Obituaries 11-19-2015

November 19, 2015
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Stephan Slesar Cardiologist Stephan J. Slesar of Charlestown died at home on November 14. He was 83 years old. He was the husband of Corinne for 55 years; father to Tara of Reston, Virginia, Joseph and his wife, Amy of Charlestown; “Obi” (grandfather) to Kailey, Dominic and Ionie of Charlestown; father to Stephan Jr....

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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

November 12, 2015
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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home held its annual Veterans’ Day services on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the St. Michael’s Chapel on the campus. Honored on the day were Charlestown’s Cmdr. Robert Gillen (retired Navy) and Charlestown native Father Patrick Healy.

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Turning the Trend: More Parents Looking to Stay in Charlestown

November 12, 2015
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Turning the Trend: More Parents Looking to Stay in Charlestown

Over the last 15 years, as new people moved into the Town with kids and young natives began raising a new generation of Townies, it was always sort of assumed that the little tykes being wheeled down Main Street in carriages would one day flee along with their parents to the suburbs. Charlestown had...

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Beacon Hill Athletic Club Eyes Space in City Square

November 12, 2015
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The well-known Beacon Hill Athletic Club (BHAC) is looking to add its eighth location in City Square if neighbors and the community reach an agreement on the move. A meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Basic Services Committee will examine the issue at a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Marriott...

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Wynn Everett Awards More than $3m in Contracts to Certified Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 12, 2015
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Wynn Resorts has announced that it has awarded more than $3 million in contracts to certified veteran-owned businesses in the design phase of the five-star Wynn Everett resort. The recent Wynn contracts to veteran-business enterprises total $3,165 million, or 6.2 percent of the entire design-phase expense. The amount is more than six times the...

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Police Briefs 11-12-2015

November 12, 2015
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Charlestown Beat 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...

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Letters to the Editor

November 12, 2015
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CNC election is Saturday Dear Editor,  Election Day may be over, but Charlestown residents still have a chance to make their voices heard at the polls! Elections for the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) precinct seats will be held on Saturday, November 14th at the Charlestown Police Department, 55 Bunker Hill Street. Voting hours are...

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Townie Tidbits

November 12, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER SHOWS “TOWNIE SPIRIT” About a month ago Joe Zuffante called me to help spread the word that the Abraham Lincoln, Post 11, GAR up at Memorial Hall on Green Street in Charlestown would once again hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner over at the Knights on Medford...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Halloween 2015

November 5, 2015
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Halloween 2015

Thousands of Halloween revelers marched around the Monument and the Training Field last Saturday evening during the 30th Annual March Around the Monument celebration. The safe and family-friendly event was bigger than ever. Here, Lauren Lizewski the Mummy could be seen wandering around the Monument in search of her tomb.

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Boston Reaches Out to Wynn for Meeting on Traffic, Planning

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the phone rang at the Wynn Everett headquarters last week, it was an unfamiliar voice – it being the voice of a person at Boston City Hall. Wynn Everett and officials from the City of Boston – excluding Boston Mayor Martin Walsh – met last Thursday, Oct. 29, in a...

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Charlestown Voters Pick the Election Winners

November 5, 2015
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By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday night’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out longtime At-Large City Councilor and former Council President Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983. doubled women...

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Single Family Homes, Condos Are Hot in Charlestown

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown real estate market is undoubtedly as healthy as a top professional athlete, but delving into the most recent numbers shows that prices for single-family homes and condos have been the foods that have fed the recent surge in the market. According to the MLS Property Information Network (PIN) and...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT 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...

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Townie Tidbits

November 5, 2015
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BY SAL  GIARRATANI UNCLE JOE’S MAUREEN  O’HARA STORY   By now the world must know that my mother was a Harrington from Charlestown. I remember the last time I saw my Uncle Joe, it was the Summer of 1977. He was 64 years old at that time I thought he was an old guy...

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This is a Halloween You Can Enjoy with Your Children

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Halloween is a lost art in most places. Trick-or-treaters are on the downswing in most communities and the further you go out in the suburbs, the less of the traditional one sees. Most places rely on “safe” indoor Halloween events, or organized parties rather than the old door-to-door stuff where kids...

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Obituaries 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Fine Otolaryngologist and former professor at UMass Medical School and former Chief of Surgery at     St. Vincent’s Hospital Dr. Jeffrey R. Fine of Charlestown, formerly of Worcester, died  on October 25. A graduate of Dickenson College and Hahneman Medical College, he served in the United States Air Force as a Major during...

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District 1 Champions

October 29, 2015
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District 1 Champions

Congratulations to the Charlestown Midget 1 hockey team on winning the District 1 title. The team moves onto the State Championship in November. Pictured left to right standing – Coach and new dad Harry Sullivan, Nolan Doherty, Quinlan Sullivan, Eddie Evers, Will Ahearn, Nolan McLaughlin, Danny Settipani, Colin Nestor – Bottom left, Jack Lonergan,...

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For A Good Cause

October 29, 2015
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For A Good Cause

Charlestown’s own comedians Tony V and Steve Sweeney, with Irene (Gillen) Moffat, sister of Brother Francis Gillen, were all on hand last Sunday night, Oct. 25, for a special fundraiser to help continue to the work of Brother Gillen – an elderly man who left Charlestown in the 1940s to do God’s work in...

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City and NHL Jointly Agree to Renovate McGonagle Rink

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The City of Boston and the National Hockey League (NHL) are combining forces to renovate the Brian McGonagle Street Hockey Rink at Ryan Field this fall – and will hold a blockbuster ceremony in December to mark the occasion and prepare for the NHL’s WinterFest game to roll into Fenway Park...

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Voters to go to Polls on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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Charlestown residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quite election. With no Mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats and Charlestown’s incumbent City Councilor running unopposed voter turnout here is expected to be light...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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Charlestown Beat 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...

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Townie Tidbits

October 29, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI GILLEN FAMILY’S MISSIONS FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCESS    Over 300 folks showed up to help raise needed funds for missionary work in the Philippines at a hospice called San Juan De Dios. There the Brothers of Mercy tend to the needs of the sick especially the mentally ill abandoned by their families....

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Letter to the Editor

October 29, 2015
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Letter from Charlestown Democrats Dear Editor: Greetings Fellow Charlestown Democrats! Every four years, all good Democrats cast their vote for their favorite Presidential candidate during the primary election in March. We always have a great turnout in Charlestown and we know you will want to be part of this exciting election on March 1,...

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