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CNC to Hold Hearing on the Chain Forge Building

January 8, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will hear a presentation by Tom Miller of Kavanagh Advisory Group with respect to the proposed development of the Chain Forge Building located on First Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The meeting will be held on January 22 at the Constitution Inn located at 150 Second...

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O’Neill is Elected to Head Boston School Committee

January 8, 2015
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The Boston School Committee has elected its Chair and Vice-Chair for 2015. In unanimous votes Monday, the Committee selected Michael O’Neill for a third term as Chair and Dr. Hardin Coleman as Vice-Chair. “Michael O’Neill and Hardin Coleman exemplify the standard of leadership we need in order to continue a forward, positive trajectory for...

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Obituaries 01-08-2015

January 8, 2015
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Diane Gans Of Charlestown Diane T. Gans of Charlestown passed peacefully on January 3 after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Mrs. Gans was predeceased by her parents Paul and Frances Dineen and is survived by her partner, Steve Holly, daughter Jaclyn, granddaughter Grace, son Joshua and his wife, Jamie-Leigh. Diane will...

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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

January 4, 2015
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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

The Women Army Corps Chapter14 met on Saturday, December 5, 2014 for their annual Christmas luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville. The attendee of honor was Cheryl Lussier Poppe, the first woman Superintendent of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. Mike, the waiter (and only male) in photo was voted Somerville’s Best Waiter 2014....

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A Look Back at the People and Events that Shaped 2014

January 4, 2015
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The year 2014 was a tumultuous year news-wise both nationwide and in Charlestown. From extreme victories to challenging defeats, the residents have ridden a roller coaster as it hasn’t done in a number of years. From  elections to  casinos to schools, the city and its residents saw it all in 2014. January 2 The...

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MGH Institute Again Supports: Local Charities and Organizations

January 4, 2015
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving.  The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $2,470 to support the initiative, which includes a collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the...

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Boston Author Talk at Charlestown Library

January 4, 2015
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Revisit some of the vanished buildings and places of old Boston when historian Anthony Sammarco presents an illustrated lecture from his latest book Lost Boston at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, on Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. Lost Boston looks back at 68 losses to the Boston landscape in all their...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Letter to the Editor

January 4, 2015
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Thank you for the support Dear Editor, “In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on which side we fought”.– G.K. Chesteron There are many in Charlestown, 7000 plus citizens who voted YES to repeal the casino law. Thank you,...

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Not All News is Bad

January 4, 2015
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Most readers probably think 2014 has been a year of bad news and more bad news. I won’t bore you with the details. You know what they are. But there have been a few bright spots for Bostonians that should help 2015 be more satisfying. Cleaner streets are the best news. This has been...

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