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Duffy Family Watches as Local History is Taken Down

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel As block after block came down recently on the Duffy building in the 500th block of Main Street, the family said it was a sad moment for the long-time business that operated for decades in various locations throughout the Town. “It was definitely hard to see,” said Chris Duffy, a partner...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 01/15/18 – A victim on Corey Street reported unknown person(s) entered her home through an unlocked door and removed her driver’s license from her purse. Two iPhones were also taken.   Investigate Person 01/20/18 – Witnesses on Parker Street reported to police that a 6-foot-tall black male, about 40 years old,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 25, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU , COACH McINTOSH Hey, unlike President Trump, I am not always right. Even I can be in error, and I am glad when an error gets a response from this column’s readership. Recently, I used the word “opine” as a noun when it is not, is is an action...

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DiDomenico Reflects on 2017 Achievements

January 25, 2018
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By Sen. Sal DiDomenico Now that the holidays are over and we are already well into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the important achievements that my colleagues and I in the Senate accomplished during the previous legislative year. 2017 was a busy and productive year for...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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A Great State of the State

January 25, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Townie Sports

January 25, 2018
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THE BEAT GOES ON… Some things never change…such is the case with Pope John XXIII “hoop” coach Leo Boucher. After the sudden closing of St. Clement HS (where Leo coached his teams to 14 consecutive state tourney appearances – including a 2014 state championship), Boucher finds his Tigers (10-1 overall, 6-0 league) driving toward...

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Obituaries 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018
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Margaret Donovan Of Medford Margaret M. (McLaughlin) Donovan of Medford died on Jan. 16. She was the beloved wife of the late Timothy Donovan, devoted mother of Timothy Donovan and his wife, Beverly of Salem, NH, Christopher Donovan and his wife, Irene of Medford, Matthew Donovan and his wife, Lisa of Charlestown, Patrice O’Connor...

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Sindoris to Play for Northeastern

January 20, 2018
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Sindoris to Play for Northeastern

High School hockey phenom Micaela Sindoris (Charlestown Youth Hockey, Boston Jr. Eagles, and now a senior at Worcester Academy) committed to play Division 1 college hockey at Northeastern University in a ceremony last week with her family at Worcester Academy Sindoris’s older sister already plays college hockey for Salem State. Pictured here with Micaela...

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