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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Townie Sports

February 15, 2018
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A BIG SPLASH Mystic Valley senior Samantha Dagle will put the finishing touches on what has been a phenomenal high school swimming career when she competes in the Division 2 State Championships (to be held at BU on February 17). Samantha will compete in the 200 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle Relay....

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Democrats to Elect Delegates to 2018 Democratic State Convention

February 9, 2018
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Registered Democrats in Charlestown, Boston’s Ward 2, will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School, 50 Bunker Hill St., on Monday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in...

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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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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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