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Lamattina Considering Run for Probate Post

February 2, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. The announcement has set off a flurry of activity among those who might be considering running for the vacated city council seat should...

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Mayor Steps into T Cut Controversy

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino said earlier this week in a letter to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey that T riders should not be forced to shoulder the entire weight of its incredible debt. The mayor was responding to complaints coming in from Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay and nearly all of Boston’s neighborhoods where riders...

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Where to Volunteer This Week: Leadership and Scholarship Partnership

February 2, 2012
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Antioch College, a private liberal arts college in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is waiving the tuition for all students who enroll in the next three years. And students who qualify for financial aid are eligible to either skip the cost for room and board, or pay a reduced fee. Although a financial risk for the...

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In Memoriam

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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Investigate Person 01/24/2012 – A victim reported that she observed an unknown male inside of her motor vehicle that was parked and locked on Franklin Street at around 6:45 a.m. The suspect was frightened away by the victim’s husband. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/25/2012 – A suspect will be summonsed into court for...

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Obituaries 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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William Kelly Retired Rohtstein Corp. Transportation Director William J. Kelly of Chelmsford, formerly of Quincy and Charlestown, died on January 27. He was 86 years old. Born in Somerville on August 19, 1925, a son of the late Daniel W. and Agnes V. (Murphy) Kelly, he was a US Navy veteran of World War...

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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

January 26, 2012
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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlestown’s own Nogueira Family faced  off with the Gallegos Family from Torrance, CA for their chance to take home prizes that could have...

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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

January 26, 2012
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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

When passersby glance at the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 Memorial Hall on their way down Green Street, they see chipped paint, deteriorating windowpanes, and an unkempt yard. But to some Charlestown residents, it is worth a second look. A historic landmark that grounds the city of Charlestown, Memorial Hall was originally built as a...

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ZBA Says ‘not Yet’ to 40 Warren

January 26, 2012
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It was a project that initially had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted on Tuesday against the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process with abutters is...

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The Mayor’s Speech

January 26, 2012
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Last week’s state of the city address by Mayor Thomas Menino was vintage Menino. He spoke at length about a variety of things, including public safety, job creation, quality of life and a new vocational center at Madison Park destined to remake that entire area. The main theme of his speech, however, is the...

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