Monthly Archives: April 2013

Volunteers Needed for Annual Boston Shine Cleanup, April 27

April 18, 2013
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Local organizers for the 11th annual Boston Shine Cleanup planned on April 27 are looking for volunteers. Most clean ups begin by 10. Supplies are provided but additional rakes, dustpans, gardening tools are welcome! Following is a list of areas being sponsored. Please join your neighbors here or call to schedule a new pickup...

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Menino Budget Includes Capital Spending in Charlestown

April 18, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in Charlestown. The spending in neighborhood is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our most...

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CPS Plan to Meet on April 22

April 18, 2013
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building. The meeting will...

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Abutters’ Meeting on 143 High St. Set

April 18, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal to create off street parking for one vehicle at 143 High Street and a proposal to construct a rear deck at 44 Chestnut Street.  This meeting will be held on Wednesday May 15 @ 7:00 PM at 43 Monument Ave.,...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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Ballistics Evidence Found 04/08/2013 – At about 1 a.m., officers responded to Dunstable Street for a report of shots fired call. At that time, police were unable to locate any evidence, but the following morning, a witness reported finding a shell casing. Officers canvassed the area and found one more casing. Area A-1 detectives...

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Open House Tour on April 21 at Spaulding

April 12, 2013
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Open House Tour on April 21 at Spaulding

For the Charlestown Com-munity there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the construction of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at Yard’s End these past few years. For many in the community, Spaulding is already well known for its world class reputation in delivering rehabilitative care. Now as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital prepares to...

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Squirt ‘A’ Champions

April 12, 2013
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Squirt ‘A’ Champions

The District 1 Champion, Charlestown Squirt ‘A’ team shown above defeated a very strong Parkway team 5 to 4 in double overtime to take the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League – South division championship on March 23.

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Hearing Scheduled for Addition on Cedar Street

April 12, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal to erect a third floor addition to a one-family dwelling, extend the rear of the building and erect a head house at 22 Cedar Street; and a proposal to extend living space into the basement and attic, erect a roof...

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Historical Society Lecture on Charlestown Prison on April 16

April 12, 2013
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The Charlestown Historical Society lecture on April 16 will feature the Charlestown Prison.  One of the many topics disccussed will be the use of the electric chair. Electric Chair The Governor signed Legislation on April 14, 1898 for electricity to replace hanging as the method of putting condemned criminals to death in Massachusetts. The...

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