Partners Building in Assembly Row Scheduled to Open June 13

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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Training Field Planning Opening Celebration on June 14

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been a long go of it, but the Friends of the Training Field have applied for permits and intend to celebrate the opening of the refurbished, historic park on Tuesday, June 14, with a community celebration. The gathering will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “We are applying for permits and our...

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Town Democratic Ward Committe Elects New Officers

June 4, 2016
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The Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee is comprised of elected members representing Boston’s Ward 2, Charlestown’s local wing of the Democratic party, and is responsible for organizing political activities for the Charlestown community and supporting Democratic candidates.  Congratulations to our newly elected Charlestown officers: Alexis Finneran-Tkachuk, Chair; Jay O’Brien, Vice Chair; Missy Sikorski, Secretary; and...

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Police Briefs 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Warrant 05/23/16 – Officers on Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Municipal Court warrant charging shoplifting. Larceny 05/25/16 – A victim walked into the District 15 station and reported that on May 23 sometime between 4 and 8 a.m., unknown person(s) entered his worksite at Bunker Hill...

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Townie Tidbits

June 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CAN YOU HEAR THE PARADE COMING UP BUNKER HILL STREET? This year›s Bunker Hill Day parade will be held on Sunday, June 12 . Let us all hope it is a sunny day because it should always shine on Charlestown’s holiday. It is also nice that parade organizers try to keep...

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Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2016
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Thank you Morrissey Family  Dear Editor: On behalf of our children Patrick and Conor, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Morrissey family and members of the Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship committee.  To be the recipient of such generosity from those whom we hold in such high regard is truly special....

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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

May 27, 2016
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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Like most children growing up in Czechoslovakia, Vít Hořejš developed a love and appreciation for the tradition of marionette puppetry. Now as the Artistic Director of the Czechoslovak- American Marionette Theatre (CAMT), Hořejš shares these special stories with families, performing large productions each year – including an exclusive...

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Could Charlestown High become Boston’s New Downtown High School?

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds During his speech last week at his annual Charlestown fundraiser, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is working towards making Charlestown High School Boston’s downtown high school. “We will spend $110 million next year in school transportation costs,” said LaMattina. “A portion of that money is spent every year to bus...

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Mummers Won’t Return This Year for Bunker Hill Concert,Parade

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A sad tuba has blown its last note. After nearly three decades of making the trek from Philadelphia to the Town, the Mummers will not be coming to the Bunker Hill Day festivities and Parade this year. It’s a nod to the Parade Committee introducing something new with more energy and...

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Old Ironsides to Feature 21-Gun Salute on Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Monday, May 30, USS Constitution in Charlestown will conduct a 21-Gun Salute from the pier side saluting battery, once a minute for 21 minutes starting at noon, in commemoration of Memorial Day and those who gave their lives in defense of freedom and the United States of America. Public are welcome to observe the...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Drugs 05/16.16 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Medford Street and Old Landing Way, an individual was placed under arrest for distribution of a Class B substance (cocaine). Weapon Possession 05/18/16 – As a result of a radio call to the area of Dunstable Street for...

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Townie Tidbits

May 27, 2016
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SAD TO SEE AIR FORCE JROTC MARCHING OUT OF CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY The news last week in the Charlestown Patriot on students losing an opportunity to participate in JROTC, an activity with positive outcomes for some many graduating students. Scholarships to colleges and the potential for a military career are only a part...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

Budget cuts and declining enrollment have forced Charlestown High School to close its Air Force JROTC program at the end of this year. The program has been a fixture at Charlestown’s parades and other patriotic events since moving from the Umana Barnes HS in the 70s. JROTC is a citizenship program which teaches leadership and...

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Morrissey Scholarship Gala

May 20, 2016
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Morrissey Scholarship Gala

A huge crowd assembled on Friday night, May 13, for the 2nd Annual Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Gala at the Knights of Columbus. Two scholarships were awarded in memory of ‘Duce’ on the night. Here, Steve Morrissey, “Sis” Morrissey, Krystal Zimmerle. scholarship recipient, Michaela Morrissey, Craig Morrissey. (Front) Wallace Lang, Kellie Burke, Riley Burk and...

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Rep Ryan Secures Earmarks in House Budget to Help Charlestown

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds Representative Dan Ryan was able to secure several line items for Charlestown and Chelsea when the House approved a $39.56 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Ryan, who represents both Charlestown and Chelsea, secured $1.2 million for the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs that will help both Clubs in Charlestown...

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Noonan to Serve as Parade Marshal,to Host Annual Banquet on this Friday

May 20, 2016
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Noonan to Serve as Parade Marshal,to Host Annual Banquet on this Friday

By Seth Daniel When it comes to filling a room, Danny Noonan and his wife, Kathleen (Wrenn) Noonan, have no problem bringing a crowd – mostly family members to be certain – and when it comes to leading the Bunker Hill Day Parade, there is no doubt Noonan will fill the lines out for...

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BRA Hires Continuum to Help Re-Brand Itself as a More Approachable Agency

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, and to part from its negative history, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum design and marketing company to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and...

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Councilor LaMattina Calls for Ferry Service Connecting Charlestown, Eastie and North End

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s not hard to see East Boston or the North End from pretty much anywhere in Charlestown. Sometimes, it almost looks like one could swim right over with little effort. However, getting there by land – that’s a whole other story. That’s why Councilor Sal LaMattina has put in a Council...

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Upcoming Events Planned at the Charlestown Working Theater

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater presents theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum, an original piece based on the parallel storylines of the 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the subsequent American relief efforts) and Halifax’s involvement in Operation Yellow Ribbon (the Canadian initiative to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights on 9/11). This will be the...

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Police Briefs 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

May 20, 2016
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By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Townie Tidbits

May 20, 2016
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THE “FATHER DAN” TO THE RESCUE Recently, the Boston Fire Department added a new boat to its fire fighting fleet. It was named after Rev. Dan Mahoney who has been a fire chaplain since 1964. Father Dan has been a vital part of the Boston Fire Department, St. Francis de Sales Paish and all...

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