Boston EMS to Stay in Place for Another Year, Looking for New Home

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the lease of land for the Charlestown ambulance station near Sullivan Square for another year, but beyond that the City and Boston EMS will likely be looking for a new home – and it might not be in Charlestown. The BPDA approved...

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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys Are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There aren’t too many comeback stories that begin with the phrase, ‘Gobble, Gobble,’ but the story of the once-prolific wild turkey in Massachusetts certainly begins and ends with just such an utterance. Though the wild turkey disappeared from Massachusetts for nearly 180 years, the Thanksgiving bird was once everywhere in the...

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O’Neill Selected as Finalist for 2017 Green-Garner Award

November 25, 2017
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The Council of the Great City Schools announced that it has selected Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael O’Neill, of Charlestown, as a finalist for its 2017 Green-Garner Award that recognizes outstanding leadership among urban school district superintendents and board members. O’Neill, who is among 11 finalists vying for the nation’s top award in urban...

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North Washington Street Bridge to Have Lane Closures Through Next Week

November 25, 2017
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is advising drivers that outbound delays are expected in the vicinity of the North Washington Street Bridge due to maintenance that started Monday, Nov. 20. The work will require a lane reduction on the bridge in the outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb. It is expected to be...

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Inpiring Students:SAP CEO McDermott Meets with CHS Students

November 25, 2017
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On Monday, Oct. 16, some 35 students from Charlestown High School’s (CHS) C-Town Tech Career Pathways Program got a once-in-a-lifetime visit from SAP Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott. McDermott spoke to CHS students about his life growing up in a working class family in Long Island, opening his first business as a teenager, and...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dear Anthony’s Dream Committee, Anthony’s family and the Charlestown Community, From the bottom of our hearts, We would like to thank those of you who organized, attended and donated to Anthony’s Dream “Keys for Cadagan” on Friday October 27th in honor of our daughter Cadagan. We...

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Townie Tidbits

November 25, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BRINGING LIFE TO THE TRAINING FIELD Charlestown’s Training Field is an historical gem. It is a part of the legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. However, Breed’s Hill is a topic for a future commentary. I always appreciated the history of the Training...

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Creating Homes and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Townie Sports

November 25, 2017
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TOWNIE GIRLS ROCK THE RINK Not to be outdone, the Charlestown girls hockey team captured the U-19 Tier III State Championship with an impressive 4-1 smackdown of Duxbury at the Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink last weekend. It marked the third year in a row the Townie girls have captured the state title. TOWNIES MAKE IT 4...

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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

November 16, 2017
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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

By Cary Shuman Even before Lydia Edwards completed her outstanding campaign with an impressive victory in the district council election for East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End, political observers were recognizing her potential, saying that she was a rising star on the Boston political scene. In 2015, Boston Globe Magazine tabbed Edwards for...

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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

November 16, 2017
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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

By Seth Daniel Whether it’s repairing the old church, hosting recovery meetings or providing a safe place for teens to hang out this fall, the First Church in Charlestown has brought a new energy to the old church on Green Street. Pastor Erik Maloy and his wife, Sarah, have presided over a busy summer...

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MGH Institute Nursing Faculty Member is Working to Avert a Looming Health Crisis

November 16, 2017
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People in the coming years who will have surgery, go through cancer treatment, or give birth may be in trouble due to the rise in bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics. Antibiotic Awareness Weeks runs Nov. 13-20 across the globe. MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Assistant Professor Rita Olans, RN, DNP,...

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Ironsides Commander Comes Home to Greater Boston Area

November 16, 2017
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By Seaman Tiana Coots, USS Constitution Public Affairs USS Constitution held a change of command ceremony at Pier One of the Charlestown Navy Yard Friday, November 3. Cmdr. Nathaniel R. Shick relieved Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. as Commanding Officer of USS Constitution. Capt. Paul M. Esposito, (Retired), gave the ceremony’s keynote address. Esposito...

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After Years of Holding Out, Market Basket Hits the Web

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One can find just about anything on the shelves of the Demoulas Market Basket in Chelsea – everything from Teddie Peanut Butter to numerous brands of rice to can openers to fresh broccoli crowns. But one thing you could never find at Market Basket up until now is a Web site...

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Flaherty Takes Charlestown At-Large Race

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel At-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty grabbed a convincing vote in Charlestown in the Nov. 7 City Election, scoring a win in the Town while coming in third place citywide. In the Citywide vote, Council President Michelle Wu came in first place, though taking second in the Charlestown vote. Citywide, second place...

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Wynn Off-Site Road Improvements Begin this Week in Sullivan Square

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The long-awaited road improvements in areas surrounding the Wynn Boston Harbor casino site will begin this week, with preliminary work continuing through the winter season. Significant work on the roads, such as Sullivan Square and Route 16 in Everett and Medford, will not begin until the early spring of next year....

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Police Briefs 11-16-2017

November 16, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 11/07/17 – A pizza delivery driver reported when he arrived on Walford Way with an order, a black male picked up the pizza before brandishing a knife and fleeing into one of the buildings. No money was taken.   Larceny 11/08/17 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reports unknown person(s)...

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Building a Future for All of Us

November 16, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Townie Tidbits

November 16, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani EDWARDS MAKES HISTORY IN WIN When Lydia  Edwards first announced her intentions to run for the District 1 City Council seat following City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s decision to retire from his district council seat, few of the so-called political kingmakers inside the district saw her as a threat to win the seat....

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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...

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Townie Sports

November 16, 2017
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ANOTHER DEFENDING CHAMP… The Charlestown U-19 girls’ hockey team (ably coached by Joe Sullivan, Alyssa Sullivan and Mark Wall) look to defend their State Championship on home ice this weekend at the Emmons/Horrigan/O’Neil Rink. The Lady Townies begin action this Friday night, Nov. 17, at 9:30 p.m. against Barnstable. They also play on Saturday,...

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Little League Banquet

November 11, 2017
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Little League Banquet

The Charlestown Little League held their annual banquet on October 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. In the top photo The Cardinals with Coach Michael Lynch and Coach Sean Lee.

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