Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

April 28, 2014
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Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

In the next few weeks, campaigning will be heavy as five candidates vie to be the one called ‘Mayor of Charlestown.’  In this week’s newspaper on page 6, Patty Kelley has written profiles of the candidates. But for those Townies who seem to never forget a good political race, we reprint the 1988 race...

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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

April 28, 2014
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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

Charlestown roots run deep. Family roots even deeper. That’s why “Townie Pride” waves supreme in honor to a son and grandson of one of the town’s well known families, the McGonagles of Elm Street. Ten year old James Donahue of Reading, son of Andy and Marie McGonagle Donahue and grandson of Marie and Charlie...

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Charlestown Is a Big Winner In Mayor Walsh’s City Budget

April 28, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council . In it is Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan, “Building a Better Boston,” that the Walsh administration has dubbed an investment program for the City’s future and has several earmarks for Charlestown. The...

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Downtown View: What Do Young Bostonians Want?

April 28, 2014
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There is a lot of action on the young person’s front. City fathers and mothers are trying to attract people age 20 to 34. Mayor Menino created an initiative called ONEin3 to engage that age group and help Boston serve their needs. He championed the Seaport District’s micro-apartments to house the young employees of...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2014
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CHARLESTOWN CIVIL WAR REMEMBRANCE Joe Zuffante from the Abraham Lincoln,Post 11, GAR just informed me that on this coming Sunday, April 27, there will be a Charlestown Civil War  Remembrance at 12 pm at Memorial Hall on Green Street. Guest speaker will be Paul Kenworth of the Salem Zouavesi, a civil war re-enactment ground who...

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Capturing the Spirit: Commemorative Boston Strong Painting at Spaulding

April 17, 2014
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Capturing the Spirit: Commemorative Boston Strong Painting at Spaulding

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a dedication reception on Thursday, April 3 at the hospital’s flagship location in Charlestown, where 32 of the Boston Marathon bombing survivors went for rehabilitative care and many still come for outpatient care and support.  Survivors, first responders, families, clinicians, corporate leaders and local celebrities such as former New England...

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Organic Material Processing Facility Does Not Need EIP

April 17, 2014
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The state’s environmental secretary has determined the proposed Charlestown Maritime Center project does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIP) for an organic material processing and transportation facility at the site. According to the Charlestown Maritime Center proposal at 200 Terminal St. the plant would ‘produce a clean feedstock material for...

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Four Candidates Running for “Mayor of Charlestown”

April 17, 2014
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Four candidates have submitted nomination papers and are currently out soliciting votes for the prestigious office of “Mayor of Charlestown.” This race, sponsored by the Townie Association, and organized by the Mayor of Charlestown Committee, allows the candidates to “buy” votes, with each vote granting the buyer a chance to win a grand prize...

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YMCA Plans Free Event to Keep Children Active

April 17, 2014
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On Saturday, April 26, the Charlestown YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, sports clinics, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how...

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A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Police Briefs 04-17-2014

April 17, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 04/09/14 – Officers in the area of Decatur Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Roxbury Court warrant charging larceny and a Chelsea Court warrant charging trespassing. Sexual Assault 04/09/14 – A victim stated while in the area of Concord Street, she was indecently assaulted. The sexual assault unit is...

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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

April 9, 2014
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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

Charlestown High School (CHS) offers one of the longest running Arabic programs in the country to introduce students to the language and culture of the Arabic world. Students examine art, music, poetry, food, religion, and architecture of various regions in Africa and the Middle East. “I love this school because it’s open enrollment,” said...

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Preservation Society Honored

April 9, 2014
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Preservation Society Honored

The Charlestown Preservation Society was honored for their community service by the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on March 20,. The ASIDNE Awards Gala, held at the Mandarin Hotel Boston, brings together the whole interior design community to celebrate the achievements of five interior design professionals as well as...

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Better Reception on the Way: Zoning Grants AT&T Permission to Use St. Francis Church Steeple

April 9, 2014
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Following formal approval on April 1 by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved placing a cell phone tower by AT&T at St. Francis Church on Bunker Hill Street. There was no opposition to the proposal at the March 31 community meeting that was held prior to the...

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Possible Change by BRA Could Affect Community

April 9, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is floating an idea in Charlestown to begin using Impact Advisory Groups or IAGs for large projects in the neighborhood. Historically since the 1980s the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has been the overseer of projects in the neighborhood. The CNC has given recommendations to the City of Boston in regards...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 9, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Robbery-Knife-Taxi 04/01/14 – A victim reported that he picked up two fares in Somerville, and when he dropped them off on McNulty Court, one suspect grabbed him from behind while the second punched him with a knife handle. The victim bit one of the suspects to get free. The second suspect then attempted to...

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Charlestown Mite Team Wins Valley League Championship

April 9, 2014
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The Charlestown Mite A team began the season in the Fall of 2013 with big changes.  Its former league, the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League (GBYHL) had recently folded.  The GBYHL’s former teams, which were primarily comprised of teams from Boston’s larger neighborhoods, disbursed to find new leagues.  Many of those teams found a...

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Obituaries 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Daniel Canney, III Of Charlestown Daniel E. Canney, III of Charlestown died suddenly on April 8. He was the beloved son of Daniel E. and Margaret T. (Meehan) Canney; loving brother of Michael G. Canney of Charlestown, Catherine T. Donahue and her husband, Dana of Ohio and Mary Beth Hetherton of Winthrop; nephew of...

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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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LaMattina Leads Charge Against Wynn Casino

April 3, 2014
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Last Wednesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels Charlestown and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote on the casino proposal in Everett. “My purpose here today is simple,” LaMattina testified. “I demand that...

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PPAF Congratultes Ryan on Win

April 3, 2014
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) celebrated Dan Ryan’s victory tonight in the election for the 2nd Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. PPAF is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Martha “Marty” Walz, PPAF president, released the following statement: “I am proud to congratulate Dan Ryan on...

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