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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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

February 9, 2018
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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

If there’s one aspect that stands out throughout the past 125 years for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, it’s the positive relationships between the young people and staff members at the Club that have helped propel positive lives, and chances to try new and different things. The historic Club – the flagship club...

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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

February 9, 2018
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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

Within an old historic building, Cambridge Savings Bank has combined the best of traditional charm with the comfort of innovation in their newest branch, their first branch in Boston, located in the old Five Cent Bank Building in Thompson Square. The new branch has been under construction for several months on the first floor...

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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...

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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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Ryan Praised for Commitment to Veterans

February 9, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan is being lauded after having received the Legislator of the Year award from the state’s Veterans’ Services Officer organization. Ryan received the award on Jan. 24 at a luncheon in the State House attended by family, friend, Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Bob DeLeo. In particular, DeLeo told the...

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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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MGC says Wynn Organization Did Not Inform them of Settlement

February 9, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a special hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, into the allegations against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – a Massachusetts gaming licensee – and said they were not told of the 2005 private settlement, while at the same time urging fairness and speed in the investigation. The one-hour hearing...

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Old Sully’s Project Shaping up as Residential Development

February 9, 2018
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Longtime Charlestown developer George Georges was no stranger to Old Sully’s pub on the corner of Lynde and Union streets – having been introduced to the neighborhood institution shortly after coming to the Town decades ago. So it was very fitting when he assumed ownership of the old pub after it closed down last...

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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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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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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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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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