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North Washington Street Bridge Bids Coming In, Start As Soon As Late April

February 2, 2018
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Community meetings are on the docket in relation to the five-year, $150 million North Washington Street Bridge replacement project – with bids ready to be open this month and construction ready for April or May. A meeting in the Navy Yard at the MGH Institute (36 First Ave.) will take place on Feb. 1...

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Morrissey Trial Continues With Testimony

February 2, 2018
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The murder trial for the three men accused of killing Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey and shooting James Lawton in 2014 continues this week with testimony from experts, police and neighborhood witnesses. The case is being tried by Judge Janet Sanders in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court, and with opening statement given last week, the heart of...

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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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Hood says It Had Nothing to Do with Mystery Phone Poll, Contained Misinformation

February 2, 2018
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The developers of the Hood Park garage and retail/entertainment venue said this week that they had nothing to do with a telephone poll that circulated through the Town last weekend, a poll that the developers said had very misleading information within it about the project. The phone poll quickly drew a stir in the...

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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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Steve Wynn, Company Push Back Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

February 2, 2018
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The gaming world was spun on its side last Friday afternoon when a Wall Street Journal report went public and described an alleged pattern of sexual harassment by Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – allegations that filtered through Las Vegas and into Everett where Wynn is building a $2.4 billion resort casino. Wynn, for...

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Charlestown Hockey Tradition Celebrated by Pure Hockey Video

February 2, 2018
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From the days of worshipping Bobby Orr to the modern successes of local players Brendan Collier, Matt Grzelcyk and Micaela Sindoris – the tradition of hockey in the Town was chronicled in expert fashion by a video released last Thursday designating Charlestown as the first winner of Pure Hockey’s Home Ice program. The Home...

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New Starbucks in Bank Building to Open Friday

February 2, 2018
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Work has been ongoing for months on the Starbuck’s store in the old Charlestown Five Cent Bank building, and this Friday the doors will finally open on the coffee company’s first store in the Town. Charlestown resident Jenae Ricci – the new manager of the store – announced that the store will open to...

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Super Bowl, Playoffs Bring Found Business During Slow Season

February 2, 2018
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If there’s one thing that all restaurateurs in Charlestown, and citywide for that matter, can agree upon, it’s a great big thank you to the New England Patriots. That’s because the Super Bowl runs and NFL playoff jaunts over the last several years – including the big game this weekend – have brought significant...

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