Archive for September, 2018

Annual Charlestown Vigil

September 27, 2018
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Annual Charlestown Vigil

Anaya Cain with Lisa Fournier are moved to tears in remembering young Michael Cain, who passed away in 2015. The 10th annual Charlestown vigil took place on Saturday, Sept. 22, with scores of residents attending to remember those lost in the Town to drugs or alcohol. More than 130 names were read and included...
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Police Commissioner Gross Gets Huge Turnout for Meet and Greet

September 27, 2018
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Police Commissioner Gross Gets Huge Turnout for Meet and Greet

Commissioner Willie Gross returned to Charlestown on Friday, Sept. 21 – the neighborhood where he first served as a police officer in the early 1980s, and talked about the wonder of a ‘Hee-Haw’-watching kid who came to Boston from a Maryland pig farm and rose to become the City’s top law enforcement officer. Gross...
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Community Gives Suggestions for Eden Street Playground Project

September 27, 2018
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The first of three community meetings regarding the Eden Street playground was held on Sept. 20, and tensions are running high in the community on certain parts of the re-design. Members of the community of all ages gathered inside the Golden Age Center to learn about the history and existing conditions of the site,...
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Post Office Facing Time Crunch, Could End up in Temporary Structure

September 27, 2018
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The Post Office in the Town is running out of time to make their delivery to a new location. As announced earlier this summer, the lease for the United States Postal Service (USPS) Post Office location at the Bunker Hill Mall has not been renewed, and that has sent the Post Office scrambling for...
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CNC Community Corner

September 27, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. There will be a presentation by Mark Rosenshein with regard to the Hood Park development plans. The public is encouraged to attend. If you are interested in participating...
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Edwards,BPS Face Showdown on Stillman Tennis Center Inaction

September 27, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards drafted a letter Wednesday morning and planned to address the Boston School Committee Wednesday night regarding the inaction of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) on the Mel Stillman Tennis Center in Charlestown, otherwise known as the Bubble. In the letter, Edwards called for BPS – who now owns the site –...
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MGH Charlestown Health Center to Celebrate 50 Years on Friday

September 27, 2018
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For Dr. Michael Garrity, Charlestown was exactly what he was looking for – both personally and professionally. Garrity, who has been at the health center for 27 years, is also a Charlestown resident, and he said when he came to the Town in the 1990s, he found just the kind of work he was...
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Baker,Walsh Join 250 Supporters to Celebrate the Launch of Spaulding Research Institute

September 27, 2018
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Thursday night, Sept. 20, marked a banner night at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown as more than 250 guests and supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of Spaulding Research Institute. Spaulding Research Institute is a new commitment from Spaulding to focus resources and energy on issues related to improving the lives of those impacted...
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Old Restaurant Murals Find A New Home at Engine 50

September 27, 2018
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The historic murals designed by Charlestown artist Betty McLain Smith – large murals about Massachusetts colonial history – that once graced Deni’s Restaurant downtown have now found a home at Engine 50. Julie Hall of the Charlestown Historical Society (CHS) told the Patriot-Bridge that the endangered murals found a new home at the People’s...
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Alford Street Bridge to Close Oct 1 to April 30, Major Tie-Ups Expected

September 27, 2018
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In the early 2000s, the popular term ‘Don’t Go There’ was all about avoidance, and now it can be applied to avoiding the roads around Charlestown. With traffic already at a standstill most of the day and night in the Alford Street and Sullivan Square areas due to construction, the state and City of...
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