Residents Supporting Street Parking Changes

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown residents Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin seem to have struck a common bond of frustration amongst their neighbors as their effort to change parking restrictions in Charlestown has come out of the gate sprinting. Woods reported this week that the effort has already received 250 signatures of residents before organizers had really even...

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Papagayo Restaurant Closing City Square Location

May 6, 2015
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The popular local Mexican Food chain located in City Square will close its doors and reopen in Saugus, Mass. Papagayo Restaurant, Legendary Restaurant Group’s Mexican themed branch with four locations in the Boston area, made the announcement this week. According to the Legendary Restaurant Group the Charlestown location of Papagayo is setting up shop...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2015

May 6, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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

May 6, 2015
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Remembering the people’s firehouse takeover ›I›m sure many more protests will be planned.» Jay Farris, Boston Globe , April 25,1981 “If we tell when, they’ll (the police) will be ready for us.” Nancy McCaffrey Thirty one years ago right now, I was probably hanging out inside the occupied Winthrop Street firehouse and holding the Engine 50...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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Locals Play a Part in History

April 23, 2015
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Locals Play a Part in History

“Battalion Volley,” yelled the generals last Saturday, April 18, as hundreds of muskets fired into a grouping of British regulars. Cannon and musket fire filled the air with loud bangs, smoke rose from the field, explosions sounded and war broke out in earnest as the Battle Road reenactment in Lexington at Tower Park got underway....

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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

April 23, 2015
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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

It seems that 175th anniversaries don’t come too often, but for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, the church’s 175th milestone couldn’t come at a better time. Rev. Thomas Mousin sat down with the Patriot-Bridge recently to talk over the excitement around the coming anniversary and how it has contributed to an energy that...

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Townie Tidbits

April 23, 2015
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MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS BARROOM HISTORY    I bumped into Michael Murphy last week on Main Street by the Cooperative Bank and we ended up talking about the barrooms of Charlestown. He is just old enough to have remembered many of the names I was slightly too young to have known. Sometimes it is nice to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 23, 2015
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Thank You The Staff, Kids and Local Advisory Board at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club would like to thank our 12 Boston Marathon Runners; Alyssa Pesce, Jesse MacDonald, Deana Boucher, Meaghan Doherty, Kristen Pearless, Alexis Lemprereur, Inbar Hanouna, Kristin Catroppa, Ron Robinson, Colin Meharchand, Laura Roberts, Eric Fu for their hard work and...

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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

April 21, 2015
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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

On Saturday, April 25 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church will be hosting a gala at the old “Bank Building” at One Thompson Square. There will be historical presentations, guest speakers, refreshments and activities designed to “turn back the clock” on the Charlestown way of life. Also part of the festivities will be a...

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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

April 21, 2015
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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

Though it might seem like it, the multi-million dollar investment in building the new marina at Pier 8 in the Navy Yard didn’t just float into place – or did it. While residents continue to meet with Charlestown Marina developers on the details of such things as the Harborwalk and other plans, a fascinating...

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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

April 21, 2015
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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

Despite complaints from Boston and surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR...

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Police Briefs 04-16-2015

April 21, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

April 21, 2015
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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

“The City is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all Boston residents, particularly for those who live and work in Charlestown.” With this simple, elegant and powerful opening statement to the state’s EOEEA in regards to the latest Wynn casino sugarcoating (SFEIR) the City of Boston Environment Department cut to...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 21, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Townie Tidbits

April 21, 2015
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STOPPING BY OLD SULLY’S LAST WEEK Last week I stopped by Old Sully’s on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Irish American Police Officers Association and applied my gift of gab quite well. Old Sully’s is at the corner of Happiness and Lynde Streets I often say. Not really, it is actually...

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Fire on Main Street

April 9, 2015
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Fire on Main Street

A late morning blaze broke out over the weekend on Main Street injuring one firefighter and killing several pets. The fire broke out Saturday at 11:40 a.m. at 311 Main St. Firefighters quickly responded and were able to knock down the flames rather quickly but not before the fire claimed the lives of several...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information Following State Official’s Ruling

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Receive Job Training

April 9, 2015
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Charlestown residents living at the Bunker Hill Housing Development will now have more job training opportunities thanks to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. HUD announced that the Boston Housing Authority was one of nine agencies chosen out of a group of 57 applicants nationwide to receive a $2 million...

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Partners Healthcare Scholarships Are Available to Local Students

April 9, 2015
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A consortium of Charlestown affiliates in Partners HealthCare System will award $6,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Charlestown pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in health care. Eligible students for the Charlestown Partners Health Care Merit Scholarship must have lived in Charlestown for at least two years, be a first-year, first-degree student...

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Wynn Could Use Railroad to Ship out Contaminated Soil

April 9, 2015
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Wynn environmental consultants said Monday night that they are looking into the feasibility of shipping out some contaminated soils by rail, and are very high on the idea. Chris Gordon, a Massachusetts based environmental consultant, said at a public meeting in Charlestown on Monday night that they have been in talks with freight railroad...

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Townie Tidbits

April 9, 2015
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EASTER THOUGHT ON CHARLESTOWN  Having spent about a good dozen years calling Charlestown my home, I have good memories around Easter in Charlestown when I was still living at home with my parents on Winthrop Street. I wasn’t as lucky as a Townie to having been born and raised here but after arriving I...

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Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 9, 2015
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This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

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Residents Are Ready To Fight for ‘Resident Only Parking Changes’

April 2, 2015
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For some folks, it can be work that takes over their lives. For others, it can be a family situation or a home repair emergency. For many in Charlestown, that outlying frustration that can take over their lives involves simply parking their car near their home. They tell stories of paying thousands of dollars...

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