One Charlestown Hopes to Bring in New, Local Partner

February 15, 2018
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced this week that the Corcoran/Sun Cal development team for One Charlestown has proposed to bring in Boston-based Leggat McCall as a new partner. BHA Director Bill McGonagle told the Patriot-Bridge this week that the development team has proposed that Leggat McCall join in on the project, that coming...

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Surface Option Group Derails Grant Funding for Sullivan Square Design

February 15, 2018
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City Councilors have agreed to hold up a vote to release $250,000 in grant funding to the Boston Transportation Department for use in advancing the hybrid tunnel option for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square. At a hearing before Councilor Michelle Wu’s Transportation Committee on Feb. 5, the anti-tunnel Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) testified...

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DiDomenico Votes to Pass Bill Funding Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements

February 15, 2018
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth. Spending authorizations in the bill include bonds for state university and community college campus improvements, public safety and security facilities and clean energy and...

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DCR Pedestrian Bridge Gets Rave Reviews, but Includes $22.6M Price Tag

February 15, 2018
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The Department of Con-servation and Recreation (DCR), along with partners such as Wynn Boston Harbor, unveiled the design for the much-heralded Mystic Crossing pedestrian/bicycle bridge – a critical connection between Charlestown, Everett, Somerville and a host of other communities connected by bike paths. DCR Project Manager Dan Driscoll introduced the project at a meeting...

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Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the One Charlestown project in an effort to bring City Hall and developer transparency to the community. The hearing is planned for mid-to late-March and will,...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2018

February 15, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 02/05/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Larceny 02/05/18 – A victim on Chestnut Street reported he had three packages stolen from the foyer of his building. Larceny...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Townie Sports

February 15, 2018
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A BIG SPLASH Mystic Valley senior Samantha Dagle will put the finishing touches on what has been a phenomenal high school swimming career when she competes in the Division 2 State Championships (to be held at BU on February 17). Samantha will compete in the 200 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle Relay....

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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

February 9, 2018
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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

If there’s one aspect that stands out throughout the past 125 years for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, it’s the positive relationships between the young people and staff members at the Club that have helped propel positive lives, and chances to try new and different things. The historic Club – the flagship club...

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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

February 9, 2018
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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

Within an old historic building, Cambridge Savings Bank has combined the best of traditional charm with the comfort of innovation in their newest branch, their first branch in Boston, located in the old Five Cent Bank Building in Thompson Square. The new branch has been under construction for several months on the first floor...

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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates to 2018 Democratic State Convention

February 9, 2018
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown, Boston’s Ward 2, will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School, 50 Bunker Hill St., on Monday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in...

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Ryan Praised for Commitment to Veterans

February 9, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan is being lauded after having received the Legislator of the Year award from the state’s Veterans’ Services Officer organization. Ryan received the award on Jan. 24 at a luncheon in the State House attended by family, friend, Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Bob DeLeo. In particular, DeLeo told the...

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Steve Wynn Resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts

February 9, 2018
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Wynn Resorts released the following statements on Tuesday night regarding Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn: STATEMENT FROM WYNN RESORTS: The Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts reluctantly announced today that it accepted the resignation of Steve Wynn as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.  The board has appointed Matt Maddox, currently President...

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MGC says Wynn Organization Did Not Inform them of Settlement

February 9, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a special hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, into the allegations against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – a Massachusetts gaming licensee – and said they were not told of the 2005 private settlement, while at the same time urging fairness and speed in the investigation. The one-hour hearing...

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Old Sully’s Project Shaping up as Residential Development

February 9, 2018
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Longtime Charlestown developer George Georges was no stranger to Old Sully’s pub on the corner of Lynde and Union streets – having been introduced to the neighborhood institution shortly after coming to the Town decades ago. So it was very fitting when he assumed ownership of the old pub after it closed down last...

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Jury Enters Into Deliberations in Morrissey Murder Trial

February 9, 2018
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The jury entered into its first, full day of deliberations yesterday in the Ryan Morrissey murder trial, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Danilo Soto, 24, of Dorchester, and Alexander Soto (no relation to Danilo), 20, of Charlestown, are accused of fatally shooting Morrissey, then 17, and shooting...

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Police Briefs 02-08-2018

February 9, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Possession of a Firearm 01/29/18 – As a result of an ongoing investigation in the area of Polk Street, an individual was placed under arrest for unlawfully carrying a firearm. A 9mm Luger with five live rounds was recovered from the secene.   Receiving Stolen Property 01/30/18 – As a result of...

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Townie Tidbits

February 9, 2018
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Is it just me or has the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78 got here much too fast. I remember it well to this day.  One big difference for me is I was a mere 29 years old, ready to battle the snow. I caught  my dad shoveling it a few days after...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Support for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Survivors Dear Editor, I am writing to support important legislation that will help survivors of brain injury. In 2009, my life came to a halt when I was hit by a snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. The snowboarder ran into eight instructors and went straight through us like...

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Townie Sports

February 9, 2018
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ECHL STANDINGS Manchester wing Mike Doherty delivered an assist in the Monarchs 8-3 walloping of the Adirondack Thunder. Walpole wing Will Ahearn scored a goal in the Express 5-0 wipeout of the Philadelphia Junior Flyers. MIAA WINTER TOURNAMENT PREVIEW Boys’ basketball THEY’RE IN: POPE JOHN XXIII (14-1) – Coach Leo Boucher has the Tigers...

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YMCA Kick-Off Party

February 2, 2018
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YMCA Kick-Off Party

Alex Robinson, new Charlestown YMCA board director, and Andrea Wilk, YMCA executive director, during the Community Kick-Off Party at Blackmoor Bar + Grill last Wednesday, Jan. 24. Donations from the event go to support teen memberships and mentorships, youth swim lessons, social activities for seniors, and enrichment programs.

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