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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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The US Postal Service

February 23, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest  02/14/12 – Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault and Battery  02/16/12 – A taxi driver told officers as he dropped a fare off on Bunker Hill Street, an argument ensued during which the suspect was grabbed the driver by the...

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Obituaries 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Helen ‘Honey’ McCreevan  Charlestown Resident Helen P. “Honey” (Monagle) McCreevan of Charlestown died on February 18. She was 76 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. “Mac” McCreevan; devoted mother of Donna Hickey and her husband, Thomas and Deborah McCreevan, all of Charlestown; loving grandmother to Ryan and Kaleigh...

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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

February 16, 2012
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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

Resident Julie Sullivan has been living in Charlestown for 30 years. She lives alone at her home in the Navy Yard, but the avid knitter, exerciser, and food bank volunteer is always busy. Sullivan, who will be 92 in July, can be seen walking all over town, smiling and stopping to chat with friends....

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Sundays with Kristin

February 16, 2012
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Sundays with Kristin

Susan Lynch, who has been running Charlestown Yoga for the past six years, decided to devote all of her time to her non-profit organization Then & Back Again, with teacher Kristin Quinn to take over.  Any longtime Charlestown resident will tell you that the area has changed quite a bit over the years. Businesses...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 16, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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Olives About to Open

February 16, 2012
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The re-opening of Olives in City Square will come not a day too soon. Its re-opening in its newest and best incarnation, will bring back to this neighborhood a destination that helped to give the new Charlestown so much of it culinary panache. Todd English is a culinary artist and icon of the first...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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Warrant Arrest – 02/06/12- Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding South Boston Court warrant charging shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Drugs – 02/06/12- As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under...

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