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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Police Briefs 02-01-2018

February 2, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Laws 01/23/18 – As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a license.   Burglary – Residential – No Force 01/23/18 – A victim on Monument Square reported unknown person(s) removed various pieces...

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Townie Tidbits

February 2, 2018
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“YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG” This past Sunday morning I was listening to ‘Country Memories’ on am 740 WJIB and an old tune I remembered came on with the lyrics, ‘Yesterday when I was young.’ I remember listening to that tune years ago, when I was, indeed younger than today. Saturday night I went...

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A Home for all Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...

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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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WHY DOES EVERYTHING SEEM TO ALWAYS END UP AT SULLIVAN SQUARE? Dear Editor: Well, we were all back at the Knights last week for the latest Rutherford Avenue/ Sullivan Square Public Information Meeting run by the Boston Transportation Department. I got a chance to talk with James Gillooly, the department’s deputy commissioner, and I...

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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Townie Sports

February 2, 2018
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TIGERS CLAWING WAY TO TITLE Pope John XXIII Coach Leo Boucher has his “hoop” squad atop the Division 4 polls as they head into a Friday night matchup with bitter rival Matignon (11-2 overall, 8-2 league). In what promises to be a “donnybrook” in the Warrior “bandbox” gym, a Tiger win would all but...

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Meet the Champs

January 25, 2018
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Meet the Champs

Shown above are the Charlestown boys 2005 and younger  team who pulled off a 6-3 win against Jamaica Plain Celik (JP) Saturday evening, January 20. The win cinched the Mass Futsal B13 Central division championship for Charlestown, completing an undefeated season. Futsal is a 5-on-5 fast paced variant on soccer, using a heavier ball...

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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

January 25, 2018
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Short-Lived Shutdown of Monument is Second Time in Five Years

By Seth Daniel Signs intertwined in the fencing of the Monument announced yet another shutdown of the historical site this past weekend and through Monday, marking the second time in five years that a government-funding shutdown has affected the heart of Charlestown. At midnight on Friday, and without a funding deal in place, the...

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Morrissey Trial Started off With Openings, Jury Seating

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel With a courtroom packed with folks from the Town, and family and friends of the late Ryan Morrissey, in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday morning, Assistant District Attorney John Verner detailed in his opening statement that Nov. 5, 2014 was like any other night for Morrissey, 17, and James Lawton as...

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Ryan Named Legislator of the Year

January 25, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan received commendation on Wednesday afternoon from the largest association of Veterans’ Services Officers in the state. The Massachusetts Veterans Services Officers Association Luncheon took place on Jan. 24 at the State House with several key speakers, including Gov. Charlie Baker, AG Maura Healey, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Speaker Bob...

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CNC Corner

January 25, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. We will hear about the Mayor’s new Economic Mobility Lab. In addition, we will have a presentation and discussion with the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA). CMA has...

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Teamsters Recognized for Their Help

January 25, 2018
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Teamsters Local 25 of Boston was honored by the Massachusetts Sherriff’s’ Association (MSA) for its support of the MSA Hurricane Irma Relief Drive.  Volunteer drivers from Teamsters Local 25 transported two tractor trailers, each carrying 80,000 pounds of relief supplies donated by Massachusetts residents, to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office in Rockland Key, Florida. ...

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First IAG Meeting on Hood Parking Garage Addresses Noise, Traffic

January 25, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett The first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the 100 Hood Park Drive garage project was held on January 17. Senior Project Manager Raul Duverge of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spoke first about the project’s current status. He discussed the Article 80 review process for the proposed...

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Duffy Family Watches as Local History is Taken Down

January 25, 2018
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By Seth Daniel As block after block came down recently on the Duffy building in the 500th block of Main Street, the family said it was a sad moment for the long-time business that operated for decades in various locations throughout the Town. “It was definitely hard to see,” said Chris Duffy, a partner...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 01/15/18 – A victim on Corey Street reported unknown person(s) entered her home through an unlocked door and removed her driver’s license from her purse. Two iPhones were also taken.   Investigate Person 01/20/18 – Witnesses on Parker Street reported to police that a 6-foot-tall black male, about 40 years old,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 25, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU , COACH McINTOSH Hey, unlike President Trump, I am not always right. Even I can be in error, and I am glad when an error gets a response from this column’s readership. Recently, I used the word “opine” as a noun when it is not, is is an action...

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DiDomenico Reflects on 2017 Achievements

January 25, 2018
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By Sen. Sal DiDomenico Now that the holidays are over and we are already well into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the important achievements that my colleagues and I in the Senate accomplished during the previous legislative year. 2017 was a busy and productive year for...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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