Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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Casella Waste Transfer Station To the Editor: I attended the community meeting tonight concerning the proposed waste transfer station by Casella Resource Solutions.  I did not speak as my comments would have been cumulative.  The impassioned, informed and relevant comments, supported by the entire audience of over 200 people, highlighted the negative impact of...

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Wynn Could be an Ally?

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown and Mayor Martin Walsh have fought to the bitter end to stop Wynn Resorts from building in Everett. It seems that this battle is close to being over. With all but one of Boston’s lawsuits thrown out of courts, Wynn is moving ahead with his project just recently having named Boston-based Suffolk Construction...

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Not the Right Project

January 28, 2016
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Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions wanted feedback from residents about locating a trash transfer station in their facility behind the old Hood Milk site. Well, they got that feedback, and whether they wanted to hear it or not, they got a clear and emphatic “no way” from Charlestown. When you have more than 230...

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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

January 22, 2016
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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

By John Lynds Following a letter to parents last week from Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang reporting that the school department will face a $50 million deficit, a group of concerned parents and students decided to protest Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City Tuesday night. The group, a broad-based coalition of public...

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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

January 22, 2016
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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

By Seth Daniel Though there wasn’t much said about Charlestown specifically, Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his second State of the City Address on Tuesday night in Symphony Hall and focused on several citywide issues – most importantly education. With the backdrop of a looming $50 million cut to the Boston Public Schools, Walsh led...

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Wu Seeks Tranparency,Open Transportation Discussions

January 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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LaMattina Named to Key Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks, Recreation & Transportation and vice chair the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor last week, had previously chaired the City,...

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BHA and Developer Hold another Meeting on Bunker Hill Projects Plan

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Working to build a consensus on design and answer questions from previous community meetings, the Boston Housing Authority and developer of the Bunker Hill Housing Development held another in a series of meeting last week concerning the project. Over 60 residents from Bunker Hill attended last weeks meeting and BHA Administrator...

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Wynn Everett Chooses Boston’s Suffolk Construction to Build $1.7B Casino

January 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When hammers start pounding nails on the new Wynn Everett casino, the hands holding those hammers will be local hands working for a local company. Wynn Resorts announced a major milestone in the development of its $1.7 billion Wynn Resort on the Charlestown line by naming Suffolk Construction Company of Boston...

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Warren Prescott Meeting Focuses on Safety,Overcrowding

January 22, 2016
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There is no disputing that the Warren Prescott School in Charlestown is one of the worst school facilities in the City – despite the exemplary educational programs that are happening inside the old building. Boston Public Schools has admitted so over the last few years, but parents are growing increasingly frustrated as immediate issues...

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Police Briefs 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Townie Tidbits

January 22, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani “ONE IN A MILLION, A MILLION IN ONE ‘ I believe the above is a lyrics from an old song you might hear on Ron Della Chiesa’s Music for America radio show Sunday nights on WPLM-99.1 FM but for Keith and Sara Bauer I bet they could be singing that old...

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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2016
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Trucks and Trash Dear Editor: Residents should try to attend the meeting on Monday, January 25th, 7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 545 Medford Street, regarding a proposal by Casella Resources to operate a trash transfer station. Currently their recycling business uses their facility at 24 Industrial park and they are looking...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengeance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Congratulations Councilor Sal Lamattina

January 22, 2016
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The announcement by Council President Michelle Wu that our own City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been named Chairman of the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committee as well as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee certainly comes as good news to residents. These committees are very important for quality of life issues...

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Obituaries 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Karen Gentis Managed fiber optic accounts across the globe Karen A. Gentis of Charlestown, formerly of Decatur, Indiana passed away on December 24 after a brave battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. She was 56 years old. Karen, who was born April 22, 1959 to Roger and Norma (Johnson) Gentis, was a member of...

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Townie Hoop Action

January 20, 2016
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Townie Hoop Action

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, winning at home 60-53 in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris...

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Fighting the Drug Scourge

January 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Father Jim Ronan took the microphone Monday night at the Knights of Columbus to address more than 300 people who had gathered to see a provocative new movie on drug abuse and to hear a new call to fight harder against the scourge, he was quick to point out that...

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Residents Urged to Attend Flood Map Meeting

January 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at Boston community meeting Monday to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016 and tell residents how they can get more information. While the Federal Emergency Management...

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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

January 20, 2016
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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

By Seth Daniel When Jimmy Vesey sees Matt Grzelcyk, or Matt Grzelcyk sees Brendan Collier, the three young men don’t just see hockey jerseys from Harvard University, Boston University or Northeastern University – they see Charlestown. And Charlestown has enjoyed seeing them. Over the last four years, the hockey trio from the Town has...

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DiDomenico Leads Locals to New Hampshire for Clinton

January 20, 2016
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By Katy Rogers It’s been no secret that State Sen. Sal DiDomenico has been openly supporting Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president. As the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Primary Elections quickly approach, he has recently travelled to New Hampshire with many of his local supporters to put his energy behind that proclamation. Despite...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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Charlestown beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2016
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IF ONE SUFFERS, WE ALL SUFFER”  Quote to Note “Quincy’s drug problem has now reached the very serious stage. Drug use in high schools is sharply increasing. A tremendous amount of heroin is present in the city and is being used by teenagers. We have a serious problem here.”    -former Norfolk County District...

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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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