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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

September 12, 2013
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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

Hollywood or any other outside critic may say what they want about the culture in Charlestown, but for those on the inside who need support – such as Susan Rawlinson, the mother of murdered young man Stephen Jones – the neighborhood is a pillar of love and strength. Facing the accused murderer of her...

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Boston Officials Give Up Claim as Host Community Status to Wynn’s Project

September 12, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 12, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Remembering 9/11: The Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 12, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Obituaries 09-12-2013

September 12, 2013
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Richard Francis Whalen Café Owner For More Than 50 Years Richard “Cheech” Francis Whalen, husband of the late Angela (Scalo) Whalen, died, surrounded by his children, on August 22 at Sherrill House, Jamaica Plain, after a long illness. Born in Meriden, CT on May 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Lawrence...

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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

September 5, 2013
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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald, Director of Charlestown’s Harvest on the Vine, along with team members Judy Burton and Mary Walsh over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown. This is the fifth year of the Jenny’s backpack program.  “We want all children to...

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MGC: “Settle This Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sept. 8

September 5, 2013
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The Friends of the John Harvard Mall Initiative are hosting the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m.   The event is free to the public. The event is being held to raise awareness about the park’s history and the Friends group that is raising money to assist with the upcoming...

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Residents Seeking Host Community Status for Wynn Casino Project in Everett

September 5, 2013
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Charlestown residents have started an online petition urging officials to declare the neighborhood a host communities for the proposed Wynn Everett Casino. The petition, which can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-declare-host-community-status-for-charlestown?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guides, had 430 signatures as of Wednesday. The residents are joining a growing chorus of Boston elected officials like City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Representative...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Her Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 5, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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