Monthly Archives: February 2012

If LaMattina Leaves Council; Ryan to Run

February 16, 2012
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The return of Dan Ryan to the Charlestown political scene as a candidate for the Boston City Council seat now held by Sal LaMattina is considered a fait accompli by those who are convinced that Ryan will be a candidate when and if LaMattina resigns his seat. LaMattina has already taken out papers for...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 16, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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Olives About to Open

February 16, 2012
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The re-opening of Olives in City Square will come not a day too soon. Its re-opening in its newest and best incarnation, will bring back to this neighborhood a destination that helped to give the new Charlestown so much of it culinary panache. Todd English is a culinary artist and icon of the first...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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Warrant Arrest – 02/06/12- Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding South Boston Court warrant charging shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Drugs – 02/06/12- As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under...

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Obituaries 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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John Doherty Charlestown Resident John P. Doherty died on January 28. He was the beloved son of the late Barney and Mary (Burns) Doherty; beloved brother of Kathleen, Joanne, Daniel, Hugh and Roger Doherty, Barbara Hunter, Peggy Gillis, Mary Deary, Nancy Ryan, and the late Bernard and Thomas Doherty. Services were private. – Mary...

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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

February 9, 2012
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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. But for those who have to wake up for an 8 a.m. start to the workday, swinging by the local coffee shop is much easier than preparing freshly squeezed orange juice and an egg-white omelette. And every Charlestown resident knows that no...

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Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony Scheduled for April 27

February 9, 2012
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The 21st Annual Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm, with the Awards Ceremony to follow at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony...

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Going Greener: Gas Lamps Grow More Efficient

February 9, 2012
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Local residents came out to the Knights of Columbus Hall last night for the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Meeting. Glenn Cooper, Associate Electrical Engineer of the Street Lighting Division for the city of Boston, made a presentation about the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program currently in effect. According to Cooper, California is known for being green,...

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Residents Urged to Take Health Survey

February 9, 2012
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Charlestown residents will have their say about the community’s overall health by completing a Quality of Life survey. The survey can be taken online or in paper form. The survey is available online through www.NewSpauldinngHospital.org by selecting tab Community Assessment. The survey is available in English, and will be available in Spanish next week....

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Police Briefs 02-09-2012

February 9, 2012
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Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 01/30/12 – Officers responded to a fight oat Bunker hill and Polk street. while trying separate the combatants, other confrontations were started. as a result of this incident, two people were placed under arrest for assault and battery on a police officer. Drugs 01/31/12 – As a...

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