Monthly Archives: September 2012

St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

September 20, 2012
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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

One of Charlestown’s most recognizable landmarks and formerly one of the neighborhood’s largest churches is up for sale. St. Catherine of Siena Church is being retailed for sale by Cushman and Wakefield, the noted Massachusetts brokerage house. The church building is 22,000 square feet on a plot of 17,000 square feet. It was built...

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CHAD to Hold Candlelight Vigil on Saturday Night

September 20, 2012
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Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction....

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Charlestown District Status May Change Following Menino’s Veto of Council Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston by a vote of 7-6 back on August 22, Mayor Thomas Menino, feeling pressure from activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some city neighborhood, vetoed the plan on September 6. The veto may force Charlestown out...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; The Right Thing

September 20, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Police Briefs 09-20-2012

September 20, 2012
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Fugitive from Justice 09/12/12 – Members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, while in City Square, placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding New Hampshire court warrant charging felony burglary. Larceny – Bicycle 09/11/12 – A victim reported at around 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, he secured his bike on First Avenue, but...

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Obituaries 09-20-2012

September 20, 2012
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Maureen Gould Of the South End, Formerly of Charlestown Maureen R. (Sweeney) Gould of the South End of Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14. She was the beloved mother of Eric Gould of Malden and Leslie Gould of Winthrop; devoted friend of Richard Dole of Charlestown; sister of Katherine Ronan of Brookline,...

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Family Gathering

September 13, 2012
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Family Gathering

Lois and John “Skinhead” O’Connell (center) are surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, while enjoying a recent trip to the beautiful shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Lois and John live on Bartlett Street, and are both lifelong “Townies”, who’ll mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary in October. Note: On their...

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Green Thumbs

September 13, 2012
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Green Thumbs

Boston’s first lady, Angela Menino is joined at the August 28 Garden Contest Awards Ceremony in the Public Garden by Mayor Menino’s Garden Contest Porch, Balcony, Deck or Window Box Garden first place winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston (left) and third place winner Jamie Day of Charlestown. The annual citywide amateur gardening contest...

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Whole Foods Charlestown Gambit on Hold or Are They Moving Forward?

September 13, 2012
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Whether or not the Charlestown Foodmaster will be sold as part of a package deal to Whole Foods, and converted to a Whole Foods market, remains a question. One week after reports surfaced that Johnnie’s Foodmaster was apparently negotiating with Whole Foods for the sale and purchase of seven Foodmaster locations in Massachusetts the...

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