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Stopping the Protesters at the Gates to Town

October 13, 2011
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Last weekend, the Dewey Square protesters occupying Boston’s business district packed up their possessions and moved en masse toward the entrance to the Charlestown Bridge but were stopped at the gates to Charlestown on the North End side of the bridge by Boston Police. This time, it was a close call. But what happens...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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09/20/2011 – Drug Arrest As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Medford Street a search warrant was executed that resulted in the arrest of three individuals, drugs were seized and a 45. Cal. Handgun recovered. 10/04/2011 – Breaking and Entering, Residence Victim on Chelsea Street reported that when she...

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Sports 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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GU14  Charlestown 0, Melrose 2 The Charlestown GU14 team played an excellent game Saturday against Melrose at home in Charlestown.  The Townies outplayed Melrose with their quick short passes back and forth and carried the ball up the field taking many shots on the Melrose net.  Townie captains for the game were Maeve Shea...

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Robert ‘Boston Bob’ Alix Longtime employee of Howes Leather Robert F. “Boston Bob” Alix of Ridgway, PA, formerly of Boston’s West End, died suddenly on Oct. 3. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a longtime employee of Howes Leather Co. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa...

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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

October 6, 2011
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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

The Boston Fire Department dedicated their new 70’ high speed aluminum fire boat on Sept. 29 by the Residence Inn, Charlestown. This boat was built over the past year in Kingston, Ontario Canada by MetalCraft Marine at a cost of $4,211,019.00. It replaced a 39 year old fire boat now in use. This boat...

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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

October 6, 2011
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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne on Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and...

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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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The Demise of Friendly’s

October 6, 2011
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The Charlestown Friendly’s will be one of 63 being shut down by the company which has filed for bankruptcy. This comes as very troubling news to many in this neighborhood, and to us, as Friendly’s has been a part of the local scene for decades. It would be almost impossible to find a kid...

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Walmart in Boston

October 6, 2011
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Mayor Menino does not want Walmart operating in Boston. He believes the retailing giant is just that, a giant whose ability to wipe out smaller store owners far outdoes any good that it does as a provider of jobs and cheaper prices for working people. He has a point. The point is well taken....

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

October 6, 2011
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GU 14  Charlestown 0, Tewksbury 8 The Charlestown GU14 team suffered a tough loss to Tewksbury on Saturday at Frasca Field in Tewksbury.  Townie captains for the game were Annie Coviello and Josie Hoyt.  Isabelle Charbonnier and Caroline Collier both played great games in goal for Charlestown.  Charbonnier made a number of great saves...

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