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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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Obituaries 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Richard Shaw Worked for Domino Sugar Richard W. Shaw of Fremont died at home on August 12 surrounded by his family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64 years old. He was born in Somerville one December 5, 1947, the first son of Norman and Doris (Sherrick) Shaw of Charlestown.  He moved...

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Day at the Park

August 30, 2012
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Day at the Park

25 children from the Charlestown Boston Boys and Girls Club saw historic Fenway Park like never before. The children met with players Will Middlebrooks and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, were treated to a tour of the ballpark, and enjoyed lunch on top of the Green Monster. Bank of America and the Boston Red Sox teamed up...

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Biga Breads is Still Baking, Just Not in Charlestown

August 30, 2012
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Biga Breads is Still Baking, Just Not in Charlestown

After almost 20 years of operating in Charlestown, Biga Breads, the quaint neighborhood bake shop at 50 Terminal Street, has quietly cooled its oven and closed its doors. “We were recently forced to move from Charlestown when our landlord ran into permitting trouble at the building where we were located,” said wistful owner Deana...

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Charlestown Parking Regs Up for Discussion

August 30, 2012
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Charlestown’s parking regulations are going to get a solid once over now that the Neighborhood Council has announced it will be hosting a meeting to discuss what is perceived as one of the most important zoning regulations. The CNC earlier this week announced its September agenda. To be discussed, among others, is the regulation...

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Charlestown’s Dentaquest Foundation Recognized at Health Summit

August 30, 2012
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The DentaQuest Foundation in Charlestown was recently recognized for its service in oral health by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), National Dental Association (NDA), and Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID), at the first-ever Multicultural Oral Health Summit. The philanthropic organization committed to the improvement of optimal oral health is headquartered on Medford Street,...

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