Townie Tidbits

May 11, 2018
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FORGET BAKED POTATOES THINK FAKE POTATOES WITH SHED MEMORIAL More news on the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed public art monument that sits almost invisible to the eye by the on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge and points north. I wish to thank Seth Daniel from Independent Newspapers for bringing this story to light. I...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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Townie Sports

May 11, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN GIRLS SOFTBALL Charlestown Girls’ Softball is still looking for players for their spring league, ages 4-12. The league practices at the Charlestown High School turf field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Alternatively, those interested can contact Jack Schievink at (617) 201-4507 or email at Charlestowngirlssoftball@gmail.com.   GET EM’ NEXT YEAR  Bruins defenseman...

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Little League Opens

May 4, 2018
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Little League Opens

Pirates player, Luke Nolan, running to first base during the Opening Day ceremonies of Charlestown Little League on Saturday, April 28. The annual parade and opening day games went off on a sunny morning, with Mayor Martin Walsh throwing out the first pitch.

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Parade Chief Marshal’s $10,000 Raffle

May 4, 2018
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Parade Chief Marshal’s $10,000 Raffle

Parade Chief Marshal  John Tkachuk stands by the bin from where he drew the winners of the $10,000 raffle. The first Chief Marshal’s time took place last Saturday night, April 28, in the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall.

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Maddox Forges Firm, Decisive Path at Mass Gaming Commission Hearing

May 4, 2018
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New Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox wasn’t whimsical or comical as his predecessor, Steve Wynn, often was at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Friday, April 27, during an intense Adjudicatory Hearing. Instead, in what seemed like a high-stakes job interview, Maddox set a path as “a small-town kid from Arkansas” who is trying...

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Chain Forge Hotel Files Documents With State Environmental Regulators

May 4, 2018
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Imagine two ballrooms with 25-foot ceilings and exposed industrial trusses, a 6,000 sq. ft. luxury restaurant, 220 new hotel rooms, a brand new historic museum and all just yards away from the Navy Yard’s historic park. That’s the picture painted in new submissions to the state by the Chain Forge hotel project in the...

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Neighborhood Round Up

May 4, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN GIRLS’ SOFTBALL STILL NEEDS PLAYERS Charlestown girls softball is still looking for players for our spring league ages 4 through 12. We are down at the high school turf field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Or contact Jack Schievink at 617-201-4507 or   Charlestowngirlssoftball@gmail.com. HARVARD-KENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER...

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Tea Shop Opens up under New, Local Ownership

May 4, 2018
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After a life in the corporate fast lane, Charlestown’s Tracy Zimmerman has decided to slow down for a cup of tea. The Charlestown resident has recently taken over ownership of Charlestown Tea & Treats, which was briefly Evy’s Tea Bar and before that Sorrelle’s, and opened up the doors last week. “We took over...

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CEO Maddox says Encore Boston Harbor Plans Entire ‘Entertainment District’

May 4, 2018
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Appearing before about 2,000 construction workers (many of whom are from Charlestown) sitting full of steak tips and on the future gaming floor, Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox breathed confidence into all listening about the future of Wynn in Everett. The comments came at a topping off celebration on Friday where Maddox said the...

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What’s in a Name? Encore Boston Harbor a Move Away from ‘Wynn’

May 4, 2018
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At the same time that the mothership casino operation launches a campaign called ‘We Are Wynn’ in Las Vegas, the Wynn Resorts company has announced that they will take ‘Wynn’ off of the name in Boston – now being known at Encore Boston Harbor. The name change has been the worst-kept secret for months,...

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Teamsters Local 25 Hosts Annual Worker’s Day Memorial Service in Charlestown

May 4, 2018
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Worker’s Memorial Day was commemorated in Charlestown on April 28 as Teamsters Local 25 of Boston held its annual Workers Memorial Day service to remember those workers who have died on the job. Each year Teamsters Local 25 joins brothers and sisters in labor organizations across the country to remember workers killed, made sick or injured on...

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Police Briefs 05-03-2018

May 4, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Search Warrant 04/26/18 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, a search warrant was executed on McNulty Court.   Drugs 04/27/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Main Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of...

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Imagine Boston, Imagine Charlestown

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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Townie Tidbits

May 4, 2018
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BIRTHDAY TIME FOR TWO WRITERS This coming May 10 would have marked my Uncle Neal Harrington’s 110th birthday. He ended up living out the last part of his life over in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, but never forgot his Townie roots. He was also a very prolific writer who writings appeared in many newspapers...

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Townie Sports

May 4, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN GIRLS SOFTBALL Charlestown Girls’ Softball is still looking for players for their spring league, ages 4-12. The league practices at the Charlestown High School turf field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Alternatively, those interested can contact Jack Schievink at (617) 201-4507 or email at Charlestowngirlssoftball@gmail.com.   SETTIPANI COOKS UP A FINE SEASON...

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Keeping Active

April 28, 2018
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Keeping Active

Lorelei (6) and Cadance (3) Kielbasa with Rachel Channen,Charlestown YMCA  Youth And Families director, show off some water bottles with a message for kids to keep active and healthy. The Charlestown YMCA Healthy Kids Day took place on Saturday, April 21, as a way to promote the local YMCA and an active lifestyle

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Hood Park Listening, Community to Propose Its Own Zoning Amendment

April 28, 2018
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After defeating a City-sponsored zoning amendment related to height limits at the Hood Park, many members of the community and Councilor Lydia Edwards are proposing to submit their own amendment. Following the Zoning Commission’s rejection of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) amendment on April 11, Edwards said she and some of those...

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Chief Marshal Tkachuk to Hold Fundraiser This Weekend

April 28, 2018
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Parade Chief Marshal Jack Tkachuk spent a lifetime putting out fires all over Boston, and this Saturday he’s trying to spark the beginning of the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade season with a $10K fundraiser and raffle time at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus. The annual Chief Marshal’s first fundraiser typically kicks off the...

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Spaulding Hospital Marks Fifth Year at Navy Yard

April 28, 2018
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Members of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital this week are celebrating a milestone of having now been in Charlestown at their new, world-class waterfront facility for five years – going from an unknown quantity in the Town to a valued member of the community. “It feels great to celebrate five years,” said President David Storto...

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Walsh Backs Capuano for Re-Election

April 28, 2018
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Calling U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Somerville) “one of the strongest champions for working people and urban communities in all of America,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh endorsed Capuano for re-election in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District on Sunday in Dorchester. “Mike’s record is strong and continues to grow stronger. He’s a progressive champion who...

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Two Charlestown Educators Awarded ‘Educator of the Year’

April 28, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), announced the winners of the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award this month, and two Charlestown educators were among those recognized. Those from Charlestown schools included: Danielle Nicole Alli, Charlestown High School. John Rice, Clarence R. Edwards Middle School. Recipients were honored at TD Garden during the Boston Celtics’ final regular-season...

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Charlestown’s Ringrose Sworn into New Digital Innovation Commission

April 28, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker swore in members of his new Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning this week, a group charged with developing recommendations to expand online learning opportunities for Massachusetts residents seeking skills for in-demand fields. Those on the committee included Marjorie Ringrose from Charlestown. Ringrose is a senior program officer of education...

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