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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

October 3, 2013
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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

Six 5th grade students from Harvard-Kent Elementary in Charlestown launched their very own handmade boat into the water at Fan Pier Marina on Sept. 26th. The students had been working on their boat for 9 straight days and were finally able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event is the culmination of...

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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

October 3, 2013
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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

Captain Tom Lee is stepping down from his post with the Boston Police Department’s Area A-1 to take on the role of chief of police for Portsmouth, R.I. Lee, a more than 30-year veteran of Boston Police, succeeded Bernie O’Rourke as captain of Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and Downtown, in...

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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

October 3, 2013
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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

Until Democrats and Republicans in Congress get their acts together the government shutdown that began Tuesday will have a deep affect on tourism and education in Charlestown. As a result of the shutdown, tours of U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and Freedom Trail have been suspended. These sites bring hundreds of tourists everyday...

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Everyone in the Water

October 3, 2013
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Everyone in the Water

Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass joined kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a swim class to increase awareness of water safety and the importance of learning how to swim. Through active participation in aquatics, Brandon will strive to inspire children to swim and teach them the importance of community, good...

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Letters to the Editor

October 3, 2013
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Congratulations to the lucky winner Dear Editor The Charlestown Lions Club would like to congratulate Jerry Nye on winning Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees tickets raffled off by the Lions Club.  The winning ticket was drawn at the Charlestown Co-Operative Bank by Tom Coots, President of the Bank on Saturday September . ...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 3, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Robbery – Unarmed 09/15/13 – A victim on Tufts Street reported she had an altercation with a black female, during which her cell phone was stolen. The suspect is known to police, and complaints will be sought in court. Larceny- Bicycle 09/26/13 – A victim on Eighth Street reported unknown person(s) cut the lock...

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Charlestown Beat

October 3, 2013
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Honoring Judy Evers

September 26, 2013
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Honoring Judy Evers

On hand at the ceremony at the Boston Police Station on Vine Street hon­oring community activist Judy Evers were from left: Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Judy Evers, Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty.

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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

September 26, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina received 2,627 votes in Charlestown and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In Charlestown the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 4uu votes. John...

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