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O’Flaherty Looks at House Session

August 9, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the Legislature ended its Formal Session. As of Tuesday, July 31st, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, health care cost containment, the MBTA, criminal justice, and aid for citizens and municipalities...

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Specialty Petco Store to Open Here on August 24

August 9, 2012
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Pet parents looking for a fresh, unique and interactive shopping experience with their pet can now do so at the Charlestown Unleashed by Petco™, at 5 Austin St. the seventh store to open in the Boston area. The specialty pet store provides the neighborhood with the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco, but...

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Expanded Ferry Service on Way

August 9, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced the city has received a $1.28M grant from the Federal government to fund ferry service between East Boston and Charlestown and South Boston. The grant, the mayor said, is intended to aid East Boston in becoming more accessible to neighborhoods on the other side of the Mystic River in...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 9, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. Although it has cooled off just a bit, the heat remains pervasive and it changes our mindset no matter how much we try not to be done in by it. In fact, as all of...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Trespassing 08/02/12 – Officers in the area of Star King Court placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Assault and Battery 08/03/12 – At about 1 a.m., officers in the area of Main Street and Monument Avenue responded to a call for a fight. The victim informed officers that while...

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Obituaries 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Helen Connolly N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree Helen M. (McGonagle) Connolly of Charlestown died on August 3. She was 77 years old. A retired employee of the Devonshire Street, Boston office of N.E. Tel. & Tel. Co, she was the beloved wife of 55 years to Eugene “Money” Connolly; devoted mother of Karen Johnson...

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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

August 2, 2012
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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

Al Carrier, co-host of the Charlestown Live TV program that airs on BNNTV Thursday evenings, interviewed three up and coming hockey stars from Charlestown whom were drafted to hockey teams in the National Hockey League. Carrier sat down with Charlestown’s “Big Three” of Brendan Collier, who just finished his hockey career at Malden Catholic,...

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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

August 2, 2012
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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2012 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Caitlee Carrier, a life-long resident of Charlestown, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in health care management at Elms College in Chicopee, where she will be entering her junior year in September. Carrier received a $3,500 scholarship. Sarah Shaheen,...

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Neighborhood Council Deadlocked on Hubway Bicycle Location

August 2, 2012
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Hubway’s plans to place two new bicycle rental locations in Charlestown was the cause for a bit of discussion earlier this week before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council. The Council questioned the efficacy of the second planned location and in the end, refused to OK it. The planned location at the corner of Warren and...

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Welcome Hubway

August 2, 2012
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Charlestown will shortly benefit from the bicycle boom being shepherded by Mayor Menino and Boston City Hall. Notwithstanding questions about where exactly the new locations should be, there will be two new locations here, and this is good news. The city will also be designating lanes on major streets as bicycle lanes – and...

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