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Father Mahoney

April 12, 2012
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Father Daniel Mahoney, the former chair of the Life Focus Center (LFC) felt he had to make the very tough decision this week of asking the LFC board  for the resignation of Jack Millerick as director of the LFC. When the board he headed refused to do so, Father Mahoney resigned. Knowing what it...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Attempted Robbery 04/03/12 – A victim reported at about 9 p.m., he was walking on First Avenue, where a group of males and females approached him. Two of the males came up behind him and demanded his possessions while punching him. The victim fled to a nearby store. Officers were able to locate several...

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Obituaries 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Joseph Noonan Charlestown Resident Joseph F. Noonan of Charlestown died on April 6. He was 75 years old. A retired 40 year Dock Worker for the Charlestown and So. Boston Longshoreman’s Unions, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Harrington) Noonan, the devoted brother of Patricia A. “Patti” Noonan...

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Medford Street Project is Finally on Track

April 5, 2012
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After 17 years, Charlestown residents will finally have new neighbors to greet now that the project to transform the dilapidated warehouse on Medford Street is set to move forward. Boston developer Michael Rauseo will begin the $40 million renovation this summer, transforming the old warehouse into 124 loft-style apartments that will be ready for...

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MBTA Fares Going Up as Much as 25%

April 5, 2012
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Although service in Charlestown along its two major bus routes is not expected to change, T officials said last week that transit users should expect to be paying as much as 25% higher fares next year. This comes after a series of meetings held throughout the MBTA demographic where thousands came out to express...

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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

April 5, 2012
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Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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Police Briefs 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Drugs 03/26/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Possession of Alcohol 03/27/12 – As a result of an incident on Medford Street, school police officers placed two individuals...

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Obituaries 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Cheryl Stafford Former Member of Friends of Charlestown Library Cheryl A. Stafford of Charlestown died peacefully on March 29 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice Center in Haverhill after a long struggle with lung cancer. She was 63 years old. Born on April 29, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ, to Madeline and Charles Stafford, she...

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Harlem Globetrotters

March 30, 2012
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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters were in town this week. Shown above is a Globetrotter beginning his dribbling run from the monument to the TD Garden.

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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

March 30, 2012
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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

The Charlestown Appreciation Awards Committee has announced the 2012 recipients: ORGANIZATION: YMCA BUSINESS: Olivia Browning, 20 Chelsea Street PUBLIC SERVANT: Marybeth Kelly NEW RESIDENT: Karen Sullivan SENIOR: Eileen Locke YOUTH: Billy Evers, Jr and Katie McGoff ALUMNUS: Comedian Steve Sweeney UNSUNG HERO: Jim “Jimbo” Tucker. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony is to recognize...

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