Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Obituaries 05-24-2012

May 25, 2012
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Paul Brassil Lifelong resident Paul Brassil, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, May 22, at The Whidden Hospital in Everett following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. Paul was born in Somerville on December 20, 1943, one of 14 children to the late Thomas E. Brassil and...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2012

May 25, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence – No Force 05/14/12 – A victim on Medford Street reported at between 4 and 6 p.m., someone unscrewed the door lock to her apartment and entered the home. A laptop computer was taken from the residence, and the victim believes she knows the suspect. Detectives will investigate. Warrant...

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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

May 25, 2012
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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

Nothing caused more publicity and talk among culinary quarters in Boston than the reopening of Todd English’s magnum opus, Olives, which came back to life on Thursday, May 9. Following a fire and a series of time consuming negotiations with insurance people, the restaurant began cooking food again after a nearly three year hiatus....

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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

May 25, 2012
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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

Everything about the Charlestown Navy Yard is about today and the future although its history is resplendent. Today, it is one of the city’s best rental addresses and a sought after place to live for the condominium owners who live literally and physically on the water with fabulous views and the taste and feeling...

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Visiting the Auld Sodand

May 17, 2012
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Visiting the Auld Sodand

Shown above with Representative Gene O’Flaherty in Belfast at the US Consul General’s residence are: O’Flaherty, Sandra Kaiser, Acting US Consul General Belfast, Northern Ireland, Martin Muilleoir, CEO Belfast Media Group, Roisin McDonough, CEO Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

May 17, 2012
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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

The Transportation Committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council hosted a meeting with residents and officials from the Boston Transportation Department at the Knights of Columbus on Medford Street, to discuss plans for the redevelopment of the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square area. Rutherford Avenue is many things – a speedway for some, an over...

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Life Focus Center Services to Be Delivered by New Agency

May 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services has asked Bay Cove Human Services to take over the functions at the Life Focus Center which presently houses 140 people with developmental disabilities. The decision follows months of turmoil at the Life Focus Center where its accounting practices and other matters regarding its administration have been called...

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Charlestown Celebrates Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012
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Husbands and children were spotted all over town looking for the perfect gift for mom before the big day Sunday. Florists at Raspberry Bouquet Floral Design and Bunker Hill Florist  created the exquisite bouquets they’re known for, and shops dotted along Main Street have were ringing with pink purchases. Such warm and fuzzy feelings...

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Losing 1 Million Pounds

May 17, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has committed his administration to leading the fight against obesity by pledging to do his best to have Bostonians collectively lose 1 million pounds this year. At first blush, the entire notion of such an effort seems more like a bit advertised for a television reality show than anything else but...

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