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St. John’s Harvest Fair on Nov. 15

November 1, 2014
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St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown is sponsoring its 175th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 15th  from 10 a.m. until 2 .p.m. upstairs in the parish house at 27 Devens Street.   Admission to this festive event is free and everyone is invited to attend.     For sale at the fair will be books, collectables,...

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Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

November 1, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Charlestown residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at the...

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Townie Tidbits

November 1, 2014
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WHO  IS THIS GIARRATANI GUY? I hear time to time from folks who wonder why I care so much about Charlestown but live in East Boston. The answer is simply economics. If I could afford Charlestown again, I would be here again. Hopefully, I will end up back in my favorite neighborhood going back...

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Co-op Bank Announces Appointment of Rufo

October 25, 2014
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Co-op Bank Announces Appointment of Rufo

The Cooperative Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of David J. Rufo, Mortgage Originator. Previously, David worked at Washington Trust Mortgage Corp, as a Senior Mortgage Consultant David specializes in all residential home purchases, first time buyers, jumbo loans, refinances and more. David says, “Clients are not just one transaction” David works...

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Casino Business:Ryan Facilitates Meeting of Residents and MGC

October 25, 2014
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Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners (MGC) met with Charlestown residents last Wednesday at the Schrafts building to discuss the  designation of Wynn Everett as the recipient of the Boston-area casino license. Commissioners James McHugh and Gayle Cameron were on hand to answer any questions and clear up any confusion Charlestown residents had regarding the process and...

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Wynn to Hold Forum for Employment and Vendors

October 24, 2014
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As soon as Wynn Resorts received the Greater Boston casino license, the calls began pouring in from potential employees and vendors. All of them had questions. Now, through a series of six information sessions, Wynn Resorts hopes to provide some initial answers to the throngs of folks wanting to know how to get involved...

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Campaign Commercial Stresses Environmental Clean-Up

October 24, 2014
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A new ‘No on 3’ commercial now being broadcast on Boston television stations features former Everett teacher Mary Bagarella and stresses the importance of keeping the casino legislation in order to clean up the extremely polluted former site of the Monsanto Chemical Company – a site that’s just a few hundred yards from Charlestown....

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Letters to the Editor

October 24, 2014
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The Insidious Gaming Industry Influence Dear Editor: In the last six weeks, the insidious influence and impact of the gaming industry on the Commonwealth’s political and criminal justice systems has become clear.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the federal and state law enforcement offices have embraced and responded to the casino influence public policy...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 24, 2014
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Helen Paz Worked at Schraffs Candy Company in Charlestown Until Its Closing Helen F. Paz, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Friday, October 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 71 years old. Helen was born in Somerville on September 6, 1943, a...

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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

October 16, 2014
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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

In celebration of archeology month, City of Boston Archeologist, Joseph Bagley, led a tour from the Bunker Hill Monument, through the big dig, and down to City Square on Oct. 7. Presented by The Charlestown Historical Society and the Charlestown Preservation Society, the tour was free and open to the public. It covered 3,000...

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