Giant Dog Exhibit to Showcase Summer in the Navy Yard

April 28, 2018
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Big dogs are going to find a home in the Navy Yard this summer. The one-year-old Navy Yard Garden Association announced this week that they have been given the go-ahead to host a public art show this summer that will feature 20 giant metal dogs placed at various locations throughout the Yard. Robin DiGiammarino,...

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Andy Baer Jazz Quartet: A Musical Tribute for ‘Friend of the Year’ Jane Richardson

April 28, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Library has announced that they will host saxophonist Andy Baer next month as a tribute to Friend of the Year Jane Richardson. Saxophonist Andy Baer continues to be one of Boston’s busiest musicians. In addition to leading his own jazz ensembles, Baer pilots the Beantown Saxophone Quartet, Hub Strutters Marching Band,...

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Neighborhood Round Up

April 28, 2018
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RACING TO RETIREMENT WITH JOE BRENNAN Financial Advisor Joe Brennan will host a Kentucky Derby themed Racing to Retirement event on Thursday, May 3, from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Spaulding Rehab Conference Center. The guest speaker will be Murray Todd, a national expert on Social Security and retirement issues. The 75-minute program will focus...

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Learn about Recreational Boating

April 28, 2018
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On Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., join the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk to crisscross the harbor and learn about recreational boating—from weekly sailboat racing and sailing courses for individuals of all abilities to living on a boat year-round or staying in a floating bed and breakfast. The tour begins...

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Casino’s Future Will Have Big Moment on Friday at MGC

April 28, 2018
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This Friday, a gigantic ‘thank you’ celebration for construction workers and stakeholders will unfold on the site of the Wynn Boston Harbor casino project. Meanwhile, at nearly the same time, there will be a very high-stakes meeting going on at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the fate of Steve Wynn and the entire...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2018

April 28, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 04/19/18 – Officers responded to First Avenue and 13th Street for a report of a person breaking into a car. As a result of the information received, police were able to locate a suspect who was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was placed under arrest,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2018
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NOTING 5 YEARS AT NAVY YARD To the Charlestown Community Friday, April 27, marks an incredible milestone in the Charlestown Navy Yard’s rich history, the opening of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital five years ago. From the time we announced this project to its completion and during the five years since then it has been...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2018
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REMEMBERING THE FENWOOD FLYERS 40 YEARS AGO Back in the summer of 1978, I played softball on the Fenwood Flyers, one of a handful of teams that summer that played in a labor union softball league. I was the first baseman for the AFSCME Local 470 union team in this league. Our team’s colors...

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Sports 04-26-2018

April 28, 2018
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Turn It Around basketball tournament hits the hardwood this Saturday By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Coalition’s Turn It Around program will host the fourth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday in the Community Center. The exciting annual event will be prefaced on Friday, April 27, with a pasta dinner at the Charlestown YMCA for...

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Trivia Night

April 20, 2018
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Trivia Night

Team Slapshot Regatta took a break from trivia on Friday night, April 13, at the Bunker Hill Associates Trivia Night. President Kim Mahoney said it was the most crowded fundraiser in years, with all proceeds going to Charlestown non-profits.

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Annual Wellness Fair at Harvard-Kent

April 20, 2018
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Annual Wellness Fair at Harvard-Kent

On Thursday, April 5, researchers and clinicians from Spaulding’s Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Burn Model Systems participated the annual wellness fair at Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown. This is the sixth year that Spaulding Model Systems participated in the event, which included educational activities that promote the importance of fire safety...

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Big on the Club:Derek Gallagher Takes the Helm at Charlestown Boys & Girls Club

April 20, 2018
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Big on the Club:Derek Gallagher Takes the Helm at Charlestown Boys & Girls Club

When Charlestown’s Derek Gallagher got the nod to become the next executive director of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, the local club not only got a professional who has spent decades attending and directing the club, but also a family that can trace its roots back to a shared plate of cupcakes 60...

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North Washington Street Bridge Project Ready to Proceed

April 20, 2018
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The state and contractor JF White are working to iron out the construction contract for the North Washington Street Bridge right now, and expect to start the project in mid-May – a project that will unfurl in six stages over a period of five years. Partners in the project appeared at the Charlestown Knights...

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Edwards asks BPDA for Action on Little Mystic Land

April 20, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to begin a community process to discuss the reuse of the Little Mystic parcel of land it owns and current leases to MassPort. Known locally as Montego Bay, the Little Mystic is an old protected shipping port that abuts NewTown...

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Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Law Announced

April 20, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and Representative Daniel Ryan (D-Charlestown) recently announced that the landmark criminal justice reform package crafted by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representative has been signed into law.  The Senator and Representative joined their colleagues in overwhelmingly voting to pass this sweeping piece of legislation, and last week the Gov....

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Waterfront Coalition to Host Rising Sea Level Meeting April 24

April 20, 2018
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The Charlestown Waterfront Coalition (CWC) is hosting a rising sea level/flooding forum on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Spaulding Rehab.  The forum will discuss strategies for preparing for the next “bomb” storm (or 100 year storm next winter). The Charlestown Waterfront Coalition has engaged three presenters who will provide concrete information about flooding,...

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Red Sox Honor One Boston Day with Visit to Spaulding

April 20, 2018
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The Boston Red Sox honored One Boston Day by doing a number of community visits around the city, including a very special stop at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown – where many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims recovered and healed after the 2013 tragedy that gave birth to One Boston Day. Red Sox players...

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Leslie Aldrich New Executive Director at CCHI

April 20, 2018
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After many years of working closely with the communities of Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown on public health issues, Leslie Aldrich was recently announced as the new executive director for the Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) at Mass General Hospital – the umbrella organization that includes The Charlestown Coalition. Aldrich has been working at CCHI for the...

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Pier 6, ReelHouse Water Shuttle Returns

April 20, 2018
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It may be 40 degrees out with a chance of a snow shower all week, but Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s version of Punxsutawney Phil is saying that spring is officially on its way. The Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s special, complimentary water-shuttle that ushers guests between one of Charlestown’s most sought-after seafood restaurants, Pier 6, and new...

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Stone Soup Farm CSA Sign Up

April 20, 2018
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What’s a CSA?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a great way for consumers to buy food directly from a farm. You sign up at the beginning of the growing season, and receive a weekly load of fresh produce for your family. The quantity and variety varies throughout the season, giving you the...

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Police Briefs 04-19-2018

April 20, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 04/09/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a Class B substance.   Drugs 04/10/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual...

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Townie Tidbits

April 20, 2018
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TIME TO DO SOMETHING FOR CHARLESTOWN’s HISTORY Years ago, back in my younger days I joined the Charlestown Historical Society as a lifetime member. I love researching history, was a history major in college and consider myself a history buff, especially local history which often goes under the radar. Thanks to Seth over at...

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Letter to the Editor

April 20, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Barbara Bush

April 20, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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