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Obituaries 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Capt. John ‘Jack’ Rooney USAF (Retired) Capt, John T. “Jack” Rooney, USAF (Retired) of Centerville entered into rest on Monday, December 10. He was 77 years old. “Jack” was born on March 11, 1935 in Charlestown, to the late John T. Rooney and Teresa Collins Pollack.  He proudly served his country in the United...

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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

January 4, 2013
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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

The lobby of Zelma Lacey House was abuzz with students from the Warren Prescott, on site to celebrate the annual award winners for the Christmas Card Contest. Each year the school partners with Zelma Lacey House for its annual Christmas Card Contest in which students of all grades submit entries of cards with themes...

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O’Neill to Be Re-appointed to School Bd.

January 4, 2013
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As the Boston School Deartment (BPS) moves forward with its overhaul of the student assignment process, parents in Charlestown can rest easy knowing the schools and students here will be well represented on the Boston School Committee. Mayor Thomas Menino announced he has re-appointed Charlestown resident Michael O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for...

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Christmas Tree Collection on Until Jan. 18

January 4, 2013
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror, Charelstown residents can kick their trees to the curb for composting during the next two weeks. Boston’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 7 to January 18. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and do not put trees in...

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Obituaries 01-03-2013

January 4, 2013
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Jan McGinn Daughter of late  Chelsea Soldiers Home Commandant Jan (Quigley) McGinn of Concord, formerly of Chelsea and Charlestown, died on, December 30. She was the daughter of the late Commandant of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, John L. Quigley and his wife, Jean; wife of Paul O. McGinn; mother of Matthew R. and Benjamin...

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Warren Prescott School Chorus

December 27, 2012
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Warren Prescott School Chorus

On Thursday, December 20th students in grades 3-8 from the Warren Prescott School Chorus performed a holiday medley at Copley Place as part of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion initiative in concert with the i Create campaign. Throughout the month of December Copley Place hosted Boston Public Schools as they presented music and...

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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

December 27, 2012
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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the MGH Institute community have come together to  generously support several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving. The organizations supported  include: • Dennis McLaughlin House, Charlestown. The Institute contributed $1,500 to help support homeless mothers who are recovering from drug or...

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Council Passes Ordinance Aimed at Improving Rental Apartments

December 27, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of nine councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in Charlestown safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this week...

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Residents Seek to Raise Money for Victims of Sandy Hook

December 27, 2012
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The anonymous Charlestown residents behind the Holiday display at the neighborhood’s Preservation Park are using the display of inflatable Christmas Characters to raise money for the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The residents behind the colorful display, who still want to remain anonymous, said all the money they...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

December 27, 2012
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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