Edwards Pushing for Rutherford Avenue Surface Option, City Officials Say Plan Will Still Contain Underpasses

March 1, 2018
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Rutherford Avenue is a rather straight piece of road, but planning for it has had as many twists and turns as a mountain pass. In what has been an unexpected twist in the planning for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, members of the City Council’s Transportation Committee – including Charlestown Councilor Lydia Edwards –...

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Model Shipbuilding Guild Work at Constitution Museum

March 1, 2018
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Model shipbuilding is an art featured in maritime museums and the finest of fine arts museums, but it’s a skill that doesn’t require patience, according to veteran model shipbuilder Rob Napier – it requires perseverance. After all, he said, patience is required for something that one doesn’t like, and model shipbuilders love what they...

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Edwards Schedules One Charlestown Hearing for March 15

March 1, 2018
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 Councilor Lydia Edwards has scheduled a City Council hearing in Charlestown to review the One Charlestown development. Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, will hold a hearing on the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill development in an effort to bring transparency to the Charlestown community and ensure the needs of residents...

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CNC Community Corner

March 1, 2018
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GRANT PROCESS UNDERWAY 2018 Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund grant request presentations have begun. There is still an opportunity for Charlestown residents to learn more about some incredible programs led by our community non-profit organizations.  The final talks will be on March 7 and 8, at the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams St. at...

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Bunker Hill Development Resident Davis Wins Full Northeastern Scholarship

March 1, 2018
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Charlestown resident MaiTai Davis has had no shortage of challenges as a single mother holding down two jobs, but life has gotten a lot more exciting this week as Davis – a resident of the Bunker Hill housing development – learned she had won a full scholarship to Northeastern University. Each year, Northeastern awards...

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Crazy ATV Drivers Pour Into Paul Revere Park Before Terrorizing City

March 1, 2018
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Prior to taking the entire City of Boston by storm last Saturday, Feb. 24, a large amount of dirt bike and four-wheeler operators stormed suddenly into Paul Revere Park, frightening many dog owners and pets that frequent the park. Walter Hope, who lives in the Marina at the Navy Yard, was walking his dog...

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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor, School Committeeman and Clerk Magistrate in Need of a Kidney Transplant

March 1, 2018
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Throughout his political career, whether it was running for Boston School Committee, City Council or Suffolk County clerk magistrate, John Nucci has relied on the help of others to help him win. Now, Nucci needs the help of others more than ever to help him win the biggest battle of his life. In his...

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Edwards Seeks Local Artwork for Office to Show Community

March 1, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards is calling for local artwork submissions from the community as part of a contest to find defining district one displays for her office at Boston City Hall. “I’m searching for creative pieces of art to highlight what makes Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End special places to live,”...

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Warren Prescott Student Wins Citywide MLK Essay Contest

March 1, 2018
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It was one of the biggest snowstorms of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 4, and while other Charlestown children ran outside to make snowballs and paths for sleds, Ellie Kiernan found inspiration in thinking about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Using the extra time on hand that day, Kiernan crafted an essay...

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street

March 1, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston. At the Boston Harbor Pop-Up, kids of all ages can explore the harbor, create designs in the sand, and color murals featuring Boston’s sports teams...

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Police Briefs 03-01-2018

March 1, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 02/21/18 – Officers in the area of Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant.   Drugs 02/22/18 – As a result of a traffic stop on Terminal Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to...

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Townie Tidbits

March 1, 2018
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THINKING BACK IN TIME WATCHING CHARLESTOWN CHANGE OR MAYBE NOT SO Recently thinking about memories of Charlestown back in the late ’60s through mid ’80s. I was there on the ground working as a writer for the old Patriot and taking on one fight after another. I didn›t come from the community but it...

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Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2018
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ON TIDBITS Dear Editor Townie Tidbits is usually good for a story, a memory, or a laugh, but the February 22 piece, “Why Won’t These People Just Go Away,” brings an unnecessary tone and inaccurate claims to the conversation about the Rutherford Ave redesign. After throwing out the previous plan for no clear reason and a...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

March 1, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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Townie Sports

March 1, 2018
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LADY ROCKETS ARE IN!!! In her first season as the Reading HS girls hockey coach, Alexa Hingston helped lead the Lady Rockets (8-8-3) into the MIAA Division 1 tourney. In what has been a roller coaster campaign, Alexa, Assistant Coach Catherine Taglilatela, and fleet-footed wing Abbie Collins give the team a notable “Townie” flair....

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Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

February 22, 2018
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Judge Gives Maximum Penalty to Convicted Murderer of Ryan Morrissey

Confronting the grief of losing their son once again, Stephen and Carol ‘Sis’ Morrissey stood proudly in front of the court on Friday, Feb. 16, to let everyone know – in their own words – what their son was like and how losing him has forever wounded their family. After what was a startling...

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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

February 22, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...

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Family, Attorneys Shocked by Verdict in Morrissey Case

February 22, 2018
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After six full days of deliberations, the jury charged with meting out justice in the murder of Ryan Morrissey, and the shooting of James Lawton, threw the entire courtroom a curveball no one expected. The freed the two accused gunmen, Danilo and Alexander Soto (not related), and convicted the getaway driver, Julio Baez. All...

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street in Boston

February 22, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston. At the Boston Harbor Pop-Up, kids of all ages can explore the harbor, create designs in the sand, and color murals featuring Boston’s sports teams...

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New Initiative for Harvard-Kent School Looks to Raise $1 Million Endowment

February 22, 2018
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It was over a glass of wine in Italy that two Charlestown residents devised an aggressive plan to augment the fundraising at the Harvard-Kent School with an endowment that will raise $1 million over three years. A few years ago, Charlestown neighbors Richard Burtt and Stuart Murphy met one another in Italy and began...

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Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown is Gaining Momentum

February 22, 2018
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It has no official standing, but in the community, the “rogue” Community Consensus Plan for One Charlestown has gained a solid standing of advocates – and the drafters of the plan will hold a community meeting on the effort tonight, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. “I believe this...

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Charlestown Coming Back on Local TV

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown & Beyond will return on air on BNN-TV starting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will appear on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month there after.  The show can be seen in Boston on Comcast channel 9 , RCN channel 15 and RCN channel 1961. It will also be shown...

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