Kelly Makes Good Showing in Council Race

November 14, 2013
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For a first time candidate, Charlestown’s own Jack Kelly had a good showing during last Tuesday night’s At-Large race. Kelly topped the ticket here with 3,696 votes. However it wasn’t enough to catapult him into one of the four At-Large seats. Kelly finished the night in eight place citywide with 23,935 votes. “I would...

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CNC to Host Meeting on Plan for Constitution Rd., Nov. 14

November 14, 2013
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This evening, November 14, at 7:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a meeting by the City of Boston to present a Concept Plan for Constitution Road (from Warren to Chelsea Streets) as part of the Connect Historic Boston initiative.  The goal is to  transform this corridor into a welcoming, multi-modal street with...

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St. John’s Episcopal Church Annual Harvest Fair, Nov. 16

November 14, 2013
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St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street invites everyone to the 174rd Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church’s Parish House. Admission is free and items for sale include books, crafts, plants, toys, jewelry, and baked goods. There will also be a Silent Auction with a...

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CNC Precinct Elections Rescheduled

November 14, 2013
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Please be advised that the CNC Precinct Elections scheduled for November 16, 2013 are cancelled. In accordance with the CNC Bylaws, in instances where there is only one candidate for each precinct position, the Chair of the Election Committee will propose to the Council that the candidates be voted in lieu of a public...

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MGH Health Center Holiday Schedule

November 14, 2013
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The MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  The health center will be open on Saturday, November 30. If you have a medical emergency during the time the health center is closed, please go to the emergency...

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A Salute to All Who Served

November 14, 2013
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Dear Editor: November is the month when we pause to honor all those who put on a uniform and served his or her country in the Armed Forces. The roots of Veterans Day go back to World War One. Hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in...

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Charlestown Voters Go for Connolly: Walsh Elected Boston’s next Mayor with 52% of the Vote

November 7, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Go for Connolly: Walsh Elected Boston’s next Mayor with 52% of the Vote

Marty Walsh was elected the new Mayor of Boston Tuesday night. Citywide Walsh received 72,514 votes to Connolly’s 67,606 votes. In Charlestown however Connolly bested Walsh 3,213 to 2,305. Here Connolly got the backing of City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Senator Sal DiDomenico. State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty was the sole Charlestown pol to back...

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LaMattina Cruises to Re-election to Council

November 7, 2013
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LaMattina Cruises to Re-election to Council

Incumbent Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily beat challenger and East Boston resident Brian Gannon Tuesday night. LaMattina received 3,404 votes in Charlestown to Gannon’s 1,208 votes. District wide LaMattina received 10571 votes to Gannon’s 4045 votes and will serve a fourth term as Ward I City Councilor. On election night at his...

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Evans to Serve as Interim BPD Chief

November 7, 2013
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Evans to Serve as Interim BPD Chief

Boston Police Superintendent William Evans, who is no stranger to Charlestown, will serve as interim BPD Commissioner until the newly elected mayor appoints a permanent replacement in 2014. Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week as outgoing Commissioner Ed Davis left office. “The Boston Police Department will be in great hands under the...

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Lost Cat — Please Help Find

November 7, 2013
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Lost Cat — Please Help Find

Putnam St. area. Seamus got out of the house on Halloween. Tabby, grey and black tiger stripe, with huge green eyes. Ridiculously friendly and loves to be held. No collar – distinctive white mark under chin. Reward. 617-448-8080

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Captain Hasson District A-1′s New Commanding Officer

November 7, 2013
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Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer, Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We have been fortunate that crime in our neighborhood has been decreasing during...

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The Charlestown Spartans

November 7, 2013
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Our team is made up of 5th and 6th graders. The Spartans Captains are Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6, Jared Burhoe #22, Jason Smith #17 and Eireann Mcmaster #34. These four players have kept our whole team motivated, aggressive, determined and showed the true meaning of sportsmanship. Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6 is our Quarterback and...

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Obituaries 11-07-2013

November 7, 2013
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Francis “Nipper” Harrigan Served on Bunker Hill Parade Committee; member of American Legion and Old Charlestown School Boys Association Francis W. “Nipper” Harrigan of Charlestown died on October 22. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the old Charlestown School Boys Association, American Legion post 26 and served...

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Halloween Bash

October 30, 2013
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Halloween Bash

Kathryn Blaikie is dressed as a leopard and President of Townie Association Sean Boyle is dressed as a city worker at the Townie Association’s Second Halloween Bash held at the Memorial Hall on Friday Night.

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Town Track Club Youth X-country Team

October 30, 2013
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Town Track Club Youth X-country Team

Congratulations to the Town Track Club youth X-Country team! They competed in the 23rd annual Mayors Cup Championship X-Country meet held this past Sunday in Franklin Park. There were many excellent performances and personal bests on the challenging 1.1 mile X-Country course. The races also served as a good prep for the upcoming Junior...

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Maura Healey Announced Her Candidacy for Attorney General

October 30, 2013
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Maura Healey Announced Her Candidacy for Attorney General

Charlestown resident and Attorney General Martha Coakley’s top deputy Maura Healey announced her candidacy for Attorney General last Thursday. Healey will try and fill the AG spot as her boss runs for Massachusetts Governor. Healey lead two prominent divisions of the state’s chief law enforcement office, the Business & Labor and Public Protection &...

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Voters to Go to the Polls on November 5

October 30, 2013
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Charlestown residents will head to the polls Tuesday to pick a new mayor, vote for District 1 City Councilor and choose four of eight At-Large City Councilors. Incumbent City Councilor Sal LaMattina will square off against challenger Brian Gannon. During the Primary Election LaMattina, in a three-way race against Gannon and John Ribiero, came...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 30, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Charlestown Patriot Bridge has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Disturbing the Peace 10/21/2013 – At around 11:30 a.m.,         members of the School Police responded to a report of a fight inside of the school on Medford Street. Upon arrival, police observed two students fighting. They were separated and escorted to the school office for further actions.   Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage...

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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

October 25, 2013
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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

The Good Shepherd School held their annual field trip to Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick, MA. Many children were excited to experience riding on a school bus for the first time. The Manatee, Dolphin, Whale and Turtle classrooms all attended, and with the help from staff and family chaperones, the day was...

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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

October 25, 2013
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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce Charlestown resident, Marc W. Pelletier as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the announcement of the 125th Anniversary of The Boston Architectural College. Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace whose work with clients...

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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

October 25, 2013
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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

The city has designated a developer for the former Charlestown Armory. Mayor Thomas Menino and the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development Sheila Dillon made the announced last week. According to officials C-Town Ventures has been granted tentative designation as developer for the $22 million redevelopment of the historic building into housing on...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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