Monthly Archives: January 2018

Meet the Champs

January 25, 2018
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Meet the Champs

Shown above are the Charlestown boys 2005 and younger  team who pulled off a 6-3 win against Jamaica Plain Celik (JP) Saturday evening, January 20. The win cinched the Mass Futsal B13 Central division championship for Charlestown, completing an undefeated season. Futsal is a 5-on-5 fast paced variant on soccer, using a heavier ball...

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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

January 25, 2018
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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

By Seth Daniel Signs intertwined in the fencing of the Monument announced yet another shutdown of the historical site this past weekend and through Monday, marking the second time in five years that a government-funding shutdown has affected the heart of Charlestown. At midnight on Friday, and without a funding deal in place, the...

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Morrissey Trial Started off With Openings, Jury Seating

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel With a courtroom packed with folks from the Town, and family and friends of the late Ryan Morrissey, in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday morning, Assistant District Attorney John Verner detailed in his opening statement that Nov. 5, 2014 was like any other night for Morrissey, 17, and James Lawton as...

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Ryan Named Legislator of the Year

January 25, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan received commendation on Wednesday afternoon from the largest association of Veterans’ Services Officers in the state. The Massachusetts Veterans Services Officers Association Luncheon took place on Jan. 24 at the State House with several key speakers, including Gov. Charlie Baker, AG Maura Healey, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Speaker Bob...

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CNC Corner

January 25, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. We will hear about the Mayor’s new Economic Mobility Lab. In addition, we will have a presentation and discussion with the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA). CMA has...

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Teamsters Recognized for Their Help

January 25, 2018
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Teamsters Local 25 of Boston was honored by the Massachusetts Sherriff’s’ Association (MSA) for its support of the MSA Hurricane Irma Relief Drive.  Volunteer drivers from Teamsters Local 25 transported two tractor trailers, each carrying 80,000 pounds of relief supplies donated by Massachusetts residents, to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office in Rockland Key, Florida. ...

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First IAG Meeting on Hood Parking Garage Addresses Noise, Traffic

January 25, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett The first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the 100 Hood Park Drive garage project was held on January 17. Senior Project Manager Raul Duverge of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spoke first about the project’s current status. He discussed the Article 80 review process for the proposed...

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Duffy Family Watches as Local History is Taken Down

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel As block after block came down recently on the Duffy building in the 500th block of Main Street, the family said it was a sad moment for the long-time business that operated for decades in various locations throughout the Town. “It was definitely hard to see,” said Chris Duffy, a partner...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 01/15/18 – A victim on Corey Street reported unknown person(s) entered her home through an unlocked door and removed her driver’s license from her purse. Two iPhones were also taken.   Investigate Person 01/20/18 – Witnesses on Parker Street reported to police that a 6-foot-tall black male, about 40 years old,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 25, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU , COACH McINTOSH Hey, unlike President Trump, I am not always right. Even I can be in error, and I am glad when an error gets a response from this column’s readership. Recently, I used the word “opine” as a noun when it is not, is is an action...

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