Townie Tidbits

October 28, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani NO NEED FOR ANY HERO WORSHIP I enlisted in the United States Air Force right after graduating from Boston English High School  and lately when I go to public events, someone at the podium is always asking veterans in the audience to stand and everyone starts clapping for them like conquering...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Guess the Weight

October 21, 2016
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Guess the Weight

Will Allen holds the “guess the weight” pumpkin during the Grand Opening celebration of the John Harvard Mall on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Upper and Lower Malls underwent significant renovations over the past year and have now been re-opened to the public. The Friends of the John Harvard Mall helped to celebrate the occasion...

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Democrats Meet

October 21, 2016
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Democrats Meet

Jay O’Brien, vice chair of the Charlestown Ward 2 Democratic Committee, prepares to speak about the importance of the upcoming Nov. 8 election for Democratic voters. The Ward 2 Committee gathered at Blackmoor Restaurant on Monday night to talk about issues and to rally for the election.

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Walsh Arranges for City Hall Come to Charlestown for a Night

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There are questions and concerns – and times when one might be absolutely stymied – that cannot be resolved in a Mayor’s Coffee Hour or a Mobile City Hall visit. To that end, Mayor Martin Walsh and his Town Liaison Chris Breen have organized the first-ever Open House in Charlestown on...

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Halloween Plans Taking Shape for Activities

October 21, 2016
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Halloween will have one great big treat this year, and it’s not chocolate or sugar, but it’s still sweet. The colossal Halloween celebration this year will make a return to the fully-renovated Training Field after having been displaced for one year due to construction work on the park last Halloween. And yes, Mother Goose...

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Charlestown’s Best Dressed Launches Personal Styling Service

October 21, 2016
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By Marianne Salza When a woman slips on that perfect dress, she exudes boldness. Her posture is poised, her smile glows, and her wrists jingle with metallic bangles. It is the radiant expression that Best Dressed Co-Owner Nikoleta Lirantonakis loves to see when styling her clients. Now that she and her sister and co-owner,...

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New Development Plans Unveiled at Assembly Row

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As several developments in Assembly Row are now up and running, and others have just completed their steel skeletons, all of which are quite visible from Charlestown and of great concern here due to unresolved transportation plans, developers for the Row this week announced plans to proceed on a 1.9 million...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Tears Through Slurry Wall Construction

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The slurry wall foundation that supports a majority of the Wynn Boston Harbor building is nearly completed, more than a month ahead of schedule, and work crews are in the process this week of digging out the parking garage area. “The slurry walls are nearly done,” said Greg John on Wynn...

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Refugee Exhibit Now Going on at Long Wharf

October 21, 2016
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Most Americans do not know what it is like to have to leave your home, your neighborhood and your country and undertake a perilous journey that you do not know what awaits you if you are lucky enough to survive the crossing. However, for more than 65 million people in places like South Sudan,...

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BTD Meeting to Focus on Underpass Issue on Rutherford Ave

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In every major issue, there is a moment when it’s time to get down to brass tacks. With the Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue traffic planning process – which was reignited last summer after so much major development around the corridor caused a reconsideration of an existing plan – the brass...

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Police Briefs 10-20-2016

October 21, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Investigate Property 10/11/16 – Officers responded to Concord Street, where the caller informed them that her home had been broken into over the past weekend. At that time, she said she saw someone had tried to gain access to her home once again by opening the windows on the first-floor porch, but...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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Thank you for scholarship Dear Editor: I wish to thank the Mark and Michelle  Gorman Scholarship Committee for the scholarship that I received. It is greatly appreciated. Katlyn Reid  

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2016
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NORTH END COMES TO CHARLESTOWN Remember that old movie called, “Cotton Comes to Harlem” back in that late 60s. A great comedy it was indeed. Was thinking about that old flick when I saw the announcement about the upcoming Gala Dinner Dance-Reunion for St. Leonard’s Church in the North End. The time is being...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Bingo Winner

October 14, 2016
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Bingo Winner

Mary Dewey was a big winner at Community Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Zelma Lacey House. The event brought several folks from the Lacey and the Golden Age Center together for 10-fun-filled games.

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John Harvard Mall Opens to Excited Neighborhood, Celebration Sunday

October 14, 2016
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John Harvard Mall Opens to Excited Neighborhood, Celebration Sunday

By Seth Daniel It wasn’t but a few hours after the fences came down on the upper portion of John Harvard Mall last Tuesday, Oct 4, that kids made a B-Line to the new playground with their bicycles, and adults relaxed stretched out on the new grassy area adjacent to the swings. A little...

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Liquor Licenses Show Win, Loss for Main Street Establishments

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the liquor license bingo that played out at City Hall last week, one Charlestown establishment scored a diagonal win while another went home empty handed. Paolo’s Trattoria gained a full alcohol restaurant license from the Boston Licensing Board on Thursday, Oct. 6, for it’s 251 Main St. location – allowing...

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Friends of Doherty Park Get Funding for Fountain Restoration

October 14, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Oct. 6 the recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance and improve public spaces through restoration and public art. The local approved proposals are as...

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CNC Next Meeting Set for Nov 1

October 14, 2016
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday November 1st at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations by different agencies, the floor will be opened for public comment.

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Adoption Made Easier:Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 14, 2016
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The Baker-Polito  Administration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Councilor Timothy McCarthy Seeks Working Relationship with Colleges

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Motor Vehicle Accident – Bicycle 10/03/16 – A victim in Sullivan Square reported while merging into traffic, a bicyclist, who was traveling in the wrong direction, struck her motor vehicle and dented the hood. The bicyclist, who admitted to going the wrong way against traffic, was transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General...

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Townie Tidbits

October 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani HARVEST ON VINE FUNDRAISER  Keep the date Sunday, November 6 open from 100-400 pm for the Harvest On Vine Fundraiser at the Navy Yard Bistro. Tickets are $50 and going fast. Email Tom at tmacdonald03@yahoo.com. Don’t miss out on the gourmet food, fine wines and great company. NEW HIGH STREET (CHARLESTOWN)...

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