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Preservation Society Honored

April 9, 2014
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Preservation Society Honored

The Charlestown Preservation Society was honored for their community service by the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on March 20,. The ASIDNE Awards Gala, held at the Mandarin Hotel Boston, brings together the whole interior design community to celebrate the achievements of five interior design professionals as well as...

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Better Reception on the Way: Zoning Grants AT&T Permission to Use St. Francis Church Steeple

April 9, 2014
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Following formal approval on April 1 by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved placing a cell phone tower by AT&T at St. Francis Church on Bunker Hill Street. There was no opposition to the proposal at the March 31 community meeting that was held prior to the...

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Possible Change by BRA Could Affect Community

April 9, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is floating an idea in Charlestown to begin using Impact Advisory Groups or IAGs for large projects in the neighborhood. Historically since the 1980s the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has been the overseer of projects in the neighborhood. The CNC has given recommendations to the City of Boston in regards...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 9, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Robbery-Knife-Taxi 04/01/14 – A victim reported that he picked up two fares in Somerville, and when he dropped them off on McNulty Court, one suspect grabbed him from behind while the second punched him with a knife handle. The victim bit one of the suspects to get free. The second suspect then attempted to...

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Charlestown Mite Team Wins Valley League Championship

April 9, 2014
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The Charlestown Mite A team began the season in the Fall of 2013 with big changes.  Its former league, the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League (GBYHL) had recently folded.  The GBYHL’s former teams, which were primarily comprised of teams from Boston’s larger neighborhoods, disbursed to find new leagues.  Many of those teams found a...

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Obituaries 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Daniel Canney, III Of Charlestown Daniel E. Canney, III of Charlestown died suddenly on April 8. He was the beloved son of Daniel E. and Margaret T. (Meehan) Canney; loving brother of Michael G. Canney of Charlestown, Catherine T. Donahue and her husband, Dana of Ohio and Mary Beth Hetherton of Winthrop; nephew of...

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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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