Paul Revere Rides Again

April 22, 2016
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Paul Revere Rides Again

The British Are Coming! Paul Revere (played by Brigadier General Leonid Kondratiuk of the Massachusetts National Lancers) made a stop with ‘Brown Beauty’ at City Square on Monday morning for his annual Patriot’s Day Ride to re-enact the storied ‘Midnight Ride’ to warn “every Middlesex village and farm.” The ride has been re-enacted by...

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Shipyard Park Gets Changes

April 22, 2016
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Shipyard Park Gets Changes

By Seth Daniel As the cold weather gives way and spring seems to finally be set upon the Town, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) officials are touting much-needed changes to Shipyard Park in the Charlestown Navy Yard and are calling for residents to form a new friends group to advocate for the 12-acre park. A...

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Prescott Restaurant Welcomes Neighbors to Terminal Street

April 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An exciting new entry in the Charlestown dining experience for lunch and brunch can be found in the historic 50 Terminal St. building with the new Prescott Restaurant and Scratch Kitchen. After 10 months of buildout, owners Jack Hagan and and Jenny Tighe have been up and running for about a...

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CNC Design Review Committee to Meet

April 22, 2016
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 PM at the Mary Colbert Apartments meeting room.  The room is located at the rear corner of 20 Devens Street where it can be seen from the walkway that runs along the left side of the...

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Police Briefs 04-21-2016

April 22, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 04/11/16 – A food delivery person reported upon delivering an order to Bunker Hill Street, two black males took the food and stated they would be right back with the money. When the suspects never returned, the driver returned to his place of business to report the theft. The matter is...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 22, 2016
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By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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We Need a Transportation Transformation

April 22, 2016
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By Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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Townie Tidbits

April 22, 2016
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SPRINGTIME ON MAIN STREET    Hey, I›m penning this piece on Patriots Day. What a beautiful day to watch the Boston Marathon, the Boston Red Sox and for taking a stroll along Main Street in Charlestown near Thompson Square.    Once again, Bunker Hill Florist has the best window/sidewalk floral display. Stop take a...

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Charlestown Youth Hockey Alumni Keep the Ice Close to their Hearts

April 22, 2016
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For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known as the “Alumni”...

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Top Award:Vesey Collects Hobey Baker Award as Top College Hockey Player

April 14, 2016
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Top Award:Vesey Collects Hobey Baker Award as Top College Hockey Player

By Seth Daniel Harvard University hockey player Jimmy Vesey, who has deep roots in Charlestown, was announced on Friday night as the top college hockey player in the nation – winning the Hobey Baker Award at a ceremony broadcast live on the NHL Network in Tampa. Several family members from Charlestown were in attendance...

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Local Track Club to be in Marathon Events

April 14, 2016
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Local Track Club to be in Marathon Events

By Seth Daniel The Town Track program is growing in accolades, and this weekend the popular running club for all ages will play a major role in the Boston Marathon events. Coach Sean Nyhan told the Patriot Bridge that the Club will have several adult runners in the Marathon this year running for charity,...

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Issues Coming to Light at End of the Training Field Project

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some last minute changes regarding concrete walkways and future concerns about dogs off-leash were the lively topics of discussion at a meeting of the Friends of the Training Field on Tuesday night, March 29, at the American Legion Post #26 as the active group gets ready to welcome a new and...

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Chow Thai Cafe Sells to New Owners

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the more popular, long-time local eateries on Main Street has been sold and the new owners will address the community tonight, March 24, at a public meeting in the Charlestown Branch Library. An abutters meeting took place on March 24 in the Charlestown Public Library for the 187 Main...

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Charlestown YMCA to Hold Event for Kids

April 14, 2016
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On Saturday, April 30, the Charlestown YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for youth and families.  The event will be held from 10...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2016

April 14, 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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Townie Tidbits

April 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani   SPECIAL TOWNIES ANNUAL MOTOWN FUNDRAISER  Once again, it is almost time for the annual Special Townies Motown Fundraiser over at the Knights on April 29 starting at 700pm. Music will be by DJ Dennis Taylor. If you would love to be there but can’t, you can always send your donations...

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A Change in the Name

April 14, 2016
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Shakespeare asked the question: “Wouldn’t a rose smell as sweet by any other name?” Well, the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) is seeking to change its name to reflect the times.  When CSAC was started in 2004, the name fit the mission.  But times have changed and the jargon formerly used to describe substance...

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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

April 7, 2016
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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk, a former Charlestown Youth Hockey player, on Friday signed a two-year entry level contract with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him in 2012. Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced the news on Friday, April 1, that the team has signed the Boston University defenseman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning...

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New Process Started for CNC Fund Distribution Follows Successful Lawsuit

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) begins the process of delivering money to deserving non-profits once again, a group of Charlestown residents will be watching the process carefully and assured that their 2013 lawsuit against the former mitigation process will have made a difference in the way the process works and...

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Recipients of the 2016 Spaulding-CNC Partnership Fund

April 7, 2016
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On Tuesday, April 5, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) presented the results of this year’s Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund at a public meeting. These funds were made available through the Department of Public Health Determination of Needs (DON) process as part of the construction of the new Spaulding Hospital in 2013. The Spaulding-CNC Community...

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CSAC Still Searching for A New Name

April 7, 2016
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The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition has reported that they have received many new name ideas, but they are going to extend the contest deadline to April  18th to consider more suggestions.  

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Medford St sees Boom of Proposals

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Neighbors gave tacit approval to one development on Medford Street and a firm thumb’s down to another seven-unit building on Medford and Belmont Streets Monday night at two abutter meetings the Charlestown Community Center. The backside of the Town has long been budding with promise for residential development, but in the...

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Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive in Charlestown on April 23

April 7, 2016
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The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Charlestown at the Charlestown Teamsteres, 544 Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23. Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.  Donated...

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Nine Residents to Run Marathon for Dana-Faber

April 7, 2016
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On April 18, Emily Hodge, Keely Macmillan, Marie Caulfield, Jennifer Hayes, Lindsay Murachver, Laura Ducie, David Hayes, Caroline Doyle, and Brendan Densmore from Charlestown, Massachusetts, will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge<http://www.RunDFMC.org> team in the 120th Boston Marathon(r). These nine residents, along with more than 550 Dana-Farber Marathon...

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