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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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Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Obituaries 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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Josephine ‘Eddie’ Perrotti Member of the Old Charlestown School Girls Association and Golden Age Center Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old. A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A....

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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

November 1, 2012
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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

Charlestown residents have mixed reactions following last week’s announcement that Johnny’s Foodmaster will close at the end of November after signing an agreement with Whole Foods to take over the lease at the Charlestown store and five other Foodmaster locations. The upscale grocery chain spokesperson said the Charlestown Foodmaster along with the five other...

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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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