CWT First Show Opens on October 3

September 19, 2013
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CWT First Show Opens on October 3

The Charlestown Working Theater presents Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin’s Who’s Hungry October 3-5. Who’s Hungry is an evening of experimental tabletop puppet plays that give a voice and face to hunger in America. The project aims to raise awareness of the lives of those of us who, on a daily basis, must choose...

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Local Resident Jack Kelly on Primary Ballot

September 19, 2013
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In spite of being a local political powerhouse, there has not been an at-large candidate from Charlestown in a muncipal election for more than 30 years.  However this  Tuesday’s primary ballot will include  Jack Kelly who is a lifelong Charlestown resident and the only one from the neighborhood vying for one of four At-Large...

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Gorman Scholarship Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $4500 in scholarships to eligible Charlestown students for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 7. College Scholarship Winners:  Matthew Johnson – Merrimack College Kayla DeRosa...

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Training Field Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

September 19, 2013
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The Training Field/Winthrop Square Cultural Landscape Plan community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 PM in the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in cooperation with the Friends of the Training Field and the Charlestown Preservation Society,...

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Charlestown Armory Redevelopment Meeting Set for September 26 at Schraffts Cafeteria

September 19, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on September 26th at 7 pm at the Schrafft’s Center Dining Hall at 525 Main Street. The Department of Neighborhood Development will be announcing their recommended developer for tentative designation for redevelopment of the Armory project and the CNC Development Committee will be outlining the...

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Chamber Night out Set for September 24

September 19, 2013
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Chamber Night Out! Join the Chamber for our monthly night out on Tuesday September 24th from 6-8pm. The event will be hosted by Olivia Browning at 20 City Square in Charlestown. They will be serving complimentary appetizers and beverages. If you would like to join the Charlestown Chamber, please contact us at CharlestownMAChamber@gmail.com. If...

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Get out and Vote

September 19, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 19, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats including local resident Jack Kelly, this election very likely will be decided by...

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Police Briefs 09-19-2013

September 19, 2013
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Shoplifting 09/09/13 – Officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a shoplifter. Upon reviewing the in-store security cameras, officers were able to identify the suspect, and a warrant will be issued. Trespassing 09/11/13 – Officers responded to Constellation Wharf, where there have numerous complaints of kids jumping off the private decks of...

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Peter Looney Scholars

September 12, 2013
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Peter Looney Scholars

The Peter Looney Scholarships were recently awarded to local residents Conal Lynch and Patrick Kelly. In the top photo are shown awarding the scholarship from left Sgt Tom Lema, Leo Breen, Judy Evers, Billy Boyle, Conal Lynch, Shannon Lundin, Danielle Fitzgerald and Sean Getchell. In the photo to the right Billy Boyle awards the...

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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

September 12, 2013
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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

Hollywood or any other outside critic may say what they want about the culture in Charlestown, but for those on the inside who need support – such as Susan Rawlinson, the mother of murdered young man Stephen Jones – the neighborhood is a pillar of love and strength. Facing the accused murderer of her...

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Boston Officials Give Up Claim as Host Community Status to Wynn’s Project

September 12, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 12, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Remembering 9/11: The Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Obituaries 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Richard Francis Whalen Café Owner For More Than 50 Years Richard “Cheech” Francis Whalen, husband of the late Angela (Scalo) Whalen, died, surrounded by his children, on August 22 at Sherrill House, Jamaica Plain, after a long illness. Born in Meriden, CT on May 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Lawrence...

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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

September 5, 2013
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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald, Director of Charlestown’s Harvest on the Vine, along with team members Judy Burton and Mary Walsh over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown. This is the fifth year of the Jenny’s backpack program.  “We want all children to...

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MGC: “Settle This Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sept. 8

September 5, 2013
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The Friends of the John Harvard Mall Initiative are hosting the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m.   The event is free to the public. The event is being held to raise awareness about the park’s history and the Friends group that is raising money to assist with the upcoming...

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Residents Seeking Host Community Status for Wynn Casino Project in Everett

September 5, 2013
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Charlestown residents have started an online petition urging officials to declare the neighborhood a host communities for the proposed Wynn Everett Casino. The petition, which can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-declare-host-community-status-for-charlestown?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guides, had 430 signatures as of Wednesday. The residents are joining a growing chorus of Boston elected officials like City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Representative...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Her Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 5, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 5, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Police Briefs 09-05-2013

September 5, 2013
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Larceny 08/26/13 – A victim on Austin Street reported while she was sitting on a bench, she placed her red, flowered tote-bag beneath the bench to her right. About 10 minutes later, she noticed it was gone. Drugs 08/27/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of O’Meara Court, two...

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Tight Hike

August 29, 2013
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Tight Hike

A group of children from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club went to Sutton’s MA Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. The Children Prepared all summer with hikes learning safety and getting outdoor hiking experience. This led them to their final trip of the summer at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Courtney Tipping took the lead on...

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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2013
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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

With a Steve Wynn resort casino being proposed next door in Everett and a Suffolk Down/Caesars Entertainment resort casino being proposed for East Boston, Charlestown residents have found themselves in the middle and, thusly, have been watching closely all the developments in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) licensing application process. To that end, there...

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