Sports 12-28-2017

December 28, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS GIRLS HOCKEY Reading wing Abbie Collins notched an assist in the Lady Rockets 5-1 pummeling of Wakefield. BASKETBALL In an early season showdown for Catholic Central League supremacy, Pope John XXIII (ranked #1 in Division 4 North) destroyed defending champion Matignon 70-39 to keep Coach Leo Boucher and the...

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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

December 22, 2017
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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Residents Alliance for the Charlestown Development held its first-ever Christmas toy distribution this week since forming earlier this year. President Tiara Murphy said they were happy to continue a long-standing tradition, but as a new organization with a new structure. “This is CRA’s first toy drive as it is...

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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

December 22, 2017
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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

By Seth Daniel There’s no question that the Boston Pops is anchored at Symphony Hall in the winter, but there’s also no question they don’t mind pulling up anchor once in a while to travel to Charlestown. For the 7th year in a row, the Boston Pops brought their holiday show to the Spaulding...

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Residents Sound Off on Hood Park Plan for Concert Venue, Restaurant

December 22, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett After the bombshell news earlier this month at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting that the Hood Park was pursuing a concert venue operator for the first floor of its proposed new parking garage, residents were able to digest and comment on the proposal at a public meeting help at Hood...

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High-Value Homeowners Can Pre-Pay Property Tax

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new national tax policy has bled significantly into City Hall this week as many residents – particularly those in high-value properties – scramble to City Hall to pre-pay their property taxes for the next two quarters ahead of what is expected to be a significant change to the federal property...

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CNC Corner

December 22, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding.  There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall.  Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Paula Milone-Nuzzo Recently Installed President of MGH Institute of Health

December 22, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, was officially installed on December 7,   as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions. Speaking to an audience of members from the MGH Institute community, representatives from area colleges and Partners HealthCare, family, and friends, President Milone-Nuzzo pledged to build upon the Boston graduate school’s 40-year...

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Loud and Clear:Charlestown Wants More Liquor Licenses for Restaurants

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The call has been heard at City Hall that Charlestown residents and businesses would like to see more liquor licenses available in the neighborhood for restaurants and pubs, and Economic Chief John Barros said a proposed new ordinance would reserve 15 such licenses just for the Town. “We have heard loud...

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The Finials are Back at St John’s Episcopal

December 22, 2017
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The final step in the restoration and painting of the Parish House of St John’s Episcopal Church at 27 Devens Street  began in late November  with the installation of three new finials on the third floor dormers. The work began over a year ago with the start of St John’s capital campaign and a...

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Councilor LaMattina says Farewell in Final Speech

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds After more than 11 years as District 1 City Councilor, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time during the Dec. 13 Council meeting – the final meeting of the current session....

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Police Briefs 12-21-2017

December 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny from a Building 12/12/17 – A victim on Monument Street reported she left her office for a moment, and when she returned, she saw that her iPhone was missing. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 12/13/17 – A victim on Monument Avenue reported she heard a UPS truck pull up to...

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Townie Tidbits

December 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani JUDY EVERS GREAT CHOICE FOR EDWARDS’ OFFICE Judy Evers will continue on as the Charlestown neighborhood liason as she did for District City Councilor Sal La Mattina for over 10 years and before that for Paul Scapicchio. District 1 has been well served by Judy Evers. She was among one of...

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Letter to the Editor

December 22, 2017
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: I would like to thank the members of the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 for their generosity in the presentation of a scholarship to me at their November 7, 2017 dinner. This scholarship will help to defray the costs of my education at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury. I am...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Townie Sports

December 22, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ALL STARS FOOTBALL Steven Williams, Charlestown (Boston Globe Div. 8 First Team) Malik Fields, Charlestown Dionix Villilo, Charlestown SOCCER Jacqueline Gentis, Latin Academy Haley McLaughlin, Latin Academy Carly Heffernan, Boston Latin Samuel Chavez, Charlestown Khorey James, Charlestown Marlon Maldonado, Charlestown Zedeizka Berlinge, Charlestown Mercy Lopez, Charlestown Chantelle Okornoe, Charlestown...

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Santa Style

December 14, 2017
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Santa Style

KEEPING COOL! The First Church in Charlestown was the place to catch Santa Claus last Saturday morning, Dec. 9, as the snow began to fall. The church sponsored a visit with Santa and a pancake breakfast free to all in the Town. Many families came out to enjoy the morning and Santa was aided...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 14, 2017
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Charlestown’s Bob Gillen – retired commander of the USS Constitution – stands at attention as he calls in the Color Guard during last Thursday’s (Dec. 7) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the decks of the Cassin Young in the Navy Yard. A large crowd turned out for the annual ceremony, along with two survivors...

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Donation for Babe Ruth

December 14, 2017
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Donation for Babe Ruth

Bunker Hill Associates gave more than $2,500 to local organizations. Shown above are Charlestown Babe Ruth President Kevin Kelly with Associates President Carolyn Wrenn Shannon.

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Graphic Arts Building Construction Progressing

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Ground broke quietly last September on the Graphic Arts building project, a pioneering project of 171 residential units in two buildings fronting Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. It wasn’t a place that many would have wanted to live when Eric Ekman and Berkeley Investments started looking at the site for what...

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New School Times Have Mixed Reviews

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For students and staff at Charlestown High School, last week’s Boston Public Schools (BPS) announcement about a new, later start time for the Medford Street school was a cause for celebration. Because many students come from far-away neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park, getting to the Town for what is...

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CNC Corner

December 14, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding. There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall. Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African-American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from her...

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Historical Talks Planned for Dec 16

December 14, 2017
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The Massachusetts Lafayette Society will sponsor two historical talks on Dec. 16 at the Bunker Hill Museum in Charlestown from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Selig, the National Park Service Historian for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, will summarize his Massachusetts report on W3R trails in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts routes include Lafayette landing...

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