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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Charlestown’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems it’s harder and harder to finish some of the projects and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line, the city is going to need more funding to get...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Investigate Person 04/29/13 – At about 9 a.m., officers responded to Park Street for a call stating a person had cut down a tree in the park. The anonymous caller stated that he saw a person cut down a tree before leaving in a red truck. The caller provided the truck’s plate number to...

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Obituaries 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Brenda Lee Argabright Fixture in the Community Brenda Lee Argabright passed away unexpectedly in April. Brenda was a fixture in the community and was often seen walking a dog.  Brenda was distinctive in her appearance with her many tattoos.  She came to Boston, then Charlestown, sometimes around the early 1970’s. She leaves her son,...

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Play Ball

May 2, 2013
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Play Ball

Opening Day ceremony for Charlestown Little League was held on Saturday. Hundreds of local ball players took part in the parade that went up and over Bunker Hill Street before ending up at Ryan Field.

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Literary Lights

May 2, 2013
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Literary Lights

Charlestown resident and Boston Public Library board chairman Jeff Rudman joins “Literary Lights” dinner chair Sandra Ourusoff Massey, left, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library board chair Vivian Spiro. The event was held on April April 14 and raised over $300,000 for the preservation of books, manuscripts and works of art that...

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Local Voters Back Lynch, Gomez in Senate Primary

May 2, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch. Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger  Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625...

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Phipps St.Burying Ground Clean-up Scheduled May 4

May 2, 2013
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Clean-Up Day at Historic Phipps Street Burying Ground will be held this Saturday on May 4 at 10:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society. The Phipps Street Burying Ground is one of seven of Boston’s 17th Century cemeteries and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in...

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Eddinger Named President at Bunker Hill Community College

May 2, 2013
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Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger has been named President of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) following a six-month search. President of Moorpark College in California since 2008, Eddinger is a former vice president of MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Eddinger assumes the presidency on July 1, 2013, as Mary L. Fifield retires after...

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Deadline to Visit Site for Food and Beverage Business on May 2

May 2, 2013
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The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to advertise a food and beverage business opportunity at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park. It is expected that the new contract will be effective in January 2014 and will end on December 31, 2023. The concession is located in historic Building...

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