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Father Mahoney Resigns Chair of Life Focus Center; Millerick Refuses to Resign

April 12, 2012
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The Reverend Daniel Mahoney resigned from the Life Focus Center Tuesday following a request to the Board of Directors that they ask for LFC Director Jack Millerick’s resignation. When the LFC board refused to vote Millerick out of his job, Father Mahoney decided to step down. In his letter of resignation, Father Mahoney wrote...

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Rink Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Savings

April 5, 2012
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Rink Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Savings

Lt. Governor Tim Murray, Ed Lambert, the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, Senator Sal DiDomenico and a host of dignitaries, including the directors of the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association, were on hand with many others who came to celebrate the completion of energy saving elements at the Emmons...

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O’flaherty Mulling over Committee Change

March 30, 2012
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Representative Gene O’Flaherty says he is contemplating resigning from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee, which he has headed for almost a decade. If things don’t change, he will likely be leaving in December, he told the Patriot-Bridge earlier this week. O’Flaherty told the Boston Globe he was resigning his chairmanship of the...

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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

March 23, 2012
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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown Friday evening drew a huge throng of people from all walks of life – and many, many Irish from this community. It was a night for food and dancing, for small talk and for green colored everything...

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State Auditor Investigating Life Focus Center Expenses

March 16, 2012
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State Auditor Suzanne Bump announced last week that her office is investigating possible wrongdoing with as much as $2 million of questionable expenses reported by the Life Focus Center. Located at 1 City Square, Charlestown, and headed by former Charlestown resident Jack Millerick, the LFC cares for the severely handicapped relying for a great...

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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

March 8, 2012
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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority has reiterated its claim that the Charlestown wind turbine with its floating foundation that has been sinking remains safe and has been constructed with a safety factor twice that of which is required. “While the structure has settled, it remains level and plumb with all components remaining operationally ready,”...

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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

March 1, 2012
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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

Robert Verrier, the enigmatic and gifted managing partner of The Architectural Team, who re-designed one of the Navy Yard’s most significant structures among other projects in Charlestown, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For an architect, the award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalists. It...

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Sinking Wind Turbine is Troubling

March 1, 2012
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The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s new wind turbine in Charlestown has apparently sunk about 2 inches causing significant worry that the structural integrity of the 426,000 pound turbine is at risk. The turbine, which rises 364 feet into the air at the tip of its extended blades, has a foundation 25 feet deep and...

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If LaMattina Leaves Council; Ryan to Run

February 16, 2012
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The return of Dan Ryan to the Charlestown political scene as a candidate for the Boston City Council seat now held by Sal LaMattina is considered a fait accompli by those who are convinced that Ryan will be a candidate when and if LaMattina resigns his seat. LaMattina has already taken out papers for...

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Stolen Car Tanked on Terminal Street

February 2, 2012
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In the old days when the city’s mafia wars were being waged, Charlestown’s backwater hideaway Terminal Street was the place where Boston Italian mafia hit men attached cement shoes to those they had done away with and dumped them into the water on Terminal Street. The competing Irish mafia hit men used chains and...

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