Monthly Archives: August 2012

Navy Gives a Cleaning Hand at WP School Marching

August 24, 2012
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Navy Gives a Cleaning Hand at  WP School Marching

Marching in lockstep from the historic Navy Yard, 75 Chief Petty Officer Selectees from the USS Constitution took over the Warren Prescott School for their annual pre-school cleaning.  Everything from weeding the side garden and painting the playground, power washing the cafeteria and setting up classrooms, the naval officers were instrumental in getting the...

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Two Projects Get Go Ahead

August 24, 2012
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee gave consensual approval to two projects and denied approval to one during a hearing Monday evening. Seven members of the review committee attended the meeting. No abuttors were present at the hearing for the three projects. According to Bill Lamb, chairman of the Design Review Committee, two...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock

August 24, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Beware a Rule Change

August 24, 2012
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Charlestown drivers beware. A traffic rule change by the Boston Police Department fines motorists from now on $150 if you are found to be blocking an intersection. That is to say, if you drive onto a crosswalk at an intersection while trying to edge your way across the intersection and the light changes to...

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Police Briefs 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 08/13/12 – Officers in the area of Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding parole violation warrant. Assault and Battery 08/13/12 – A victim stated that as a result of a fight on Starr King Court, he suffered a cut above his eye. The suspect fled prior to the...

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Obituaries 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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Agnes Birmingham Retired Chelsea Auditor’s Office Clerk Agnes I. (McDonnell) Birmingham, a retired office clerk, died after a period of ill-health on August 19 in her Chelsea home with her children at her bedside.  She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was the loving daughter of late Peter and Margaret...

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Building the Town Houses

August 16, 2012
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Building the Town Houses

Carpenters are shown completing some exterior woodwork at the Residences at Rutherford Square Luxury townhouses which extends from 44 to 54 Rutherford Avenue and from 6-8 Arrow Street. Bennett Development is building the townhouses which are expected to be completed in September.

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Living History in Charlestown: Warren Tavern Has Been Local Mainstay Since 1780

August 16, 2012
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Living History in Charlestown: Warren Tavern Has Been Local Mainstay Since 1780

The Warren Tavern has been a local haunt since 1780, making it one of the oldest bars in Massachusetts. It was known to be Paul Revere’s mainstay watering hole, and was also frequented by George Washington. Since then, the clientele has changed from historical heroes to Charlestown’s modern-day workers, and the 2 Pleasant Street...

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Pedal Power: CNC and Hubway Reach Agreement

August 16, 2012
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When the power struggle between the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and Hubway became apparent, bike stations in Charlestown seemed like a far-fetched plan. But after residents circulated a 400-signature petition to bring Hubway to the neighborhood sooner rather than later, Council members followed suit and were finally able to make an agreement on the proposed...

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Dr. Ralph Minear to Retire from MGH Charlestown

August 16, 2012
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Ralph Minear, MD will retire from MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center on September 30, 2012.  Dr. Minear cared for several generations of Charlestown families in his 33 years of service at MGH Charlestown. Dr. Minear joined MGH Charlestown in 1979 and served as the Chief of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine from 1987 until 2002.  Numerous...

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