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Campaign Commercial Stresses Environmental Clean-Up

October 24, 2014
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A new ‘No on 3’ commercial now being broadcast on Boston television stations features former Everett teacher Mary Bagarella and stresses the importance of keeping the casino legislation in order to clean up the extremely polluted former site of the Monsanto Chemical Company – a site that’s just a few hundred yards from Charlestown....

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Letters to the Editor

October 24, 2014
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The Insidious Gaming Industry Influence Dear Editor: In the last six weeks, the insidious influence and impact of the gaming industry on the Commonwealth’s political and criminal justice systems has become clear.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the federal and state law enforcement offices have embraced and responded to the casino influence public policy...

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Obituaries 10-23-2014

October 24, 2014
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Helen Paz Worked at Schraffs Candy Company in Charlestown Until Its Closing Helen F. Paz, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Friday, October 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 71 years old. Helen was born in Somerville on September 6, 1943, a...

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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

October 16, 2014
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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

In celebration of archeology month, City of Boston Archeologist, Joseph Bagley, led a tour from the Bunker Hill Monument, through the big dig, and down to City Square on Oct. 7. Presented by The Charlestown Historical Society and the Charlestown Preservation Society, the tour was free and open to the public. It covered 3,000...

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Among the Best in Boston: Halloween 2014 Events for Charlestown

October 16, 2014
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In 1985, eight families decided to “take back the night” for Halloween. After suffering “Mischief Night” and Halloween with smashed pumpkins, egged homes and slashed tires, Maggie Moss Tucker and Paul Tucker hired a police detail to protect their home and cars.  Tired of fear, they used their energy and money to collaborate with...

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Kerry, Patrick Tour WITC in Charlestown

October 16, 2014
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Last Thursday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Philip Hammond at Charlestown’s  Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) to tour the facility and talk about global climate change. Kerry, Patrick and Hammond took...

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CNC Seeking Nominations for Board Seats

October 16, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the seven (7) At-Large Seats as well as nominations for the Precinct 6 seat which was recently vacated. To be nominated, 25 signatures of Charlestown residents 18 years of older are required.  Nomination papers are available at the Charlestown Library or by contacting Judy Brennan...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

October 16, 2014
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Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Jane Reitz Honored at Annual ABCD Gala

October 13, 2014
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Jane Reitz Honored at Annual ABCD Gala

Charlestown resident Jane Reitz was recently honored by the Boston ABCD John F. Kennedy Family Service Center as its volunteer of the year. Reitz picked up the honor at ABCD’s Annual Community Awards Dinner last month at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Reitz has played a key role in the JFK center’s annual Holiday...

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Kerry, Patrick Among Officials Touring WTTC in Charlestown

October 13, 2014
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Kerry, Patrick Among Officials Touring WTTC in Charlestown

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond of the United Kingdom will meet Governor Deval Patrick in Charlestown this morning to tour the neighborhood’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC). The group will tour the facility and deliver remarks at 9:15 a.m. at the facility located 100 Terminal Street Building 80....

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