Holy Week Schedule at St. John’s

April 2, 2015
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The parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St., celebrating 175 years of ministry in Charlestown, invites the community to join us in moving through the most important week in the Christian year with the following services. On Thursday April 2, at 6 pm, there will be a Maundy Thursday supper, with the...

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Waiting Game Begins on Wynn’s Environmental Report

April 2, 2015
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As meetings with Engaged Charlestown Residents and Wynn officials continue in the neighborhood this month, those involved in the process have circled Friday, April 3, with a big red pen – as it is what many believe could be the day when Wynn’s traffic plans are either accepted or rejected by state regulators. The...

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Boston Opposes Wynn Traffic Plan ‘In Its Entirety’

April 2, 2015
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The City of Boston has issued a comment letter indicating it is absolutely against the entire Wynn traffic plan outlined in the Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report (SFEIR) filed in February – despite the fact that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials worked very closely with Wynn to help put together the plan all...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Sports 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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Spring/summer track and field registration is open 2015 Spring/Summer Track and Field Registration is now open. Track is open to all youth 5-18 years old Join Town Track Club for an exciting season of jumps,hurdles,sprints,long distance runs,relays,discus and hurdles. Mini meets at our own track, mini meets at MIT and bigger events in-between! *** New...

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Donut Lovers Unite: Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

March 25, 2015
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Donut Lovers Unite: Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous, uniquely flavored donuts. Paul and Maria Delios have brought their award-winning donuts to Boston’s downtown financial district, International Place, opening the region’s first handcrafted donut...

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Ryan Ready to Facilitate Long-Term Discussion on Sullivan Sq. Traffic

March 25, 2015
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State Rep. Dan Ryan has reaffirmed his longstanding pledge this week to lead discussions around a long-term traffic and transportation fix to Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – discussions that he said might have been precipitated by the Wynn casino but have been ongoing for years. “The fact that the conversation is back on...

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Palm Sunday Concert/Meditation: To Be At St. Mary-St. Catherine

March 25, 2015
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To mark the last concert on its historic Woodberry and Harris organ before it is silenced for a multi-month restoration, its first in 123 years of supporting worship, St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish has arranged to showcase the instrument in an unusual concert themed to the spirit of Holy Week. Three distinguished organists,...

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Winter Might Be Waning?

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...

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Do we Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2015
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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A New Bike Lane?

March 18, 2015
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A New Bike Lane?

The strong winds on Tuesday actually picked this bicycle up from a porch on Salem St. and then it became entangled in the power line. Boston Firefighters were needed at the scene.

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BRA Approves Hotel Project in Navy Yard

March 18, 2015
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The developer planning to bring a 230 room hotel to Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval this week. The $85 million project will transform a historic maritime building into a new hotel and restaurant. Chain Forge Hotel LLC will develop the Chain Forge Hotel, located on a BRA owned parcel at...

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CPS to Hold Monthly Meeting on March 23

March 18, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 PM in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Boston Police Department Building at 20 Vine Street.  Our agenda includes review of a roof deck replacement at 30 Chestnut Street and a rear...

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Quinn Scholarship Has Become a Community Staple

March 18, 2015
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When Ronan FitzPatrick, Stephen Driscoll and the late Edward Johnson began canvassing the pubs and businesses and organizations throughout Charlestown in 1969 for donations to a new local scholarship for their friend, Michael Quinn, who had died in Vietnam, they were asking for a dollar here or a dollar there. They were happy to...

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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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I am disgusted Dear Editor: I am a life long resident of Charlestown and I am disgusted with all the dog feces all over the town. This winter was hard on everyone but the people who do not clean up after their dogs should be ashamed of themselves. You cannot walk down the street...

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A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 18, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Arrests Made in Morrissey Shooting

March 12, 2015
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Boston Police made huge breaks in the murder case of 17-year-old Ryan Morrissey Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon in arresting Julio Baez, 24, of Charlestown; Danilo Soto, 21, of Dorchester; and Alexander Soto, 17, of Charlestown – charging all three with the crime of murder. “A little over four months ago, a young man...

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Wynn Resorts Buys More Everett Land

March 12, 2015
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Strong sources have revealed this week that several parcels of land on the west side of Lower Broadway have come under the control of Wynn Resorts, though the company is likely not interested in doing any further shopping. “Wynn has control of the properties needed to build a Wynn Everett Resort that will meet...

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Boston’s AAA Rating Affirmed

March 12, 2015
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The City announced that both Standard and Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investor’s Services have affirmed Boston’s AAA bond rating, the highest possible credit rating a City can receive. Both agencies cited the City’s sound fiscal management under Mayor Walsh’s leadership and the strong and growing local economy. “These top credit ratings are a...

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Townie Tidbits

March 12, 2015
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SAL’S ST. PATRICK’ S DAY CELEBRATION No this isn’t my celebration time but I can say I celebrated well last Friday night at the Knights. The Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day party, sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico, was well attended as usual. As usual there were five Sals there. The senator, his father,...

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Obituaries 03-12-2015

March 12, 2015
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Rocco Anthony Jesso Gifted and Much Loved Educator Rocco Anthony Jesso, a Charlestown native, formerly of Revere, died on Wednesday, March 4 after a long illness at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old. Mr. Jesso was born and raised in his family home in Charlestown. He was educated in Boston Public Schools...

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Engaged Charlestown Residents Start Working Groups next Week

March 5, 2015
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Working groups on the environment, jobs/vendors and transportation will be held next week with Wynn Resorts officials as part of the newly formed Engaged Charlestown Residents effort to work with and get answers from the casino developer. The formation of the groups were a spin off from the three-hour public meeting held on Feb....

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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

March 5, 2015
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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

The Boston School Committee chose to enter contract negotiations with a new superintendent Tuesday night after an executive session meeting that revealed the choice of Dr. Tommy Chang in a 5-2 vote – a choice that gave Mayor Martin J. Walsh the candidate he was backing. The year-long search and selection process came down...

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