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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

November 17, 2011
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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

Joanne Massaro never expected to become the commissioner of Boston’s Public Works Department. But not only did she assume the role after serving as Public Works’ interim commissioner from January to July of 2010, she became the first woman to do so. “It wasn’t on my radar,” Massaro said of the position. “I didn’t...

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Proposed Changes for Rutherford Ave, Sullivan Square

November 17, 2011
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There is no disagreement about the need for improvement to the area of Charlestown along New Rutherford Avenue. The 1950’s style highway includes an underpass – part of which has been closed for over a year, and a large traffic circle in Sullivan Square, that has been deemed the cause of many accidents. The...

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Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011
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Come on down to the Legion Hall. A special day of sharing begins Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, along about 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. It is then that the preparations begin for Thanksgiving dinner as the stuffing is made, potatoes and vegetables are peeled, turkeys are readied and tables...

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Joanne Massaro

November 17, 2011
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Charlestown resident Joanne Massaro isn’t just the first women to lead the city of Boston Department of Public Works. She is the first leader of the DPW to bring it more fully into the 21st Century. And she has done this with hard work, intelligence and with the full support of Mayor Thomas Menino...

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The Expanded Gambling Bill

November 17, 2011
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The House and the Senate have passed the expanded gambling bill and it will likely be signed into law by the governor later this week. This is the good news. The bad news is that government experts are predicting it could take 3-5 years before we have an operating casino generating tax dollars and...

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Obituaries 11-17-2011

November 17, 2011
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Walter Gordon Owned Jenny’s Pizza Walter ‘Butch’ Gordon of Charlestown died on Nov. 6. A US Navy veteran of the Korean War and the late owner of Jenny’s Pizza, he was the beloved husband and best friend for 49 years of Geraldine (Francis) Gordon; devoted father of Cheryl Lynn Gordon of South Carolina, Shannon...

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

November 14, 2011
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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

As Veterans Day arrives this year there is no doubt that many events will take place to honor all the men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day which commemorated the end of the First World War but eventually became a day to pay tribute to...

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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

November 14, 2011
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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

Late last month, Reverend Tom Mousin was welcomed into the St. John’s Episcopal Church community with a service of institution and a celebration of new ministry. Inside the stately dark granite church, built in 1840 and nestled in the crook of Devens Street and Old Rutherford Ave, parishioners, clergy, community members, and the new...

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The Election

November 14, 2011
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The Patriot-Bridge does not endorse candidates for public office. However, that does not stop us from feeling pleased about election results. We are pleased that Council President Steven Murphy kept his seat and that former city councilor and candidate for mayor Michael Flaherty is not going to return. This isn’t about disliking Flaherty who...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

November 14, 2011
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GU10-1 Charlestown 3, Wilmington 2 The GU10-1, the Shamrock Shooters, ended their extraordinary season by beating the first place Wilmington team with a score of 3-2.  The entire season was filled with tenacity and heart, allowing for the team to finish strongly in second place. Throughout the season the level of play significantly improved,...

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