Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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Big Challenge Ahead  Dear Charlestown Bridge Editor. While Charlestown is slated to receive an amazing and truly beautiful bridge in 3 years, there is still a big challenge ahead.  At present, based on the presentations from the city, the architect, the engineering firm, etc., there is no mitigation plan in place for how to...

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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...

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Sports 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Jr. Bruins Boucher and Delvalle in International Pee Wee Tournament Staff Report The Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Quebec will take place from February 9, 2017 to February 19, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada.  Aidan Boucher and Owen Delvalle, both of Charlestown, will compete in this international tournament representing the Greater Boston Junior...

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Obituaries 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Charles ‘Bob’ Fuller Retired Boston School Principal who cherished his family Charles R. “Bob” Fuller of Melrose died surrounded by family on October 8 at the age of 94. Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller and Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston...

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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

October 7, 2016
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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

By Seth Daniel The largest redevelopment project in the history of the Town – a $1 billion, three-phase mixed income rebuilding of the Bunker Hill Development – has filed project documents with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly BRA) and will begin community meetings over the next two weeks. “We are excited...

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State Names Harvard Kent as Level 1 School

October 7, 2016
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By John Lynds The Harvard Kent Elementary School, a Boston Public Schools in Charlestown, was named a Level 1 schools in the state’s school accountability measure report that measures how schools narrow proficiency gaps. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016 accountability results showed the Harvard/Kent demonstrated improved performance in various key assessments....

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Police Briefs 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/28/16 – A victim on Main Street reports that she left her bag unattended in her office, and when she returned, she saw that her wallet was missing. The suspect might have been caught on surveillance video.   O.U.I. 09/29/16 – As a result of a radio call to Rutherford Avenue...

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Letters to the Editor

October 7, 2016
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We Need to Address Our Traffic Issues NOW Dear Editor: Last month the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented the latest plans for the North Washington Bridge construction. The bridge, when completed, will be a spectacular, efficient and great addition to our roadway connecting Charlestown to the North End. Many in the audience, while appreciative...

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Townie Tidbits

October 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECT MEANS WHAT? As I viewed a recent rendering of the new re-branded Bunker Hill Housing Project, I wondered if it should be viewed as something good and worthwhile or something not to be see in positive light. For many years of my youth living in lower...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as other state and county officers on the ballot. However, voters need to also pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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Obituaries 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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Philip ‘Phil’ Kelly Longtime Charlestown Youth Basketball Coach; Inducted into the Boston Park League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984 Philip P. “Phil” Kelly, a six year resident of Melrose. former 25-year resident of Medford and 62-year resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Thursday, September 29 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in...

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Asbestos Removal Traffic Will Be Key As One Charlestown Files Notice State Environmental Regulators

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) filing for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development on Vine Street has identified amounts of asbestos in the properties, and the developer indicates it will be removed with non-asbestos materials and shipped out in trucks through the Town. “Due to the presence of Asbestos...

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Main Streets Idea Has City Hall Support, Requires Lots Of Local Work

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though it’s been tried before, a number of rumblings around Charlestown now have gathered momentum for looking into the creation of a Main Streets District in the Town – something that Mayor Martin Walsh said he would support if the community were to unite in supporting the idea. After many local...

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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

October 1, 2016
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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

By Seth Daniel No matter where one drinks coffee in the Town, officials at the Harvard Kent want parents and students to know that the school near the Tobin Bridge is a great choice to stay local and get great instruction, and this week that claim was backed up by a City and state...

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Knights Of Columbus Hosts An Evening With Jim Plunkett Oct. 8

October 1, 2016
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The Boston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring “An Evening With Jim Plunkett” on Oct. 8, 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at 545 Medford St. in Charlestown. The fundraiser will allow the Boston Chapter to continue bringing children to “Day in the Country,” at Canobie Lake. Since 1902, the Boston...

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CNC Meeting October 4 – 7pm At The Knights Of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street

October 1, 2016
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Chair correspondence          Presentations          Open floor for community members          Committee Reports – Public Safety, Basic Services, Development, Transportation, Elections                      Report on Paolo’s/Monument LLC restaurant meeting held 9/17, changes in liquor license and hours of operation                      Report on the North Washington Street Bridge meeting held 9/14                      Report on the 7...

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Castle Group Celebrates 20 Years, Nine In Navy Yard

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last Thursday, the Castle Group in the Navy Yard celebrated 20 years as a business, a woman-owned business at that, and to celebrate the achievement, Mayor Martin Walsh proclaimed it ‘Castle Group Day’ in Boston. “That means they can do whatever they want until midnight, which gives them a little bit...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2016

October 1, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/19/16 – A victim on Medford Street reported unknown person(s) stole her cell phone from her backpack while she was at the football field. Larceny 09/20/16 – A victim on Bartlett Street reported unknown person(s) stole her blue UPPAbaby stroller from beside her home. Larceny 09/20/16 – A victim on Rutherford...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2016
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POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS The Charlestown Police Appreciation Night that was organized by the Grateful Community of Charlestown and hosted by the Boys and Girls Club was a great success last week and truly appreciated by the men and women of this community and beyond who serve and protect  that thin blue line...

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Pop-Up Art

September 22, 2016
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Pop-Up Art

Jungsoo Kim of Ground Inc., the landscape firm working on the Bunker Hill redevelopment project, holds a replica of the Monument with the real Monument in the background. The National Park Service and Corcoran Development unveiled a pop-up park on the corner of Bunker Hill Street and Monument Avenue last Friday afternoon to celebrate...

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Candelight Vigil

September 22, 2016
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Candelight Vigil

Sarah Pierce holds a candle with Bill Sapp, who lost his brother to addiction last year, during last Saturday’s 8th annual Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to addiction. A large number of people came out to honor the memory of their lost loved ones by having a reading of their names, followed by...

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Annual CPS House Tour Set for Saturday

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Seven diverse Charlestown homes will be featured this coming Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Charlestown Preservation Society’s (CPS) popular House Tour. This year the homes on the tour – which are not revealed until the day of the tour – will feature examples of newer homes, older homes with a modern...

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Graphic Arts Building Approved by BRA for Sullivan Square

September 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Berkeley Investments got approval from the Board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to move forward with its $52 million residential project fronting Sullivan Square. During the BRA’s monthly Board meeting, the project – known as the Graphic Arts building – received approvals within the Article 80 process. Eric Ekman of...

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