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Police Briefs 12-03-2015

December 3, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

December 3, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN HAS A TALE OF TWO TOWNS TO SHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER Decembers are for remembering and sharing especially in Charlestown where folks rarely forget their humble roots and all their blessings. Townies also know that many struggle once again especially around the Holidays.     Once again , “Harvest on the Vine” has been...

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Table for Two

November 26, 2015
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Table for Two

Kristen and John Sullivan enjoy appetizers together during the Charlestown Mother’s Association Gala on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Knights of Columbus. The blockbuster event drew hundreds of residents and elected officials, and featured very lively and interesting auction items.

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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

November 26, 2015
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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

By Seth Daniel The people pushing two-wheeled carts and toting cloth bags began lining up just after 7 a.m. last Friday morning, Nov. 20, to get a prime position for the annual Harvest on the Vine (HOV) turkey and trimmings distribution. Not a bad idea to get in on the action early, naturally. But...

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NEW Health Center Opens in Charlestown

November 26, 2015
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Statistics show that Charlestown has some of the worst health indicators in the City – and in some cases – in the state. The diabetes rates are the highest in Boston. The rate of opiate overdose deaths is three times as high as the state average. Heart disease is high, as is low birth...

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Ryan,Didomenico Vote for Resolution To Encourage Corporate Gender Diversity

November 26, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Dan Ryan recently joined their colleagues in the Legislature to unanimously adopt a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on boards of companies in the Commonwealth. The Senate passed the resolution in July, followed by the House of Representatives in October. “This resolution will help to ensure...

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Townie Tidbits

November 26, 2015
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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE OLD BANK BUILDING?    The street level shops get closed and are staying empty. This beautiful building  is as much a part of Charlestown as is the Bunker Hill Monument. You know, I think the old Bunker Hill Florist space might be perfect for a nice family style restaurant....

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Skatepark Opens,Haven for Those with Wheels

November 19, 2015
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Skatepark Opens,Haven for Those with Wheels

By Seth Daniel One of the most interesting places for things on four wheels – or even two wheels – is right in Charlestown at the Paul Revere Park, as the long-promised skate park was unveiled last Saturday, Nov. 14, under the highway. The Lynch Family Skatepark, named after Peter Lynch of Fidelity Investments...

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Alford St.Bridge Problems Continue to Plague Commuters

November 19, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It appears $57 million and three years of inconvenience weren’t enough to have a shipshape Alford Street Bridge that works seamlessly – as it was announced this month that there are numerous problems with the bridge more than a year after it opened. The Boston Herald first reported the story. “Following...

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