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Primary Showdown

September 4, 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 9 incumbent State Representative Dan Ryan, of Charlestown will square off against challenger Roy Avellaneda, of Chelsea, for the Second Suffolk House District, which covers Charlestown and Chelsea. This week the Independent Newspaper Group submitted a questionnaire  to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the neighborhood. Dan Ryan: We...

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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

December 13, 2012
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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter’s Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions for years. The capacity crowd applauded when the decision was announced to impose the maximum fine at a...

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Residents discuss future development plans for Armory

November 8, 2012
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About 30 people turned out for a meeting at the Schrafft’s Center Wednesday night to discuss the redevelopment of the Charlestown Armory.  The joint community meeting was sponsored by the city’s DND (Department of Neighborhood Development) and a sub-committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development. The meeting was held to get input from residents...

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Boston Neighborhood Network Media Education Guide 2012

January 26, 2012
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Rosenshein Praised for Fairness Regarding Warren Street Matter

January 6, 2012
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The development project at 40 Warren Street Thursday evening meeting attracted more than 100 people. Half appeared to be in favor of the development project and half appeared to be against it. The developer of the project seeks to turn the garage into a mix of commercial and residential housing and parking and he...

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Joe McGonagle Remembers Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Where do I start. Gloria had a quiet strength about her. She loved this town as much, if not more, than anyone I know. She did all the right things for all the right reasons. No bows, no praise – pride in her town was her reward. I was walking on Bunker Hill Street...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

December 2, 2010
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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

By Chris Prew Thanks to the generous support and efforts of the Charlestown community and a small army of businesses and civic organizations, the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry enabled 375 families to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving last week. That’s because through the Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive, Harvest on Vine and the community provided all the fixings for a...

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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

December 2, 2010
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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

By Mary Curtin The 30-voice Copley Singers, under the direction of Brian Jones with organist Mark Dwyer, will perform carols, ancient and modern, from Europe and the Americas.  Some examples will be sung a cappella; others will be accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ.  The audience will be...

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Sports and then Some…

December 2, 2010
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By Kevin E. Kelly THANK YOU from Little League baseball…Baseball honchos Al Carrier and Dave Cahill would like to pass along their heartfelt appreciation to the following sponsors for their generosity to the Charlestown Little League program:  Mass General Hospital Smart Choices, Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Bunker Hill Associates, Ironside Grill, Knights of Columbus, Century...

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