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Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition Gets $625,000 Grant for Youth Programs

October 18, 2012
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Substance abuse will hopefully take a major hit as a result of the good work that will flow from a five-year $625,000 grant for substance abuse prevention programs targeting youths that has been awarded to the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. The CSAC Coalition is best-known in Charlestown as advocates using existing resources to organize...

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Charlestown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

October 18, 2012
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A Charlestown man was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment on charges on Monday that he possessed child pornography on his laptop computer and a portable flash drive, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The bail imposed by Charlestown District Court Judge Lawrence McCormick was less than the $100,000 recommended...

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Accused of Poisoning Dogs, Ken Hyland Sitting in Jail

October 4, 2012
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An Everett man believed to have been attempting to poison local dogs is sitting behind bars inside the Nashua Street Jail unable to raise the $5000 bail after he was arraigned in Charlestown District Court before Judge Robert McKenna last week. Kenneth Hyland, 53, was arrested after apparently spreading hot dog bits soaked in...

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LaMattina Warns Pier Owner of Heavy Fines, Legal Action

September 27, 2012
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City Councillor Sal LaMattina has warned the owner of Pier 8 – the rotting series of docks and the walkway with views to the harbor – of serious fines and penalties if he fails to fix the rotted areas. Speaking before the city’s Conservation Commission last week, LaMattina called Martin Oliner, the apparent owner...

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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

September 20, 2012
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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

One of Charlestown’s most recognizable landmarks and formerly one of the neighborhood’s largest churches is up for sale. St. Catherine of Siena Church is being retailed for sale by Cushman and Wakefield, the noted Massachusetts brokerage house. The church building is 22,000 square feet on a plot of 17,000 square feet. It was built...

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Whole Foods Charlestown Gambit on Hold or Are They Moving Forward?

September 13, 2012
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Whether or not the Charlestown Foodmaster will be sold as part of a package deal to Whole Foods, and converted to a Whole Foods market, remains a question. One week after reports surfaced that Johnnie’s Foodmaster was apparently negotiating with Whole Foods for the sale and purchase of seven Foodmaster locations in Massachusetts the...

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Johnnie’s May Become Whole Foods

September 6, 2012
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Whole Foods, the upper end, organic food chain known for high quality is apparently now negotiating with Johnnie’s Foodmaster to buy at least a half dozen of its stores including the Charlestown location in what is being described as one of the biggest local marketing stories in Charlestown’s modern history. Foodmaster officials, chief among...

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Remembering Peter Looney

August 24, 2012
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Remembering Peter Looney

The one year anniversary of Peter Looney’s death has just passed. It kind of takes your breath away to think about how quickly time passes, how death is so final and how it helps to define what is so important about our lives. Death, however, in Peter Looney’s case, has not done much to...

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Rental Bikes Coming to the Neighborhood

July 27, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino announced earlier this week that the total number of rental bicycles available throughout the city will increase by 400 to 1000 before the fall and that at least two new stations holding the bicycles will be placed in Charlestown. The newly introduced bike system run by Hubway, is a pay-per-ride with...

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Domino’s Approved for Main St. Space

July 19, 2012
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The City of Boston Licensing Board has given the OK for Domino’s Pizza to open a location at 277 Main Street. The go ahead includes the right for the business to operate until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The Licensing Board approval followed a contentious series of public...

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