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October 21, 2016
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NORTH END COMES TO CHARLESTOWN Remember that old movie called, “Cotton Comes to Harlem” back in that late 60s. A great comedy it was indeed. Was thinking about that old flick when I saw the announcement about the upcoming Gala Dinner Dance-Reunion for St. Leonard’s Church in the North End. The time is being...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Bingo Winner

October 14, 2016
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Bingo Winner

Mary Dewey was a big winner at Community Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Zelma Lacey House. The event brought several folks from the Lacey and the Golden Age Center together for 10-fun-filled games.

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John Harvard Mall Opens to Excited Neighborhood, Celebration Sunday

October 14, 2016
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John Harvard Mall Opens to Excited Neighborhood, Celebration Sunday

By Seth Daniel It wasn’t but a few hours after the fences came down on the upper portion of John Harvard Mall last Tuesday, Oct 4, that kids made a B-Line to the new playground with their bicycles, and adults relaxed stretched out on the new grassy area adjacent to the swings. A little...

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Liquor Licenses Show Win, Loss for Main Street Establishments

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the liquor license bingo that played out at City Hall last week, one Charlestown establishment scored a diagonal win while another went home empty handed. Paolo’s Trattoria gained a full alcohol restaurant license from the Boston Licensing Board on Thursday, Oct. 6, for it’s 251 Main St. location – allowing...

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Friends of Doherty Park Get Funding for Fountain Restoration

October 14, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Oct. 6 the recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance and improve public spaces through restoration and public art. The local approved proposals are as...

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CNC Next Meeting Set for Nov 1

October 14, 2016
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday November 1st at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations by different agencies, the floor will be opened for public comment.

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Adoption Made Easier:Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 14, 2016
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The Baker-Polito  Administration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Councilor Timothy McCarthy Seeks Working Relationship with Colleges

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Motor Vehicle Accident – Bicycle 10/03/16 – A victim in Sullivan Square reported while merging into traffic, a bicyclist, who was traveling in the wrong direction, struck her motor vehicle and dented the hood. The bicyclist, who admitted to going the wrong way against traffic, was transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General...

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