Monthly Archives: November 2017

North Washington Street Bridge to Have Lane Closures Through Next Week

November 25, 2017
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is advising drivers that outbound delays are expected in the vicinity of the North Washington Street Bridge due to maintenance that started Monday, Nov. 20. The work will require a lane reduction on the bridge in the outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb. It is expected to be...

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Inpiring Students:SAP CEO McDermott Meets with CHS Students

November 25, 2017
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On Monday, Oct. 16, some 35 students from Charlestown High School’s (CHS) C-Town Tech Career Pathways Program got a once-in-a-lifetime visit from SAP Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott. McDermott spoke to CHS students about his life growing up in a working class family in Long Island, opening his first business as a teenager, and...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dear Anthony’s Dream Committee, Anthony’s family and the Charlestown Community, From the bottom of our hearts, We would like to thank those of you who organized, attended and donated to Anthony’s Dream “Keys for Cadagan” on Friday October 27th in honor of our daughter Cadagan. We...

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Townie Tidbits

November 25, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BRINGING LIFE TO THE TRAINING FIELD Charlestown’s Training Field is an historical gem. It is a part of the legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. However, Breed’s Hill is a topic for a future commentary. I always appreciated the history of the Training...

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Creating Homes and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Townie Sports

November 25, 2017
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TOWNIE GIRLS ROCK THE RINK Not to be outdone, the Charlestown girls hockey team captured the U-19 Tier III State Championship with an impressive 4-1 smackdown of Duxbury at the Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink last weekend. It marked the third year in a row the Townie girls have captured the state title. TOWNIES MAKE IT 4...

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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

November 16, 2017
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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

By Cary Shuman Even before Lydia Edwards completed her outstanding campaign with an impressive victory in the district council election for East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End, political observers were recognizing her potential, saying that she was a rising star on the Boston political scene. In 2015, Boston Globe Magazine tabbed Edwards for...

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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

November 16, 2017
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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

By Seth Daniel Whether it’s repairing the old church, hosting recovery meetings or providing a safe place for teens to hang out this fall, the First Church in Charlestown has brought a new energy to the old church on Green Street. Pastor Erik Maloy and his wife, Sarah, have presided over a busy summer...

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