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MGH Institute to Collaborate with Community Groups Sept. 14

September 13, 2012
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Students, faculty and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will spend several hours on September 14 in collaboration with Charlestown neighborhood groups to offer tips and strategies to improve the health of residents’ lives. During Charlestown Community Day, more than 300 students in nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are expected to assist...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 13, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2012

September 13, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 09/03/12 – Officers responded to Decatur Street for a report of a person with a knife. A witness told police that he observed a male dragging a female, and when he attempted to help her, the suspect brandished a knife and tried to stab him....

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Remembering Myra Joy Aronson

September 13, 2012
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Charlestown’s Myra Joy Aronson was a public relations professional with her life stretching before her like an endless dream when she got on to American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Obviously, the rest is history and her life came to an end on that fateful day when the specter and the harsh...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 13, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston last weekend that was in last place when they arrived but were no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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Obituaries 09-13-2012

September 13, 2012
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Grace Hollis Of Beverly, Formerly of Charlestown Grace A. (Scalli) Hollis of Beverly, formerly of Charlestown, died September 6 at the Ledgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beverly. She was 77 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (Murphy) Scalli, she was raised and educated in Charlestown...

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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

September 6, 2012
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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

The week of August 27th was drama filled with acting, singing and dancing for kids from Charlestown who participated in Boston Theatre Project’s Summer Program. The week closed with a showcase performance for friends and family. Boston Theatre Project thanks the Artists’ Group of Charlestown. Call 978.618.7214 or go to www.bostontheatreproject.com – for Fall...

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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

September 6, 2012
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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1860 poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” so famous that most Americans can recite by heart the opening stanza that begins, “Listen my children and you shall hear…”  The popularity of the poem has led most people to assume that it is a factual account...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Police Briefs 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Affray 08/28/12 – Officers responded to a call for a fight outside on Medford Street. Upon arrival, police spoke to both parties involved, who stated a physical altercation had taken place, but neither would elaborate further. Complaints may be sought in Charlestown Court. Investigate Property 08/30/12 – At about 5 a.m., officers responded to...

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