Monthly Archives: November 2015

Townie Tidbits

November 12, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER SHOWS “TOWNIE SPIRIT” About a month ago Joe Zuffante called me to help spread the word that the Abraham Lincoln, Post 11, GAR up at Memorial Hall on Green Street in Charlestown would once again hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner over at the Knights on Medford...

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Let’s Truly Honor Our Veterans

November 12, 2015
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Veteran’s Day originally came into existence shortly after World War I when it was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of what was known then as the Great War on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In the years since that time, Veteran’s Day has come to encompass...

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Halloween 2015

November 5, 2015
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Halloween 2015

Thousands of Halloween revelers marched around the Monument and the Training Field last Saturday evening during the 30th Annual March Around the Monument celebration. The safe and family-friendly event was bigger than ever. Here, Lauren Lizewski the Mummy could be seen wandering around the Monument in search of her tomb.

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Boston Reaches Out to Wynn for Meeting on Traffic, Planning

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the phone rang at the Wynn Everett headquarters last week, it was an unfamiliar voice – it being the voice of a person at Boston City Hall. Wynn Everett and officials from the City of Boston – excluding Boston Mayor Martin Walsh – met last Thursday, Oct. 29, in a...

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Charlestown Voters Pick the Election Winners

November 5, 2015
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By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday night’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out longtime At-Large City Councilor and former Council President Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983. doubled women...

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Single Family Homes, Condos Are Hot in Charlestown

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown real estate market is undoubtedly as healthy as a top professional athlete, but delving into the most recent numbers shows that prices for single-family homes and condos have been the foods that have fed the recent surge in the market. According to the MLS Property Information Network (PIN) and...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Townie Tidbits

November 5, 2015
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BY SAL  GIARRATANI UNCLE JOE’S MAUREEN  O’HARA STORY   By now the world must know that my mother was a Harrington from Charlestown. I remember the last time I saw my Uncle Joe, it was the Summer of 1977. He was 64 years old at that time I thought he was an old guy...

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This is a Halloween You Can Enjoy with Your Children

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Halloween is a lost art in most places. Trick-or-treaters are on the downswing in most communities and the further you go out in the suburbs, the less of the traditional one sees. Most places rely on “safe” indoor Halloween events, or organized parties rather than the old door-to-door stuff where kids...

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Obituaries 11-05-2015

November 5, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Fine Otolaryngologist and former professor at UMass Medical School and former Chief of Surgery at     St. Vincent’s Hospital Dr. Jeffrey R. Fine of Charlestown, formerly of Worcester, died  on October 25. A graduate of Dickenson College and Hahneman Medical College, he served in the United States Air Force as a Major during...

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