CNC Community Corner

November 9, 2018
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Due to Election Day, the monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7p.m .in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. The public is encouraged to attend.   The Charlestown Neighborhood Council wishes to announce that it will be holding an election for its 7 at-Large Council...
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Zoning Commission Approves Amendment to Increase Height at Hood

November 9, 2018
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In a resolute vote, the Zoning Commission on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, voted to approve a controversial text amendment that would allow building heights at Hood Park to more than double. The Commission voted 7-1 to approve the amendment, which is very limited in scope and only affects the portion of Hood Park closest...
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Mystic Boat Tour Highlights Possibilities for the Waterfront

November 9, 2018
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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) held a boat tour of the Mystic River waterfront recently to highlight the vulnerability of many of the properties, but also to get a view of what kinds of opportunities exist for the forgotten shorelines in Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. The boat tour took off from the Charlestown...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 9, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of white rice this week, but any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The...
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Alford Street Bridge ‘Change Order’ Costs State, Boston Millions

November 9, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston have revealed this week that the unexpected, extended construction on the Alford Street Bridge this fall was the result of an approval in 2012 that allowed a less-stable bridge decking to be installed in place of more stable materials – materials that were...
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Harvest on Vine’s Tom MacDonald Releases New Dermot Sparhawk Novel

November 9, 2018
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Many in Charlestown know Tom MacDonald as the director of Harvest on Vine food pantry, but when he’s not handing out food to the community, he’s writing crime novels. Growing up, MacDonald was not an aspiring writer. While in an MBA program at Boston College (after 15 years as a computer programmer), McDonald discovered...
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Police Briefs 11-08-2018

November 9, 2018
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Larceny 10/16/18 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported unknown person(s) entered his home sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and stole money and electronics. There were no signs of forced entry, and the matter is under investigation.   Drugs 10/18/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of...
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Letters to the Editor

November 9, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: The Friends of the Training Field would like to thank the people who made Halloween at the Training Field a great success.  The MacDonalds, who always go out of their way for the community: Doug, Jason, Kim, Nora, Jessie and Judy. Thanks to Tom Coots, Janet Sullivan – for great...
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Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

November 9, 2018
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Every year on Nov. 11, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands of young men from...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Townie Sports

November 9, 2018
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  COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Worcester St. All American setter Allie Nolan looks to wrap up her historic volleyball career on a high note as the top-seeded Lancers set their sights on an NCAA tourney bid. It’s hard to wrap your head around what Allie has accomplished as her stats are truly staggering. She has totaled...
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Governor Could Be a Goalie

November 2, 2018
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Governor Could Be a Goalie

Gov. Charlie Baker received a warm reception from numerous Charlestown residents on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Charlestown Gym Hockey League in the Boys & Girls Club, then down the Warren Tavern for a pint. The governor drew a crowd and solidified his continued popularity in the Town.
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Dogs Halloween Parade

November 2, 2018
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Dogs Halloween Parade

Bea the dog gives her best (and seemingly improbable) super hero pose for the camera during Sunday’s Charlestown Dogs Halloween Parade at Paul Revere. More than 50 dogs and their happy humans enjoyed the morning pre-Halloween.
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Lost Village Finds Voice Against Marijuana Store Proposal Here

November 2, 2018
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The Lost Village has been found. Scores of residents from the Charlestown neighborhood on the other side of I-93, often called the Lost Village, showed up on Tuesday night to speak strongly against a proposal to locate a marijuana dispensary on Cambridge Street. The Bloominus team, led locally by former Councilor Sal LaMattina, presented...
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Home Base Will Be a National Model for Veterans to Heal from Wounds of War

November 2, 2018
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When soldiers come home from war, for generations many have been lauded and appreciated for their service, but the injuries of war continue on inside for many of those soldiers. For many, the “invisible wounds of war” can drive them to hopelessness, or even suicide. It’s an epidemic, officials said on Friday during a...
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Encore Wrapping Up Sullivan Sq Area, Traffic Lights Ironed Out

November 2, 2018
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The Encore Boston Harbor team has been working diligently in the Sullivan Square area for months, and this week they said they should be done with the MBTA station by November. The changes are part of the casino’s commitments to off-site, short-term transportation improvements that are to be completed by the opening date of...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 2, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN LIONS CLUB COLLECTING FOR DISASTER RELIEF The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South. ALL proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative  costs. Checks may be made...
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Charlestown Dogs a Welcome Addition to Charlestown’s Colossal Halloween

November 2, 2018
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After 33 years of Halloween fun in Charlestown, there isn’t much that can be added to what has been a highlight night in the year for decades. One new thing that has been added over the last few years is the entry of Charlestown Dogs into the fray – an organization of responsible dog...
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Essem: Studio Space for Creatives Opens on Terminal Street

November 2, 2018
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On Oct. 22, Essem Art Studio, LLC opened in the Charlestown Commerce Center, 50 Terminal St. In addition to an art studio, it features a collaborative co-working community for freelance creatives in Charlestown. Studiomates are kind humans who make/do cool things, who are open to collaborating with other creatives to mutually elevate and support...
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Wynn Investigation Unveiling Pushed Off Until at Least December

November 2, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) said on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its regular meeting that it would likely not publicly unveil its long-awaited Wynn Resorts investigation until the first two weeks of December. Executive Director Ed Bedrosian addressed the Commission on the ongoing investigation during the Oct. 25 meeting and said that the Investigations...
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Edwards Calls for Action Items on BLA Bus Fracas

November 2, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards said this week that she is calling for united action from parents in District 1 regarding the Charlestown bus that goes to Boston Latin Academy (BLA) – that in the wake of an incident recently where Boston Public Schools (BPS) staff forcibly removed high school students from the bus. Parents...
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Ryan Holds Rally for ‘Yes on 1’ with Nurses

November 2, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) held a rally and luncheon at the Ferris Street apartments on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the early voting day in the Harvard-Kent. Ryan said he is firmly behind the ‘Yes’ vote to mandate staffing levels in hospitals and medical care facilities across the Commonwealth....
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Vote Yes Question 1

November 2, 2018
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Every day in Massachusetts, patients in our hospitals push a call button and wait…and wait…for a registered nurse to come to their aid.  You could be one of those patients. You might be in severe pain, or frightened or disoriented. You need help, but you wait, sometimes for hours, to receive the care you...
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Townie Tidbits

November 2, 2018
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REMEMBER ALL VETERANS ON VETERANS’ DAY   By the time you are reading this, I will have been down in Austin, Texas, visiting the Giarratani Family. I have been going down there every year since Christmas 2007. Austin is a very large and new city. It is in continuous growth. High-rises go up one after the other....
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