Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

March 1, 2013
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New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

Members of the community were invited to a tour of the new Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard last Monday night. Charlestown Neighborhood Council member George Morton views the Jacquelynne and Ira Stepanian gym at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Facility in the Charlestown. The gym features a 180 degree view of the Boston...

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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

March 1, 2013
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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

Project Bread’s Jarred Gould of Charlestown helped prepare healthy meals at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston-based homeless shelter and one of 430 community organizations funded by The Walk for Hunger. “The time spent in the kitchen allowed me to see the front-line perspective of hunger,” explained Jarred, one of the 13 campaign associates...

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EAC Recommends New School Choice System

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A option for schools in the city....

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CYHA to Host Annual McGonagle Tournament This Weekend

March 1, 2013
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CYHA hosts the 19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd  at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 19 years ago. His family has been such a...

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Myles’ Musings

March 1, 2013
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Multiple Transgressions A stuffy old English teacher, I admit to being culpable Of also being a preacher About the misuse of “multiple.”   Now, one can have many romances Or contract numerous diseases. One can take a lot of chances And have several nephews and nieces.   But “multiple” is not the word. Such...

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Downtown View The Everywhere Trend: Walkable Neighborhoods

March 1, 2013
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Recently I attended a meeting focused on how Americans could reduce their carbon footprint by re-arranging their neighborhoods. (And it’s not only I who am drawn to such nerdy topics—the room was full.) The speaker talked about sufficient density, public transportation, sidewalks, intersections, easy access between home and work—in other words, all the advantages...

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Police Briefs 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Obituaries 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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Richard O’Connor Worked in law Enforcement Richard F. “Dick” O’Connor (Retired Special Agent and Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Agency and former Detective, Boston Police Department) a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 86 years old. Dick was born in Boston...

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