Capuano Campaign Reports More than $1.1M on Hand

April 6, 2018
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The re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano is reporting having $1.1 million cash on hand after raising more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2018. The 2018 1st quarter reports are due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission on April 16. “I am truly grateful for the support I am receiving...

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City Square Park Looks to Get More People into and Using the Park

April 6, 2018
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City Square Park Governor Grace Bloodwell is looking to make the area even more active this spring and summer than it already is, and the trend starts this coming Saturday, April 7, with a clean-up of the area. Bloodwell took over the reins of the Friends of City Square Park last year, and is...

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Councilor Flaherty, Sen Boncore Announce are out for District Attorney

April 6, 2018
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City Councilor at-Large Michael Flaherty, and State Sen. Joe Boncore, both announced this week they would not run for Suffolk County District Attorney. Flaherty cited medical issues for his decision, while Boncore said he wanted to focus on issues that are taken up in the Senate. Flaherty, a former prosecutor and former colleague of...

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CNC Discusses Plans for Old Duffy Building, Chappie Street Gets Ok

April 6, 2018
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The Charlestown Neigh-borhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night for their monthly meeting and, right off the bat, discussed what looks to be a major residential development at the former James Duffy Building on Main Street. Chair Tom Cunha said he had been contacted by the potential owners of the site about the preliminary...

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Repairs on Gilmore Bridge Start Sunday

April 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that starting on Sunday, April 8, MassDOT will be performing deck joint repairs on the Gilmore Bridge (Charlestown Avenue, Cambridge/Austin Street) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Work will be done under nightly westbound lane closures over the bridge and the road will be reopened each morning...

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Worker Dies on Wynn Boston Harbor site Tuesday

April 6, 2018
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A worker on the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site died on Tuesday night after an accident on the site. Details were scant, and Wynn officials said they were withholding the name and details out of respect to the family. “The Wynn Boston Harbor family regretfully learned this morning that a member of our construction...

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Re-Branding of Wynn Boston Under Serious Consideration

April 6, 2018
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The Wynn Boston Harbor tower hasn’t even reached the top floor, and already the name on the top is under serious reconsideration following the exit of the company’s founder Steve Wynn regarding sexual misconduct allegations. Responding to comments from Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey, Wynn Boston Harbor president Bob DeSalvio said...

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Greg Henning Vies for Suffolk County District Attorney Seat

April 6, 2018
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A Bostonian through and through, Greg Henning a prosecutor and mentor in the community he has served for over 12 years is stepping up and running for the office of District Attorney. For 10 years, Henning has worked as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County DA’s office, prosecuting a variety of cases...

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Pressley Raises $364,368 in Bid for Congress

April 6, 2018
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The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $364,368 in primary contributions from more than 1,500 donors in its first two months since launching at the end of January. More than 70 percent of the contributions received were under $100, reflecting the campaign’s early grassroots momentum and enthusiasm. “I am...

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Cambridge College Announces Plans to Open Gaming Career Institute with Wynn

April 6, 2018
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After many months of discussion, Cambridge College and Wynn Boston Harbor announced on Thursday that the two organizations have partnered to offer a Gaming Institute on the Charlestown campus that will teach prospective employees table games and security. Philip Page, vice president of strategic partnerships, and Mark Rotondo (an Everett native), vice president of...

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Brewer’s Fork Celebrates Three Years

April 6, 2018
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After three years in business, Brewer’s Fork restaurant in Hayes Square has become part of the local lexicon, and they’re making a splash citywide too, recently being named one of the top 35 places to drink by Boston Magazine. That follows Best of Boston designations for brunch and neighborhood restaurants as well. Now, three...

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Unique Kitchens Showcased on Creative Kitchens Tour April 7

April 6, 2018
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When her spouse suggested moving to a home with an elevator, a Beacon Hill lover of cooking and antiques replied in no uncertain terms that she was not moving anywhere unless she could bring her kitchen table with her. Which was no small thing because the table is a long and heavy 9-foot 3-inch...

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e-inc. Offers Summer Science Discovery Program

April 6, 2018
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In August, e-inc. is presenting the fourth Summer Science Discovery Program, two one-week experiences for children, ages six-12. During Dinosaur Week: Leapin’ Lizards, August 20-24, children will learn about the Cretaceous period, and how dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions of years. Children will explore the world from the beginning of time and learn...

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Police Briefs 04-05-2018

April 6, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Commercial 03/28/18 – A victim on Main Street reported when he was working at his business, a black male entered the premises, walked behind the counter and emptied both cash registers. No weapon was displayed, and the suspect then fled the store. The suspect has been seen in the store...

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Townie Tidbits

April 6, 2018
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WELCOME INTO THE WORLD OWEN RICHARD MORRISON My daughter Nealia went into extra innings during her pregnancy. Her son simply seemed to like where he was and seemed in no rush to exit the tunnel into the world. However, in the end, he did arrive early on the morning of March 29. He was...

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Celebrating One Boston Day

April 6, 2018
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For over 120 years, the Boston Marathon has represented our city at its finest. Every year, thousands of runners lace up their shoes and begin the long trek towards Boylston Street. People come from all across the city to cheer on friends, family, and complete strangers. On Marathon Monday, we come together in a...

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Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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COMMENTING ON FLOODING HERE Dear Editor: I am writing regarding a front-page article on flooding in Charlestown and, more specifically, the flooding that occurred at the Schrafft’s building parking lot. It goes without saying that this particular storm was historic in proportions, and for the safety of all, let’s hope it can be classified...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Townie Sports

April 6, 2018
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EAGLES LATE SURGE IS “SUPER” BC High and junior wing Matt Lakus stayed the course when their backs were against the wall and secured their first Super 8 title since 2012 with a memorable late surge to topple a gritty Pope Francis in overtime by a score of 2-1. The Eagles (19-4-1) tallied the...

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Procession of the Palms

March 30, 2018
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Procession of the Palms

Rev. Thomas Mousin, of St. John’s Episcopal Church, exclaiming, “Hosanna,” while waving the palms in Thompson Square on Sunday morning, March 25, which was Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week observances at churches all over the Town. St. John’s congregants gathered in Thompson Square and processed to the church.

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Adding to Community:Developer: St Catherine’s Property Has Great Potential in Retail, Other Uses

March 30, 2018
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Adding to Community:Developer: St Catherine’s Property Has Great Potential in Retail, Other Uses

The owner of the former St. Catherine’s Church property, Michael Rauseo, said this week that the Dollar Tree coming in on the ground floor will add needed activity to the area, and that he’s considering many proposals for the upper floor, but that a restaurant use probably has the strongest potential. All told, he...

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Moving Forward:After Long Process, DiDomenico Affirms ‘Strong Relationship’ with Sen President-Elect Spilka

March 30, 2018
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After a long process, Sen. Sal DiDomenico allegedly fell a few votes short of gaining the Senate Presidency, a process that completed last week when State Sen. Karen Spilka corralled the 21 votes needed to secure the presidency. It was announced publicly in a press conference on Thursday, March 22. While no one was...

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Hood Zoning Amendment on Height Moves to Zoning Commission

March 30, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has moved a zoning text amendment that deals with allowing taller buildings at Hood Park from their Board to a public hearing at the Zoning Commission – the last step before it could possibly become law. After a March 12 meeting in which the community almost unanimously...

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MGH Institute, Harvard Kent Agree to Strengthen their Partnership

March 30, 2018
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One is in the Navy Yard and one is in Hayes Square, but Chelsea Street has been no barrier to the close partnership between the Harvard Kent Elementary School and the Mass. General Institute for Health Professions (IHP). Now, Harvard Kent and the IHP have doubled down on their collaboration this week, strengthening volunteer...

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