Monthly Archives: October 2011

Charlestown Neighborhood Council to Hold Elections

October 13, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, West School St., Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library or electronically from any current member of the CNC. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown, must...

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Stopping the Protesters at the Gates to Town

October 13, 2011
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Last weekend, the Dewey Square protesters occupying Boston’s business district packed up their possessions and moved en masse toward the entrance to the Charlestown Bridge but were stopped at the gates to Charlestown on the North End side of the bridge by Boston Police. This time, it was a close call. But what happens...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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09/20/2011 – Drug Arrest As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Medford Street a search warrant was executed that resulted in the arrest of three individuals, drugs were seized and a 45. Cal. Handgun recovered. 10/04/2011 – Breaking and Entering, Residence Victim on Chelsea Street reported that when she...

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Sports 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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GU14  Charlestown 0, Melrose 2 The Charlestown GU14 team played an excellent game Saturday against Melrose at home in Charlestown.  The Townies outplayed Melrose with their quick short passes back and forth and carried the ball up the field taking many shots on the Melrose net.  Townie captains for the game were Maeve Shea...

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Robert ‘Boston Bob’ Alix Longtime employee of Howes Leather Robert F. “Boston Bob” Alix of Ridgway, PA, formerly of Boston’s West End, died suddenly on Oct. 3. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a longtime employee of Howes Leather Co. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa...

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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

October 6, 2011
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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

The Boston Fire Department dedicated their new 70’ high speed aluminum fire boat on Sept. 29 by the Residence Inn, Charlestown. This boat was built over the past year in Kingston, Ontario Canada by MetalCraft Marine at a cost of $4,211,019.00. It replaced a 39 year old fire boat now in use. This boat...

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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

October 6, 2011
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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne on Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and...

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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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Friendly’s Files for Bankruptcy; Charlestown Location to Close

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown’s Friendly’s is being closed, it has been revealed. The doors are now locked and everyone working there has lost their job. Friendly’s officials said it is one of 30 underperforming locations to be closed in Massachusetts. The company has filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize itself, to streamline the operation and to...

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The Demise of Friendly’s

October 6, 2011
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The Charlestown Friendly’s will be one of 63 being shut down by the company which has filed for bankruptcy. This comes as very troubling news to many in this neighborhood, and to us, as Friendly’s has been a part of the local scene for decades. It would be almost impossible to find a kid...

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