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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

December 1, 2014
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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

When Richard E. Ring was told that he needed a heart transplant in 2009, he did not know what the future held. Facing a serious operation and an uncertain prognosis, Ring resigned from his position as Executive Director of FamilyAid Boston (then known as Travelers Aid Family Services), Boston’s only provider of 24/7 emergency...

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Man Pleads Guilty in 2013: Shooting Jones Killed while Trying to Breakup Fight

December 1, 2014
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The man who fatally shot 21-year-old Steven Jones in the course of a fistfight that Jones was trying to break up pleaded guilty on Monday as his trial was set to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Pablo Flores, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/17/93) of Charlestown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, unlawful possession...

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CNC Development Comm. to Meet Dec. 4

December 1, 2014
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On Thursday December 4th, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a Development Committee meeting at the Constitution Inn, 5th floor at 7:00 pm. Ann and Chuck Lagasse of the Charlestown Marina will be on hand to share proposed plans for the marina overhaul scheduled for Piers 6 and 8 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the Residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Extreme Books

December 1, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 21, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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Globe Possible Locating Here

November 21, 2014
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There been talk this week that the Boston Globe may be eying two location in Charlestown as its new headquarters in Boston. According to the Boston Business Journal the Globe, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, has possible interest in the Schrafft’s City Center in Charlestown and the Hood Park on Rutherford Avenue....

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Over 300 Residents Attend Public Safety Meeting

November 21, 2014
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In the wake of the senseless murder of Charlestown teen Ryan Morrissey, residents came together Tuesday night at the Harvard Kent School to discuss public safety in the neighborhood as Charlestown begins to heal following the tragedy. Close to 300 residents crowded the school Tuesday night to attended the regularly scheduled Boston Public Safety...

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Townie Tidbits

November 21, 2014
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The headline in last week’s Charlestown Patriot Bridge, “Senseless murder shocks community” seemed horrific just to read. Charlestown’s peace was shattered on the night of Wednesday, November 5 when two kids ended up being shooting victims.  Reportedly,standing on Main Street, they ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were...

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