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Letter to the Editor

December 4, 2014
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Why was street cleaning  stopped? To the Editor:  I, as much as anyone, can appreciate Department of Public Works employees’ desire to take off early on the day before Thanksgiving. It makes holiday travel “over the river and through the woods” so much more convenient—particularly if snow is predicted.  However, for those of us...

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Obituaries 12-04-2014

December 4, 2014
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Eugene F. “Buddy” Whelan Of Charlestown Eugene F. “Buddy” Whelan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 80 years old. Buddy was born in Boston on December 31, 1933, a son of the late Thomas...

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Mom, I have the Turkey

December 1, 2014
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Mom, I have the Turkey

Addison Ciccotelli in the photo above dashes to the finish of the Turkey Trot last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22. She was the winner of the 3-year-old race and took home a nice, plump turkey to her family. The 3rd Annual Turkey Trot was held at the Charlestown High School Stadium, with scores of folks...

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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

December 1, 2014
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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

When Richard E. Ring was told that he needed a heart transplant in 2009, he did not know what the future held. Facing a serious operation and an uncertain prognosis, Ring resigned from his position as Executive Director of FamilyAid Boston (then known as Travelers Aid Family Services), Boston’s only provider of 24/7 emergency...

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Man Pleads Guilty in 2013: Shooting Jones Killed while Trying to Breakup Fight

December 1, 2014
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The man who fatally shot 21-year-old Steven Jones in the course of a fistfight that Jones was trying to break up pleaded guilty on Monday as his trial was set to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Pablo Flores, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/17/93) of Charlestown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, unlawful possession...

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CNC Development Comm. to Meet Dec. 4

December 1, 2014
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On Thursday December 4th, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a Development Committee meeting at the Constitution Inn, 5th floor at 7:00 pm. Ann and Chuck Lagasse of the Charlestown Marina will be on hand to share proposed plans for the marina overhaul scheduled for Piers 6 and 8 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the Residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Extreme Books

December 1, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 21, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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