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Health for Teens at MGH Center

March 1, 2012
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The MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center has begun a new monthly series on health for teens!  This week we talked about “mindful eating.”  A stepping stone into healthy eating, mindful eating is simply being aware of your food choice—enjoying the taste and understanding why you have chosen that particular food. There are many factors that...

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In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2012
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Just as we were all exhaling a collective sigh about the winter without snow or even terrible cold comes a snowstorm on March 1 – the first real bit or winter we will have experienced since the freak end of October snow storm that kicked off the Winter of 2012. Weather forecasters are predicting...

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Heating with Oil

March 1, 2012
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Charlestown residents heating with oil are now paying approximately $800 per fill for a 200 gallon tank. This is an absolute outrage with no one in a position of responsibility doing anything to stop the rampant speculation for the price of a barrel of oil affecting those of us who heat our homes or...

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Police Briefs 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 02/20/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. The suspect was also wanted on three outstanding default warrants – one from Quincy District Court, another from Boston Municipal Court and...

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Obituaries 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Eleanor Cottier South Dennis resident Eleanor B. (Kirn) Cottier of South Dennis, formerly of Shrewsbury, died on February 22. She was 80 years old. She was the loving wife of 41 years and best friend of Edward J. Cottier; beloved sister of the late Roberta Fogerty; devoted aunt of Elizabeth Fogerty and Robert Fogerty,...

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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

Elianna Nuzum lives in the Navy Yard, and commutes to work like most Charlestown residents. But with the Masachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) planning to cut the ferry, one of the town’s convenient modes of transportation, Nuzum will have to find a new route to work—but not without a fight. Nuzum, one of the...

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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

Dextrose, maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose…these are some ingredients typically used in artificial sweeteners you consume on a daily basis, whether it be the sugar you put in your morning coffee, or soda. The zero calorie label seems comforting, but it’s really a mask for hidden dangers of overeating and brain cancer that result from these...

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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

February 23, 2012
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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

At Bunker Hill Community College last week, another face in a large percentage of minorities walked the stark halls. But there was something about this particular face. It was glowing, inspirational, and was able to send a powerful message to hundreds of students. This face belonged to America Ferrera, the esteemed actress who embraces...

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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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