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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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Obituaries 11-20-2014

November 21, 2014
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Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Boyle  A funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 14 at St. Charles Church in Woburn for Msgr. Robert J. Boyle.  A retired priest of the Archdiocese and living at Regina Cleri in the West End of Boston, he was 88 and died on Nov. 10. Msgr. Boyle grew up...

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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

November 18, 2014
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Shooting Victim Succumbs to Injuries

A teenager shot in Charlestown last week has succumbed to his injuries, officials said. At around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, officers responded to the area of 274 Main St. for a report of a person shot. On arrival, police located the now-deceased 17-year-old victim, identified as Ryan Morrissey, and another 19-year-old male...

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Senseless Murder Shocks Community:CMA Seeks Greater Community Resources

November 18, 2014
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It is with heavy hearts that we send this email to share with you that Ryan Morrissey, a 17-year-old Charlestown resident, died yesterday morning from fatal injuries he sustained in the shooting last Wednesday evening. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Morrissey family. We are asking for our members’ help, as...

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