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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

January 17, 2013
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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the North End’s Waterfront Health Center distributed hundreds more Saturday to residents in Charlestown and surrounding communities as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino...

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Menino to Deliver State of City Address on January 29

January 17, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is back and will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, January 29 at Faneuil Hall. “I feel great,” said Menino in a phone interview on Tuesday. “I haven’t felt this good in a long time, I had all my tests done and the results are very positive...

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Capuano Says No to Run for US Senate Seat

January 17, 2013
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With Congressman Ed Markey leading the pack among Democrats vying for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s vacated seat, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano announced Tuesday that he would not seek the democratic nomination for Massachusetts Senate. Capuano, who lost the democratic nomination to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley last time around to fill the late Senator...

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Charlestown Historical Society Makes Donation to Save Castle

January 17, 2013
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Mr. Tom Coots, President of the Charlestown Historical Society announced that the Society has made a donation of $1,000.00 to the Carrickabraghy Restoration Society which is attempting to save Carrickabraghy Castle from tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean.   Carrickabraghy Castle is located on the Isle of Doagh on County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and is the...

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Tangerino Lounge Owners Seeking CV7 Alcoholic Beverage License

January 17, 2013
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There will be a meeting of the CNC Basic Services Committee on January 28 regarding Tangerino Lounge, Inc. d/b/a Koullshi Lounge, 73A Main Street The Lounge has applied for a CV7 – Day All –Alcoholic Beverages License to be exercised on the above – Main entrance 73A Main Street, smoking lounge in three rooms...

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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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