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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 25, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/17/2013 – The victim reported while he was delivering food to an address on Starr King Court at around 9 p.m., he was approached by four unknown white males, one of whom punched him in the mouth and took some money from him. The suspects then fled on foot. District detectives were...

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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

July 18, 2013
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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. presented a site plan for a proposed multi-family dwelling to the Design Review Committee of the Charlestown Preservation Society. During the July 15 hearing, members of the committee were particularly focused on maintaining the architectural character of the area and building a more unified, safe community. Architect John French and...

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Come on over to Our House: Spaulding Rehab to Hold Open House on Saturday; Fun Family Activities Planned

July 18, 2013
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Spaulding is proud to announce the rescheduled date for the Spaulding Open House and Family Fun Day for the Charlestown Community is Saturday July 20th from 1-5pm at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Avenue.  This will be a chance for attendees to tour the new facility and learn about the community...

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Whole Foods to Open on August 7

July 18, 2013
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Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7. In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea. The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline,...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Trespassing 07/09/13 – Officers in the area of Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Robbery – Knife 07/09/13 – At about 8 p.m., officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, two victims told police as they were walking...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Rhonda Reeder Lifelong Charlestown resident Rhonda A. Reeder, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Friday, July 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 47 years old. Rhonda was born in Somerville on August 24, 1965, a daughter of George E. Reeder and Irene T. (McGonagle) Reeder She...

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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

July 11, 2013
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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

Charlestown resident Justine Douvadijan participated in the 6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children on Saturday, June 9th at Boston College. Nearly 600 friends took part in the event, raising more than $75,000. Donations can still be made at www.franciscanhospital.org/5k Shown from left: Zach Nicoz, Justine Douvadijan...

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Suspect in Murder Still at Large

July 11, 2013
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Authorities are still searching for the Charlestown man wanted in connection with the May 7 murder of Steven Jones. Suffolk County D.A. spokesman Jake Wark said investigators are still hunting down leads to the whereabouts of Pablo Flores Jr. who is a fugitive from justice. Flores, 20, is being sought in connection with Jones’...

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