Monthly Archives: January 2018

DiDomenico Reflects on 2017 Achievements

January 25, 2018
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By Sen. Sal DiDomenico Now that the holidays are over and we are already well into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the important achievements that my colleagues and I in the Senate accomplished during the previous legislative year. 2017 was a busy and productive year for...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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A Great State of the State

January 25, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Townie Sports

January 25, 2018
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THE BEAT GOES ON… Some things never change…such is the case with Pope John XXIII “hoop” coach Leo Boucher. After the sudden closing of St. Clement HS (where Leo coached his teams to 14 consecutive state tourney appearances – including a 2014 state championship), Boucher finds his Tigers (10-1 overall, 6-0 league) driving toward...

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Obituaries 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018
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Margaret Donovan Of Medford Margaret M. (McLaughlin) Donovan of Medford died on Jan. 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Timothy Donovan, devoted mother of Timothy Donovan and his wife, Beverly of Salem, NH, Christopher Donovan and his wife, Irene of Medford, Matthew Donovan and his wife, Lisa of Charlestown, Patrice O’Connor...

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Sindoris to Play for Northeastern

January 20, 2018
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Sindoris to Play for Northeastern

High School hockey phenom Micaela Sindoris (Charlestown Youth Hockey, Boston Jr. Eagles, and now a senior at Worcester Academy) committed to play Division 1 college hockey at Northeastern University in a ceremony last week with her family at Worcester Academy Sindoris’s older sister already plays college hockey for Salem State. Pictured here with Micaela...

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Hitting All the Right Notes at the Soldiers’ Home

January 20, 2018
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Hitting All the Right Notes at the Soldiers’ Home

Boston Bruins’ famous National Anthem singer, Rene Rancourt, has spent 41 years singing before Bruins contests, and last Thursday, Jan. 11, he spent an afternoon at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home singing and entertaining residents and staff. The time was put together by the Chelsea District Court staff, primarily Charlestown’s Carolyn Wrenn Shannon (far left)....

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One Charlestown Financier Sun-Cal Backs Out of the Project Subhead: Corcoran has Until End of January to Present BHA with New Partner

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The One Charlestown development proposal took a big hit in its current form this week when it was confirmed that the financier on the project, Sun-Cal, had backed out and will no longer be part of the team. That leaves designated  developer, Corcoran Jennison, without financing, and Boston Housing Authority (BHA)...

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Concert Venue at Hood Goes in ‘Off and On Again’ Arc

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Hood Park parking garage – which has tentatively been slated to also contain a 4,000-person concert venue and a restaurant – has been in a roller coaster drama over the last week that has ended in pretty much the same place it started. That place is that there is a...

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