Teamsters Make Donations to Non-Profits

May 17, 2018
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Teamsters Local 25 president Sean O’Brien on Thursday, May 3, presented more than $275,000 to 12 local autism non-profits, including a $6,000 donation to Special Townies Organization, a local organization committed to raising awareness and acceptance for children with autism. “Local 25 is proud to have raised more than $4-million in the last eleven...

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Marx Initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

May 17, 2018
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Siobhan Marx of Charlestown, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Marx was initiated at Salem State University. Marx is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is...

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DiDomenico’s Lift the Cap on Kids Bill Included in Budget

May 17, 2018
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Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which includes funding and language from Senator DiDomenico’s bill to lift the Cap on Kids. The Cap on Kids – also called the “family cap” — denies benefits to children conceived...

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Berdick Elected to Big Sister Board

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown resident, Stephanie Berdick, has been elected to Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s board of directors. Berdick’s election was announced at the organization’s annual meeting on May 7, held at the offices of Allen & Gerritsen in Boston. As a board member, Berdick will support the strategic and fiscal oversight of the premier...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Graduates are Told: “You Can Transform Health Care”

May 17, 2018
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 41-year history on May 14 at 2018 Commencement. A total of 583 members of the Class of 2018 received doctoral, master, bachelor degrees, or certificates, in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation sciences, and health professions education. President...

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All Eyes on Encore Boston Harbor with Repeal of Sports Betting Ban

May 17, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a revolutionary decision repealing the ban on sports betting Monday morning that has far-reaching effects in the world of sport, but also has major implications right in Charlestown’s backyard at the Encore Boston Harbor casino – where most assume sports betting would likely become a large part of the...

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Reese ‘Catching’ on in Her Second Year as Little League President

May 17, 2018
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When Cathy Reese was a college catcher at Cornell University, she enjoyed quarterbacking the softball games – coordinating the strategy and keeping everyone on track in the field. Now, as the new president of Little League, the 15-year Charlestown resident is using those same skills to ‘catch on’ and growing ever-more comfortable in her...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2018

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Street 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that their son was walking down Polk Street, where two black males approached him, punched him and took his phone. Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.   Larceny 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that he stopped...

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Townie Tidbits

May 17, 2018
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REMEMBERING #2  RYAN “DUCE” MORRISSEY The Friends of Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund will be holding its fourth annual Awards Presentation Night on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Dining, dancing, raffles and laughs as scholarships get awarded. For more information, go to ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com or call PattyAnn at 617-201-4784...

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Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why. More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor: Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. By definition it is the state of tranquility and quiet. Neglect is to pay no attention or too little attention; disregard or slight until a group of kids with a vision and recognizing a need in...

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Our City Is for All Residents

May 17, 2018
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District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing regarding a proposal that will provide a means by which senior citizens on fixed incomes and other low-income property owners who have fallen behind on their property taxes can stay in their homes. With the incredible and rapid development of our city (that,...

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Townie Sports

May 17, 2018
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TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR BABE RUTH SIGNUPS Registration for the 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer program will close on Friday, June 1, with practices starting on May 21, so parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible. Repairs to the baseball diamond are almost completed and practices for all players would...

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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

May 11, 2018
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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

The Charlestown Townies men’s team took their first-ever Chowda Cup in Marlborough last weekend, beating returning champs Framingham for the Cup. The Townies have participated in the huge hockey tournament – which boasts about 80 to 100 teams – for about 10 years without bringing home a cup. This year was different with the...

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May 12 will be ‘Celebrate Historic Charlestown Day’

May 11, 2018
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If there’s ever a day to block off for a full day of fun in the Town – aside from the day that includes a large parade – then that day would be this Saturday, May 12, when the Friends of Memorial Hall and the Charlestown Preservation Society will combine with other friends to...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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Walsh Holds Annual Coffee Hour Meeting

May 11, 2018
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After a lively welcome and a lot of happy socializing, the top item on the agenda for Mayor Martin Walsh at the Training Field on Wednesday morning was dogs…and leashes. “I want to start by taking a moment to thank the community for the great work that was done to refurbish this park, but...

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After Five Years, Steven Jones is Not Forgotten in the Town

May 11, 2018
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In five years, many things around the Town have come and gone. Most of those things have been forgotten, or have become less important, but that is not the case with the memory of Steven Jones – who was tragically murdered off of Medford Street five years ago on Monday, May 7, while passing...

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Boston City Council Notes

May 11, 2018
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The last City Council hearing was held on Wednesday, May 2 at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed: Grants The Boston Police Department will accept and expend $850,000 from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center Allocation. The grant will fund upgrading, expanding, and integrating technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang and...

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Mass Gaming Clears Removal of Steve Wynn from Gaming License

May 11, 2018
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A big sigh of relief lingered over One Horizon Way just over the Charlestown line on Monday afternoon, as the Encore Boston Harbor folks received word that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) would allow Steve Wynn to be removed from the gaming license – effectively signaling that the Commission believes the company is moving...

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Award-Winning Chef Matt Morello Creating Elite Edibles for Revolutionary Clinics

May 11, 2018
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He spent his entire professional career working in the country’s best restaurants and crafting innovative tastes in his own bistros. Now, Chef Matt Morello is bringing his culinary skills to Revolutionary Clinics, making unique, cannabis-infused edibles. Revolutionary Clinics is a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company with a dispensary at 67 Broadway in Somerville and two...

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Eden Street Park to Get Final Renovation Phase This Summer

May 11, 2018
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Whether it’s the Kitchen, Eden Street Park or Edwards Playground – by any name – the beloved community space is getting a $1.4 million facelift, with meetings starting this summer. While announcing his Capital Budget for the City, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the park is getting the final phase of its improvements this...

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Sprouts Garden Club Receives Exclusive City Grant

May 11, 2018
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Not many people know that the Charlestown Sprouts garden on Terminal Street is active. In fact, gardener Gerald Robbins frequently gets comments from friends and neighbors that they thought the property was abandoned. In fact, it is alive and well – and growing – thanks to an exclusive Love Your Block grant awarded to...

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Police Briefs 05-10-2018

May 11, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 05/02/18 – A victim on High Street reported while at work, unknown person(s) removed medication from her purse.   Drugs 05/02/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Medford Street, an individual was issued a citation for possession of a Class D substance.   Violation of...

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