Preservation Society Honored

April 9, 2014
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Preservation Society Honored

The Charlestown Preservation Society was honored for their community service by the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on March 20,. The ASIDNE Awards Gala, held at the Mandarin Hotel Boston, brings together the whole interior design community to celebrate the achievements of five interior design professionals as well as...

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Better Reception on the Way: Zoning Grants AT&T Permission to Use St. Francis Church Steeple

April 9, 2014
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Following formal approval on April 1 by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved placing a cell phone tower by AT&T at St. Francis Church on Bunker Hill Street. There was no opposition to the proposal at the March 31 community meeting that was held prior to the...

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Possible Change by BRA Could Affect Community

April 9, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is floating an idea in Charlestown to begin using Impact Advisory Groups or IAGs for large projects in the neighborhood. Historically since the 1980s the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has been the overseer of projects in the neighborhood. The CNC has given recommendations to the City of Boston in regards...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 9, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Robbery-Knife-Taxi 04/01/14 – A victim reported that he picked up two fares in Somerville, and when he dropped them off on McNulty Court, one suspect grabbed him from behind while the second punched him with a knife handle. The victim bit one of the suspects to get free. The second suspect then attempted to...

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Charlestown Mite Team Wins Valley League Championship

April 9, 2014
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The Charlestown Mite A team began the season in the Fall of 2013 with big changes.  Its former league, the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League (GBYHL) had recently folded.  The GBYHL’s former teams, which were primarily comprised of teams from Boston’s larger neighborhoods, disbursed to find new leagues.  Many of those teams found a...

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Obituaries 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Daniel Canney, III Of Charlestown Daniel E. Canney, III of Charlestown died suddenly on April 8. He was the beloved son of Daniel E. and Margaret T. (Meehan) Canney; loving brother of Michael G. Canney of Charlestown, Catherine T. Donahue and her husband, Dana of Ohio and Mary Beth Hetherton of Winthrop; nephew of...

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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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LaMattina Leads Charge Against Wynn Casino

April 3, 2014
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Last Wednesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels Charlestown and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote on the casino proposal in Everett. “My purpose here today is simple,” LaMattina testified. “I demand that...

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PPAF Congratultes Ryan on Win

April 3, 2014
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) celebrated Dan Ryan’s victory tonight in the election for the 2nd Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. PPAF is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Martha “Marty” Walz, PPAF president, released the following statement: “I am proud to congratulate Dan Ryan on...

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CNC Announces Winners of Appreciation Awards

April 3, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council  (CNC) is pleased to announce the following members of the Charlestown community have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Community Appreciation Awards:  2014 PETER L. LOONEY CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDEES Special Committee Recognition Award: Jose Lopes Robert Wallace Business Award: Carr Funeral Home William McCabe Public Servant Award:...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 3, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Casino Public Input Hearing

March 28, 2014
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Casino Public Input Hearing

More than 400 people gathered at the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 25, to sound off at the public input hearing on the Revere Mohegan Sun casino project in front of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Residents from all over Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea , Everett and the Greater Boston region spoke...

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Push Is on to Approve Proposed Charlestown Maritime Center

March 28, 2014
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Push Is on to Approve Proposed Charlestown Maritime Center

There is a regional push to get the state to quickly approve the proposed organic material processing and transportation facility at 200 Terminal Street in Charlestown known as the Charlestown Maritime Center. The MWRA has begun a co-digestion program for the Deer Island Treatment facility in Winthrop, Mass. The program would ship organic fuel...

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The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

March 28, 2014
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The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

The Boston Conservatory’s annual fundraising gala, “An Evening Celebrating Sondheim” was held on Sunday night, March 9th, in two locations. First, guests were treated to an original student and alumni production, “Celebrating Sondheim” at the Boston Conservatory Theater in the Fenway. Immediately following, guests were shuttled-bused to the reception, dinner and auction at the...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 28, 2014
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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held on Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor from cozy and classic to sleek and modern. The Beacon Hill Village (BHV) is sponsoring the tour. “Kitchens and food...

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Townie Tidbits By Sal Giarratani: Charlestown Rocks with Personal Stories

March 28, 2014
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A neighborhood isn’t defined by its geographic borders but by its people and history. Charlestown is only one square mile but inside this little patch of land are a million stories past. present and hopefully into the distant future. My mother always told me that I was Irish like her. Her family settled in...

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Downtown View: Downtown Changing, Good for All

March 28, 2014
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An important part of Boston is in flux—good flux. It will be interesting to see how the details work themselves out. You have probably known the district as Downtown Crossing ever since it got a little seedy, the Washington Street subway station changed its name, Jordan Marsh became Macy’s, and Filene’s and the basement...

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Guest Op-ed Basic City Services From Mayor Martin J. Walsh

March 28, 2014
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As Mayor of Boston, I am fortunate to have the ability, and responsibility, to make a difference in the lives of our residents on a daily basis. One of the most important ways we do this is through basic city services – efforts that often times go unnoticed. The men and women who pick up our...

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Charlestown Beat

March 28, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 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 Line at...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2014

March 28, 2014
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Warrant 03/18/14 – Officers in the area of Tufts Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant charging shoplifting. Robbery – Firearm – Residence 03/18/14 – A victim on Carney Court reported when she returned home, she saw two white males wearing black masks in her apartment building. The suspects...

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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

March 19, 2014
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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

Florence Johnson was laid to rest this past Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown.  More than 200 people attended her funeral, including members of the Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle group and many veterans from Charlestown. Johnson was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son Edward (Teddy) in the Vietnam War....

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