Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents Out of the House During Winter

January 20, 2018
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A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place. Kehoe,...

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Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Lower Mystic region has opened its doors in Sullivan Square on Broadway, Somerville, and operators of the clinic, Revolutionary Clinics, said last week they are seeing many new patients and believe they are helping people with chronic pain feel better without having to turn...

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Police Briefs 01-18-2018

January 20, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 01/09/18 – A victim on Eighth Street reported unknown person(s) smashed the sunroof of her motor vehicle. It was unknown at that time if anything was taken.   Larceny 01/10/18 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported during an argument with a customer over a product exchange, the customer took the...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job,...

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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 20, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Townie Sports

January 20, 2018
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS HOCKEY Worcester Academy sensation Micaela Sindoris scored five goals to go along with an assist in the Hilltoppers 8-3 pounding of Groton. Micaela also added a goal and an assist in a 5-3 triumph over Portsmouth Abbey…BC High wing Matt Lakus chipped in with an assist in the Eagles...

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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

January 6, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office, and was sworn into his second term as the 54th mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Vice President Joseph R. Biden...

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Edwards to Keep Focused On People as District 1 Councilor

January 6, 2018
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Edwards to Keep Focused On People as District 1 Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new Charlestown City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up to the fifth floor of City Hall on Monday,...

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CNC Corner

January 6, 2018
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Happy New Year to All from the Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership.  There is still time to submit an application for the 2018 grants and to attend a required tutorial.The final tutorial for applicants will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall on 23 Adams Street. Applications will...

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Councilor Edwards Wants Transparency on One Charlestown

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Lydia Edwards this week said she expects to have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to addressing local issues as a new city councilor, but one issue she plans to take on immediately is the One Charlestown development. Following the first meeting of the year at City...

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YMCA to Hold Event on Jan 24

January 6, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community. Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. After being founded in 1917 to serve military families only, the Charlestown YMCA was acquired by the YMCA of Greater Boston...

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The Town’s Family Bible:Old Charlestown Patriot Newspapers Now Digitized

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel From busing to birthdays, and the Big Dig to the Old Charlestown Schoolboys, the comings and goings of Charlestown were chronicled with great precision for decades by the old Charlestown Patriot. It was where everyone went to find out not only the news, but also the tidbits about family members and...

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Growing Feral Cat Population a Concern During Bitter Cold Weather

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and one local woman are putting out a warning to watch out for feral (or stray) cats during the bitter cold weather that has hit the Town, and will linger for at least another week. Rosemarie Boucher of Charlestown, a volunteer on the organization’s...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2018

January 6, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 12/25/17- A victim on Polk Street reported that both her and her husband’s vehicles had their windows smashed out. The victim believes this might be a result of a prior dispute, and the matter is under investigation,   Larceny 12/27/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported that she received a...

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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING JOE TIMILTY As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty, and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember back in 1969 when I could vote for the first time when I lived on Pearl Street next...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Townie Sports

January 6, 2018
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ECHL UPDATE In a two-game sweep of the Reading Royals, Manchester wing Mike Doherty contributed a goal and an assist. Also, in a two-game sweep of the Worcester Railers, Doherty added two goals and an assist.   2017 COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS HOCKEY Merrimack defenseman Aaron Titcomb blasted a shot on net in the Warriors...

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From a New Councilor to New Money to a Re-Floating of the Constitution – 2017 Was a Packed Year

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it was sailing the high seas on the Constitution, debating transportation on Rutherford Avenue or welcoming a new City Councilor, Charlestown found itself in the news a lot over the year of 2017 – which was anything but quiet.   In reviewing the news of the year, the following are...

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Ryan to Focus on Opiates and Transportation

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan is ready to embark on a new legislative year, and this week, he said he believes it will be even busier than 2017 as his committee takes up new legislation on the opiate epidemic.   Ryan is Vice Chair of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse and...

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Housing Program Helps Families Survive Crises Without Turning to Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 29 families in Charlestown with a total expenditure of $64,362 locally.   The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program provides families with a small amount of cash assistance and provides an...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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