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Domino’s Request Goes to City Hall: CNC Against Main Street Location

July 16, 2012
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In early June, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council went on record in opposition to a Domino’s Pizza for an empty store at 277 Main Street. The council voted 9-4 against supporting the proposal, which was brought before the council by Boston businessman Rob Rivard. Mr. Rivard, at the time, predicted 18-20 employees would be hired...

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Three Charlestown Skaters Chosen by NHL and Bruins

June 29, 2012
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Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk was picked by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Draft last weekend. He was the 85th overall selection. With this early success, Grzelcyk was chosen by his dream team. “This is what I have dreamt about my entire life,” he said when chosen. “It is a dream come true...

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Raid on Charlestown House Nets Narcotics, Cash and Surprises

May 31, 2012
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Six people were arrested in a Charlestown 2-family located on 87 Cambridge Street by the Somerville line outside of the central neighborhood nexus last Thursday, police reported. By the Somerville line and just to the south and west of Sullivan Station, Charlestown spreads almost to the Holiday Inn and on the hill on the...

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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

May 25, 2012
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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

Nothing caused more publicity and talk among culinary quarters in Boston than the reopening of Todd English’s magnum opus, Olives, which came back to life on Thursday, May 9. Following a fire and a series of time consuming negotiations with insurance people, the restaurant began cooking food again after a nearly three year hiatus....

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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

May 25, 2012
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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

Everything about the Charlestown Navy Yard is about today and the future although its history is resplendent. Today, it is one of the city’s best rental addresses and a sought after place to live for the condominium owners who live literally and physically on the water with fabulous views and the taste and feeling...

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Life Focus Center Services to Be Delivered by New Agency

May 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services has asked Bay Cove Human Services to take over the functions at the Life Focus Center which presently houses 140 people with developmental disabilities. The decision follows months of turmoil at the Life Focus Center where its accounting practices and other matters regarding its administration have been called...

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Charlestown’s Elaine Driscoll to Be Gaming Spokeswoman

May 3, 2012
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Boston Police Department Spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll has been offered a position as the Gaming Commission’s first director of communications. The Gaming Commission this week made the offer to Driscoll, who is now apparently negotiating a contract with the commission. Driscoll has been the BPD’s spokesperson since 2006 and as such, has a strong network...

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Frank Celeste Broker Supreme Says the Best is Yet to Come”

April 26, 2012
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Frank Celeste Broker Supreme Says the Best is Yet to Come”

Frank Celeste is Charlestown’s leading real estate broker bar none. He’s been at it here for more than 20 years and he knows the territory, Charlestown housing and the entire field the way a heart surgeon understands cardio-vascular medicine. Interviewed inside his office in One Thompson Square, Celeste said that 2012 is going to...

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Senator in Dunkin Donuts

April 20, 2012
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Senator in Dunkin Donuts

Senator Scott Brown shown shaking hands with a Dunkin Donuts employee while buying coffee during a visit Friday morning. Notice the senator holding his own money and ready to pay for his coffee with it – and he even asked oth­ers if he could get them a coffee.

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Life Focus Loses State Funding

April 20, 2012
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The pressure on embattled Life Focus Center founder and president Jack Millerick to resign has been turned up a notch with word that the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has decided to terminate its contract with the troubled Charlestown non-profit. That notice of termination, to take effect June 16, will severely impact the LFC’s...

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