Monthly Archives: October 2013

Local Officials React to Rogue School Bus Strike

October 12, 2013
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Buses were rolling Wednesday morning but not before an unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in Charlestown stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 1 station to shuttle kids to school. District 1’s command kept the midnight...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 12, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the Charlestown community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Charlestown neighborhood continuously decreased. His monthly Public...

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Letters to the Editor

October 12, 2013
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I’d like to thank President Sally Klessens, Secretary Carolyn Wrenn Shannon, and Asst. Secretary Lisa McGoff Collins and the entire Old Schoolgirls Association for awarding me a Scholarship at the Annual Dinner held on September 15, 2013. Since I was away at school,my grandmother, Lois Lynch O’Connell, and my Dad, Ed O’Connell, accepted on my behalf....

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Police Briefs 10-10-2013

October 12, 2013
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Investigate Property 10/01/2013 -At around 6:21 a.m. officers responded to the area of Main Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police searched the area for ballistic evidence, but nothing was found.   Forgery or Uttering 10/01/2013 – At approximately 11:30 a.m., officers arrested a suspect on Main Street after he attempted...

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Charlestown Beat

October 12, 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 10-10-2013

October 12, 2013
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M. Esther Feeley Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown M. Esther Feeley of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 1. She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Corcoran) Feeley; loving sister of the late Margaret Yahoodik and James Feeley and is survived by several nieces and nephews including her loving...

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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

October 3, 2013
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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

Six 5th grade students from Harvard-Kent Elementary in Charlestown launched their very own handmade boat into the water at Fan Pier Marina on Sept. 26th. The students had been working on their boat for 9 straight days and were finally able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event is the culmination of...

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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

October 3, 2013
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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

Captain Tom Lee is stepping down from his post with the Boston Police Department’s Area A-1 to take on the role of chief of police for Portsmouth, R.I. Lee, a more than 30-year veteran of Boston Police, succeeded Bernie O’Rourke as captain of Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and Downtown, in...

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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

October 3, 2013
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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

Until Democrats and Republicans in Congress get their acts together the government shutdown that began Tuesday will have a deep affect on tourism and education in Charlestown. As a result of the shutdown, tours of U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and Freedom Trail have been suspended. These sites bring hundreds of tourists everyday...

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Everyone in the Water

October 3, 2013
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Everyone in the Water

Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass joined kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a swim class to increase awareness of water safety and the importance of learning how to swim. Through active participation in aquatics, Brandon will strive to inspire children to swim and teach them the importance of community, good...

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