Monthly Archives: February 2012

Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

Elianna Nuzum lives in the Navy Yard, and commutes to work like most Charlestown residents. But with the Masachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) planning to cut the ferry, one of the town’s convenient modes of transportation, Nuzum will have to find a new route to work—but not without a fight. Nuzum, one of the...

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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

Dextrose, maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose…these are some ingredients typically used in artificial sweeteners you consume on a daily basis, whether it be the sugar you put in your morning coffee, or soda. The zero calorie label seems comforting, but it’s really a mask for hidden dangers of overeating and brain cancer that result from these...

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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

February 23, 2012
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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

At Bunker Hill Community College last week, another face in a large percentage of minorities walked the stark halls. But there was something about this particular face. It was glowing, inspirational, and was able to send a powerful message to hundreds of students. This face belonged to America Ferrera, the esteemed actress who embraces...

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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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The US Postal Service

February 23, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest  02/14/12 – Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault and Battery  02/16/12 – A taxi driver told officers as he dropped a fare off on Bunker Hill Street, an argument ensued during which the suspect was grabbed the driver by the...

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Obituaries 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Helen ‘Honey’ McCreevan  Charlestown Resident Helen P. “Honey” (Monagle) McCreevan of Charlestown died on February 18. She was 76 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. “Mac” McCreevan; devoted mother of Donna Hickey and her husband, Thomas and Deborah McCreevan, all of Charlestown; loving grandmother to Ryan and Kaleigh...

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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

February 16, 2012
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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

Resident Julie Sullivan has been living in Charlestown for 30 years. She lives alone at her home in the Navy Yard, but the avid knitter, exerciser, and food bank volunteer is always busy. Sullivan, who will be 92 in July, can be seen walking all over town, smiling and stopping to chat with friends....

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Sundays with Kristin

February 16, 2012
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Sundays with Kristin

Susan Lynch, who has been running Charlestown Yoga for the past six years, decided to devote all of her time to her non-profit organization Then & Back Again, with teacher Kristin Quinn to take over.  Any longtime Charlestown resident will tell you that the area has changed quite a bit over the years. Businesses...

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