Winterfest Hockey Game Reaps Returns for Charlestown Rink

December 24, 2015
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By Seth Daniel National Hockey League (NHL) officials, City officials, neighborhood leaders and a host of excited hockey-stick wielding young boys gathered at Ryan Playground Thursday evening, Dec. 17, in a driving rain storm to officially open the new Bryan McGonagle Street Hockey Rink courtesy of the City, the NHL and several corporate partners....

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Drug Court Graduation

December 17, 2015
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Drug Court Graduation

On the stand to thank everyone who helped her on her journey through the ups and downs of her recovery, Candice Centola teared up, but continued on thanking everyone during her graduation from Drug Court on Dec. 2. Centola was the first female to graduate from the voluntary court program.

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Annual Decorating on Soley Street

December 17, 2015
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Annual Decorating on Soley Street

Soley St. neighbors gathered once again on Saturday December 5 for their annual street decorating.

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Residential Trash Volumes Waydown, Recycling Is Up:City Welcomes Competition of a New Transfer Station

December 17, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The amounts of residential trash volumes have plummeted since 2005 citywide, while recycling volumes have more than doubled, but City waste reduction officials said they would still support a new trash transfer station in Charlestown to help increase efficiency and competition. “Residential volumes all have been trending downward,” said Robert DeRosa,...

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City to Host Meeting on New Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent Charlestown Neighborhood Council community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)...

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Design Review Committee to meet

December 17, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, December 21, 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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Drug Court Graduates First Female Participant, Hits Milestone

December 17, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Rain trickled on the windows as people from all over the Town gathered in a damp room at the Charlestown Municipal Court this past Wednesday Dec. 2. There was no hearing to be held, but rather a milestone to celebrate – the first woman to graduate from the Court’s innovative Drug...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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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 Line at...

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Townie Tidbits

December 17, 2015
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CHRISTMAS TIME IN CHARLESTOWN    This past Sunday, December 6, it was looking a lot like Christmas in Charlestown’s Thompson Square  with unseasonably mild weather. Around 4pm, the environment was very Ho! Ho! Ho! Kids were all over the place in anticipation of Santa’s arrival.   Seemed like the kids and parents were also...

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Sports 12-17-2015

December 17, 2015
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Wynn teams with bruins to donate youth hockey helmets  by Katy Rogers Wynn Everett announced that it has partnered with the Boston Bruins to purchase 140 Bauer hockey helmets that will be donated to several local high school hockey teams. The helmets will be distributed to hockey players from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School,...

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Christmas in Charlestown

December 10, 2015
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Christmas in Charlestown

Ashlieghn Brady had her chance to sit with Santa during the Enchanted Trolley stop in Thompson Square on Sunday, Dec. 6. It was the 20th year for the trolley tour, and hundreds came out to celebrate with St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, the Nutcracker and Mayor Martin Walsh.

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Capuano Secures $5 Billion in Federal Funds; Eyes Sullivan Sq.

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Congressman Michael Capuano was working on a reauthorization of the Federal Transportation funding mechanism – the first such reauthorization in 10 years – he had the whole state of Massachusetts in mind, but certainly one area was a top priority – Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. Capuano – who was...

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NHL,Walsh to Unveil Tribute to Mcgonagle Family Here on December 17 as Part of Winterfest Game

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the late Bryan McGongle’s mother, Barbara, reports to work every day at the Schrafft’s Building on Sullivan Square, she can look out the office window and, down below, see the rink that carries the name of her son Bryan, who died tragically in 1991. Over the years, it’s been something...

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Wynn, Walsh Met Tuesday To Discuss Casino Issues

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Several sources confirmed Tuesday that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had met with casino developer Steve Wynn Tuesday morning in Boston City Hall for the first time since Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in January. “This was a longstanding meeting between the Mayor and Mr. Wynn,” said...

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Charlestown Author Releases New Crime Novel

December 10, 2015
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Charlestown novelist Tom MacDonald is preparing to launch his latest crime novel, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, at the Navy Yard Bistro on Dec. 13. MacDonald is the director of social ministries at St. Mary’s-St. Catherine’s Church and a long-time resident of Charlestown. He has previously written ‘The Charlestown Connection’ and ‘Beyond the Bridge,’...

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Drop in Office Space for Recovery Clients Considered Again

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It has long been the hope for CSAC to have a drop-in office space for people in recovery to stop by and check in with counselors, along with being able to access computers and job opportunities. Leaders in the organization say it’s one of those items on the “Pipe Dream” list....

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Judge Dismisses Boston,Revere Lawsuits Against MGC

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel In a 24-page decision that chided the City of Boston for using “inflammatory” language in its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn Everett casino designation, Judge Janet Sanders dismissed the lawsuit in plain terms late last week. “In reaching the conclusion , the Court has applied...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2015

December 10, 2015
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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

December 10, 2015
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HOLIDAY CONCERT AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH, DECEMBER 13 Once again, Christmas is approaching Charlestown  and thanks to St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, the Friends of the Charlestown Library and the folks at Hammond Residential Real Estate, This year’s holiday concert will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 3:30 PM inside beautiful St....

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Warren Tavern Ready to Host Toys for Tots event Saturday

December 3, 2015
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Warren Tavern Ready to Host Toys for Tots event Saturday

By Seth Daniel One of the largest holiday events in Charlestown – with a focus on helping children – will take place this Sunday evening when the Warren Tavern hosts its annual Toys for Tots Donation Drop Off gathering. Kim Mahoney of the Warren Tavern said it is one of the most exciting and...

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Holiday Concert on Dec 13

December 3, 2015
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Holiday Concert on Dec 13

St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 13th at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, returns this year this year with another popular and wide ranging a...

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Community Sorts Through Details Of Casella Trash Transfer Proposal

December 3, 2015
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By Seth Daniel A smattering of residents and Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) members heard big plans on Monday night from Casella Resource Solutions to establish a trash transfer station at its property in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park that would bring 650 tons of trash every day into the Town to be unloaded and...

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Local Tree Lighting is set for Sunday

December 3, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the schedule for this year’s 20th Anniversary Mayor’s Trolley Tour and Enchanted Tree Lightings occurring in Charlestown on Sunday, December 6 at 3:15 p.m. in Thompson Square. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to...

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Mishawum Extension Bridge Re-Opens Quietly

December 3, 2015
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Just as quickly and quietly as it closed last summer, the Mishawum Extension Bridge has re-opened to drivers on Rutherford Avenue. City officials noted that the bridge – a critical U-turn option for local drivers looking to go into Boston and avoid Sullivan Square – opened Oct. 30 after major repairs. The extension closed...

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