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Serving Up Smiles and Thanksgiving Dinner at Harvest on Vine

November 23, 2011
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This Thanksgiving, 450 Charlestown families received baskets overflowing with holiday meal staples from St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena’s Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, bakery rolls, and even tin pans were extended to families so that they could prepare their own holiday meals. “This is the biggest...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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11/15/11 – Drug Possession As a result of a drug investigation on Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B controlled substance. 11/16/11 – Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to First Avenue for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival they observed the front window of the...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Michael Bellino Of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Nov. 10. He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of...

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Night Life

November 17, 2011
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Night Life

Charlestown at night is something to behold as shown in this stunning shot by photographer Shawn Black.

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Healing Through Words

November 17, 2011
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Healing Through Words

Last Thursday, award-winning author and Vietnam War veteran Tim O’Brien addressed students, staff, veterans and other guests in a Bunker Hill Community College lecture hall in honor of Veterans Day and the college’s student veterans. In his 45-minute address, O’Brien, 65, talked about his writing and wartime experiences, and how both were invariably linked....

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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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