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Transforming Lives by Holistic Means

July 19, 2012
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When longtime Charlestown resident Shawna Pelton was chronically ill, she looked to doctors to alleviate her ailments. But the best they could do was treat her symptoms, not eradicate the central problem. “You’ll probably have to be on medication for the rest of your life,” one doctor told Pelton, whose mouth was agape at...

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Local Teens Take Part in Career Program

July 19, 2012
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Charlestown teens from the neighborhood’s community centers will take part in an innovative career-building program thanks to a generous donation from a Charlestown tour company. Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino joined Charlestown teens from the SUPERTeens program at City Hall Plaza to kickoff the start of the new teen pre-employment program for youth ages...

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Domino’s Win

July 19, 2012
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There is one certainty about Domino’s coming to Main Street. It will not significantly change life in this neighborhood. That being said, the Neighborhood Council and City Hall need to let Domino’s know in no uncertain terms that it cannot and must not attempt to heap upon Charlestown a plastic storefront with garish coloring....

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Obituaries 07-19-2012

July 19, 2012
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Patricia Harrington Bunker Hill Historical Society Member Patricia H. Harrington of Charlestown died on July 14. She was 75 years old. A member of the Bunker Hill Historical Society, she was the beloved daughter of the late Nelson and Margaret (Dick) Harrington; beloved sister of William Wiles of Baltimore, Maryland and the late Robert...

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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

July 16, 2012
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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

The ongoing waterless wading pool at Shipyard Park may actually be usable soon as a cleaning is scheduled. However as of Wednesday morning the pool was still dry much to the dismay of residents.

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Storymobile in Charlestown for July and August

July 16, 2012
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The ReadBoston Storymobile will be rolling through the streets of Boston this summer providing children with fun, interactive storytelling events and free, new books to take home. The goal of the Storymobile program is to promote regular reading and to build literacy skills outside of the classroom.  The phenomenon of Summer Slide, which puts...

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House Passes Transportion Financing Bill for MBTA

July 16, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in passing legislation that closes the MBTA’s gap for the upcoming fiscal year and provides vital assistance to the regional transit authorities. “I’m pleased that the House is aiding the MBTA through this legislation in order to offset debt...

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Charlestown residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday or slightly before it...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 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...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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