Neighborhood Round Up

October 24, 2018
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HARVEST FAIR AT ST. JOHN’S On Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal church will be holding it’s 179th annual harvest fair.  Well known for its delicious turkey dinner and homemade apple pies, the fair will have something for everyone!  Get the kids out of the house to enjoy...
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BWSC Wins Top National Honors for Water Quality and Efficiency

October 24, 2018
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Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has earned top honors from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for management excellence. The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes the work of water utility management leaders able to achieve a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors. Specifically,...
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Friends of City Square Conduct Annual Meeting, Show Major Membership Growth

October 24, 2018
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The Friends of City Square had its annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, and Gov. Grace Bloodwell reported that the organization has grown in membership by 33 percent. The annual meeting took place at Sorrelle’s with a good crowd of folks there to celebrate the organization, say bye to retiring board members and welcome...
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Marijuana Dispensary to have First Community Meeting Oct 30

October 24, 2018
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The Bloominus company will have its official City community outreach meeting Oct. 30 for the proposed marijuana dispensary at 116 Cambridge St. on the other side of I-93. The meeting is the first step in the process for any proposed dispensary in the City of Boston, with a stop at the Zoning Board of...
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BPDA to Initiate Capital Improvement Fund, Identified $200M in Work

October 24, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has identified some $200 million in maintenance work that needs to be done to its properties citywide, and now for the first time, the Authority’s Board has approved a new Capital Reserve Fund to help foot the costs. The new Capital Reserve Fund will be used to...
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Charlestown’s 33rd Annual Halloween Parade and Celebration Set for Oct 31

October 24, 2018
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The 33rd annual Halloween Parade around the Monument will take place on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. this year, with a dynamite celebration of Halloween to take place afterward around Monument Square and the Training Field. The annual celebration draws thousands of children and their parents to the area for trick or treating and...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 24, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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Charlestown Man Arrested for Distributing Fentanyl

October 24, 2018
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A Charlestown man was arrested Oct. 5 for distributing fentanyl out of an apartment in Chelsea. Cruz Villar, 31, was charged with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl – aiding and abetting; and one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl – aiding...
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Friends of the Library to Host Author Talk on the Former Combat Zone

October 24, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Branch is hosting a book presentation on Inside The Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood given by author and reporter Stephanie Schorow on Thursday, Nov. 1. The lecture is free and open to all and includes a book signing and reception. Upscale restaurants, majestic...
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The Charlestown Lions Club is Collecting Coats

October 24, 2018
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The Charlestown Lions Club will be collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of October,  November,  December and until January 7, 2019. Our Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours. All...
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BPDA Approves Text Amendment for Height at Hood Park, on to Zoning Commission

October 24, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Oct. 11 approved the text amendment that would allow building heights of up to 275 feet in the back part of Hood Park, with the measure now going to the Zoning Commission on Nov. 7 for final approvals. The approval came at the Oct. 11 Board...
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Cong Niki Tsongas, Dr Gary P Kearney to Receive Awards for Dedication to Service and Leadership

October 24, 2018
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The USS Constitution Museum Gala will hold A Salute to Service on Thursday, October 25, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston, which will include a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and award presentations at 7:00 p.m. The museum will recognize Congresswoman Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District and Gary P. Kearney, M.D.,...
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Ayanna Pressley Endorses Rachael Rollins for District Attorney

October 24, 2018
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Citing her depth of experience and her commitment to ensuring equal justice for all, last week Ayanna Pressley, Democratic candidate for Congress, endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County District Attorney. Rollins won a heavily contested Democratic Primary for District Attorney in September. “I have been constantly impressed by Rachael’s vision for reforming our criminal...
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Police Briefs 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 09/11/18 – A victim on Walford Way reported shortly after entering her home, she realized she had left the keys in the door, but hen she went to get them, they were gone. Management has been notified.   Drugs 09/12/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area...
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Townie Tidbits

October 24, 2018
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BRIDGE WORK SCARING ME Recently, drove over to Charlestown through Broadway in Everett. I have been watching closely all the work getting down for the Oncore Casino. Streets are getting widened, houses and businesses getting razed. They moved the brand new McDonalds over about 35 feet to build an even newer McDonalds. However, starting...
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Don’t Forget to Sign up for Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

October 24, 2018
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Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That’s right — nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare’s open enrollment season, which kicked off October 15. Seniors will have until December 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year. Seniors have a...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 24, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Townie Sports

October 24, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN YOUTH BASKETBALL Charlestown Youth Basketball registration is open for both players and coaches!  You can register online at  http://charlestownyouthbasketball.com/ The season runs from beginning of January to the end of March.  Preliminary schedules are below.  Age group is determined by your age on 9/1/2018. Girls JV (age 7-9) – 4-6 weeks of skill development,...
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Morrissey Cornhole Tournament

October 14, 2018
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Morrissey Cornhole Tournament

Ryan “Duce” Morrissey’s family: parents Stephen and Carol Morrissey with brother, Craig Powers, gathered for the third annual Duce Morrissey Cornhole Tournament last Sunday, Oct. 7. All of the proceeds go towards the scholarship fund that continues in Morrissey’s name.
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Navy Yard Federal Grant

October 14, 2018
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Navy Yard Federal Grant

Anne Grimes Rand (R), president of the USS Constitution Museum, shook hands with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, as Navy Secretary Richard Spencer looks on. As part of Friday’s events, the three organizations signed a memorandum of understanding regarding how they will closely partner for the “new” Navy Yard in the future. Zinke...
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BPDA Proposes 275-Foot Height Limit in Hood Park at its Board Meeting

October 14, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will propose raising maximum heights in and around the western half of the Hood Park by 160 feet – leaving the possibility of 275-foot-tall buildings on the properties in Charlestown abutting the I-93 corridor. The document was presented for consideration on the BPDA agenda Tuesday, and will...
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One Charlestown Meeting on Oct 18

October 14, 2018
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The first public meeting on the revamped One Charlestown project at the Bunker Hill Development has officially been set, and will be led as an off-site City Council Hearing by Councilor Lydia Edwards. The meeting will bring residents, the Charlestown Residents Alliance, Boston Housing Authority, Corcoran Development and new development partner Leggat McCall all...
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CNC Community Corner

October 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council wishes to announce that it will be holding an election for its seven at-large council seats on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, for a two year term beginning in January, 2019. Candidates are required to collect 25 signatures from Charlestown residents to secure a spot on the ballot. Candidates must be...
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Neighborhood Round Up

October 14, 2018
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TOM MACDONALD BOOK LAUNCHING CELEBRATION Tom MacDonald will be on hand at The Navy Yard Bistro on Sunday, October 28 to launch his latest book, Murder in the Charlestown Bricks, A Dermot Sparkhawk Crime Novel. Join the celebration from 12 – 3pm. There will be books available for $15. Please RSVP to [email protected] If...
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