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Police Briefs 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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Robbery  10/30/2012 – At around 5:55 p.m., officers arrested a suspect on Lawrence Street after he allegedly grabbed an elderly woman’s handbag on Green Street. The suspect was chased by several citizens and eventually caught by one, who held him for police. Breaking and Entering  10/31/2012 – At approximately 8:32 p.m., a victim reported...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Obituaries 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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Josephine ‘Eddie’ Perrotti Member of the Old Charlestown School Girls Association and Golden Age Center Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old. A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A....

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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

November 1, 2012
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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

Charlestown residents have mixed reactions following last week’s announcement that Johnny’s Foodmaster will close at the end of November after signing an agreement with Whole Foods to take over the lease at the Charlestown store and five other Foodmaster locations. The upscale grocery chain spokesperson said the Charlestown Foodmaster along with the five other...

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MGH Institute Holds Successful Gala

November 1, 2012
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions that is located in Charlestown in the Navy Yard  for the past decade celebrated its 35th anniversary in grand fashion at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on October 25. With more than 300 people in attendance, over $377,000 was raised for the Institute. Proceeds from the event fund...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Cutting Down on Noise

November 1, 2012
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Loud parties by irresponsible tenants living in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords has been a quality of life issue here for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm...

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Be Sure to Vote

November 1, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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Larceny – Shoplifting 10/23/12 – Officers responded to Austin Street, where an employee informed them a suspect had stolen a $700 iPhone from the store. The suspect is known, and the matter is under investigation. Larceny 10/23/12 – A victim on Tremont Street stated that he put his Macbook Pro computer in a bag...

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Obituaries 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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Mary Hurley Boston Traffic Supervisor, AKA Mary the Crossing Guard Mary F. (McLaughlin) Hurley of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 22. The late Traffic Supervisor for the City of Boston (Mary the Crossing Guard), she was the beloved wife of the late Daniel F. Hurley B.P.D.; devoted mother of Michael D. Hurley...

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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

November 1, 2012
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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

A Charlestown resident was recently honored as a community hero by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). at the Omni Parker last month. Hughes has been a teacher at the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center for over 30 years. In addition to her work as a teacher, Hughes began Special Townies, an organization...

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