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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Robbery-Knife-Taxi 04/01/14 – A victim reported that he picked up two fares in Somerville, and when he dropped them off on McNulty Court, one suspect grabbed him from behind while the second punched him with a knife handle. The victim bit one of the suspects to get free. The second suspect then attempted to...

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Charlestown Mite Team Wins Valley League Championship

April 9, 2014
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The Charlestown Mite A team began the season in the Fall of 2013 with big changes.  Its former league, the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League (GBYHL) had recently folded.  The GBYHL’s former teams, which were primarily comprised of teams from Boston’s larger neighborhoods, disbursed to find new leagues.  Many of those teams found a...

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Obituaries 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Daniel Canney, III Of Charlestown Daniel E. Canney, III of Charlestown died suddenly on April 8. He was the beloved son of Daniel E. and Margaret T. (Meehan) Canney; loving brother of Michael G. Canney of Charlestown, Catherine T. Donahue and her husband, Dana of Ohio and Mary Beth Hetherton of Winthrop; nephew of...

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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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LaMattina Leads Charge Against Wynn Casino

April 3, 2014
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Last Wednesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels Charlestown and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote on the casino proposal in Everett. “My purpose here today is simple,” LaMattina testified. “I demand that...

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PPAF Congratultes Ryan on Win

April 3, 2014
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) celebrated Dan Ryan’s victory tonight in the election for the 2nd Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. PPAF is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Martha “Marty” Walz, PPAF president, released the following statement: “I am proud to congratulate Dan Ryan on...

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CNC Announces Winners of Appreciation Awards

April 3, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council  (CNC) is pleased to announce the following members of the Charlestown community have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Community Appreciation Awards:  2014 PETER L. LOONEY CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDEES Special Committee Recognition Award: Jose Lopes Robert Wallace Business Award: Carr Funeral Home William McCabe Public Servant Award:...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 3, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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