Stay Away! Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down Through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced that the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change –...

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St John’s Episcopal Donates Two Antique Fire Extinguishers to Boston Fire Museum

August 11, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown on Thursday, July 26, donated two vintage fire extinguishers to the Boston Fire Museum. The church recently upgraded their fire extinguishers and rather than discarding the two obsolete, vintage copper/brass extinguishers, they were offered to the Boston Fire Museum. When contacted to see if there was interest in having...

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Ultimate Frisbee Hits Charlestown in One-Day Clinic for Superteens

August 11, 2018
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Few know that Boston is a mecca for Ultimate Frisbee, but those in the city who ascribe to the values of the sport and the fun of its competition have long been trying to grow the past time with kids in the neighborhoods. It’s been a long journey, but this year one advocacy organization...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Aggravated Assault 08/01/2018 – Officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a person stabbed. Upon arrival, police observed the victim being treated for a stab wound to the back. The victim was unable to give any description of the suspect at this time, and detectives are investigating.   Aggravated...

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Townie Tidbits

August 11, 2018
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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the garden at Ink Block in the South End until that deal fell through.  This...

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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 11, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason? The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create....

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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...

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Townie Sports

August 11, 2018
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SUMMER LEAGUE BABE RUTH WRAP-UP The 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer season came to a close for both the 13-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old teams after a campaign which saw both squads participate in extremely competitive leagues. The younger Townies (1-10) moved to the Middlesex A Division after two successful years in the B...

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Fresh from the Sea

August 3, 2018
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Fresh from the Sea

THE FRUITS OF THE SEA: Alexa Schmitt and Eleanor Allen show off the beautiful red lobsters about to become someone’s dinner during the annual Lobstah in the Garden party last Weds., July 18, at the Gardens for Charlestown location on Main Street. The sold-out event drew more participants than last year.

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Playing with the Pros

August 3, 2018
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Playing with the Pros

EVERY CHARLESTOWN KID’S DREAM…Quinn Rockhill goes on the attack against Boston Bruin and Charlestown resident Matt Grzelcyk during last Friday’s Pick Up with a Pro event at McGonagle Rink in Ryan Field. Kids from all over the neighborhood were able to play street hockey with Grzelcyk, New York Ranger Jimmy Vesey and Edmonton Oiler...

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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed, wide-ranging opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. State Rep. Dan Ryan, who is vice chair of the...

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Councilors Edwards, Wu File Chain Store Zoning Legislation

August 3, 2018
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Acting on the controversy regarding a second Starbucks location in the North End, and the ever-creeping chain store presence on Main Street in Charlestown, Councilor Lydia Edwards said she has aligned with Councilors Michelle Wu and Kim Janey to try to bring protections to local business districts. Recently, Edwards said she was alerted to...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Drops this Weekend

August 3, 2018
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The vaunted Kitchen Kup is back for another summer of fun at Eden Street Park this weekend, and founder Joe Brennan said there will be some great teams competing in a relaxed atmosphere only found in the Town. So far, Brennan said about 16 teams have formed squads and will compete in the double-elimination,...

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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey, of Charlestown, endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael Capuano. Healey spoke mostly of loyalty in her letter of endorsement on Monday, noting that Pressley backed her in the 2014 Primary election. “For me,...

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Charlestown Students Achieve Academic Honors

August 3, 2018
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COLLIER ON DEAN’S LIST AT UNIV. OF MAINE The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester including Caroline Collier. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states and 47 are from 21 countries other than the U.S. TWO ON DEAN’S LIST AT UNH The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2018

August 3, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 07/25/18 – A taxi driver reported he picked up a male suspect in Somerville and drove him to Medford Street. As the driver reached to collect the fare, the suspect tried to stab him in the hand. The victim was able to prevent the attack, and the suspect fled towards the...

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Townie Tidbits

August 3, 2018
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ENGINE 50 CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO CHARLESTOWN   On Thursday, July 26, it was a red banner day for Engine 50 in Charlestown as folks gathered up by the Monument to honor Boston firefighters, Engine Co. 50 and to celebrate a centennial celebration of the history of Engine 50  and the Winthrop...

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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 3, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...

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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...

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Three Pros, Lots of Fun: First Pick up with a pro Event Goes off Spectacularly

August 3, 2018
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Continuing their tradition of giving back to the Town, three pro hockey players with deep Charlestown roots delighted kids from the neighborhood last Friday night, July 27, when they came to Bryan McGonagle Rink for some relaxed and informal street hockey fun. The first-ever event – dubbed Pick Up with a Pro – was...

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Townie Sports

August 3, 2018
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MAYOR’S CUP AND CITWIDE LEAGUE UPDATES The 11’s got knocked out of the Mayor’s Cup July 28 in the semifinals by Parkway, 14-3. Great tournament, boys! The summer Citywide league team went 1-0 last week with a win vs. ADSL and a rainout. They played the North End this week in South Boston.  ...

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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

July 28, 2018
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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

In the off-hours from work, when Attorney General Maura Healey needs to spend some time in her campaign headquarters, she doesn’t need to drive long distances across the state. She simply puts on her sneakers and takes a light jog from her home on the Training Field down to Main Street – where she...

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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

July 28, 2018
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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

When Nesterly founder Noelle Marcus was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying housing issues and living in the throes of the affordable housing crisis here, she had a shocking moment when she saw some numbers. One in three households, she learned, in Boston would be headed by a single person over the age...

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Edwards Playground/Eden St Meeting to Begin on Aug 6

July 28, 2018
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The City has scheduled the first in a series of meetings to discuss the $1.4 million facelift for Edwards Playground and Eden Street Park. The plan was announced in May as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s Capital Budget plan. The meeting will be for the purpose of sharing what residents would like to see...

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