Monthly Archives: December 2012

Local Reaction to the Tragedy at Newtown

December 20, 2012
By

Although it was 150 of miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if happened right here in Charlestown. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee said has put...

Read more »

The Tragedy in Newtown

December 20, 2012
By

Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public...

Read more »

A Mobile City Hall

December 20, 2012
By

City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

Read more »

Police Briefs 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
By

Vandalism 12/10/12 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) on Medford Street cut down four trees – two at the baseball field and two behind the tennis dome. Some type of hatchet appears to have been used. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 12/12/12 – A victim reported at about 7 p.m. while...

Read more »

Obituaries 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
By

Herbert Thompson Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Herbert E. Thompson of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 16. The beloved husband of the late Hazel (Blood) Thompson, he was the devoted father of Herbert J. Thompson and Janet T. Gannon and a loving grandfather and father-in-law. Services were private. – Mary Griffis Hospital...

Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action

December 13, 2012
By
Lights, Camera, Action

The Charlestown Working Theater has been around for more than 40 years and is a local institution. William Marchi (left) in the title role as King John during the performance of the second one-act play performed last Saturday.

Read more »

Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

December 13, 2012
By
Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

The highly anticipated meeting to unveil two design options for the Rutherford Avenue Corridor/Sullivan Square Design Project was held on Thursday, December 6 at the Knights of Columbus. It was standing room only during the last of a series of community meetings hosted by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD).  The meeting was moderated by...

Read more »

12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

December 13, 2012
By
12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

This past weekend State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty dropped the puck at the 12th annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament. Shown in the attached photo is O’Flaherty with Charlestown Youth Hockey parents Jim Coviello and Steve Lakus who thanked him for his commitment to the Emmons, Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink. Representative O’Flaherty secured...

Read more »

Whole Foods Donates 300 Turkeys

December 13, 2012
By

Whole Foods Market donated three hundred turkeys, a value of $12,000, to Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry: the food pantry of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown. The donation by Whole Foods made it possible for the Harvest on Vine to expand the number of families served to six hundred, a...

Read more »

The Silent Killer

December 13, 2012
By

With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

Read more »