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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

December 4, 2014
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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Norma Baars and her son, Wiatt, owners of Charlestown Ace Hardware were busy on small business Saturday at their local store that is located at 5 Austin Street.

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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

December 4, 2014
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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to contribute close to $1 billion towards the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension project, which will make commuting to points north of the neighborhood to Somerville and Medford a whole lot easier.  The Green Line Extension project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and...

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Holiday Festivities Set for this Weekend Here

December 4, 2014
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Charlestown has a big holiday weekend coming up, with activities for young and old to enjoy. Start on Friday evening with a visit from Mayor Marty Walsh and Santa as the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley rolls through Thompson Square for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  On Saturday and Sunday visit Charlestown Open Studios on all...

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‘Small Wonders Exhibit’ planned at Charlestown Open Studio

December 4, 2014
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The Charlestown Open Studio and “Small Wonders Exhibit”, hosted by the Artists’ group of Charlestown, will be held at the StoveFactory during the first two weekend in December. Open Studios will take place on all three floors of the StoveFactory at 523 Medford Street, Charlestown on December 6th and 7th from 11am until 5...

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Christmas Market Fair set for this Sunday

December 4, 2014
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On Sunday, December 7 the Townie Association Inc. will host the Charlestown Christmas Market Fair inside the Thompson Square Building (the old Five & Ten Cents Bank) from 10am – 3pm as a stop along the Charlestown Christmas Stroll. The Christmas Market Fair will feature various vendors and small business owners from Charlestown, who...

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Mom, I have the Turkey

December 1, 2014
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Mom, I have the Turkey

Addison Ciccotelli in the photo above dashes to the finish of the Turkey Trot last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22. She was the winner of the 3-year-old race and took home a nice, plump turkey to her family. The 3rd Annual Turkey Trot was held at the Charlestown High School Stadium, with scores of folks...

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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

December 1, 2014
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Richard Ring will Once again Head FamilyAid Boston

When Richard E. Ring was told that he needed a heart transplant in 2009, he did not know what the future held. Facing a serious operation and an uncertain prognosis, Ring resigned from his position as Executive Director of FamilyAid Boston (then known as Travelers Aid Family Services), Boston’s only provider of 24/7 emergency...

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Man Pleads Guilty in 2013: Shooting Jones Killed while Trying to Breakup Fight

December 1, 2014
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The man who fatally shot 21-year-old Steven Jones in the course of a fistfight that Jones was trying to break up pleaded guilty on Monday as his trial was set to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Pablo Flores, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/17/93) of Charlestown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, unlawful possession...

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CNC Development Comm. to Meet Dec. 4

December 1, 2014
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On Thursday December 4th, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a Development Committee meeting at the Constitution Inn, 5th floor at 7:00 pm. Ann and Chuck Lagasse of the Charlestown Marina will be on hand to share proposed plans for the marina overhaul scheduled for Piers 6 and 8 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

November 21, 2014
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show...

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