Obituaries 04-13-2017

April 14, 2017
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Helen Hoey Of Charlestown Helen V. (Carroll) Hoey of Charlestown died on February 10. The beloved wife of the late George F. Hoey, Jr.,, she was the cherished mother of Carolyn M. Hoey of Severna Park, MD, Patricia A. Wood and her husband Mark of Ballwin, MO.; much loved grandmother to Ryenn M. Gaebler,...

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Just Relax

April 7, 2017
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Just Relax

Pam Esselstyn gets a bit of a surprise as she has her hair styled on Monday night, March 27, during the ‘Relax for a Reason’ fundraiser at Element Day Spa. The event raised money for the Charlestown YMCA.

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Marathon Bombing Survivor,Sister Unite on Racecourse for MGH this Year

April 7, 2017
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Marathon Bombing Survivor,Sister Unite on Racecourse for MGH this Year

By Seth Daniel Wherever two or more runners come together, in Boston, a Marathon is likely to be run, and this year one Charlestown woman and her sister – a survivor of the 2013 Marathon Bombing – will celebrate a special bond in running the Boston Marathon together for the first time to help...

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Warren Prescott to Celebrate Decade of Parents Foundation on Sunday

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the City’s schools, when parents run late picking kids up from school, if they don’t have a relative close at hand, it can be an extremely stressful situation. A parent can feel all alone, trapped unexpectedly in traffic or at work while their children need to be picked up. At...

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Waterfront Coalition Submits Letter Criticizing IAG Process, says it is Frustrating Residents

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Steering Committee for the Charlestown Waterfront Coalition (CWC) has submitted a letter this week to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) asking for a more thoughtful use of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) process in the wake of the One Charlestown review last fall. The 90-day delay in development...

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Wynn Money for Charlestown Organizations Deadline is April 15

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The deadline for the first-ever round of funding from the Charlestown Community Impact Fund, money that is provided and will be provided by Wynn Boston Harbor, is fast approaching with the close of applications coming next week. The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is April 15. The...

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St John’s Episcopal Welcomes Community to Holy Week and Easter Observances

April 7, 2017
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The parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church will mark the most important week in the Christian year with a series of events and services to which the entire community is invited. The Palm Sunday services on Sunday, April 9th , at 8 am and 10 am will include the blessing of palms, the reading...

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Charlestown Scholar Athletes Shine at Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial Classic

April 7, 2017
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Boston’s best and brightest high school players were in the spotlight at the Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial Basketball All-Star Classic at Northeastern University’s Cabot Center on March 25. The All-Star Classic is presented by Scholar Athletes, the nonprofit organization founded by Suffolk Construction Chairman & CEO John Fish to support achievement through athletics...

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Wynn Removes Last Load of Soil at Everett Site

April 7, 2017
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After filling more than 8,800 truckloads and 4,300 railcars over seven months, Wynn Boston Harbor announced this week that it had excavated and removed the last pile of contaminated soil from its construction site on Lower Broadway in Everett. The ‘bottoming out’ of the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor project marks the completion of...

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Police Briefs 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 03/27/17 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, five individuals were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.   Operating After Suspension 03/28/17 – As a result of a motor vehicle accident on...

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Townie Tidbits

April 7, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani SHOUT OUT TO SEAN FLAHERTY       Lately, I have been reading some great opines from Sean T. Flaherty of Charlestown and I must say I like his viewpoint on politics. I see his name in the letters pages of the Boston Herald often. On Sunday, March 26 he showed up...

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Make it Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...

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Townie Sports

April 7, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly MOTHER NATURE, LET US PLAY BALL!!! With the weather already reeking havoc on the 2017 high school baseball season, coaches are making a mad scramble to find some semblance of playable turf to get outside for practice. I suspect this may be the season of “double-headers.” Having said that, here’s a...

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Obituaries 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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Helen Honey Of Charlestown Helen V. (Carroll) Hoey of Charlestown died on February 10. The beloved wife of the late George F. Hoey, Jr.,, she was the cherished mother of Carolyn M. Hoey of Severna Park, MD, Patricia A. Wood and her husband Mark of Ballwin, MO.; much loved grandmother to Ryenn M. Gaebler,...

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Walsh’s Party

March 31, 2017
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Walsh’s Party

Mayor Martin Walsh tells a tale of the old Irish country to Charlestown’s Frank Wiemert (right) and some of the other guys at the table during a belated St. Patrick’s Day feast last Thursday, March 23, at the Warren Tavern. Seniors from all over the Town gobbled corned beef and cabbage while live music...

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Business Community Looks to Add Luncheon Series to Charlestown Chamber Repertoire

March 31, 2017
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Business Community Looks to Add Luncheon Series to Charlestown Chamber Repertoire

By Seth Daniel Dozens of local business owners and Charlestown Chamber members gathered at the new Monument 251 Restaurant on Friday, March 24, for the first Chamber Luncheon Series in what organizers hope will become a popular mainstay for the business and civic community. Jimmy Lister of the Chamber kicked things off, thanking Monument...

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BPDA Makes Seeks Ideas for Navy Yard Properties

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) released a Request for Letters of Interest (RFI) this week that essentially calls for partners to help activate key parcels of land in the Navy Yard – including the long sought after Pier 5 parcel. The RFI had been discussed with residents of the...

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Police Arrest Five in Drug Connection

March 31, 2017
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It seems D’Raffa Restaurant was the Bunker Hill connection, as police raided the storefront eatery and dismantled what they allege was a major fentanyl (opiate) operation. The major raid happened just steps from where a woman was shot inside Kipo’s Pizzeria on March 15. The injuries there were not life threatening, but the matter...

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Local Resident Raising Money for Suicide Prevention

March 31, 2017
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Justyne Collier, local resident of Charlestown, whose brother committed suicide in 2004 is working to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She will be joined by her extended family, also long-time Charlestown residents, when she participates in the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Wakefield in September. She is asking for...

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Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo is Named President of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

March 31, 2017
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Following an extensive nationwide search, Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, has been named the sixth President of MGH Institute of Health Professions, an independent graduate school in Boston founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare. Dr. Milone-Nuzzo has spent the past 14 years in leadership roles at...

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City,Transportation Department say Stats Show Allston Street Pilot a Success

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel By the numbers, the change in direction for Allston Street has been a total success, according to figures released last week by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). To a person, not everyone likes the new configuration – which took away Allston Street as the one street on the west end of...

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Police Briefs 03-30-2017

March 31, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Assault and Battery 03/23/2017 – As a result of a dispute over a towed motor vehicle, both parties involved made claims of being assaulted. The matter is scheduled to be resolved in Charlestown Court.   Aggravated Assault and Battery 03/23/17 – During a dispute between a customer and a store employee on...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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Commenting on LaMattina’s Op-Ed Dear Editor: After reading Councilor LaMattina’s op-ed I went to One Charlestown’s web site.  The photos certainly are beautiful — development photos almost always are, as they invite you to envision what doesn’t yet exist. While there’s no dispute as to the need for upgrade, beautification and safety in the...

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Looking at the Alternative Plan

March 31, 2017
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By Samuel (Sy) Mintz, AIA  AICP I want to respond to a quote by Seth Daniels in March 23rd’s article titled “Alternative Plan to One Charlestown presented,” stating “former planner Sy Mintz has presented his “alternative plan” for One Charlestown no fewer than 17 times to small groups around the Town.” To clarify, it...

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