Monthly Archives: October 2017

Police Briefs 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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Charlestown beat Larceny 10/10/17 – A victim on O’Brien Court reported while he was out, a medical safe was taken from his home. The victim might know who took the property, and detectives will investigate.   Larceny 10/11/17 – A victim on Cedar Street reports Amazon delivered a package to her front door, and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani GERRY DOHERTY WRITES ABOUT “CHARLESTOWN 101” Former State Rep Gerry Doherty is a living Charlestown history book. Doherty first met Jack Kennedy back in 1946 at the Bunker Hill Day Parade as the future president walked past his home on Washington Street in his run for Congress, and Doherty...

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Townie Sports

October 21, 2017
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HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!! Boston Latin senior Devin Gallagher and the Wolfpack golf team clinched their second straight Dual County League championship, the first time in school history this has been accomplished. Monday’s 110-102 triumph over Weston was also the team’s 7th straight victory. With another MIAA tourney appearance on the horizon, Devin looks...

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Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

October 13, 2017
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Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

By Seth Daniel It was nearing 70 degrees last Saturday morning, Oct. 7, but the lobby benches inside the Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink in Charlestown were brimming with young boys and girls looking curiously at hockey shin guards, trying to figure out how to tie their skates and wondering which side was the front of their...

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Passacantilli,Edwards to Face-Off in Debate in Charlestown, Oct 18

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The first of what will likely be many debates between the two District 1 City Council candidates will take place on Weds., Oct. 18, in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Christine Colley of the Navy Yard Community Association announced this week that they have scheduled a forum on Oct. 18 at 7...

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CNC Wants Study of Bunker Hill St Section

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) voted unanimously at its Oct. 2 meeting to ask the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to re-examine last year’s change in direction of one-way Allston Street, and to look at a comprehensive solution that solves the issue once and for all. “I think we should ask the...

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Stephen Passacantilli Endorsed by Boston Fire and Police Unions

October 13, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by Boston’s two largest public safety unions, Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.  Passacantilli recently topped the ticket in the Municipal Preliminary Election held on September 26. Passacantilli said,...

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Program Underway to Identify, Create Outreach All Charlestown Veterans

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new program funded by the Charlestown Community Mitigation Fund is preparing to get underway to identify all veterans and reach out to them to see if they need services or help accessing service. The program came from what previously was a volunteer effort by Stan Leonard, Dr. Jeff Fine and...

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Alden to Speak at Branch Library

October 13, 2017
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Ellen B. Alden will talk about her book Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., on Monday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. Local author Ellen B. Alden found a leather box in her attic, filled with Civil War letters from her Irish immigrant great-great-grandfather Florence Burke to his family...

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Historical Society to Sponsor Play on First Woman in American Military

October 13, 2017
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Deborah Sampson was the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. Actor and historical interpreter Judith Kalaora will deliver a stimulating re-enactment which chronicles Sampson’s life.  An indentured servant by the age of five, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, where women were naught but...

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