned from my annual vacation to America in Austin, Texas and picked up a copy of the July 24 Patriot-Bridge and was shocked to read the story on Joe Shadroui and the teri8ble accident he had on Main Street getting whacked by a car. ...

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No Olympics in 2024

August 7, 2015
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It’s now official that there will be no Summer Olympics in 2004 in the City of Boston. Perhaps things could have been different with a better strategy of rolling out the plan, but the proposal never garnered a clear-cut majority, either of residents or the politicians, who wanted to see the Olympics held in...

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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

August 6, 2015
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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

By Seth Daniel Every since Bunker Hill Florist owner Joe Shadroui was tragically hit by a car on Main Street July 16, a consistent stream of concerned well-wishers have filed through the door of the popular neighborhood florist asking what they could do. Until now, employees of the shop that have been scrambling to...

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Summer in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Summer in Charlestown

Emery Deroeve, 4 ½, Riann Greatorex, 5, Reilly Bartlett 7, and Apryl Michaels, 8, enjoy the July 10 Splash Dance Party hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at Doherty Playground in Charlestown. Future Splash Dance Parties will be held in conjunction with the ParkARTS Artists in Residence children’s workshops on Wednesday, July...

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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

After traveling through such remote places as Stillwell, KS, Gunnison, CO and Damascus, VA, Toran Gaal – a double amputee Marine Corps Veteran – hand cycled into the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Charlestown Police Station on July 22 to a warm welcome that was well deserved.  There to meet him was a host...

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Graphic Arts Project Design Gets Positive Nod from CPS

July 30, 2015
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Developers from Berkley Investments were on hand in a rare summer meeting of the Design Review Committee (DRC) of the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) on Monday, July 20, to review early plans for a large development at the Graphic Arts Building on busy Sullivan Square. The 90-minute detailed presentation got nearly all positive reviews...

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U.S. Attorney Calls Boston Casino Lawsuit ‘Vicious’ in Court Filing

July 30, 2015
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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts struck a major setback to the Boston casino lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week, calling the suit “vicious.” The disclosure by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz came in a filing at Federal Court on the casino land deal case involving Charles Lightbody, Dustin DeNunzio and Anthony...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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A wonderful turnout Dear friend of the Kennedy Center, On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 260 people attended the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Benefit and BBQ at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus. Their attendance affirmed the community’s support of the Center’s mission to provide individuals and families in need services, opportunities, and the...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

July 24, 2015
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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

As plans of the casino just over the Mystic River in Everett continue to be haggled about in Charlestown and Boston, one of the more underreported aspects of the casino are the thousands of permanent jobs that the project would bring to residents of Charlestown – and that was on display July 11. Traffic...

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Wynn Files Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Sq. Impasse

July 24, 2015
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Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, this week they’ve added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 24, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Police Briefs 07-23-2015

July 24, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps are way up there with the promise of higher temps tomorrow and beyond. I enjoy pools where the water temps are slightly below the air...

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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

July 23, 2015
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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT  production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Charlestown resident David Sullivan is appearing in the lead role of Ching Ho, a comedic henchman, in the Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. this weekend at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly. David, an 11-year-old sixth grader at the Advent School, was introduced to the stage at the...

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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

July 22, 2015
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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

When Charlestown’s Jonathan Spencer picked up a video camera, the results were usually high-quality fun for family and friends to see. Now, though, his most recent video foray is currently being viewed and judged by renowned Hollywood Director Ron Howard and Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson as part of an exclusive nationwide contest for...

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