Monthly Archives: October 2010

USS Constitution celebrates birthday

October 28, 2010
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USS Constitution celebrates birthday

USS Constitution returns to her pier following her 213th launching day anniversary.

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Craigie Drawbridge construction creates problems for commuters

October 28, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6. That is when the dismantling and reconstruction of the old bridge will start in earnest and the 45,000 cars and motorists that use this route can expect detours, confusion and traffic...

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Charlestown residents plan vigil for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

October 28, 2010
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Massachusetts and for the third year in a row, Boston will mark this event with the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer candlelight vigil at the Prudential Center in Boston on Nov. 4. Glowsticks, rather than candles, will be lit and the Prudential Tower will be illuminated...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 28, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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Youth Soccer Report

October 28, 2010
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Boys U-10 Division 3C Somerville 2, Charlestown 0 — The “Townies” (5-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a hard-fought battle against a quality Somerville (5-2-0) team. Though the first half was a battle of field position, with Somerville capitalizing on their few offensive forays, the second half saw Charlestown post a...

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Arrest Report 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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10/18/10 – Attempted Breaking and Entering A victim on Corey Street reported, that while checking her daughters apartment, she noticed the cylinder lock was extremely loose as if it had been tampered with. No entry was made. 10/20/10 – Larceny A victim on Henley Street reported that unknown person(s) removed a green Bumbleride baby...

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Obituaries 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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Clare Kirk Of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown Clare E. (Murphy) Kirk of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died peacefully at home on Oct. 21. She was 75 years old. The beloved wife of the late Paul P. Kirk, she was the devoted mother of Margaret M. Kirk-Ciardelli and her husband, James, of Quincy, Kerry A....

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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

October 21, 2010
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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

Immediately following the formal groundbreaking ceremony, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino, State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, Congressman Michael Capuano and other officials, joined hundreds of Spaulding trustees, supporters, former patients, staff and friends under a huge tent at the Navy Yard to celebrate Spaulding’s 40th anniversary.

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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 21, 2010
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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Two Charlestown heroes will be honored for their contributions to the community at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who work tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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