Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

August 8, 2016
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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

By Seth Daniel Many would have said that walking from Pier 4 to Pier 3 to pick up the Ferry Shuttle shouldn’t be such a big deal. Residents of the Navy Yard heard that argument for years from planners, community members and City officials. Those residents always pointed out that such journeys when it’s...

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New Web Site Lets People Talk About BPS Master Plan

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s City Hall to Go, announced “BuildBPS Kitchen Table Talks,” which are “pop-up” spaces for Boston residents to engage with one another, as well as BPS staff, about the district’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. One of those meetings will be held...

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BCYF Issues New Regs for ‘Drop-In’ Sites

August 8, 2016
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By John Lynds While most Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) summer camps are already regulated by City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), Charlestown’s ‘drop-in’ program will have to follow rigorous new standards in the wake of Kyzr Willis’ accidental drowning last week at the...

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Somerville Did Not Ask for Reconsideration, May Look at Judicial Review

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City of Somerville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it would not pursue reconsideration of the Chapter 91 license granted to Wynn Boston Harbor last week by the state Department of Environmental Protection. That said, a mayoral spokesperson indicated they might seek judicial review of the decision in Superior Court. “The City...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Construction Slated to Start for Real this Week

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 16 cranes sit waiting this week on the Wynn Boston Harbor site. Hundreds of workers, likewise, are waiting in the wings. Wynn Boston Harbor folks were counting the minutes Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday, Aug. 3, waiting simply to get one piece of paper that they said would unleash construction...

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Local Players to Take Part in Dunkin’ Donuts Skills Competition

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Cannons announced the finalist in the Dunkin’ Donuts Skills Competition which will be decided before the team’s final home game on August 6 at Harvard Stadium. The Cannons and Dunkin’ Donuts hosted Skills Competitions in communities throughout the region to determine the finalists. In the competition, kids age-14 and under compete in...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Aggravated Assault 07/26/16 – Officers responded to Samuel Morse Way for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told police that he confronted a suspect, whom he believes broke into his car. The victim said the suspect then brandished a knife and lunged at him before fleeing the area....

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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering should be banned Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of...

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Townie Tidbits

August 8, 2016
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO PEGGY FLAHERTY Recently, Peggy Flaherty passed away at the age of 81 years young. She always seemed to be so active, one hardly could tell her age. She was always smiling, in great spirits and enjoyed her life as the wife of a politician and the mother of another. Every...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

August 4, 2016
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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

There’s no doubt that hockey rules the scene in Charlestown for young and old, but in the summer, one would think that ice rinks, hockey skates and sticks are put up in storage for the warmer months. Think again. It’s Charlestown. One of the most highly anticipated hockey events in the Town and beyond...

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Night Sailing

July 29, 2016
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Night Sailing

A sailboat heads toward the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge at sunset during the Courageous Sailing Make-A-Mark Fundraiser on the pier last Wednesday, July 20. The gala on the pier celebrated 20 years of the program and raised money for the Courageous Kids scholarship program to help fund sailing opportunities for Charlestown kids.

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Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

July 29, 2016
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Fire Destroys Bunker Hill St Buildings

By Seth Daniel The smoke from a raging six-alarm fire on Thursday afternoon, July 21, could be seen from downtown Boston and Cambridge, but this week the charred structure at 284-286 Bunker Hill Street has been demolished – going from luxury condos with a great view to nothing in a week’s time. Crews reported...

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Eversource Purchases Land in Charlestown

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Eversource electric company has purchased a tract of land behind the Hood Milk plant from Boston Sand and Gravel for $6.5 million. The parcels of land include a maintenance yard with a solar array, an empty lot and another parcel with a smaller building on the property. The parcels abut land...

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Wynn Receives Chapter 91 License from DEP

July 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The suggested fishing pier near the Wynn Boston Harbor may have to be tallied up as the one that got away, but the bigger fish – that being the Wynn Boston Harbor – is in the pan and the project is ready to start cooking. On Friday, July 22, at noon,...

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August Happenings at Boston Public Market

July 29, 2016
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Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and...

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Bunker Hill Developer,BHA Launch One Charlestown Website

July 29, 2016
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By John Lynds In order to remain as transparent as possible regarding the enormous project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown, the developer and Boston Housing Authority have launched a website to keep the public informed. Corcoran-SunCal, in partnership with the BHA, launched the ‘One Charlestown’ website that can be...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 07/18/16 – A victim on Third Avenue reported that unknown person(s) entered his room and stole his iPhone that was on the counter top. No signs of forced entry could be found. Aggravated Assault 07/23/16 – As a result of a radio call for a man trying to hit a woman...

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Thanks firefighters Dear Editor: On behalf of the Braaten family, victims of the Bunker Hill Street fire on July 21, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to members of the Charlestown community for rallying around our friends during their day of crisis. Firefighters, police, first responders, The Red Cross and neighbors provided immediate...

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Speaker DeLeo and the Film Industry

July 29, 2016
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, who has done so many positive things for the state, is receiving praise from an area businessman for his support of the film industry in Boston. The business owner said DeLeo has been instrumental in Hollywood producers wanting to film major motion pictures in Massachusetts. The shooting...

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Clinton’s Speech Tonight

July 29, 2016
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Tonight at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton will deliver one of the most important speeches of her career. Millions of people will be watching the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State as she talks about why she wants to be the next President of the United States and what...

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Townie Sports

July 29, 2016
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By Kevin Kelly SMITH NO-HITS ARLINGTON Pitcher Jason Smith used the lethal combo of a dancing knuckle-ball and lights-out fastball to notch a no-hitter as the “Townies” vaporized Arlington to the tune of 18-0 in Babe Ruth action on July 24. Offensive standouts for Charlestown (3-5) included Oscar Jahn (2 hits, run 3 RBIs),...

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Local Author

July 22, 2016
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Local Author

Writer Tom MacDonald holds up a copy of his new book, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, with his wife Maribeth, at the Charlestown Library.

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

Lyndsey and Cameron Wickles sway and smile to the folk music of Honeysuckle on the Commandants’ House Lawn last Thursday, July 7, as part of the Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by the Berklee School of Music, Boston National Park, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Summer on the Waterfront.

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