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Police Briefs 02-27-2014

February 26, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/18/14 – Officers responded to the Bunker Hill Mall for a report of a person with a knife. On arrival, police located the suspect, who attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant...

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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

February 21, 2014
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The History and Tradition of the Mayor of Charlestown

After a 15 year gap, a local not-for-profit organization known as the Townie Association has revived the traditional town race for Mayor. The successful re-launch of the tradition last summer brought an exciting and refreshing incentive for town unity. The honorary title has almost always been awarded to extremely active members of the community,...

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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

February 21, 2014
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Walsh Tours Warren Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott and Principal Michel Davis was honored in welcoming Mayor Marty Walsh last Friday along with Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The Mayor met with the Warren-Prescott Student Council and toured several classrooms including reading a Valentine’s Day story in Ms. Mathew’s 2nd grade class. During the tour, the Mayor...

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Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Futures

February 21, 2014
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Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Martin Walsh and many residents of Charlestown to discuss a historic opportunity on the Everett side of our shared harbor. It has been clear to me for many years, since I first walked the streets of Charlestown as a candidate for State Senate in 2002, that...

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Charlestown Beat

February 21, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Police Briefs 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Unarmed robbery 02/13/2014  6:50Am  the victim reports while walking on monument street she was attacked from behind and robbed by an unknown white male.  The suspect took victims property and fled towards bunker hill street.  The officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. Drug possession 02/14/2014  6:25Pm  the suspect was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Lillian Eldredge Of Billerica, formerly of Charlestown Lillian G. Eldredge of Billerica died Friday, January 17 at Lowell General Hospital. She was 83 years old. Born in Charlestown, she was a daughter of the late Paul N. and Lillian G. (Crogan) Eldredge. She was raised in Charlestown and resided in Florida for a number...

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