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MGH Health Assessment of Community Now Going On

January 12, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in the community and is generating a great deal of discussion. “It’s been exciting so far in Charlestown,” said Leslie Aldrich, associate director for the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. “We’ve...

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40 Warren St. Meeting Draws Large Crowd CNC Split on Project; Does Not Give Support

January 12, 2012
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The fate of the proposed project at 40 Warren Street now rests with the Boston Board of Zoning Appeals on January 24 after a special meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee last week.  Following a two hour hearing that attracted more than 120 residents, the CNC Executive Board in a 6-6...

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Crime in Our Neighborhood

January 12, 2012
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Living in Charlestown has its obvious advantages and disadvantages. The neighborhood speaks for itself on its own everyday to everyone living here and for all those who come to visit. Frankly, it is a great place to live and it is a great place to visit. It is also a safe place to live...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/04/12 – A victim reported that someone entered his First Avenue home through the front door using a key. At the time of the report, the victim said nothing appeared to be missing. The incident was captured on an internal video system. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon...

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Obituaries 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Patricia Bradley Of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown Patricia M. Bradley of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 3. She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. and Mary A. (Guilfoyle) Bradley; loving sister of Mary Tower and her husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of...

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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

January 5, 2012
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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

The Board of Directors of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library would like to thank Johnny’s Food Master, the Joy of Old and the Bunker Hill Florist for helping in the sale of the historic library calendars.  All proceeds benefit the children and adutls in our branch as the funds are used...

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40 Warren St. Plan Changes to Be Aired

January 5, 2012
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The issue of a development at 40 Warren Street was again a topic at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting on Tuesday night. CNC Development Committee Chair Mark Rosenshein told the board that he expects there to be changes to the plans that were approved by the CNC late last year. “The proposed plan...

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Waterfront Building Slated for Demo in Jan.

January 5, 2012
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The building on Massport land along the Mystic River and leased by Diversified Automotive in Charlestown is coming down.  The property is used to process cars for East Coast dealerships. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair and has become a safety hazard according to Massport. Recently, Diversified Automotive extended their lease...

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T Raising Fares

January 5, 2012
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The announcement that the T is raising fares so it can meet its obligations does not come as a surprise. For those who use public transportation it is simply another sign of the times and one that will make transporting oneself slightly more expensive, especially if you use public transportation five days a week...

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Gloria Conway

January 5, 2012
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The passing of Gloria Conway, a founder of this newspaper who shepherded it for so many years, did not come as a surprise. Mrs. Conway had been fighting ill health for quite some time. Yet her death strikes a sad chord for those Charlestown people who knew her and who respected her and who...

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