Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cuts to ‘T’ Service a Possibility: Any Changes Not to Take Effect Until 2013

January 19, 2012
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Charlestown residents are worried that the MBTA’s effort to clean up its operating deficit could have a profound effect on bus service in Charlestown. The MBTA announced last week that it was considering major changes in bus routes throughout Suffolk County, and this would include Charlestown. In fact, the MBTA is considering eliminating bus...

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Menino Stresses Schools in State of City Speech

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s 19th annual State of the City speech at Faneuil Hall Tuesday night was vintage Menino. Governor Deval Patrick and nearly everyone important in Suffolk County politics and Boston city government were present as the mayor delivered an address that was very well received by the loud and boisterous crowd that filled...

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MGH Institute Expands Again in Charlestown

January 19, 2012
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MGH Institute of Health Professions has expanded into a fourth building in Charlestown, a milestone celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 11. The 21,000 square feet in 2 Constitution Center,  located a short distance away from the school’s main campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard, was acquired to accommodate the school’s sharp...

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New Street Sweeping Plan in Navy Yard Pitched

January 19, 2012
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Last week Boston Public Works officials pitched its plan to expand street sweeping to the Charlestown Navy Yard at a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting. According to Public Works officials. the program would begin in the spring and would be implimented on many streets in the  Navy Yard. Public works said the purpose of this...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rdbirthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man. Judging...

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Changes With T Routes

January 19, 2012
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Any planned changes to Navy Yard ferry routes and T routes in Charlestown, especially the elimination of bus 92, would be a giant step backward for this neighborhood and for those men, women and children who are T riders. If anything, this neighborhood requires more and better T service rather than less. The T’s...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 01/09/12  – As a result of traffic enforcement in the area of Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Robbery – Attempt – Knife 01/10/12 – A taxi driver reported that he drove two males – one white, one...

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Obituaries 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Marjorie Ann Mellino Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown Marjorie Ann (Langlois) Mellino of Salem, NH, died Friday at her home. She was 73 years old. She was born in Cambridge, grew up and was educated in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School. She was a resident of Salem for the past 10...

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On the Dannce Floor

January 12, 2012
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On the Dannce Floor

Dance instructors Micki Balder and Alex Abdoulaev teaches beginner Lindy Hop at the Crosby Whistle Stop (24 Roland St.) Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

January 12, 2012
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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

With 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries, The Lions Club is a humanitarian organization that provides support to people in need worldwide. The motto that the 1.36 million members adhere to is, “we serve.” The Lions Club in Charlestown does exactly that. “The best thing about the club is that we help people,” said...

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