Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 21, 2018
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Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Cookie Jar Roller Hockey Tourney Set for July 28

July 21, 2018
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When Joe Brennan’s famed Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament takes place at Eden Street Park in August, one of the common sights to see is young kids and teens leaning on the fence – dreaming of the day they could play. Charlestown’s Jamie and Shannon Chambers noted that scene many times, and four years...

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Neighborhood Round Up

July 21, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry this week is requesting bags of rice and cans of ravioli, two of the most popular items that fill the shelves. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food...

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Hood Files New Master Plan with State Environmental Regulators

July 21, 2018
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The Hood Park developers have filed their amended Master Plan proposal this week with the state’s environmental regulators – a process known as MEPA. In planning charrettes held in Charlestown over the last few months, the filing was announced to the public, and was filed with the state as discussed. Filings with the City’s...

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Ryan Busy During Budget Negotiations, End of Session

July 21, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan has been moving lots of legislation and negotiations through his Beacon Hill office over the past few weeks as the State Budget and end of session scramble has been in overdrive. The formal session for the Legislature ends July 31, and the State Budget compromise is expected to break later...

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O’Hara Makes a Service Retreat in Syracuse

July 21, 2018
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Ronan O’Hara of Charlestown, a junior at Boston College High School, spent a most rewarding and uplifting week, from June 17 to 23, at a service retreat at the Brady Faith Center in Syracuse, New York. O’Hara with nine of his classmates, under the guidance of BC High teachers, Nick Argento and Ryan Dacey, worked in the St. Lucy’s food pantry, which offers a...

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‘Mighty’ Net-Minder Erin Alves Wins Tommy Bryson Memorial Goalie Award

July 21, 2018
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For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players, known as the “Alumni,”...

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O’Donnell Receives Fulbright Award

July 21, 2018
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Peter O’Donnell of Centre College has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Kosovo from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. O’Donnell will support the teaching of English at the University of Gjilan as part of a project to provide assistance to the local English teachers...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 21, 2018
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KEOGH GRADUATES FROM LASELL Tyler C. Keogh of Charlestown received his bachelor’s degree in December 2017 from Lasell College and was honored at Lasell’s 164th commencement ceremony on May 12. The college granted 398 bachelor’s and 125 master’s degrees. Keogh majored in Hospitality Management during their time at Lasell. Commencement speaker Donato Tramuto, president...

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DiDomenico Secures $2M for Charlestown in Bond Bill

July 21, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently passed H.4613, An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity, colloquially known as the ‘environmental bond bill.’ The legislation authorizes the issuance of more than $2 billion in bonds to implement climate change...

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Encore Boston Harbor Books First Wedding, with Local Ties

July 21, 2018
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Weddings take time. So it is that one year before opening the doors, bookings have started for weddings at the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino, and the first person to book a wedding celebration at the luxury resort has deep roots in Charlestown. Caitlin Ellis – who is originally from Everett but has Townie...

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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

July 21, 2018
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Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...

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Bunker Hill CC Gets $25M Grant for Major Renovations

July 21, 2018
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was awarded $25.7 million from the Baker-Polito administration to fund a major renovation project at the College’s Charlestown Campus. The announcement was made on July 10, on the Westfield State University campus at a ceremonial bill-signing, authorizing approximately $3.9 billion to address the Commonwealth’s statewide capital needs, including higher education campuses,...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2018

July 21, 2018
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Breaking and Entering 07/10/18 – Officers responded to Dunstable Street for a breaking and entering in progress. As a result of the subsequent investigation, an individual was placed under arrest, and will be charged accordingly.   Warrant 07/10/18 – Officers in the area of Old Ironsides Way placed an individual under arrest for an...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor I would like to thank the Ryan “Duce” Morrisey Scholarship Committee for awarding me one of the high school scholarships this year. It means so much to me to be a part of remembering Duce.  It will help with the cost of my senior year at Malden Catholic. Thank you...

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Townie Tidbits

July 21, 2018
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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated I LOVE PEACE. We all love peace no matter where we live. We all...

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Townie Sports

July 21, 2018
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COOKIE JAR ROLLER HOCKEY Another year of junior roller hockey is here and the Cookie Jar Junior Roller Hockey Tourney is coming on July 28. Please reserve your spot sooner than later so organizers can order shirts and food. The kids had a great time last year and this is becoming a great summer...

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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

July 14, 2018
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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

Commander Robert L. ‘Bob’ Gillen passed away on July 6 at the age of 85, and the life-long Townie and retired U.S. Navyman was laid to rest in a grand procession and funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, July 11. Commander Gillen was remembered by many lately for his extreme service to his community, helping...

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Engine 50 to Celebrate 100 Years

July 14, 2018
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One of the most beloved fire stations and fire companies in the City of Boston will celebrate its 100th year on July 26 with a grand ceremony put on by the Charlestown Historical Society and the Boston Fire Department – among others. July 26, 1918, began the current Engine 50 Firehouse, and Julie Hall...

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Councilor Edwards to Hold Coffee Hours on Friday

July 14, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards will hold Charlestown neighborhood Coffee hours on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grasshopper, 229 Bunker Hill St. The Councilor or her staff will be available to answer questions and take comments. For questions, contact Gabriela at (617) 635-3200.

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Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Wu

July 14, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council President,...

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Charlestown Organizations, Residents Getting on Board with CPA

July 14, 2018
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Earlier this year, some $20 million came knocking at the door of the Town, but surprisingly, no one answered the bell. That large bundle of cash came from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that was ushered in over the past 12 months following approval on the November 2017 citywide ballot – with millions of...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Kim Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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