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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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Obituaries 12-31-2014

January 4, 2015
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Mary Heffernan Goodrich Lifelong Homemaker Mary R. ‘Fifi’ Heffernan Cunneen Goodrich of Mechanic Falls, Maine died Monday, December 22 at her home. She was 70 years old. She was born in Boston on September 26, 1944, the daughter of George Michael and Mary Rita McLaughlin Heffernan. She married Myron Goodrich on September 17, 1983...

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The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

December 24, 2014
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The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

Copley Singers Director Brian Jones addressed the audience on Sunday evening, Dec. 7, at the annual concert in St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish. The concert brought in a packed house as the singers performed alongside the church’s historic Woodberry and Harris organ.

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It Is the Season for Breaches, Account Takeovers and Card Thieves — so Beware

December 24, 2014
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When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information,...

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The 12 Scams of Christmas 2014

December 24, 2014
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1.You’ve Got Mail! Think twice before clicking links in shipping notification emails, and always verify the shipping company before giving out your personal information. Deceptive Advertising Beware of deals that are too good to be true as they could steal our personal information and ruin your holiday cheer. Chilling Charities ‘Tis the season to...

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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...

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Downtown View: Wishing Charlie Well

December 24, 2014
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Charlie Baker won the gubernatorial race in November fair and square. I do not necessarily believe he won because he was a different candidate than he was four years ago. I do not necessarily believe he won because Martha Coakley was a weak candidate. Maybe she was, but maybe she wasn’t. Conventional wisdom is...

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Decorating Soley Street

December 23, 2014
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Decorating Soley Street

In spite of rainy weather, Soley Street residents gathered for their annual street decorating on Saturday December 6.

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Resident to Head Bruins Pharmacy

December 23, 2014
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Resident to Head Bruins Pharmacy

A Charlestown resident will head the official pharmacy of the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team. Joseph Skellie, a Charlestown resident was named America’s Compounding Center (ACC) Pharmacy Manager last Thursday. ACC is a Newton based and family owned pharmacy that specializes in custom-made prescriptions for pain management, hormone therapy for men and women, sports...

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