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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

November 23, 2011
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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

Born-and-bred Charlestown resident Kathy Giordano is likely one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet. Many know Giordano as the co-host of Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN) Charlestown Live. Others may know her from her founding and leadership of the Charlestown Women’s Club, her former community relations work at the Boston Elderly Commission, or...

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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

November 23, 2011
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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

Bruna Lee, a former student at the Edwards Middle School and resident of Charlestown, was the featured speaker earlier this month at The Steppingstone Foundation’s annual gala.  Bruna was recognized for her achievements and perseverance as a Steppingstone Scholar. A free afterschool and summer academic program, The Steppingstone Academy prepares academically motivated students for...

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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

November 23, 2011
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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

The Charlestown Crusaders (fifth and sixth graders) of the North Shore Youth Football League, pictured above, became the first-ever “Townie” team to play in the league championship game. Despite losing to heavily-favored Peabody, the Crusadersfinished the season with a 7-3 record and were sen­sational ambassadors for the Charlestown Youth Football League program.

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Serving Up Smiles and Thanksgiving Dinner at Harvest on Vine

November 23, 2011
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This Thanksgiving, 450 Charlestown families received baskets overflowing with holiday meal staples from St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena’s Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, bakery rolls, and even tin pans were extended to families so that they could prepare their own holiday meals. “This is the biggest...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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11/15/11 – Drug Possession As a result of a drug investigation on Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B controlled substance. 11/16/11 – Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to First Avenue for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival they observed the front window of the...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Michael Bellino Of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Nov. 10. He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of...

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Night Life

November 17, 2011
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Night Life

Charlestown at night is something to behold as shown in this stunning shot by photographer Shawn Black.

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Healing Through Words

November 17, 2011
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Healing Through Words

Last Thursday, award-winning author and Vietnam War veteran Tim O’Brien addressed students, staff, veterans and other guests in a Bunker Hill Community College lecture hall in honor of Veterans Day and the college’s student veterans. In his 45-minute address, O’Brien, 65, talked about his writing and wartime experiences, and how both were invariably linked....

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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

November 17, 2011
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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

Joanne Massaro never expected to become the commissioner of Boston’s Public Works Department. But not only did she assume the role after serving as Public Works’ interim commissioner from January to July of 2010, she became the first woman to do so. “It wasn’t on my radar,” Massaro said of the position. “I didn’t...

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