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CNC Accepting Applications for Board Seats

September 27, 2012
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the 7 At-Large community seats on the council. In order to qualify: 1. Candidates for the At-Large seats on the CNC MUST be residents of Charlestown and must be at least 18 years of age. 2. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures is required to...

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Council Back to Drawing Board on Redistricting – Again

September 27, 2012
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The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 last week was vetoed again by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact with Charlestown remaining in the district....

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Deplorable, Rotting Pier 8 Needs Major Repairs

September 27, 2012
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Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina is absolutely right to begin the process before the Conservation Commission which could lead to a $25,000 a day fine for the owner of Pier 8. Unless Martin Oliner begins rehabilitating the rotting wooden pier, the Commission will likely vote to fine him at the request of LaMattina at...

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Redistricting, Again

September 27, 2012
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Mayor Menino has once again vetoed the city council’s proposed redistricting. The council’s second try did not assuage the mayor who believes the redistricting must be done in such a way that everything about it is right and fair – and legal. There continues to be substantial talk coming out of councillor’s offices at...

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Police Briefs 09-27-2012

September 27, 2012
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Larceny – Bicycle 09/17/12 – A victim reported that he locked his gold Mongoose mountain bike on First Avenue, and when he returned the next day, the bike was gone. Trespassing 09/18/12 – Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. Violation of The Auto...

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Obituaries 09-27-2012

September 27, 2012
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Thomas Collings Retired Heavy Equipment Operator Thomas A. Collings of Lynnfield died September 24 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford after a long and courageous battle with A.L.S. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston on January 6, 1947, the son of the late Harold and Agnes T. (Collins) Collings,...

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CHAD to Hold Candlelight Vigil on Saturday Night

September 20, 2012
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Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction....

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Charlestown District Status May Change Following Menino’s Veto of Council Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston by a vote of 7-6 back on August 22, Mayor Thomas Menino, feeling pressure from activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some city neighborhood, vetoed the plan on September 6. The veto may force Charlestown out...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; The Right Thing

September 20, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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