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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 17, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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Police Briefs 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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Robbery – Knife 01/08/13 – Victims on Main Street reported while they were walking, two white males approached them and asked for drugs. Both suspects then brandished knives and removed a watch from one of the victims. Officers were able to locate all parties on Cambridge Street, where the suspects were positively identified and...

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Obituaries 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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Edward T. and Eleanor M. McFarland Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday Edward T. McFarland of Revere died after a long illness at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose on July 23, 2012. His dear wife of 69 years, Eleanor M. (Valiante) McFarland, also of Revere and also a resident of Annemark Nursing Home in Revere,...

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Elected Officials

January 10, 2013
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Elected Officials

On Wednesday, January 2,, Eugene L. O’Flaherty was sworn in by Governor Deval Patrick as State Representative for the 2nd Suffolk District. O’Flaherty, a member of the 188th General Court, will serve the communities of Charlestown and Chelsea.

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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

January 10, 2013
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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

The pantry and shelves for Charlestown’s Harvest On Vine food pantry are getting low.  The following statement was issued. “We need to replenish our stock very soon.  With the economy being hit hard and Johnnies Food Master closing down, our need for your support has increased.  We are asking for your help to feed...

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Crime Down Here

January 10, 2013
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Charlestown saw the most dramatic drop in crime in 2012 than any other neighborhood in Boston. Crime was down 24% in 2012 and there were 161 less total Part One crimes when compared to 2011. The dramatic decrease in crime in 2012 makes Charlestown the safest neighborhood to live, work, do business or raise...

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Murphy Elected to Lead City Council

January 10, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said Murphy....

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 10, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Vice-President Sal LaMattina

January 10, 2013
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Charlestown’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has once again shown his political acumen with his colleagues in government by being named the vice-president of the Boston City Council by Boston City Council President Steven Murphy. LaMattina might well have been the Boston City Council president himself this time around if he hadn’t deferred to...

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Police Briefs 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Breaking and Entering 12/25/2012 – At around 4:33 p.m., the victim reports unknown person(s) broke into her house on Corey Street. Fire 12/25/2012 – Officers responded to Main Street at around 5:21 p.m. for a report of a building fire. On arrival, police observed smoke coming from the building, and upon further investigation, learned...

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