Hood Park Rolls Out New Configuration of Buildings, Open Space in Filing

September 20, 2018
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Hood Park Rolls Out New Configuration of Buildings, Open Space in Filing

Hood Park filed its amended Master Plan last Friday with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), and there are several changes to what was previously discussed – including a larger village green, larger buildings moved to the back of the site and a unique retail feature fronting Rutherford Avenue with a park on...
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High Hand:Encore, Cambridge College Open Doors on New Dealer School

September 20, 2018
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Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox was on hand in Charlestown Monday with Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson, and a handful of members in the first Dealer School training program, to officially open the doors on the area’s only training facility for prospective dealers at the Encore Boston Harbor casino. “Today is the first day...
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What’s in a Name? For Eden Street Park, There Are about a Dozen to Consider

September 20, 2018
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There’s a small patch of open space on Eden Street that has about as many names as it has square feet of space. Some simply call it Eden Street. Others from the older set call it the McCarthy. The hockey players in the crowd prefer ‘The Kitchen.’ And by historical accounts, it’s actually the...
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Bunker Hill Associates Introduce New Grant Application Process

September 20, 2018
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The Bunker Hill Associates have introduced a new grant application process this month in order to make more of an impact with larger grant awards, focusing on fewer organizations with its gifts. President Kim Mahoney and Secretary John Taglilatella rolled out the changes this week, saying they would have a Grant Committee meeting on...
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CPS Historic House Tour to Kick Off on Saturday, Sept 22

September 20, 2018
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The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) will premiere another fantastic version of its Historic Home Tour next Saturday, Sept. 22. CPS President Ellen Kitzis said they have seven buildings on the tour within walking distance of one another – each with a very unique perspective on the traditional home. Not to mention the fact that...
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MGH Institute Students Help Out in Charlestown

September 20, 2018
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Nursing student Sophia Nedelman focused intently on examining a young girl and her friend. Then, the girl asked if she could examine her friend herself, so the MGH Institute of Health Professions student handed over her stethoscope. A moment later, the girl pronounced her teddy bear was in perfect health. Welcome to Community IMPACT...
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Charlestown’s Quinlan Locke Chosen as Walsh’s Next Neighborhood Liaison

September 20, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week the appointment of Quinlan Locke as the new Charlestown Neighborhood Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. “Quinlan is no stranger to Charlestown, and I am excited to have him join the Office of Neighborhood Services,” said Mayor Walsh. “Charlestown is a neighborhood steeped with tradition and I...
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Townie Tidbits

September 20, 2018
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DISCO FOR DAVID LIKE AN IRISH WAKE The annual Disco for David Scholarship fundraiser was once again held in honor of Dave Whelan and as expected the place to be on last Friday Night. at the Knights. Kim Mahoney called this year’s event FLASHBACK FRIDAY  since they brought in five Old School DJs from...
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Letter to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Scholarship Winners The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $8000 in scholarships to eligible students for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 8. College Scholarship Winners: Patrick Wrenn – UMASS – Dartmouth...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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First Day of School

September 14, 2018
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First Day of School

Yarielys Burgos being welcomed by staff members from RSM company as she arrives at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on first day on Thursday, Sept. 6. RSM workers greeted students at the Harvard-Kent and the Warren-Prescott on the first day of school.
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Post Office, Bunker Hill Redevelopment, Concerns Discussed at CNC Meeting

September 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) had their monthly meeting on Sept. 6, and Chairman Tom Cunha began the meeting by updating the community on the post office and the Bunker Hill redevelopment project. Cunha said the post office in the Bunker Hill Mall is set to close by Jan. 1, and that he called...
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Kicking It Up: From Humble Beginnings, Charlestown Youth Soccer Now a Force in the Town

September 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Youth Soccer fall season kicked off last weekend, and the now-strong youth sports organization took time to remember how far it has come in just 10 years of existence – now boasting more than 400 players and 16 travel teams and several in-house teams. Founders Gerard Kennedy and Lindy Williamson looked back...
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Disco for David at the Knights Hall Friday Night with Old School DJs

September 14, 2018
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The annual Disco for David Scholarship fundraiser – a time dedicated to the memory of the late David Whelan – looks to be a huge event at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday night, with organizers reporting huge early ticket sales and many more expected at the door. Organizer Kim Mahoney said they’re...
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Pop-Up Book Sale Planned on Sept 20 at Charlestown Branch Library

September 14, 2018
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A Pop-Up Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library. will be held on Thursday Sept. 20 (5-8 p.m.), Friday Sept. 21 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday Sept. 22 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Wheelchair accessible; conveniently located to the Orange Line and bus connections.Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. For more information: www.friendsofcharlestownlib.org,...
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A Weekend of Welcoming at St John’s Episcopal Church

September 14, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church welcomes the community as it begins a new year of ministry.  On Saturday, Sept. 15, there will be a Children’s Christian Formation Open House from 10 a.m. to noon in the Parish House at 27 Devens St. Parents and children are welcome to meet our teachers, Rachel Pfost and Simon...
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Edwards Playground/Eden Street Meeting to Take Place Sept 20

September 14, 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 on Sept. 20. A previous meeting in August was canceled, with the new meeting now serving as the kick-off in the discussion. The plan was announced in May as part...
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Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Charlestown Students

September 14, 2018
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More than 15 Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 27thyear, Massport’s program supported 20 Charlestown high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations. This summer, 352 area high school and college students will earn a paycheck through...
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Mayoral Liaison Breen Oversaw Major Changes in the Town

September 14, 2018
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When Chris Breen came into his new position as mayoral liaison for Charlestown a little over two years ago, few people knew him and the Town was headed into a time of major change. With the casino fight behind it, major development, traffic and other serious issues faced the Town. In stepped lifelong Townie...
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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...
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Townie Tidbits

September 14, 2018
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ROSIES OF WWII HONORED AT NAVY YARD “The legacy of Rosies is to pull together, do first-quality work, do it cooperatively and do it for a higher cause, which is freedom.” – Ann Montague, founder of the American Rosie Movement The National Parks Service celebrated the role of women workers at the Charlestown Navy...
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Sports 09-13-2018

September 14, 2018
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MICHAEL QUINN SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNEY Early last month the Quinn Scholarship celebrated its 23rd annual golf tournament. It was a gorgeous, sunny day out on the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park followed by great food with friends at Florian Hall. Thanks to everyone who came out. First Place Women: Lynn Anthony...
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Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Took Charlestown with 60 Percent of the Vote

September 8, 2018
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Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Took Charlestown with 60 Percent of the Vote

The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressman Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a long day of...
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Charlestown’s Walker Griffith Has Led Eliot School to Great Achievements

September 8, 2018
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As students head back to school today in Boston Public Schools, Charlestown’s Traci Walker Griffith – the principal of the Eliot School in the North End – reflected on how far the school has come in her tenure. “I’m a proud principal; I say that all the time,” she said on Tuesday while preparing...
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