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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Futures

February 21, 2014
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Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Martin Walsh and many residents of Charlestown to discuss a historic opportunity on the Everett side of our shared harbor. It has been clear to me for many years, since I first walked the streets of Charlestown as a candidate for State Senate in 2002, that...

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Charlestown Beat

February 21, 2014
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Police Briefs 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Unarmed robbery 02/13/2014  6:50Am  the victim reports while walking on monument street she was attacked from behind and robbed by an unknown white male.  The suspect took victims property and fled towards bunker hill street.  The officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. Drug possession 02/14/2014  6:25Pm  the suspect was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Lillian Eldredge Of Billerica, formerly of Charlestown Lillian G. Eldredge of Billerica died Friday, January 17 at Lowell General Hospital. She was 83 years old. Born in Charlestown, she was a daughter of the late Paul N. and Lillian G. (Crogan) Eldredge. She was raised in Charlestown and resided in Florida for a number...

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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

February 17, 2014
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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

The Charlestown community honored State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty at a farewell celebration Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus. Mr. O’Flaherty was appointed the new corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Pictured at the event are, from left, event co-chairperson Billy Boyle, former state representative Gerard Doherty, event co-chairperson Kathleen “Cookie” Giordano, and...

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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

February 17, 2014
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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

The National Parks Services are calling for RFP’s for two properties located within the Charlestown Navy Yard. Building 125 located on Baxter St. and the old Hoosac Stores Warehouse on Constitution Road will be offered for lease by the end of the month. The Boston National Historic Park will be accepting proposals for both...

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Meeting on Improvements to Caldwell Play Area on Feb. 13

February 17, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Caldwell Play on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The park is located  at 9 Caldwell Street.This meeting will be held at the SEIU 888 located on 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA...

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Officials Concerned Over an Increase in Heroin Deaths Here

February 17, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a rash of deaths and overdoses in Charlestown and across the region according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity...

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