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The Life Focus Center Must Remain Open

March 16, 2012
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The news about the investigation into the alleged mismanagement of funds at Charlestown’s Life Focus Center has cast a rather negative light on the overseers of the institution. We want to make it clear that no one associated with the Life Focus Center has been arrested, indicted or convicted of any crime and so...

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Charlestown Falls Short to Brockton in Hoop Play

March 16, 2012
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Playing on the hallowed floor of the TD Banknorth Garden on Monday evening, March 12, the Charlestown High boys basketball season came to an end as Brockton prevailed with an overtime 67-64 win in the Division 1 semi-final game.  Brockton now advances to the Div. 1 state final at the DCU Center in Worcester...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Drugs 03/05/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  03/07/12 – Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Portland, Maine, warrant charging him...

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Mary Cushman Lifelong Charlestown Resident Mary L. (Carr) Cushman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on March 6 surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Cushman; loving mother of Ellen L. and her husband, Patrick E. Burke of Woburn, William J. Cushman...

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Award Winners

March 8, 2012
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Award Winners

Michael Charbonnier, Chairman of Charlestown Against Drugs and Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor Menino’s Community liason are shown (CHAD) proudly displaying special citations honoring CHAD and the mayor in the battle against drugs.

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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

March 8, 2012
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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

This year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel featured a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 guests and raised $95,000  to support this non-profit organization that develops and implements programs which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.  This year in Boston, Steppingstone is serving more than 1,000 students in grades...

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CNC Starts Talk on Parking Regulations

March 8, 2012
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council member Mark Rosenshein made a point to discuss one of Charlestown’s most talked about issues at Tuesday night’s meeting—regulations for off-street parking . “We’re talking about changing the zoning by-laws of Charlestown,” Rosenshein said. The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a series of meetings, leading to a joint meeting with...

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Good luck, Captain O’Rourke

March 8, 2012
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Captain Bernie O’Rourke is know local for doing the right thing nearly every time when it came to Charlestown having a problem in the law and order department. At every juncture or every moment of everyday, Captain O’Rourke was ever the gentleman/professional police officer who knew what exactly to do to make things right...

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Welcome, Captain Thomas Lee

March 8, 2012
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Replacing Captain O’Rourke is Captain Thomas Lee. Captain Lee inherits command of District A-1 and Charlestown. We do not know Captain Lee but we suspect he was chosen to command this district because of his skills – and they must be manifold. He has already begun his duties. He will shortly be meeting with...

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