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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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Monument Restaurant

February 2, 2018
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Monument Restaurant

CHECK PLEASE! Four-month old Alden Thayer proudly displays his Monument Restaurant gear on Sunday night at the restaurant’s one-year anniversary party. Joining the little guy in the celebration is mom, Valerie Beckwith Thayer, and grandma Carol Beckwith.

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Defendant Held After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Police Officer

February 2, 2018
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A man with a prior firearm conviction was arraigned today for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a Boston Police officer during a foot chase in Charlestown. Celestino Vicente, 37, of Dorchester, was arraigned Tuesday in Charlestown Municipal Court on charges of two counts each of assault and battery on a police officer and...

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Navy Yard Entrance Gates to Receive Upgrade

February 2, 2018
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The National Park Service has begun a project to rehabilitate the historic, visitor entrance-gates leading from Constitution Road into the Charlestown Navy Yard. Historic, illuminated, aluminum signs that had been mounted on the tops of Gate 1 and Gate 2 have been removed and will be repaired and refurbished off-site, and the chain link...

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Evans Has Fueled Thousands of Young Hockey Players at Edie’s

February 2, 2018
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Whether Saturday morning or Monday nights, aside from the ice on the rink, the most anticipated thing for most youth hockey players in Charlestown is Edie’s Snack Shack and Edie Evans. She’s as much a part of hockey in the Town as a pair of sharp skates. As part of the exciting video produced...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2018

February 2, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Laws 01/23/18 – As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a license.   Burglary – Residential – No Force 01/23/18 – A victim on Monument Square reported unknown person(s) removed various pieces...

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A Home for all Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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WHY DOES EVERYTHING SEEM TO ALWAYS END UP AT SULLIVAN SQUARE? Dear Editor: Well, we were all back at the Knights last week for the latest Rutherford Avenue/ Sullivan Square Public Information Meeting run by the Boston Transportation Department. I got a chance to talk with James Gillooly, the department’s deputy commissioner, and I...

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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Townie Sports

February 2, 2018
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TIGERS CLAWING WAY TO TITLE Pope John XXIII Coach Leo Boucher has his “hoop” squad atop the Division 4 polls as they head into a Friday night matchup with bitter rival Matignon (11-2 overall, 8-2 league). In what promises to be a “donnybrook” in the Warrior “bandbox” gym, a Tiger win would all but...

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