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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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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

November 1, 2012
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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

Charlestown residents will not be left out of the party as all hallows’ evening is fast approaching. And one of the most fun events as the pictures below and to the right  show is The Charlestown Mothers’ Association Annual Children’s Costume Parade.  This event will be held  on Wednesday, October 31 starting at 5:30...

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BRA Approves Contract for Navy Yard Fountain

November 1, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the contract with Weston and Sampson, an engineering firm based in Peabody, to begin the process of adding a water recreational use to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Over the summer the BRA put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify and construct a water recreation area at...

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Boston Public School Goals

November 1, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2012

November 1, 2012
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Larceny-Bicycle 10/15/12 – A victim on Dunstable Street reported at about 8 p.m., he secured two bikes in front of his home, but at 6 a.m., he noticed they were gone. The bikes are described as a black Diamond Back mountain bike and a grey Koho mountain bike. Drugs 10/18/12 – As a result...

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