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Pedal Power: CNC and Hubway Reach Agreement

August 16, 2012
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When the power struggle between the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and Hubway became apparent, bike stations in Charlestown seemed like a far-fetched plan. But after residents circulated a 400-signature petition to bring Hubway to the neighborhood sooner rather than later, Council members followed suit and were finally able to make an agreement on the proposed...

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Dr. Ralph Minear to Retire from MGH Charlestown

August 16, 2012
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Ralph Minear, MD will retire from MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center on September 30, 2012.  Dr. Minear cared for several generations of Charlestown families in his 33 years of service at MGH Charlestown. Dr. Minear joined MGH Charlestown in 1979 and served as the Chief of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine from 1987 until 2002.  Numerous...

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MGH Offers Tips on Avoiding Mosquito Borne Illness

August 16, 2012
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Mosquito-borne illness is a disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Viruses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), have caused serious illness in the Northeastern US.  However, the risk of becoming infected with a virus or developing disease after a mosquito bite is low.  Mosquitoes infected...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 16, 2012
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Our neighborhood, thankfully, is among the safest in the city. Charlestown is an example of  a wonderful place to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhood is on top of issues like gunplay, violence, drug and alcohol addiction and the plethora of issues which good neighborhoods...

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Renting in Charlestown?

August 16, 2012
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The rental market has never been better for owners and never worse for renters. Rents here for apartments average over $1800 and go as high as $4500 for units available in the Navy Yard. In fact, in the Navy Yard 1-2 bedroom apartments go for $1800-$2800. Point of fact, renting here is a difficult...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 08/07/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Parker Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Violation of the Auto Laws 08/08/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue, an individual was placed...

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Obituaries 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Muriel McCullough-Caputo Retiree of Salvation Army Boston Store Muriel (Ireland) McCullough-Caputo of Lynn, formerly of Saugus, died on August 8 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old. A retiree of the Salvation Army Store in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James F. McCullough and Frank P. Caputo; cherished...

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Barebones Yoga

August 9, 2012
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Barebones Yoga

Charlestown’s Barebones Yoga, Yoga Instructor Karen Fabian, shown above in a pose, tries to imbue that in her classes everyone can have a positive healthy experience.

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Operating at Full Capacity: Warren Prescott at Capacity Leaves Some Charlestown Parents in Strife

August 9, 2012
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What all parents want for their children is an exemplary education. They want to feel secure knowing that the school they’re sending their bright-eyed learners to is an institution that fosters community, knowledge, and character. The Warren Prescott Elementary School is Charlestown’s premier learning facility for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, however, the...

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O’Flaherty Looks at House Session

August 9, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the Legislature ended its Formal Session. As of Tuesday, July 31st, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, health care cost containment, the MBTA, criminal justice, and aid for citizens and municipalities...

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