Archive for February, 2018

Steve Wynn Resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts

February 9, 2018
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Wynn Resorts released the following statements on Tuesday night regarding Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn: STATEMENT FROM WYNN RESORTS: The Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts reluctantly announced today that it accepted the resignation of Steve Wynn as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.  The board has appointed Matt Maddox, currently President...
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MGC says Wynn Organization Did Not Inform them of Settlement

February 9, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a special hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, into the allegations against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – a Massachusetts gaming licensee – and said they were not told of the 2005 private settlement, while at the same time urging fairness and speed in the investigation. The one-hour hearing...
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Old Sully’s Project Shaping up as Residential Development

February 9, 2018
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Longtime Charlestown developer George Georges was no stranger to Old Sully’s pub on the corner of Lynde and Union streets – having been introduced to the neighborhood institution shortly after coming to the Town decades ago. So it was very fitting when he assumed ownership of the old pub after it closed down last...
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Jury Enters Into Deliberations in Morrissey Murder Trial

February 9, 2018
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The jury entered into its first, full day of deliberations yesterday in the Ryan Morrissey murder trial, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Danilo Soto, 24, of Dorchester, and Alexander Soto (no relation to Danilo), 20, of Charlestown, are accused of fatally shooting Morrissey, then 17, and shooting...
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Police Briefs 02-08-2018

February 9, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Possession of a Firearm 01/29/18 – As a result of an ongoing investigation in the area of Polk Street, an individual was placed under arrest for unlawfully carrying a firearm. A 9mm Luger with five live rounds was recovered from the secene.   Receiving Stolen Property 01/30/18 – As a result of...
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Townie Tidbits

February 9, 2018
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Is it just me or has the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78 got here much too fast. I remember it well to this day.  One big difference for me is I was a mere 29 years old, ready to battle the snow. I caught  my dad shoveling it a few days after...
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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Support for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Survivors Dear Editor, I am writing to support important legislation that will help survivors of brain injury. In 2009, my life came to a halt when I was hit by a snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. The snowboarder ran into eight instructors and went straight through us like...
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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...
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Townie Sports

February 9, 2018
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ECHL STANDINGS Manchester wing Mike Doherty delivered an assist in the Monarchs 8-3 walloping of the Adirondack Thunder. Walpole wing Will Ahearn scored a goal in the Express 5-0 wipeout of the Philadelphia Junior Flyers. MIAA WINTER TOURNAMENT PREVIEW Boys’ basketball THEY’RE IN: POPE JOHN XXIII (14-1) – Coach Leo Boucher has the Tigers...
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YMCA Kick-Off Party

February 2, 2018
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YMCA Kick-Off Party

Alex Robinson, new Charlestown YMCA board director, and Andrea Wilk, YMCA executive director, during the Community Kick-Off Party at Blackmoor Bar + Grill last Wednesday, Jan. 24. Donations from the event go to support teen memberships and mentorships, youth swim lessons, social activities for seniors, and enrichment programs.
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