Monthly Archives: August 2013

There is a Boston City Council Race

August 8, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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August is Here

August 8, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 07/30/2013 – Two suspects were arrested at around    12:42 p.m. on Pleasant Street on an outstanding warrants issued out of various courts. Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 07/30/2013 – The victim reported unknown person(s) broke into his car that was parked and locked on Roland Street and removed several items at around...

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Obituaries 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Edward Elwell Lifelong Charlestown Resident;  Worked for Sears & Roebuck Edward J. Elwell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, August 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 76 years old. Ed was born on Boston on January 19, 1937, a son of the...

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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

August 1, 2013
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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

After Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty sent letters to the state’s secretary on environmental affairs that spotlighted the potential impacts a Wynn Casino in Everett would have on Charlestown, the Boston’s Host Community Advisory Committee (HCAC)  is speaking up as well. At a meeting hosted recently by the Massachusetts...

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New Commander

August 1, 2013
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New Commander

USS Constitution held a change of command ceremony in Charlestown Navy Yard on July 26 at which Cmdr. Sean Kearns (right) relieved Cmdr. Matt Bonner as the 73rd commanding officer of ‘Old Ironsides’.

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MGH Institute of Health Receives Top Marks

August 1, 2013
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in Metro Boston named as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results of the prestigious education magazine’s sixth annual report on the Academic Workplace, the 2013...

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Menino Celebrates Anniversary of Americans with Disability Act

August 1, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino   last week joined the Commission for Persons with Disabilities and members of Boston’s disabled community on City Hall Plaza to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Established by Mayor Menino in 1995, the City of Boston’s Disabilities Commission promotes complete inclusion for individuals with disabilities in...

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Abutters Meeting on School St. Project

August 1, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal for a rear dormer at 87 School Street.  This meeting will be held on Thursday August 1 @ 6:30 PM at 87 School Street, Charlestown. This matter will go before the Zoning Board of Appeal on August 6.

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Death and Taxes

August 1, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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