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Charlestown Oyster Project Still Holds Hope for Getting Started

Charlestown resident Andrew Jay recalls reading in history books about a time in the distant past when the streets of downtown Boston were covered in oyster shells; when boats going up or down the Mystic River past Charlestown had to navigate around gigantic oyster reefs; and, before the Charles River dam, when oysters the size of a shoe were routine in the Back Bay area. Jay, who helps run the Charlestown-based Mass Oyster Project, has been working for the last seven years to try to convince the state that returning oysters back to the harbor and its tributaries for water purification could be the next step forward in cleaning up the waterways. When the Wynn Everett casino project came to ...
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Running for Ryan Morrissey

Boston Police Runners Club Run Boston Marathon in Memory of Ryan Morrissey: On Friday, April 17, Commissioner William Evans, members of the Boston Police Runners Club, representatives from the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown, representatives from Operation Progress Boston and family and friends of Ryan Morrissey gathered at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club to honor and remember Ryan Morrissey by announcing the creation of a scholarship in his name. On November 5, 2014, Morrissey, 17, was shot and killed outside a Charlestown convenience store. Authorities later learned that Morrissey was mistakenly targeted by suspects that incorrectly identified him for someone else. Less than a year after the senseless murder, the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown, Operation Progress ...
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Residents Supporting Street Parking Changes

Charlestown residents Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin seem to have struck a common bond of frustration amongst their neighbors as their effort to change parking restrictions in Charlestown has come out of the gate sprinting. Woods reported this week that the effort has already received 250 signatures of residents before organizers had really even gotten started. Now, on Monday, May 4, they will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Charlestown A-15 Police Station (2nd floor). “We have received 250 signatures so far and that’s before we’ve even gotten out and collected signatures,” said Woods, who noted that to date the effort has simply gathered steam via Facebook and word of mouth. Specifically, they would ...

The topic wasn't sunscreen

In April 1965, the Boston City Council was arguing over urban renewal plans for Charlestown. Probably the only time a city councilor has called another one a "bald-headed s.o.b." at a public meeting (but not the only time someone has thought about it).

Fire rips through Charlestown home, kills pets

The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit sparked a fire at 311 Main St. that killed several pets and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a neck injury. The fire was reported around 11:40 a.m. The six residents were not at home at the time. Firefighters were hampered at first when they couldn't get any water. Sat, 04/04/2015 - 11:40
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