Archive for March, 2018

Surface Option Group Asks for Delay in Federal Funding to Review Tunnel Plan for Rutherford

March 16, 2018
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The fight for and against tunnels has gone federal. On March 13, the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) submitted a letter to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – the organization that decides upon federal transportation funding requests – requesting that the designated money for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square be delayed for one...
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Police Briefs 03-15-2018

March 16, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Bank 03/06/18 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a report of a bank robbery. A witness stated an unknown male approached the counter and demanded money. No note was given, but the suspect did show a knife. The victim complied, and the suspect fled towards Main Street. Detectives are...
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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...
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Townie Sports

March 16, 2018
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POPE JOHN WINS IN THE GARDEN It was a back and forth all afternoon at the TD Garden on Monday, March 12, when the Pope John Tigers met Mashpee for the Division 4 Semi-Finals, with Pope John narrowly defeating Mashpee. Head Coach Leo Boucher was a presence on the sideline, saying his kids used...
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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

March 10, 2018
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McGonagle/McGoff Tourney

Charlestown’s Will Sutton slaps the puck past a Winchester player in Sunday’s Squirt championships, which the Townies won to claim the championship in the annual McGonagle/McGoff Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink. The annual tournament took place all last weekend and ended on Sunday with the championship games.
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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

March 10, 2018
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Model Shipwright Guild Hosts Annual Show

Tony Colton, former worker in the Navy Yard and member of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, holding his model ship Golden Hind that he built in an industrial light bulb. The model ship was one of about 65 now on display as part of the Guild’s annual show at the Constitution Museum. The...
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Flooding Issues in Charlestown an Eye-Opener for Many Last Friday

March 10, 2018
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Flooding has always been more of an East Boston thing when it comes to neighborhoods north of downtown, but last Friday coastal flooding quickly became a major Charlestown issue as water inundated places that usually stay dry like the Schrafft’s parking lot, the Navy Yard streets, and even the NewTown development surrounding the Little...
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One Charlestown Hearing to Focus on Community First

March 10, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards announced on Monday to the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce that her upcoming City Council hearing on One Charlestown will not only be in Charlestown, but also will take the rare step of letting the community speak before the developers. “These Council hearings traditionally start with departments and developers,” she said....
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Council Committee Votes to Release Rutherford Avenue Money

March 10, 2018
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The City Council Transportation Committee voted late last week to release the $250,000 grant to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) for the continued design of the Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square project – money that the committee had held up for most of February. City Councilor Lydia Edwards said the money is part of a much...
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‘Lion King’ Play at Warren Prescott Looks to Entertain Town This Weekend

March 10, 2018
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When Austin Sa first got on stage at the Warren-Prescott, it wasn’t something he really ever expected to do. Playing a small role as a seahorse in the W-P’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ some years ago, he was nervous, but he delivered his line, and it ignited the theatre bug in the young...
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