No Change in Trash Collection Planned

May 28, 2014
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While some neighborhoods in Boston will experience a change in trash pick up as part of new collection, hauling and disposal contract, Charlestown will be unaffected. Sunrise Scavenger will service Charlestown and the trash collection schedule here is unchanged. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Public Works announced the new collection hauling...

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Crackdown on Improper Trash and Recycling Disposal

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina has ordered Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers to begin cracking down heavily on improper trash and recycling disposal in Charlestown and elsewhere in his district. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in other neighborhoods. “Please be alert in the coming...

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ParkARTS Workshops Returning During June

May 28, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops will return during the month of June at five Boston locations. The series of eight workshops for budding artists ages nine and up is just one of the many offerings of the 18th annual ParkARTS program...

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Police Briefs 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Assault and Battery 05/19/14 – A victim reported while walking down Main Street, she was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The victim told police that she believes the bottle came from a fire-escape platform. She declined medical attention. Warrant Arrest 05/21/14 – Officers in the area of Warren Street placed an...

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Good Shepherd Fundraiser

May 15, 2014
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Good Shepherd Fundraiser

Deanna Sutton, Jessica Scire and Emily Walker were happy to spend their Friday evening at the gala. They were three of many who attended the 5th Annual Fundraiser for the Good Shepherd School at St. Mary’s-St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center. The theme was ‘Hollywood.’

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DiDomenico Endorses Tompkins

May 15, 2014
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DiDomenico Endorses Tompkins

State Senator Sal DiDomenico announced his endorsement of Steve Tompkins for Suffolk County Sheriff this week.

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MGC Denies Boston Host Community Status: Walsh Weighing Legal Options Following Ruling

May 15, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community’, which would have allowed Charlestown to vote on a casino referendum and possibly a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Wynn proposal in Everett and the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere...

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Courageous Sailing Announces Campaign Geared Towards Youth

May 15, 2014
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Courageous Sailing today announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of its youth programs, which teach vital skills and have played a critical role in enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of Boston children during the past two-plus decades. The campaign includes an innovative mix of TV, print, radio...

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CNC Basic Services to Meet May 22

May 15, 2014
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The CNC Basic Services committee will hold a meeting of May 22 at 7:00 pm at the Mishawum Community room, 95 Dunstable Street. Representatives from Fresh Truck will be on hand to discuss their proposal to bring their mobile healthy food market to the Charlestown community. The presentation will include information regarding the proposed...

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Charlestown Townie Swim Team Swims Their Way to Nationals

May 15, 2014
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The Townies National Swim Team headed to Tampa/St. Pete, Florida on April 10th for the Nationals Competition that takes place each year. This year, they swam on the 11th, 12th and 13th of April.  Having been picked for the 2014 Nationals Team, all 10 athletes had worked extremely hard to get on that flight...

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Archaeology Walking Tour, A Big Success

May 8, 2014
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Archaeology Walking Tour, A Big Success

The Archaeology Walking Tour led by Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist, was held on May 3. The group of 40 participants began at the Bunker Hill Monument. Bagley’s tour included the true shape of fortifications on Breeds Hill, the leading business women of the 18th century, Slave sites, Pottery sites, and Native sites...

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Eye on the Ball

May 8, 2014
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Eye on the Ball

Jaida Hinton, of the Cubs team, gets ready to hit the ball during Saturday’s Little League Opening Day Ceremonies and games. More than 200 children and League officials paraded through the streets of the neighborhood and ended the day with several games and a celebration at Ryan Field. With the wild weather, League officials...

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TCP Tom Coots Is Named Bank Hero

May 8, 2014
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TCP Tom Coots Is Named Bank Hero

Tom Coots, an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for The Cooperative Bank in Charlestown has been named a 2014 Community Bank Hero by Banker and Tradesman magazine, a weekly bank newspaper published by The Warren Group. Each year, the magazine honors Community Bankers who go above and beyond providing community and philanthropic service....

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Book Signing Planned at Charlestown Library on May 15

May 8, 2014
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Trapped Under The Sea with author Neil Swidey. Presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library. Thursday, May 15, 7:30 pm. Free and open to all, with a book signing and reception following. Wheelchair accessible. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown 02129. For more information: 617-242-1248, www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm. Just twenty-five years...

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Boston Shines Cleanup Set for This Saturday

May 8, 2014
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Spring is here and it’s once again time for Boston Shines! The annual city-wide clean-up is coming to Charlestown on Saturday, May 10th. To make this event a success and make our neighborhood truly shine, volunteers are needed! Boston Shines in Charlestown is looking for volunteers to help with several locations. Volunteers will meet...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2014

May 8, 2014
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Larceny in a Building 04/29/14 – A victim on Eighth Street reported that someone stole a laptop from the school. Police were provided with information as to whom may have taken the computer, and detectives are investigating. Shoplifting 04/30/14 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a report of a shoplifter who had stolen...

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Charlestown Soccer Team Selection Process on May 16

May 8, 2014
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Placement evaluations to select teams for Charlestown Soccer’s Fall, 2014 soccer season will take place on Friday, May 16 (U14 Boys and U14 Girls; U10 Girls and U12 Girls) and Saturday, May 17 (U10 Boys and U12 Boys) at Charlestown High School. Placements are field evaluations of all our potential players conducted by independent...

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Obituaries 05-08-2014

May 8, 2014
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Eileen Lally, RN Of Florida, formerly of Charlestown Eileen M. (Kelly) Lally RN, a resident of Seminole, Florida for more than 25 years and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Saturday, April 26 in Seminole, Florida. She was 58 years old. Eileen was born in Boston on August 27, 1955, a...

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CNC Honors Residents Who Make Charlestown a Community

April 30, 2014
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CNC Honors Residents Who Make Charlestown a Community

The 22nd Annual Charlestown Community Appreciation Awards were held on April 25 at the Knights of Columbus to recognize nine outstanding locals. These individuals are always willing to help, are heavily involved in their community, and enhance the lives of others throughout the neighborhood. Their actions have contributed exceptionally to the quality of life...

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CHART Shows Results with New Treatment

April 30, 2014
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Two Boston men are the first individuals to complete CHART, the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Treatment, the alternative drug recovery and treatment program. The program launched last year through a partnership between the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court (BMC), its Probation Department, and the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. The celebration was held at...

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Charlestown Is Top Draw During Historic Preservation Month

April 30, 2014
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Charlestown will be featured front and center during National Historic Preservation Month beginning May 1. Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City of Boston will have a calendar of special events under the theme of “Buildings and Grounds.” The City will host a variety of tours, talks and exhibits that celebrate and promote Charlestown...

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Thank You for a Great Marathon

April 30, 2014
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We want to take the time to acknowledge all the behind the scenes work from thousands of Marathon officials, Boston and State Police and city officials who worked together to make this year’s Marathon a memorable experience. Living in Boston we were front and center in last year’s cowardly act that left hundreds injuried...

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Police Briefs 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Drugs 04/22/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Lexington Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Violation of the Auto Laws 04/22/14 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed...

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Obituaries 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Anne Tiernan IRS Retiree, Old Charlestown School Girls Association Member and Active Swimmer Anne T. Tiernan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on April 28. She was 86 years old. Anne was born on June 26, 1927 to William J. Tiernan and Sarah Winifred Walsh Tiernan who emigrated from Galway, Ireland. Her...

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