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Mayor Menino

December 6, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Drugs  11/26/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, two individuals were placed under arrest charged for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  11/29/12 – Officers in the area of Tufts Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown...

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Obituaries 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Paul John Leone Retired Master Pipe Fitter Paul John Leone passed peacefully on November 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought a hard fight and never gave up. Paul was in the care of the kind, understanding and attentive caretakers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in the North End of...

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Renovated Library Reopens

November 30, 2012
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Renovated Library Reopens

The Charlestown library reopened on Monday, November 26 after being closed for several months for building renovations and improvements. Many Charlestown residents said they missed the library during the closure and are glad the Main Street branch is back in business. “This is a wonderful community resource.  I come here to use the computer,”...

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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

November 30, 2012
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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus recently honored Meg Vaillancourt of Charlestown, senior vice president of corporate relations for the Boston Red Sox and executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, with the “Women of Excellence” award for her fundraising efforts benefiting at-risk girls and boys. The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus’ Women of Excellence award...

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Free Holiday Concert at at St. Mary-st. Catherine

November 30, 2012
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St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, this year offer a wide-ranging program of familiar carols in both traditional...

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New Date for Shipyard Quarters Meeting at BCC

November 30, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission had cancelled their November 28 public meeting of the Boston Conservation Commission.  The sole item on the agenda, which was the Shipyard Quarters Marina Enforcement Order, will be heard on December 12, 2012.

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Downtown View : Parking Lot Worries

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

November 30, 2012
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With the holiday season now upon us, we urge our readers to remember to be aware of your surroundings as you race from a holiday party to planning for friends and family visiting to just coming back with your Christmas shopping.  This piece of advice is all the more relevant with the recent assault...

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Holidays Are in Full Swing

November 30, 2012
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Thanksgiving has come and with it a few added pounds around the waist have been gained.  Now, the race is on for Christmas.  If you drive around the neighborhood, Christmas lights and decorations are already out on homes.  This is only the calm before the storm of events that will get you into the...

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