LaMattina Looking Forward to Busy Council Agenda

January 16, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fourth term as District 1 City Councilor last week at Boston College and said he looks forward to representing Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End for another two years. With many issues still facing Charlestown and several large projects ready to transform the future...

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Walsh Scouring Casino Documents for Benefits

January 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh just took office last week and one of his first tasks was to pore over the 43,000 pages of documents from both the Wynn and Mohegan Sun casino proposals and make an educated decision before entering into any agreement with either. So Walsh asked the Mass Gaming Commission for a 30...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 01/06/14 – Officers in the area of Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Cambridge Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife 01/07/14 – Officers on Polk Street observed a disturbance between two groups of youths. Police spoke to one of the parties, who stated a Hispanic...

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Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Michael Elwell Truck Driver and Lifelong Charlestown Resident Michael P. Elwell, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered eternal life suddenly on Sunday, January 12. He was 48 years old. Born in Boston on January 1, 1966, a son of Edward J. Elwell and Ann M. (Power) Elwell, he grew up in Charlestown. He was educated...

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New CNC Board Members

January 9, 2014
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New CNC Board Members

Tom Cunha (left) Chair of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) welcomed new board members Caitlin Kelly for Precinct 7 and Tom Hogan representng the Charlestown Preservation Society to the board at the monthly meeting of the CNC on Tuesday night.

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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

January 9, 2014
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Chris Remmes Announces for State Rep.

Chris Remmes, a 20 year resident of Charlestown, made it official today by announcing a run for the Second Suffolk State Representative being vacated by Representative Eugene O’Flaherty. Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee, and active member of the Charlestown community.  A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and...

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O’Flaherty Resigns; Race Is on for Seat

January 9, 2014
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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly, a former At-Large City Council Candidate, Charlestown Democratic Ward Chair Chris Remmes and Dan Ryan, an Aid for U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano, will all be taking a shot at the soon to be open State Representative seat in the special election set for April 1. The seat will be availbe after...

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Warren Prescott Ice Skating Social

January 9, 2014
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The Warren Prescott Family Ice Skating Social will be held on this Saturday, January 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street in the North End. Skaters are urged to arrive between 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. there will be free skating...

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DiDomenico to Hold Local Office Hours Fri.

January 9, 2014
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will be hosting office hours in Charlestown on Friday, January 10th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Zume’s Coffee House (223 Main Street).  These office hours, which occur on a monthly basis, are open to all Charlestown residents to meet with Senator DiDomenico or a member of his staff...

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Walsh Has Full Agenda and He Deserves Our Support

January 9, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Police Briefs 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Larceny – Over $200 01/01/13 – The victim reported while he was at a business on Cambridge Street, unknown person(s) stole his Samsung Galaxy X4 cell phone, which was left on a table. Using a built-in tracking device on the phone, the location was shown to be a building on Morton Street in Dorchester....

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Obituaries 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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Margaret ‘Peg’ Canney Lifelong Townie, Dedicated Parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Church Margaret T., “Peg” ( Ducey) Canney of Charlestown died on December 29 after a brief illness in the Mass. General Hospital surrounded by her family. Peg was a life long townie and a dedicated parishioner at St Francis de Sales Church,...

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Members of Missionsafe.

December 31, 2013
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Members of Missionsafe.

Xavier Jimenez, Zaire Richardson, Nelmary Hernandez, Yusmeiy Bruno, (back) Jakeyla Greene, Council Antwan Mills and Iris Baez were at the Open House of MissionSafe on December 11 and are all members of MissionSAFE.

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Wynn Resorts Has MGC Approval to Submit Application

December 31, 2013
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Wynn Resorts that will be located on Route 99 less than a quarter mile from the Charlestown line  has cleared all hurdles with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) after a unanimous vote recorded last Friday, Dec. 27, by Commissioners that officially declared the company suitable to submit a Phase 2 application. Earlier this month,...

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Coca-cola and Bruins Bring Healthy Message to Youths at Charletown Boys and Girls Club

December 31, 2013
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Coca-Cola and the Boston Bruins teamed up to promote “Get the Ball Rolling” at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club.  The interactive initiative helps teach local youth about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and nutrition. The event was featured on the latest episode of Behind the B, which aired...

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Callahan Tunnel Project Update

December 31, 2013
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The work schedule for the first two weeks of the Callahan Tunnel Project.  Work will happen 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  This schedule may change as work progresses.  An updated will be provided as needed.  Other concurrent activities may take place in conjunction with this work as needed. Week of 28DEC-JAN04:...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Police Briefs 01-02-2014

December 31, 2013
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Vandalism 12/27/13 – A Chestnut Street resident reported a group of youths passing by his home smashed the glass globe of a gas streetlight in front of that address. No description of the vandals was available. Breaking and Entering– Residence-Day 12/27/13 – A victim on Perkins Street reported upon returning home, he saw that...

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The Event Raised over $70,000 for Homeless Families

December 24, 2013
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The Event Raised over $70,000 for Homeless Families

Charlestown resident Richard Ring (right), former Executive Director of the Pine Street Inn and FamilyAid Boston (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services) presented the award to Mayor Menino for his sustained support over the years. The event raised over $70,000 for homeless families. Shown from left: Michael McCormack of the McCormack Firm and member of...

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An Early Christmas for Taxpayers

December 24, 2013
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There’s some good news for Charlestown homeowners this New Year. Last week the City of Boston released the property tax rates for Fiscal Year 2014 and is down for both residential and commercial properties. This could save Charlestown homeowners around $70 per year. For FY 2014 tax rate for residential property is $12.58 per...

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Special Learning Program Offered at Constitution Museum in Dec.

December 24, 2013
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Over 30 bright and brave officers kept USS Constitution running in ship shape. Learn the skills these men had to master at the USS Constitution Museum during December School Vacation Week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sail a nautical mile in their shoes and write with a quill pen, keep a medical logbook,...

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years

December 24, 2013
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Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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