Townie Tidbits

November 3, 2017
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SNAFU OVER WORDING IN FLYER When a piece of paper shows the mayor with a candidate and the phrase “I’m with Stephen” shows up in someone’s mailbox or steps, the conclusion would be that was an endorsement being made. However, Mayor Walsh says no such thing when it comes to that phrase apparently in...

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Building a Future for All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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LETTER IN SUPPORT OF LYDIA EDWARDS Dear Editor: As you may know, Lydia Edwards came within just 77 votes short of claiming the top spot during the primary municipal election in late September and won our neighborhood of Charlestown.  Such a great showing demonstrates that many voters in her district have already concluded that Lydia is not...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Townie Sports

November 3, 2017
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Congrats to Pope John XXIII football head coach Craig Connors and assistant coaches Paul Blaikie, Nick Codair and Joe Codair on the Tigers 36-22 triumph over Madison Park. With the team returning all but two seniors next season, hope springs eternal for continued improvement…Kudos to Charlestown head coach Dave Cahill and local players Steve...

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USS Constitution

October 27, 2017
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USS Constitution

In the top photo, AM3 Sailor Amaury Gollier climbs the riggings of Old Ironsides with the towering Boston skyline in the background last Friday, Oct. 20, as the ship celebrated its 220th birthday with an excursion to Castle Island and back. In the bottom photo, Hundreds of sailors, officers and honored guests were included...

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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...

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The Wizard of Charlestown

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many years of leading the Halloween Parade at the Monument and reciting the Wizard’s Poem for excited Charlestown trick-or-treaters, Bruce Garr has passed his wand and robe over to longtime resident Jim Duane to be the new leaders of the Town’s most magical celebration. The fun kicks off at the...

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Campaign

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel What many thought was an endorsement by Mayor Martin Walsh of District 1 Candidate Stephen Passacantilli turned out to be approved literature – literature that looked very much like an endorsement, but apparently was not. Many residents have been paying very close attention to the District 1 race over the last...

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Flaherty seeks Hearing on Antenna

October 27, 2017
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty has called for a public hearing to discuss the siting and impacts of telecommunications-based infrastructure upgrades that are taking place across the city of Boston. The hearing comes in response to concerns raised by constituents, from various neighborhoods, regarding the lack of awareness of the implementation of these...

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Walsh Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open Interprofessional Education Health Care Center at Navy Yard Site

October 27, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially opened its innovative IMPACT Practice Center on Thursday, October 19, at the graduate school’s Charlestown Navy Yard campus, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh cutting the ceremonial ribbon. An overflow crowd of community leaders, donors, students, faculty, and staff were on hand to witness the opening of the Center....

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KofC Celebrate 125th Anniversary, Name Hall after Father Mahoney

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Great things often come in twos, and that was just the case on Sunday, Oct. 22, at a grand celebration of the Charlestown Knights #62’s 125th Anniversary and a commemoration of St. Francis Father Dan Mahoney. More than 250 people showed up to mark the milestone for the Knights, and also...

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Neighborhood Council Holding Elections for Precinct Seats, Nov 18

October 27, 2017
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10AM to 2 PM at the Hayes Square Police Station, 20 Vine Street, Charlestown.  Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library, electronically from the CNC website or from election chair, BarbaraBabin@comcast.net. Candidates for...

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Ward 2 Dem Lists Endorsements

October 27, 2017
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The Ward 2 Democratic meeting held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Blackmoor Kitchen to hear from candidates and decide on any endorsements. Organizers of the event reported that the Committee has endorsed Mayor Martin Walsh for the mayoral seat. In the City Council at-large, they have endorsed Council President Michelle Wu...

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Jack Kelly Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council District 1

October 27, 2017
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Jack Kelly, lifelong Charlestown resident and former city councilor-at-large candidate, endorsed Lydia Edwards for district one Boston city councilor. “I am proud to endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and my beloved home of Charlestown,” said Kelly. “Lydia will bring a fresh perspective, an independent voice...

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District 1 City Council Candidates Edwards and Passacantilli Square Off in Charlestown Debate

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night District 1 City Council Candidates squared off in one of the last debates or forums scheduled before the Tuesday, Nov. 7, municipal General Election. Hosted by the Charlestown Navy Yard Association, over 100 voters from District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, packed the...

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Billy Kelly Looking Forward to Friends of the Training Field Presidency

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No one was more surprised to become president of the Friends of the Training Field than the candidate himself, Billy Kelly. The life-long resident of the Training Field area – and former firefighter – never expected to be nominated, but after a nearly unanimous vote of the organization, Kelly took the...

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USS Constitution Celebrates 220th Birthday with Sail on the Harbor

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Making its first ‘underway’ since spending 18-months in drydock being repaired, the USS Constitution set sail last Friday, Oct. 20, for Castle Island with a full crew and a lively contingent of dignitaries and honored guests – a sail that was in celebration of the old ship’s 220th birthday (which was...

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Anthony’s Dream to Hold Time Friday in ‘Keys for Cadagan’

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Hooley family never asked for help, but Charlestown and the Anthony’s Dream Foundation are ready to help their little girl, Cadagan Hooley. This Friday, Oct. 27, the Anthony’s Dream Foundation – made up of a generous group of Charlestown  residents who go under the radar – will activate the Town...

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Passacantilli: Traffic Congestion in Charlestown is Unacceptable

October 27, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1, has released a detailed plan to address Charlestown›s traffic crisis. Passacantilli said, “Traffic congestion could very well be the most pressing and pervasive quality of life issue facing Charlestown today. I hear concerns about traffic from Charlestown residents and...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2017

October 27, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Burglary 10/18/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) cut the lock on his refrigerator trailer unit and stole various meat products. A surveillance video might have captured the incident, and detectives will investigate.   Burglary 10/20/17 – A victim on Monument Avenue reported unknown person(s) entered his home through...

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Townie Tidbits

October 27, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani BREAKING NEWS I always wanted to say the above. They say it all the time on TV news programs even if the news broke long ago. Earlier this week, a tractor-trailer going around Sullivan Square tipped over on its side spilling everything out onto the road tying up...

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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COMPLAINS OF LACK OF COVERAGE FOR EDWARDS Dear Editor, I have been a longtime reader of the Patriot-Bridge and count on its news to be informative and unbiased. It is therefore with great sadness that I have watched it transform itself over the course of this campaign season into little more than an arm...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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