Police Briefs 03-20-2014

March 19, 2014
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Breaking and Entering 03/10/14 – A victim on Pleasant Street reported while at home, she heard a male swearing in a loud voice and her lawn patio furniture being moved. Upon investigating, she found a male suspect had made his way through a rear door into the common hallway. The suspect, who was unsteady...

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High School Oratorical Contest

March 13, 2014
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High School Oratorical Contest

The Massachusetts Department of the American Legion held their high School Oratorical Contest in Charlestown on Sunday March 2 at the Constitution Inn. The JW Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 has been supporting this event for many years. Pictured are (from left) back row: Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman, Linda Neshamkin, Judge #1, Principal...

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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

March 13, 2014
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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, who was perhaps one of the most patriotic women to have walked the streets of Charlestown and dedicated her life to veterans affairs has died. Mrs. Johnson, who was a World War II  U.S. Navy Veteran and later became a Gold Star Mother after her son, Edward Johnson, was Killed...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Three Candidates Announce for Probate Clerk Position

March 13, 2014
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Longtime East Boston resident John Sepulveda, as well as former At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo Sr. and local attorney Martin J. Keogh will be tossing their hats into the ring for the Suffolk County’s Register of Probate and Family Court seat. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 9, and includes all...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Drugs 03/07/14 – 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 A substance (heroin). Robbery – Attempt 03/07/14 – A victim on Winthrop Street reported while he was exiting his motor vehicle, an Asian male approached him,...

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Local Town Track Registration for Spring/Summer Now Open

March 13, 2014
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Registration for Town Track Club’s 2014 Spring/Summer Track is now open-  On time registration deadline until march 30 $55 ($85 late registration after March 30) Register at www.towntrackclub.org There are some changes this year.  Note: there will be two seasons in which participants are welcome to join either one or both. * Stay Tuned...

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Obituaries 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Florence Johnson Gold Star Mother, Active in Many Organizations, ‘Mayor’ of Charlestown; First Woman Chief Marshall of the Bunker Hill Day Parade Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, (Gold Star Mother and United States Navy Veteran of World War II), a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, March 10 at her home...

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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

March 5, 2014
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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday’s special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed as formality but after Tuesday’s victory he will be the next state rep to serve Charlestown and Chelsea at the State...

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Award Winner

March 5, 2014
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Award Winner

Sonni Fazio received the Tommy Bryson Memorial Scholarship Award at the Charleston Yoth Hockey Association annual McGonagle Tournament that was held over this past weekend..

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Proposed Changes to Blackstone Block, Constitution Rd. Aims at Accessibility

March 5, 2014
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A standing-room crowd at a public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday got a glimpse of the latest concept designs for improving pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to the Blackstone Block, located between the Haymarket MBTA station and Faneuil Hall, and Constitution Road in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between...

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Sen. DiDomenico to Hold St. Pat’s Party on Friday

March 5, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced that he will hold his First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Jimmy Tingle and...

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Boston Parks Schedules Hearing on Warren St. Shade Tree, April 3

March 5, 2014
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 3, to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 78 Warren Street in Charlestown. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room of...

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Congratulations, Dan

March 5, 2014
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The legendary former Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas “Tip” O’Neil, was famous  for the political maxim, “All politics is local.” Dan Ryan’s convincing win on Tuesday proved the truth of Tip’s famous aphorism. Dan is a lifelong resident of Charlestown and  has never forgotten his roots. Whether it be in his capacity as...

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Sen. DiDomenico’s St. Patrick’s Party

March 5, 2014
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For years Charlestown residents have been treated to a St. Patrick’s Day party.  However, this year all that was in jeopardy as former State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, who was the driving force behind this event in recent years, had left office in January. State Senator Sal DiDomenico had planned last year to begin his...

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CYHA 20th Annual Bryan Mcgonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament

March 5, 2014
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This year marked the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR Emmon’s, O’Neill, Horrigan rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. All three...

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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

February 26, 2014
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CNC Supports Courageous Sailing Request for License to Host Pier 4 Summer Events

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to request a license for Courageous Sailing to host summer events on Pier 4 with the agreements and limitations that were approved in 2013. Courageous Sailing hopes to hold 10 evening and 10 daytime events under an approximately 50’X100’ tent to help fund the Courageous Youth Program,...

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Candidates for State Rep. Seat Must Also Battle Winter Weather: State Primary to Fill O’Flaherty Seat Scheduled for next Tuesday

February 26, 2014
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Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 2nd Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Looking at Casino Impacts on Charlestown

February 26, 2014
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Rutherford Avenue is a road to be usually avoided at certain times of the day.  The recent potholes are not the reason as much as the traffic gridlock that one encounters.  For residents this gridlock usually means the side streets, such as Main Street, Chelsea Street,  Bunker Hill Street, Austin Street, Green Street or...

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CYHA McGonagle Tourney Is This Weekend

February 26, 2014
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CYHA hosts the 20th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on Friday, February 28th, March 1st and 2nd at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 20 years ago. His family has been...

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Another Meeting Is in Order

February 26, 2014
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On February 4, a public hearing with Wynn officials about their plans and the impacts of the casino for Charlestown  was held that for many residents seemed to raise more questions. Local community leaders who sit on boards like the Charlestown Neighborhood Council have legitimate questions about the drawbacks for our community if a...

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Get out and Vote

February 26, 2014
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Next Tuesday,  Charlestown voters will be going to the polls to elect a new State Representative. There are two well-known and very capable candidates from Charlestown — Dan Ryan and Chris Remmes. There is also a third candidate, Roy Avallaneda who is running and comes from Chelsea. Not since Jimmy Collins was State Representative...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/18/14 – Officers responded to the Bunker Hill Mall for a report of a person with a knife. On arrival, police located the suspect, who attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant...

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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

February 21, 2014
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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

After a 15 year gap, a local not-for-profit organization known as the Townie Association has revived the traditional town race for Mayor. The successful re-launch of the tradition last summer brought an exciting and refreshing incentive for town unity. The honorary title has almost always been awarded to extremely active members of the community,...

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