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Veteran’s Day

November 15, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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A Good Proposal

November 15, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Charlestown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill or...

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Obituaries 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012
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Patricia DiNovo Of Charlestown Patricia A. (Cummings) DiNovo of Charlestown died on November 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Bartolo DiNovo; devoted mother of Patricia DiNovo Rosher and her late husband, Dennis, Billy and his fiancée, Patty Dolaher, Russ DiNovo and the late Bart DiNovo; daughter of the late William and...

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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

November 8, 2012
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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

Leo Breen had the words to fit the occasion at the rededication and sign unveiling ceremony for a tree planted by the children of St. Catherine’s School as a gift to Sister Ernestine Quealy. With Sister Ernestine, the beloved former teacher and principal of the school standing nearby, Breen told the gathering in Hayes...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 8, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. Charlestown, East Boston and the North End will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Veteran’s Day Breakfast Set for Sunday

November 8, 2012
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The Lions Club will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under five years old.  There will be parking on the street and in...

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Charlestown Voters Back Obama, Warren and Incumbents

November 8, 2012
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President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night with a convincing win in the national Electoral College against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In Charlestown, the neighborhood came out big for the incumbent president and all Democrats during Tuesday’s election. Charlestown handed Obama 5,508 votes. Romney collected 2,928 votes among Charlestown...

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CNC Elections Scheduled for Nov. 17

November 8, 2012
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Eight candidates have submitted nomination papers for the seven At-Large Charlestown Neighborhood Council seats. The candidates are: Barbara Babin Peg Bradley Paul Clausen Tom Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Mark Rosenshein Erin Sullivan The At-Large CNC Election will take place on Saturday November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of...

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Halloween

November 8, 2012
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Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween. Hundreds of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoodsto threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhood.  We are...

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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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